Caldecott Medal Awardees

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 published in the United States during the preceding year. It was established in 1937. It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.
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This particular collection includes some notable winners of Caldecott Medal and Honor Books from the year 1987 to 2012.


The House in the Night (2008)

Written by Susan Marie Swanson

Illustrated by Beth Krommes

A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing—a key, a bed, the moon—this timeless book illuminates a reassuring order to the universe. 

This book is recommended for children ages 3 and up. (Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.)

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Susan Marie Swanson is an award-winning poet and the author of many books, including The First Thing My Mama Told Me, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book. This is her first book for Houghton Mifflin. For more than twenty years she has been writing poetry with children through COMPAS Writers and Artists in the Schools and the summer arts program at St. Paul Academy. She looks at the moon through the branches of the old oak trees that surround the yellow house where she lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her family.

Beth Krommes is the illustrator of several award-winning books, including The Lamp, the Ice, and a Boat Called Fish, winner of the Golden Kite Award for illustration and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book. She also illustrated Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow, winner of the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award in both the Poetry and illustration categories. She draws and reads and dreams in a tall house among the pines and sugar maples of Peterborough, New Hampshire, where she lives with her family.

For more information on Beth Krommes and her works, visit her website at


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