Children’s books are a unique blend of pictures and art. This 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal celebrates the most distinguished picture book of the year. The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. A committee from the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association , awards the Caldecott Medal to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The members, usually librarians or professors, are elected and chosen to be on the committee. These members have passion, knowledge, and love for picture books. The committee reads all picture books published in the year. The Association for Library Service to Children has developed procedures and rules throughout the years to aid and facilitate the choosing of the award winner. These structures do there best to produce a sincere and educated choice.
Here are some winners that may be favorites or considered a classic: