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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.

2016 Caldecott Award Winner and Honors

Title

Author & Illustrator

Winner

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Lindsay Mattick & Sophie Blackall

Honor

Trombone Shorty

Troy Andrews & Bryan Collier

Honor

Waiting

Kevin Henkes

Honor

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Carole Boston Weatherford & Ekua Holmes

Honor

Last Stop on Market Street

Matt de le Peña & Christian Robinson