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Children's Literature

American Library Association Award

Caldecott Medal

Man on horse with children and geese surrounding him

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. There are also honor books named every year in addition to the award winner. 

2017 Winner and Honor Books

For a complete list of previous winners and honor books (1938-2016), please see the award page. Check Search It to see if we have a specific title.