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The Caldecott Medal 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 disti

 

The Randolph Caldecott Medal

 

 

 

Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year.

 

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Example of illustrations by Randolph Caldecott for the book The Babes in the Wood

The Caldecott Medal 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. 

In 1971 Honor Books were added.  Prior to that most of the runners-up had been identified and were retroactively named Honor Books.