Caldecott Medal

  • Newbery Medal Proposed

    Newbery Medal Proposed
  • Caldecott Award Established

    Caldecott Award Established
    In 1937 the American Library Association's Executive Committee adopted a statment for a new award, indicating that the Caldecott Medal 'shall be awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children...
  • Candidate may win more than once

    Candidate could win more than once without the need for the later awards to be unanimous choices
  • Name change from runner-up to Honor Book

  • committee gets more time

    Until 1976, the Newbery/Caldecott Committee was elected or appointed in the summer of the year they were to judge
  • A book may be considered for both Newbery and Caldecott

  • Honor book illustrators get certificates

  • seperate committee for Caldecott

    Until the selection of the 1981 winner, one committee chose both Newbery and Caldecott Medal Winners.