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Each year, the Caldecott Medal is awarded to one special artist and their picture book. This medal was named in honor of Randolph Caldecott, an English illustrator who lived in the 1800s. It is awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.

Visit CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNERS @ GOODREADS with your child and start by exploring the book cover illustrations. You may already know some of them from sharing with your child, or from your own childhood! The browsable list includes books and authors recognized from 1938 to 2014. Click on the book covers, titles, or artists' names to learn more.

Goodreads is a website where readers of all ages can keep track of the books they read (or want to read), learn what other readers think about certain books, and share their own book reviews. Please supervise your child if they wish to become a Goodreads member.

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