About the Awards : Caldecott Awards

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The Caldecott Medal Seal (Gold)

            Caldecott Awards are awarded every year, to the illustrator of the "most distinguished American picture book (from the preceding year) for children". Only an artist, who is a citizen or a resident of United States, is eligible to receive this award.

           The Association for Library Service for Children(ALSC), selects a best illustrated picture book every year as the Caldecott winner. Besides, one to six books are selected as runner-ups, and mentioned as "Caldecott Honor" books. (Only after the year 1971, the "Honor" was introduced, before that they were mentioned as "Runner-ups).

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The Caldecott Honor Seal (Silver)
          The Golden seal adorns the jacket of Caldecott winner books, while the silver seal decorates the covers of Caldecott Honor books.


         The Caldecott awards date back to 1937. These Awards are named after the famous 19th century illustrator, Randolph Caldecott. The seal was designed by Rene Paul Chambellan (He designed the Newbery award seal also).
The scenes depicted in the seal on both sides are from Randolph Caldecott's illustrations:

  •  Front : Randolph Caldecott's illustration in 'The Diverting History of John Gilpin'
  •  Back : Caldecott's illustration for the nursery rhyme 'Sing a Song of Sixpence'

From this Blog

The list of Caldecott winner books in this blog are :

             (Click the titles to get more details of each book.)

The list of Caldecott Honor books in this blog are :

            (Click the titles to get more details of each book.)

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