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2020 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

The Undefeated

Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson

A powerful ode to the resilience and strength of Black lives in America. The poem and pictures depict heroes in the fields of sport, the arts and political activism, as well as everyday champions.

All formats.

Shortlists

Bear Came Along

Richard Morris and LeUyen Pham

An assortment of animals living separate lives discover they need each other when they have a chance encounter on a river.

Going Down Home with Daddy

Kelly Starling Lyons and Daniel Minter

Alan looks forward to the annual family reunion at the farm where Daddy grew up, but everyone is supposed to share something special and Alan worries about arriving with empty hands.

Double Bass Blues

Andrea J. Loney and Rudy Gutierrez

After school orchestra practice, young Nic carries his double bass to his grandfather's home, where they play jazz music together and delight the neighbours.

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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