The Caldecott Medal has been awarded to the year’s most distinguished picture book for children since 1937. Caldecotts go to the illustrator, so a look back at the Caldecott winners provides a nice little lesson in art history.
Parents are constantly inundated with new picture books—More than 20,000 are published each year. This is great when it’s time for your kid to load up on library books. But when it comes to investing in quality books to add to your little one’s home library, A Caldecott winner is always a safe bet.
This year’s winner is I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. Take a look at the preview. (And by the way, how cool is it that now we get trailers for books! I love it!)
See what I mean about how Caldecotts reflect the taste and style of the time? You see the clean, minimalist style and even a fox. Looks like my Pinterest boards!
Take a look at some of the earliest Caldecott winners to see a vintage aesthetic that’s coming around again. Why not start a gorgeous collection for your kids that they’ll want to pass down to their kids!
A complete list of Caldecott Medal winners and honors, here.