2012 Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2012 Caldecott Medal for Best Picture Book: A Ball for Daisy, written and illustrated by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade Books)
2012 Caldecott Honor Books: Blackout, written and illustrated by John Rocco (Disney - Hyperion Books)
Grandpa Green, written and illustrated by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press)
Me ... Jane, written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown and Company)

2012 Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

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