2010 Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

Medal Winner

book cover image: the lion and the mouse

The 2010 Caldecott Medal winner is The Lion & the Mouse , illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers)

The screech of an owl, the squeak of a mouse and the roar of a lion transport readers to the Serengeti plains for this virtually wordless retelling of Aesop’s classic fable. In glowing colors, Pinkney’s textured watercolor illustrations masterfully portray the relationship between two very unlikely friends.

Audio Speech Cover: 2010 Newberry and Caldecott Acceptance Speeches



Listen to Jerry Pinkney's Caldecott Award Acceptance Speech [Link downloads MP3 audio file/20MB]

Read Jerry Pinkney's Caldecott Award Acceptance Speech


Honor Books

book cover image: all the world


All the World , illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon, published by Beach Lane Books.


Frazee's small vignettes and sweeping double-page spreads invite readers to share a joyful day with a diverse, multigenerational community. Flowing lines and harmonious colors give vibrant life to Scanlon's poetic text.







book cover image: red sings from the treetops


Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman, published by  Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Zagarenski’s playful illustrations enliven Sidman’s expressive poetry in this exploration of the seasons and their colors. Computer illustration and mixed-media paintings on wood combine rich textures, intriguing graphic elements, stunning colors and stylized figures to reward attentive readers with a visually exciting interplay of poetry and illustration.