Caldecott Medal 2016

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: Lindsay Mattick
2016 Caldecott Medal - Winner
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.
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Author: Matt de la Peña
2016 Caldecott Medal - Honor

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

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Author: Troy Andrews
2016 Caldecott Medal - Honor

A Grammy-nominated headliner for the New Orleans Jazz Fest describes his childhood in Tremé and how he came to be a bandleader by age six.

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Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
2016 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer

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Author: Kevin Henkes
2016 Caldecott Medal - Honor

An owl, puppy, bear, bunny, and pig wait for marvelous things to happen