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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for use by students in the ECE program. It includes information for finding children's picture books in the Library collection. Original as published 12/2019

About the Caldecott Awards

Famed English children's book illustrator Randolph Caldecott is the inspiration for the Caldecott Medal. The Caldecott Medal is awarded yearly to the most distinguished American children's picture book illustrator. 

Learn more about the Caldecott Medal.

Recent Caldecott Medal Winners

Finding Winnie

2016 Caldecott Medal. "A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh"--Publisher's description. PZ7.1.M38 FI 2015 EASY (Bethlehem & Monroe).

The Adventures of Beekle

2015 Caldecott Medal. "An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world"--Publisher's description. PZ7.S2381 AD 2014 (Bethlhehem & Monroe).


2014 Caldecott Medal. Learn what it was like to travel on the Transcontinental Railroad in the 1860s. TJ603.2.F56 2013 EASY (Bethlehem & Monroe)

This Is Not My Hat

2013 Caldecott Medal. "A little fish thinks he can get away with stealing a hat"--Publisher's description. PZ7.K6781 TH 2013 EASY (Bethlehem & Monroe).

A Ball for Daisy

2012 Caldecott Medal. A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost. PZ7.R1814 BA 2011 EASY (Bethlehem & Monroe).

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

2011 Caldecott Medal. Zookeeper Amos McGee always makes time to visit his friends who live at the zoo, until the day he stays home because he is sick. PZ7.S8085 SI 2010 EASY (Bethlehem & Monroe).

Classic Caldecott Medal Winners

Caldecott Honors