January 25, 2021 | strande
The American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2021, including the Randolph Caldecott Award. This award goes to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
To find past award winners in our catalog or to check availability, do a title search for Caldecott Medal Winner. For more information about this award and its current and past recipients, check the ALA website.
Help us recognize these honorees and winners by checking one out today.
2021 Caldecott Medal Winner
2021 Caldecott Honor Books
Alaa loves Aleppo, but when war comes his neighbors flee to safety, leaving their many pets behind. Alaa decides to stay--he can make a difference by driving an ambulance, carrying the sick and wounded to safety. One day he hears hungry cats calling out to him on his way home. Alaa has a big heart, but he will need help from others if he wants to keep all of his new friends safe.
On a rainy day when the house smells like cinnamon and Papa and Luca are still asleep, when the clouds are wearing shadows and the wind paints the window with beads of water, I want to be everywhere Mama is.
Outside is waiting, the most patient playmate of all. The most generous friend. The most miraculous inventor. This thought-provoking picture book poetically underscores our powerful and enduring connection with nature, not so easily obscured by lives spent indoors.