Caldecott Medal 2012

most distinguished American picture book

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.

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Author: Christopher Raschka
2012 Caldecott Medal - Winner

In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring.

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Author: John Rocco
2012 Caldecott Medal - Honor

When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

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Author: Lane Smith
2012 Caldecott Medal - Honor

A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.