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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION : AWARD WINNING CHILDREN'S BOOKS

The American Library Association (ALSC) recognizes excellence in children's books by bestowing awards to authors, illustrators, and others each year.

THE CALDECOTT MEDAL

The Caldecott Medal  is given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association,

THE FIRST CALDECOTT AWARD

The very first Caldecott Medal was given in 1938 to illustrator Dorothy P. Lathrop for her book

Animals in the Bible, A Picture Book

Author:  Helen Dean Fish (Stokes)

Thirty richly detailed black-and-white drawings illustrate the favorite stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, the first Christmas, and many others.