ENGL 355 - Literature for Children

Library Research Guide

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. 

2014 Winner and Honor Books

Award winner - Locomotive

Written and illustrated by Brian Floca

Old fashioned forward moving train

Award honor book - Flora and the Flamingo

Written and illustrated by Molly Idle

little girl in pink facing a flamingo

Award honor book - Journey

Written and illustrated by Aaron Becker 

Award honor book - Mr. Wuffles!

Written and illustrated by David Wiesner

Black cat with white paws

For a complete list of previous winners and honor books (1938-2013), please see the award page. Check the library catalog to see if we have a specific title.