Caldecott Medal

Infobox award
name = Caldecott Medal


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description = Most distinguished American picture book for children
presenter = Association for Library Service to Children
country = USA
year = 1938
website = http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.cfm
The Caldecott Medal 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 published that year. It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Together with the Newbery Medal, it is the most prestigious American children's book award.

The Caldecott Medal was designed by Rene Paul Chambellan in 1937. The scene on the face of the medal is derived from Randolph Caldecott's illustrations for "The Diverting Story of John Gilpin" where Gilpin is astride a runaway horse, which in turn was based on a poem from 1782 by William Cowper. [cite web |url=http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/aboutcaldecott/aboutcaldecott.htm |title=ALA About the Caldecott Medal] [cite web |url=http://www.randolphcaldecott.org.uk/gilpin.htm |title=Caldecott's Picture Book "John Gilpin"] The reverse of the medal depicts another of Caldecott's llustrations, "Four and twenty blackbirds bak'd in a pie."

The Caldecott Medal is not to be confused with the Caldecott Honor citation, which is conferred annually to worthy runners-up.

Caldecott Medal recipients

Recipients of Multiple Caldecotts

2 Medals: Leo and Diane Dillon, Chris Van Allsburg, Barbara Cooney, Nonny Hogrogian, Robert McCloskey
3 Medals: Marcia Brown, David Wiesner

External links

* [http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.cfm Caldecott Medal - official page]
* [http://www.literaryawards.info/en/caldecott_medal.html Caldecott Medal winners by year]
* [http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/caldecottwinners/caldecottmedal.htm American Library Association] : Caldecott Medal Winners for 1938 to the present.
* [http://www.awardannals.com/wiki/Honor_roll:Randolph_Caldecott_Medal The most honored Caldecott Medal honor books]
* [http://www.daddyread.com Lists of Books to Read Aloud to Children]

References


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