Holiday House Award Winners

By Caroline O'Connor | March 19 2019 | AllChildren'sGeneralGift

Holiday House is proud to gather together talented authors and illustrators and to publish quality books that entertain, enlighten, and educate children. Known for having a deep list of timeless and award-winning books for children and young adult readers. Holiday House awards include Caldecott & Newbery Honor Award winners, Coretta Scott King Author & Illustrator Awards winners, and ALA Notable Children’s Books.

 

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A Child's Calendar (20th Anniversary Edition)
978-0-8234-3956-0
Newly available in hardcover, this 20th anniversary edition of a Caldecott Honor classic combines the star power of John Updike and Trina Schart Hyman.
$18.99 US
Jan 15, 2019
7-1/2 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

My Family Plays Music (15th Anniversary Edition)
978-0-8234-4039-9
A young girl tries out different genres and instruments in this exuberant celebration of music, winner of the Coretta Scott King New Talent Award--now available in a special anniversary edition.
$18.99 US
Nov 20, 2018
11-1/2 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

The Creation (25th Anniversary Edition)
978-0-8234-4025-2
An award-winning retelling of the Biblical creation story from a star of the Harlem Renaissance and an acclaimed illustrator
$18.99 US
Oct 02, 2018
7-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Holiday House
Age 6-9 years
Grades 1-4

Dreamers
978-0-8234-4055-9
Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award! A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of 2018
$18.99 US
Sep 04, 2018
9 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Neal Porter Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Finding Langston
978-0-8234-3960-7
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction When eleven-year-old Langston's father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago's Bronzeville district, it feels like he's giving up everything he loves.
$16.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
112 Pages
Holiday House
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Before She was Harriet
978-0-8234-2047-6
Who was Harriet Tubman before she was Harriet?We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. As Araminta she was a young girl whose father showed her the stars and the first steps on the path to freedom.An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her a larger than life hero.A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse and illustrated by James Ransome, winner of the Coretta Scott King medal for The Creation.A Junior Library Guild SelectionA Coretta Scott King Honor BookA Christopher Award winnerA Jane Addams Children's Honor BookA Booklist "Top of the List" selection 
$18.99 US
Nov 07, 2017
9 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
25th Anniversary Edition
978-0-8234-3164-9
A classic Hanukkah tale, now available in a beautiful anniversary edition.  A Caldecott Honor book. On the first night of Hanukkah, a weary traveler named Hershel of Ostropol eagerly approaches a village, where plenty of latkes and merriment should warm him. But when he arrives not a single candle is lit. A band of frightful goblins has taken over the synagogue, and the villagers cannot celebrate at all! Hershel vows to help them. Using his wits, the clever trickster faces down one goblin after the next, night after night.  But can one man alone save Hanukkah and live to tell the tale? An original adventure featuring a traditional Jewish folk hero, this clever story has been a family favorite for decades and was named a Caldecott Honor book when it was originally published, and received a Sydney Taylor Award Honor.  Trina Schart Hyman’s leering goblins are equal parts terrifying and ridiculous as they match wits with Hershel, trying to keep him from lighting the menorah and celebrating Hanukkah.   This beautiful 25th Anniversary Edition includes an insightful afterword from the author and publisher explaining the book's origins, and remembering Trina Schart Hyman, the illustrator who brought the tale to life.  This classic picture book is a perfect Hanukkah gift and a wonderful read-aloud. For more tales of this clever folk hero, read The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol— another collaboration between master storyteller Eric A. Kimmel and Trina Schart Hyman.   Caldecott Honor Book ALA Notable Children’s Book NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts A Sydney Taylor Award Honor Book Colorado Children’s Book Award Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
$17.99 US
Aug 31, 2014
8 x 10
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Jazz
978-0-8234-1545-8
There's a crazy syncopation /and it's tearing through the nation / and it's bringing sweet elation / to every single tune./ It's Jazz   Fifteen poems, infused with the rhythm and wordplay of jazz music, are paired with bold, stylized illustrations of performers and dancers to convey the history and breadth of this unique musical style. From bebop to New Orleans, from ragtime to boogie, and every style in between, Jazz takes readers on a musical journey from jazz's beginnings to the present day. Created by a celebrated father-son team, Jazz is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a Kirkus Best Children's Books Editor's Choice. In addition to its colorful and lyrical celebration, the book includes a brief introductory essay about the history and form of jazz, as well as a timeline and glossary of jazz terms. Coretta Scott King Award Honor for illustrationALA Notable Children's BookLee Bennett Hopkins Poetry AwardPublishers Weekly's 100 Best Books of the YearKirkus Reviews Editor's ChoiceBooklist Editor's ChoiceBooklist Top Ten in Black HistoryBook Link's Best New Books for the ClassroomGolden Kite Award: Picture Book Text
$18.95 US
Sep 01, 2006
9-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
48 Pages
Holiday House
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

The Wright Brothers
How They Invented the Airplane
978-0-8234-0875-7
A Newbery Honor-winning biography of the men whose experiments brought about the Age of Flight.  This engaging narrative account of Orville and Wilbur Wright, two men with little formal schooling but a knack for solving problems, follows their interest from a young age in the developing field of aeronautics.  Russell Freedman’s writing brings the brothers’ personalities to life, enhancing the record of events with excerpts from the brothers’ writing and correspondence, and accounts of those who knew them.Chronicling their lives from their early mechanical work on toys and bicycles through the development of several flyers, The Wright Brothers follows the siblings through their achievements—not only the first powered, sustained, controlled airplane flight, but the numerous improvements and enhancements that followed, their revolutionary airplane business, and the long legacy of that first brief flight. Illustrated with numerous historical photographs—many taken by the Wright brothers themselves—this is a concise, extremely reader-friendly introduction to these important American inventors. Includes a note on the Wright brothers’ photographs, as well as recommendation for further reading and learning.
$26.95 US
Mar 01, 1991
10 x 9
Hardcover
128 Pages
Holiday House
Age 10 and up
Grade 5 & Up

Little Red Riding Hood
978-0-8234-0470-4
Traveling alone, deep in the woods, Elisabeth suspects her basket of treats isn’t the only thing a sly wolf is after.A classic of children's literature, this retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale brings new life to an old favorite with illustrations that children will linger over.  Surrounded by an abundance of wildflowers, mushrooms, pinecones, and birds, Elisabeth heads off in her red cloak to visit her ailing grandmother. She's all alone—until she is joined by a wicked wolf, who urges her to stray from her wooded path.  Framed with hand-drawn patterns and textured vignettes, Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations add intrigue to the familiar story, filled with subtle detail and depth.  With the help of a brave woodsman, Elisabeth and her grandmother are saved, and Little Red Riding Hood learns a valuable lesson.  Little Red Riding Hood was a Caldecott Honor Book, and received a Gold Kite Award for Picture Book Text.
$17.99 US
Mar 01, 1983
8-1/2 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Rain Makes Applesauce
978-0-8234-0091-1
The stars are made of lemon juice......and rain makes applesauce.Elbows grow on a tickle tree......and rain makes applesauce.Oh, you're just talking silly talk. This is a book of silly talk. It doesn't pretend to be anything else. And yet it is an extraordinary creation, in which author and artist speak to children in a very special way. The fanciful nonsense and marvelously intricate pictures are full of sly subtleties and happy surprises for both eye and ear. It is a book of absurd delights, of tiny, fey graphic details, of captivating scenes and lyrical phrases that stretch the imagination. Children will return to it again and again for new meanings, new images, new responses.
$17.99 US
Sep 01, 1964
7-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3