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Award Winning Children's Literature

Caldecott Medal Winners




"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."

"Welcome to the Caldecott Medal Home Page!”, American Library Association, November 30, 1999. (Accessed August 7, 2018) Document ID: 350098f6-f11c-5e44-1520-6e7ac9876a5a350098f6-f11c-5e44-1520-6e7ac9876a5a

A few words about Randolph Caldecott and his illustrations...

"Randolph Caldecott was one of a group of three influential children's illustrators working in England in the 19th century. The other two illustrators were Kate Greenaway and Walter Crane. His illustrations for children were unique to their time in both their humor, and their ability to create a sense of movement, vitality, and action that complemented the stories they accompanied.

The illustration on the Caldecott Medal, which is taken from Caldecott's illustrations for "The Diverting Story of John Gilpin," is a perfect example of the humor, vitality, and sense of movement found in Caldecott's work. The illustration shows John Gilpin astride a runaway horse, accompanied by squawking geese, braying dogs, and startled onlookers."

 "The Randolph Caldecott Medal", American Library Association, November 30, 1999. (Accessed August 7, 2018) Document ID: 1e80deab-77f3-c3b4-dd23-bdcad08542ad

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