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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

This has to be one of my favorite books!! I can relate to this and the humor is off the charts. :-) Caldecott Honor 2011.

This is David's interviews when he got Caldecott. 

Frederick by Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni is an amazing story teller and illustrator and winner of four Caldecott awards. Frederick is the story of a young mouse, who is a poet. Caldecott honor - 1968.

By Leo Lionni

Green by Laura Vaccaro

Get your hands on a physical copy if you can. Gorgeous paintings. The physical book is die cut.

Caldecott Honor 2013

By Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

Caldecott Honor 2012. This is about Grandpa green, who is a horticulturist and creates a garden with his memories. Beautiful perspective. As with all Caldecott books, the illustrations are out of the world.

Grandpa Green
By Lane Smith

Blackout by John Rocco

Beautiful book by Rocco. Caldecott Honor - 2012.

I came across this video by Rocco. He shares a sweet moment about how he reacted when he got the call from Caldecott committee. It is beautiful. 

By John Rocco

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

A book that is sheer joy. As you flip the pages, it just fills your heart with warmth and joy. Loved it. There is so much movement and flight. 

Caldecott Honor 2014

This is a great talk by Molly Idle at National Book Festival. She talks about her process, her mom's belief, importance drawing from observation...

I love how she talks about drawing simple shapes and connecting the shapes. Very fascinating process.

Flora and the Flamingo
By Molly Idle

This is not my hat by Jon Klassen

Caldecott 2013 Medal winner. 

Jon Klassen is a genius illustrator (one of my favorite ones). He experiments with different mediums but his work has a minimalistic feel to it. He balances his colors and shades very well and also controls the negative space. The dark feel to the illustrations are mesmerizing. (Digital illustrations + Chinese ink)

This is a cute story.

Jon's Caldecott speech.

This Is Not My Hat
By Jon Klassen