January 23, 2012

The 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner is A Ball for Daisy

On Monday, January 23rd, the American Library Association announced the winner and honors books of the 2012 Caldecott Medal.  This is the second of a series of posts on this year's ALA award winning children's books.  The first was on the 2012 Newbery Medal Winner.

The Caldecott Medal is given annually to the illustrator with the best american published picture book.  Randolph Caldecott was a 19th century illustrator of childrens books.

The 2012 Caldecott Medal winner is A Ball for Daisy illustrated and written by Chris Raschka

In 2012, there were three Caldecott honors books:  Blackout illustrated and written by John Rocco, Grandpa Green illustrated and written by Lane Smith, and Me...Jane illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell

There are many Children's Book Awards given throughout the year in the United States. Most are given through the first half of the year.

The 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner was originally published on Books My Children Read blog.

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