Favorite Caldecott Books 1970-1979

Get ready for some fabulous reading with your children! I’m offering you our favorite Caldecott books through the years.

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.

My goal? To introduce you to some new children’s books that your own kiddos will fall in love with and treasure for years to come.

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Favorite Caldecott Books 1970-1979 | Mommy Evolution

favorite caldecott books

This decade is jam-packed with so many of our personal favorite Caldecott books, it’s crazy.

From Strega Nona to Freight Train to Frog and Toad are Friends.

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses was a surprise favorite of my oldest son!

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.




  1. Classics!! I still love every single one of these books. They never get old!

    1. They really don’t get old. And for many families, they would be “new-to-them” books.

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