Generations of readers have grown up with Maurice Sendak. The Caldecott Award-Winning Where the Wild Things Are tops library and gift recommendation lists year after year. This February, we have a never-before-published book coming from this phenomenal creator, so we felt it was a great time to shine a light on all the books that have made Sendak a household name.
The enchanting tale of Kozo the Sparrow is a heartfelt story of a young boy and a baby bird, crafted by the renowned Caldecott medalist, Allen Say. This book is based on an actual incident from Say’s childhood in post World War II Japan and it beautifully explores themes of bullying, empathy, and the profound connection between humans and animals.