25 Mar 2014

Celebrating 75 Years of Caldecott Medal Books

Each year the Caldecott Medal is awarded by American Library Association to "the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children." The award was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott. 

The past year marked the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott Award and a celebration of distinguished picture books. The anniversary logo was designed by one of ASD's favorite author/illustrators, Brian Selznick. Our students love his books The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck. Many of you just may recognize that moon featured on the logo! What about the other characters in the logo?
The 2014 Caldecott Medal was awarded to Locomotive, illustrated by Brian Floca. Honor books included Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker, Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle and Mr. Wuffles! written and illustrated by David Wiesner. Click here to find out more about this year's winners.

We have most of the Caldecott winners in our Elementary Library. 
The winning pictures books are often enjoyed by both children and adults alike. Why not try to read as many as you can as a family? Perhaps you can discuss why each book deserves to be a winner? What do many of these books have in common? Come check out our collection currently on special display on the ground floor. We even have some fun bookmarks available for students who check out a Caldecott book!

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