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Keeping the light on

Cover of Hello Lighthouse
A review of Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall has won the Caldecott Medal for her incredible ode to lighthouses and the extraordinary lives of lighthouse keepers and their families. Blackall has illustrated such a broad range of books for children, including a board book featuring a GLBT family, the chapter book series, Ivy & Bean, and picture books about wild boars who go out to dinner, an only child who wishes she had a sibling, and her first Caldecott Medal-winning title, Finding Winnie. If you’re curious about what it means to an author/illustrator to win such a prestigious award, check out this video of Blackall from 2016, when she won her first Caldecott Medal.

January 29, 2019