Since 1937, every year in the United States, the Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the "most distinguished American picture book for children". This award was named in honor of Randolf Caldecott, a nineteenth century English illustrator.
The honor books for 2014 are...
This week in library, the Grade 1 and 2 classes enjoyed Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Tabak. It won the Caldecott Medal in 2000. We highly recommend it as a clever tale about creative responsible stewardship of our resources.
We encourage all of our students to check out a Caldecott Medal winner the next time they are in the library. Nothing beats curling up with a wonderful picture book!
For more information about this award, you can go to the ALA website, the Children's Books Guide, and Good Reads.