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The 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. ALA Caldecott  In 1977 the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Service to Children approved that any book published in the preceding year is eligible to be considered for either award or both awards.

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