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.
Below are some books that the Youth Services staff have chosen as possible contenders for the 2017 Caldecott Medal. Will one of these be the winner? Stay tuned for the announcement from the American Library Association on Monday, January 23!
The Night Gardener by the Fan Brothers
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, Illustrations by Yuyi Morales
School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex, Illustrations by Christian Robinson
Are We There Yet? By Dan Santat
Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrations by R. Gregory Christie
Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
Before Morning by Joyce Sidman, Illustrations by Beth Krommes
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel
Check out the UAPL Pinterest site for even more staff picks: https://www.pinterest.com/uapubliclibrary/