Caldecott Medal Awards 1990s
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children for the best American picture book for children.
Illustrated by Mary Azarian
A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.
A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story.
A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague.
Officer Buckle and Gloria
The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckley safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.
Illustrated by David Diaz
When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.
Mirette on the High Wire
Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.
Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.
Black and White
Four brief "stories" about parents, trains, and cows, or is it really all one story?
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.