Abraham Lincoln by Inori and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire is the idealized biography of Abraham Lincoln, though it makes him out to be a folk hero rather than a historical figure. This book won the 1940 Caldecott Medal. We give it four stars.
Common Core Standard: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone. Lesson Objective: Determine the meaning of words and phrases through the use of context clues.
Song of the swallows / by Leo Politi. Caldecott Medal Book This book is about a boy named Juan. He sees swallows fly away for the winter and come back in the spring. He plants a garden, for the swallows to nest in when they fly back. It is always on St. Josephs day, and when that day comes, he sees the mass of swallows, nesting.
My Friend Rabbit: Eric Rohmann: When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints. My Friend Rabbit is the winner of the 2003 Caldecott Medal. 9780312367527: Amazon.com: Books