2018 Caldecott: Medal and Honor Books

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.

Ages: 0-14 years

Winners

Wolf in the Snow

Matthew Cordell

When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home.

Shortlists

Big Cat, Little Cat

Elisha Cooper

A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats.

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Derrick D. Barnes

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

A Different Pond

Bao Phi

As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis.

Grand Canyon

Jason Chin

An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale, as only Jason Chin can illustrate and explain.

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Caldecott Medal

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.

Ages: 0-14 years