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Children's Literature

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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. 

2021 Winner and Honor Books

To browse past recipients of all ALSC awards, please see the award page. Check Search It to see if we have a specific title.