Caldecott Medal 2016 – Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Finding Winnie

Two of ML’s friends chose Finding Winnie:  The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall to win the Caldecott Medal.  It’s wasn’t ML’s first choice.  However, she was excited it won.  Especially, after we read it aloud again last night.

In the past few years, there’s been a surge in beautifully illustrated nonfiction titles and biographies in children’s publishing.  I’m glad to see one of these books chosen for the Caldecott.  I’ve been working on a post about illustrated biographies for awhile.  As two of the Caldecott Honor books were illustrated biographies, I need to get back to it.

Congratulations to Sophie Blackall.  And thank you to Lindsay Mattick for providing the story about Finding Winnie, a book that will stand the test of time.  ML’s favorite illustration was the family tree.