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Award-Winning Caldecott Illustrations on Display at The Woodlands Children’s Museum

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Children’s Museum is honored to host the “Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations” traveling exhibition on display now through November 30, 2022. The collection features original illustrations from Caldecott Medal recipients along with “runner-up” Honor books. The prestigious and highly coveted medal is named after nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, and is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

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The exhibition includes 32 original artworks dating from 1929, and includes favorites such as Little Red Hen, Jumanji, Frog and Toad, Mother Goose, and many others. The “Caldecott Collection of Children’s Book Illustrations” is part of the permanent collection of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, and is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“This collection matches well with the museum’s mission to educate, empower, and excite children and families through play,” stated Angela Colton, the museum’s Executive Director. “For many children, picture books ignite a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Even without words, young children learn how to hold a book and patiently turn pages, using their imaginations to create stories and visual journeys.”




The illustrations in the collection are widely recognized not only as artistic classics in children’s literature but also as the source of beloved memories for the young and young at heart. Since 1938, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has recognized the significant impact of art on early reading experiences.

The “Young at Art” exhibit is included with admission to the museum. Visit the museum’s website at for additional information on special morning “Coffee and Caldecott” viewing times.

Fall hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am – 2pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm. The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Tickets and additional information can be found at and by following the museum on Facebook @TheWoodlandsChildrensMuseum and on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoodlandsCM. The Woodlands Children’s Museum is located in the Panther Creek Village Center at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381.




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The Woodlands Children’s Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded out of a desire to meet the community’s proven need for a positive environment where children and their families can learn, play, and make special memories throughout the year. At the museum, fun and learning go hand in hand, whether children are creating art, singing along to a musical performance or conducting a science experiment. The museum also has made it a priority to bring children multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences that celebrate cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Programs frequently are delivered in partnership with other nonprofit organizations, always with the goal of making a positive difference in the life of a child.