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Randolph Caldecott Medal 2016


Randolph Caldecott Medal 2016

The Randolph 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. During 2013, children's picturebook lovers everywhere celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Award.

- The winner for the Randolph Caldecott Medal is FINDING WINNIE: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick.
Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named: TROMBONE SHORTY, illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Troy Andrews; WAITING, illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes; VOICE OF FREEDOM: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement illustrated by Ekua Holmes and written by Carole Boston Weatherford; and LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET, illustrated by Christian Robinson and written by Matt de le Peña. 
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear written by Lindsay Mattick with illustrations by Sophie Blackall - Nonfiction

October 20, 2015

In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg. FINDING WINNIE tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey --- from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England, and finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.

Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews and Bryan Collier - nonfiction

April 14, 2015

Along with esteemed illustrator Bryan Collier, Andrews has created a lively picture book autobiography about how he followed his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, until he reached international stardom. Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.

Waiting by Kevin Henkes - Picture Book

September 1, 2015

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes - Fiction

December 24, 2018


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. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson’s interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Featuring vibrant mixed-media art full of intricate detail, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer’s life and legacy with a message of hope, determination and strength.

Last Stop on Market Street Written by Matt de la Pena with illustrations by Christian Robinson. - Picture

January 8, 2015

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty --- and fun --- in their routine and the world around them.