2016 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

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Lindsay Mattick

The true story of how Captain Harry Colebourn rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I.

Shortlist

Last Stop on Market Street

Matt de la Peña

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
Also Available in eBook

Trombone Shorty

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews

Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high.
Also Available in eBook

*Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Carole Boston Weatherford

(Ages: 9+) Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Waiting

Kevin Henkes

Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?
Also Available in eBook

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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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