2015 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

Adventures of Beekle- The Unimaginary Friend

Dan Santat

An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.

Shortlist

Nana in the City

Lauren Castillo

A boy is frightened by how busy and noisy the city is. His nana makes him a fancy red cape that keeps him from being scared as she shows him how wonderful a place it is.

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art

Barb Rosenstock

As Vasya opened his paint box and began mixing the reds, the yellows, the blues, he heard a strange sound--the swirling colors trilled like an orchestra tuning up for a symphony!
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*The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

Jen Bryant

(Ages: 6+) Peter's lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

Mac Barnett

Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all.

*This One Summer

Mariko Tamaki

(Ages: 12+) Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis.

Viva Frida

Yuyi Morales

Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.
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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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