Caldecott Award

The front side of a Caldecott Award medal, a man riding a horse The back side of a Caldecott Medal award,  medal reads "For the most distinguished American picture book for children"

Caldecott Medal

Designed by René Paul Chambellan

1937

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

The Randolph Caldecott Award was established in 1937 at the suggestion of Mr. Melcher, who was the chairman of the board of a publishing company at the time. The Caldecott medal, named in honor of the English illustrator of children's books, is given to the illustrator of the most distingushed picture book for children published in the United States during the preceding year. The book to receive the award is sellected by the American Library Association and the Association for Library Services to Children. The Caldecott medal was awarded for the first time in June 1938.


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Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall cover, lighthouse in front of a sea Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall interior page, a steamboat on a sea at dusk

Hello Lighthouse (2019 Caldecott Medal)

Written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall

New York, NY: Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018

7.4" x 12"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries



Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick cover, a bear cub is hugging the legs of a soldier Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick back cover, a child holding a stuffed bear

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear (2016 Caldecott Medal)

Written by Lindsay Mattick

Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

New York, NY: Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015

10.4" x 10.2"

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University of Minnesota Libraries

Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick folded and gathered cover, a bear cub is holding onto the legs of a soldier, in the background is a camp

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Written by Lindsay Mattick

Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Folded and Gathered

10.6" x 10.3"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries