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According to the official Caldecott Medal page at ala.org, 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.”
- Caldecott-winning books (find a full list here)
- Collect as many Caldecott-winning books as possible. Work with your local or school library to see if you can check them out or come see them at the library.
- Kids can do their own contest to vote on which they think has the best illustrations. Get discussion going about why they like the illustrations that they do.
- How many of the books have the kids in your group read? You can see which child has read the most or see how many the group has read collectively.
- Which books look the most interesting just based on the cover?
- Ask the kids for other ideas for activities to do with the books.
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