The Caldecott Medal is an award given to the artist of “the most distinguished American picture book for children” (from the the award homepage) . It is given to one book each year, and has been awarded since 1938! There are also other books each year that are “honoured” by the Caldecott committee. The winner for 2021 will be announced at the end of January, and there are lots of predictions about what book might get it.
The Vancouver Public Library has a list of 34 books that are eligible to win this year that you can access here.
For the month of January I will be reading a selection of these predictions with classes and we will be thinking about our favourites and making guesses about which one we think might win.
This week we are reading We Are Water Protectors, written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade. The pictures in this book are absolutely beautiful with vibrant colours and lots of movement. Here is a video of the author reading the book: