The Caldecott Medalwas named in honor ofEnglish illustratorRandolph Caldecottwho lived in the1800’s. This is a bookhe wrote called “JohnGilpin’s Ride.”
The award is given outevery year by theAssociation for LibraryService to Children, adivision of the AmericanLibrary Association, to theartist of the mostdistinguished Americanpicture book for children.
15 Librarians arechosen to be on theCaldecott committee.They read hundredsand hundreds of booksso they can decidedwhich one is the best!
In 1937, Rene’ PaulChambellan designedthe Caldecott Medal.It is a bronze medalwith the winner’sname and the dateengraved on the back.
Some books each yearwere called “runners-up”. In 1971, thatterm was changed to “The Red Book”, by Barbara Lehman, was an“honor books”. honor book in 2005.These medals looklike the award exceptthey are silver insteadof bronze.
Now, let’s talk aboutsome books that havewon the CaldecottMedal. If you would “The Man Who Walkedlike to check one of Between the Towers”, bythese books out or Mordicai Gerstein, won theanother book which Caldecott Medal in 2004.has won the medal,check with Mrs.Fleming.