Named in honor of 19th-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the Caldecott Medal 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.
Caldecott Medal Winner: A Sick Day for Amos
Illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead
Roaring Brook Press, 2010. ISBN-10: 1596434023
Suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 2
When Amos McGee falls ill, his friends from the zoo—an elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros and owl—strike out to visit their sick friend at home. This loving story of caring and loyalty makes this book perfect for sharing with friends.