Caldecott Medal Winners
As I find myself looking for summertime reading for our daughter (a.k.a. Excitedly Eight) I am always drawn to Caldecott winners. Even though she is reading chapter books now, who doesn’t love a wonderful picture book? Some of the best lessons can be learned from them – well, at least I think so!
The Caldecott medal was created to honor and encourage artists creating picture books for children. It is awarded to the artist who creates the most distinguished picture book of the year. This medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
The medal is named in honor of early nineteenth-century English illustrator, Randolph J. Caldecott. His children’s illustrations were unique in their humor and ability to create a sense of movement, vitality, and action that beautifully complimented the stories they accompanied.
Thought you might be interested in seeing the past 10 winners of the Caldecott Award:
2014- Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
2013- This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press)
2012- A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.)
2011- A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead (A Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing). We read this a TON when I was sick.
2010- The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown & Company)
2009- The House in the Night , illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton Mifflin Company)
2007- Flotsam by David Wiesner (Clarion)
2006- The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua Books/Hyperion Books for Children)
2005- Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers)
2004- The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)