This year’s recipients of the Caldecott Medal for Illustration, the Newbery Medal for Literature, and the Printz Award for Young Adult Literature are a diverse and worthy group ranging from a wry tale of a thieving fish to a touching story of friendship, hope and art, to an extraordinary book about the cruelties of man and nature, and the valiant, ongoing struggle for survival.
Having said that, we are withholding judgement as to whether any will make our own list of Top 100 Children’s Books – all still need to pass the test of timelessness. No matter your age, the mere mention of Where the Wild Things Are or Goodnight Moon is sure to make you smile! The Giving Tree’s message is eternal and Love You Forever – well, the title says it all!
What do you think? Should these three books make the top 100 list? Even if not, remember familiarity with children’s literature makes for wonderful party conversations – knowledge is always the best way to party pretty!