Randolph Caldecott Medal

About the Randolph 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.

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Illustrator Award

2018 Winner(s)

Wolf in the Snow

Illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell

Published by Feiwel and Friends, an Imprint of Macmillan “Wolf in the Snow,” illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell is the 2018 Caldecott Medal winner.


2018 Honor(s)

A Different Pond
Illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi

“A Different Pond,” illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi and published by Capstone Young Readers


Big Cat, little cat
Illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper

“Big Cat, little cat,” illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership


Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes

“Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut,” illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes, and published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a Denene Millner Book


Grand Canyon
Illustrated and written by Jason Chin

“Grand Canyon,” illustrated and written by Jason Chin, a Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership