Favorite Caldecott Books 1960-1969

Do you know these Caldecott books from the ’60s?

I am! And I’m offering you our favorite of The Caldecott Medal Winners and Honor Recipients through the years.

To see which Caldecott books we love from the past decades, visit all of our posts from this series (links at the bottom of this post).

For more reading ideas, visit our extensive list of childrens books for kids!

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Favorite Caldecott Award Winners

Favorite Caldecott Winners

While the list is jam-packed with goodies, I’m going to let you know my family’s personal favorites, from books they’ve worn thin to ones we just can’t pass up when we’re at the library.

Where the Wild Things Are are always a favorite.

But for my boys, they loved Inch by Inch, Drummer Hoff and May I Bring a Friend?

Drummer Hoff has a good audio track that goes with the book, too!

What are the Caldecott Book Awards?

The Caldecott Medal is highly regarded in the children’s book world and is a prestigious American children’s book award that is presented annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

The award is given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in the previous year.

It was first awarded in 1938 and is named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.



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