Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is given by the American Library Association to the artist or author of the most distinguished children's book of the previous year.

The medal bears the likeness of the 19th Century British illustrator Randolpf Caldecott.

SF and Fantasy winners:

  • 1988: Owl Moon illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen (Philomel)
  • 1977: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove (Dial)
  • 1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema (Dial)