Award of the week – Caldecott medal


Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children






2017 Winner
9780316213882 Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
By: Javaka Steptoe
Illustrated by the author

The story of how Jean-Michel Basquiat’s collage-style paintings became a cultural phenomenon.
2016 Winner
9780316324908 Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
By: Lindsay Mattick
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers’ horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.
2015 Winner
9780316199988 The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
By: Dan Santat
Illustrated by the author

An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable–he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.

2014 Winner
9781416994152 Locomotive
By: Brian Floca
Illustrated by the author

A picture adventure of the exploration of America’s early railroads.

2013 Winner
9780763655990 This Is Not My Hat
By: Jon Klassen
Illustrated by the author

A little fish thinks he can get away with stealing a hat.


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