Award-winning children's books include "I, Juan de Pareja," "Owl Moon" and "The Lion & the Mouse." "I, Juan de Pareja" received the Newbery Medal in 1966, while "Owl Moon" and "The Lion & the Mouse" received Caldecott Medals in 1988 and 2010, respectively.Continue Reading
Jerry Pinkney illustrated "The Lion & the Mouse," which doesn't have any words. The book is based on one of Aesop's fables, and is about a lion who spares a mouse after it begs for his life. The mouse, who promises to repay the lion, returns when the lion is trapped in a hunter's net and helps it escape.
Elizabeth Borton de Treviño wrote "I, Juan de Pareja." Set in Seville, Spain, the book takes place in the early 1600s. The main character, Juan de Pareja, is a slave of Diego Velázquez, an artist. During the book, he models for one of Diego's paintings, learns how to paint and receives his freedom.
Jane Yolen wrote "Owl Moon," while John Schoenherr illustrated it. The book follows a father and daughter who find a great horned owl while they are owling together for the first time. Yolen stated that she based the father character on her husband and the daughter character on her own daughter.Learn more about Children's Books