- Caldecott Medal
name = Caldecott Medal
imagesize = 250px
description = Most distinguished American
picture bookfor children
Association for Library Service to Children
country = USA
year = 1938
website = http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.cfmThe Caldecott Medal 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 bookfor children published that year. It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Together with the Newbery Medal, it is the most prestigious American children's book award.
The Caldecott Medal was designed by
Rene Paul Chambellanin 1937. The scene on the face of the medal is derived from Randolph Caldecott's illustrations for "The Diverting Story of John Gilpin" where Gilpin is astride a runaway horse, which in turn was based on a poem from 1782 by William Cowper. [cite web |url=http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/aboutcaldecott/aboutcaldecott.htm |title=ALA About the Caldecott Medal] [cite web |url=http://www.randolphcaldecott.org.uk/gilpin.htm |title=Caldecott's Picture Book "John Gilpin"] The reverse of the medal depicts another of Caldecott's llustrations, "Four and twenty blackbirds bak'd in a pie."
The Caldecott Medal is not to be confused with the
Caldecott Honorcitation, which is conferred annually to worthy runners-up.
Caldecott Medal recipients
Recipients of Multiple Caldecotts
Leo and Diane Dillon, Chris Van Allsburg, Barbara Cooney, Nonny Hogrogian, Robert McCloskey
Marcia Brown, David Wiesner
* [http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.cfm Caldecott Medal - official page]
* [http://www.literaryawards.info/en/caldecott_medal.html Caldecott Medal winners by year]
* [http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/caldecottwinners/caldecottmedal.htm American Library Association] : Caldecott Medal Winners for 1938 to the present.
* [http://www.awardannals.com/wiki/Honor_roll:Randolph_Caldecott_Medal The most honored Caldecott Medal honor books]
* [http://www.daddyread.com Lists of Books to Read Aloud to Children]
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