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The Glorious Flight Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot

Written and illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen Puffin Books, 1983 Awards: Caldecott Medal

It all began one morning.

The plot in a nutshell:  A man builds an airplane and flies it…

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Written and Illustrated by Marcia Brown Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1982 Awards: Caldecott Medal

The eye has no shadow.  All the children of the Moon and of the Sun, the Earth, the Water, the Air, the Fire, own no shadow.

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Written and Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg Houghton Mifflin, 1981 Awards: Caldecott Medal

“Now remember,” Mother said, “your father and I are bringing some guests by after the opera, so please keep the house neat.”

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Ox-Cart Man

Written by Donald Hall, Illustrated by Barbara Cooney The Viking Press, 1979 Awards: Caldecott Medal

In October he backed his ox into his cart and he and his family filled it up with everything they made or grew all year long that was left over.

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Noah' Ark

Written and Illustrated by Peter Spier Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1977 Awards: Caldecott Medal (1978)

High and long,
Thick and strong,
Wide and stark…

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Written by Verna Aardema, Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon Dial Books for Young Readers, 1975 Awards: Caldecott Medal

One morning a mosquito saw an iguana drinking at a waterhole.

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Arrow to the Sun

Written and Illustrated by Gerald McDermott Puffin Books, 1974 Awards: Caldecott Medal

Long ago the Lord of the Sun sent the spark of life to earth.

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