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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416994152
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Published: Atheneum Books - September 3rd, 2013

2014 Caldecott Medal Winner

Locomotive, illustrated by Brian Floca, is the 2014 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Brian Floca and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

 
All aboard! Accompany a family on an unforgettable weeklong train trip from Omaha to Sacramento in 1869. Brian Floca’s dramatic watercolor, ink, acrylic and gouache illustrations incorporate meticulously-researched portraits of the train, the travelers and the crew as they traverse the American landscape on the new transcontinental railroad.
 
“The committee was impressed with Floca’s ability to creatively capture the immensity and inner workings of the early locomotive and combine it with a family’s adventurous journey west,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Marion Hanes Rutsch.


By Jon Klassen, J. Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763655990
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 9th, 2012

2013 Caldecott Medal Winner: From the creator of the #1 "New York Times" best-selling and award-winning" I Want My Hat Back" comes a second wry tale.
When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble "could "be following close behind. So it's a good thing that enormous fish won't wake up. And even if he does, it's not like he'll ever know what happened. . . . Visual humor swims to the fore as the best-selling Jon Klassen follows his breakout debut with another deadpan-funny tale.


By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375858611
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - May 10th, 2011

2012 Caldecott Medal Winner: Here's a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book "Yo! Yes?, " Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special.


$16.99
ISBN: 9781596434028
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2010

2011 Caldecott Medal Winner: THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.


$18.00
ISBN: 9780316013567
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Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - September 2009

2010 Caldecott Medal Winner