2020 Caldecott Award


The American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2020, 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 current and past recipients, check the ALA website.

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2020 Caldecott Medal Winner

The undefeated by Kwame Alexander

This poem is a love letter to black life in the United States, highlighting the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. 

2020 Caldecott Honor Books

Bear came along by Richard T. Morris

Once there was a river flowing through a forest. The river didn't know it was capable of adventures until a big bear came along. But adventures aren't any fun by yourself, and so enters Froggy, Turtles, Beaver, Racoons, and Duck.

The double bass blues by Andrea J. Loney

Nic makes his way home from a busy day at school with a double bass on his back, the symphony of his surroundings in his heart, and a sweet surprise for the reader at the end of his journey. This is a melodious picture book about how dedication, music, and family can overcome any obstacle. 

Going down home with daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons

Alan looks forward to the annual family reunion at the farm where Daddy grew up, but everyone is supposed to share something special, and Alan worries about arriving with empty hands.