Caldecott Medal

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: Erin Stead
2011 Caldecott Medal - Winner

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.9781596434028

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Author: Laban Carrick Hill
2011 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.

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Author: David Ezra Stein
2011 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

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Author: Jerry Pinkney
2010 Caldecott Medal - Winner

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.

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Author: Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
2010 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Pictures and rhyming text celebrate a family's day spent going to the beach, shopping at the market, eating at a restaurant and spending the evening with the rest of the extended family.

Author: Joyce Sidman
2010 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Nature displays different colors to announce the seasons of the year.