First Grade WebQuest The Caldecott Award is given each year to the best illustrated book for children. Books have been winning the Caldecott Award since 1938! The award is named after Randolph Caldecott, an illustrator who lived over 200 years ago! Only one book is awarded the gold medal, which is the highest honor. It is called the Caldecott Medal. Several books win the silver medal, called the Caldecott Honor. Check the Caldecott poster on the white board and find out what book won the Caldecott Medal in 1964! What book won the Caldecott award the year you were born? Click the balloon below to find out. Which book won the Caldecott Medal this year? Which book(s) won the Caldecott Honor this year? Click on the Caldecott Award above to see the Caldecott Award winning books that are available from your library! Congratulations, you have finished your WebQuest! Raise your hand to let Miss Fennelly know you have finished!