Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

2012: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the “most distinguished American picture book for children” published in the previous year. The book must provide a visual experience, and have children (up to the age of 14) as an intended primary audience. The Caldecott also gives recognition to runner-up books, designated Caldecott Honor books.




  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead
  • Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill
  • Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein


  • The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
  • All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon
  • Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman
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  1. If anyone has read A Ball for Daisy and written a review or would like to write a review of it, we’d love to get your thoughts on it and post them. I haven’t read it and I’m still waiting to get my hands on a copy because it is backordered from vendors and has a huge hold queue at the library.

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