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2017 Caldecott Award Winners

The American Library Association announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults, including the Randolph Caldecott Award. This award goes to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

To find past award winners in our catalog or to check availability, do a title search for Caldecott Medal Winner.

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.

2017 Caldecott Award Winner

Presents the life of the artist, who was inspired as a child by a book of anatomy given to him by his mother after being injured in a car crash and who went on to become a celebrity in the art world before his early death at twenty-eight.

2017 Caldecott Honor Books

Leave me alone by Vera Brosgol

Grandmother wants so badly to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting.

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford

A poetic tribute to a lesser-known part of African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in nineteenth-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square.

Du iz tak? by Carson Ellis

As a tiny shoot unfolds, a myriad of insects peer at it and wonder what it could be.

They all saw a cat by Brendan Wenzel

In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.

Comments

All great choices. I was hoping for They All Saw a Cat to take the medal, but I'm happy to see it got an honor.