2007 Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

2007 Medal Winner

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The 2007 Caldecott Medal winner is  Flotsam  by David Wiesner  (Clarion)

Flotsam is a cinematic unfolding of discovery. A vintage camera washed up on the beach provides a young boy with a surprising view of fantastical images from the bottom of the sea. From fish-eye to lens-eye, readers see a frame-by-frame narrative of lush marinescapes ebbing and flowing from the real to the surreal.


“Telling tales through imagery is what storytellers have done through the ages. Wiesner’s wordless tale resonates with visual images that tell his story with clever wit and lively humor,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Janice Del Negro.


2007 Honor Books

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Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet  by  David McLimans (Walker)

Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet is a black-and-white iconic alphabet that is sophisticated enough to intrigue and captivate readers of any age. A contemporary interpretation of an illuminated alphabet melds animals and letters into 26 unique and elegant graphic images.

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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom  illustrated by  Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun)

Nelson’s dramatic renderings evoke the spiritual and physical journey of Harriet Tubman. Emotionally powerful images combined with poetically evocative text portray a strong woman who followed her star to an extraordinary destiny.


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