2012 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

Winners

A Ball for Daisy

Chris Raschka

A dog has fun with her ball, but what happens when it is lost?

Shortlist

Blackout

John Rocco

When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

Grandpa Green

Lane Smith

A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.

Me... Jane

Patrick McDonnell

Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals.

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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

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