8 Picture Books that Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again

National Public Radio
On Monday, the 76th Randolph Caldecott Medal will go to the artist of the most distinguished American children's book of 2013. (Past winners include Make Way for Ducklings, and The Polar Express.) The Caldecott committee doesn't bother with nominees, but that doesn't mean we can't wildly speculate about what could win — and then look at all the beautiful picture books that are in the running.

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"You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me." — Strickland Gillilan