Through the use of perspective and lines the author and illustrator capture just how perfect the world truly is. The illustrator also uses warm colors to display how welcoming the world can be.
Tiny, Perfect Things displays the essence of understanding the world around us. This book dives deeper into finding beauty in the small things as it takes you along the journey of a young girl and her grandpa. From the perspective of the young girl you are able to see just how perfect the world truly is.
The book, The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael Lopez captures the experiences that young students on their first day of school. This book takes you on a journey to help students better understand and embrace their differences because each person is unique.
Creature of Habit by Jennifer E. Smith captures the story of Creature and his life on his island. It displays all of Creature's favorite things to do and how he likes to do it in a certain way, until one day when a small creature comes to the island. This book takes you on the journey of big Creature and small Creature as they learn to understand each other.
The book, Shadow, by Suzy Lee displays the story of a little girl's imagination. The book takes you on a journey through the little girl's imagination as she plays in the attic of her house. This book dives deeper into her creative skills as she uses the element of light to create shadows and to tell a story.
Though there are no words in the book, the author and illustrator captures the essence of the book through its vibrant colors as it hides Walrus in various settings. This page that was chosen shows the panic the zoo keeper is feeling as he is trying to find the Walrus in the city square. The zoo keeper does not realize that the Walrus is hiding in plain sight as Walrus sits in the water fountain.
Big Cat, Little Cat was written and illustrated by Elisha Cooper and published in 2017. This book won the Caldecott Honor in 2018. This book shares the story of a family adopting a kitten and how the older cat welcomes it into the family. This book highlights the importance of friendship and the cycle of life.
The Spider and the Fly by Tony DiTerlizzi and inspired by Mary Botham Howitt's poem was published in 2002. The book received the Caldecott Honor book in 2003. This book shares the tale of Spider tempting Fly to visit his parlor. He tempts Fly with many pretty things and Fly understands that when someone goes into Spider's Web they may never come out.
Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall was published in 2015 and won the Caldecott Medal in 2015. This book shares the true story of the world's most famous bear, Winnie, through the perspective of Lindsay Mattick sharing it with her son.
This is Not My Hat was written and illustrated by Jon Klassen and published in 2012. This book won the Caldecott Award in 2013. The book tells a story through the unreliable narrator small fish—the small fish shares how he steals a big fish's hat. As you read you uncover how trouble soon lies ahead for the small fish.
We Are Water Protectors written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade was published in 2020 and won the Caldecott Award in 2021. This book shares the story of a young Ojibwe girl who shares her efforts to protect the water supply of her people. This book inspires people to understand the powerful message of how all living things are interconnected.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems was published in 2003 and won the Caldecott Medal in 2004. This fun interactive book shares a story about the Pigeon wanting to drive the bus. Pigeon comes up with various reasons to drive the bus but the reader keeps telling Pigeon “No!“
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers was written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein and was published in 2003. This book won the Caldecott Medal in 2004. This book focuses on the achievement of Philippe Petie who tightrope between the roofs of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in August 1974. This book shows the strength of courage and determination.