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Caldecott Award List

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.  Students are encouraged in grades 3-5 to read Nine Caldecott Award Winning books for an invitation to an Ice Cream Sundae celebration in late April.  The form is available in the library.  

2017 Medal Winner

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.)

Honor Books:

  • Leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol (Roaring Brook Press/Holtzbrinck)
  • Freedom in Congo Square, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Little Bee Books/Bonnier)
  • Du Iz Tak? illustrated and written by Carson Ellis (Candlewick Press)
  • They All Saw a Cat, illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel (Chronicle Books)

To see past medal winners click here!