The Caldecott is Coming!

Have you ever wondered what the deal is with the shiny gold foil Caldecott stickers you see on some books–what does it mean? Why is it there?

Randolph Caldecott was an inspirational 19th century children’s illustrator and this award seeks to honor other great illustrators for their contributions to children’s literature. “The Caldecott Medal shall be awarded to the artist of the most distinguished¬†American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the¬†preceding year.” Learn more about this prestigious award here. Check out past winners in our catalog.

This year’s award (2013) marks the 75th anniversary of the award and the Westerville Library will be holding a mock Caldecott discussion where we will discuss and choose the best illustrated book of 2012! Join us for the fun!




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