Challenged, but retained, despite a patron’s concern that the book “encourages children to use violence against their fathers.”
Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle.
Challenged due to “a stylized naked man and woman shown as Adam & Eve.”
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig.
This Caldecott winner raised controversy among several school districts and organizations for its portrayal of the police as pigs (although anthropomorphic pigs were shown in other professions), and as a result was banned in parts of the United States.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
Another Caldecott winner, this has been challenged due to the fact that it promotes “witchcraft and supernatural events.”
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.