Caldecott Medal 2015

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: Dan Santat
2015 Caldecott Medal - Winner

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.

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Author: Lauren Castillo
2015 Caldecott Medal - Honor

A young boy is frightened by how busy and noisy the city is when he goes there to visit his Nana, but she makes him a fancy red cape that keeps him from being scared as she shows him how wonderful a place it is.

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Author: Barb Rosenstock
2015 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Describes how his creative life was profoundly shaped by a neurological condition called synesthesia which caused him to experienced colors as sounds and sounds as colors.

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Author: Jennifer Bryant
2015 Caldecott Medal - Honor

For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companionsNand it wasn't long before Roget began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Roget took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express what he thought. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words.

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Author: Mac Barnett
2015 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

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Author: Mariko Tamaki
2015 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

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Author: Yuyi Morales
2015 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Distinguished author/illustrator Morales illuminates Kahlo's life and work in this elegant and fascinating picture-book biography