It’s March 22, and Randolph Caldecott was born on this date in 1846. He was an artist and illustrator and the Caldecott Medal, which is awarded to the most distinguished American picture book for children, is named after him. The books we use in our paper-based middle school courses and paper-based high school courses use pictures and words to educate students in our middle school program or high school program, but picture books are important for younger readers, and so we mention Randolph Caldecott in our blog today. All of us at American School advocate reading and literacy at all ages. Picture books are a great way to get started, and then children can advance to books with more words and fewer pictures. When they are ready to begin sixth grade, we invite them to enroll with us. We would be happy to serve these students and their families!