The Caldecott Medal was First Awarded in 1938

There are many great and fabulous awards for books. One that is very prestigious is The Caldecott Medal. It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It 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.

If you want to see a list of every Caldecott Medal awarded book since 1938 (some of them you probably remember reading in childhood), go to this website:

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottwinners/caldecottmedal