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Caldecott Medal

"The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children." -- Association for Library Service to Children: Caldecott Medal.

The award is given from 1938-Present

Award by Year

2017

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe E STE

2016

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear By Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by  Sophie Blackall E MAT

2015

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat E SAN

2014

Locomotive by Brian Floca TJ603.2 .F56 2013

2013

This is My Not Hat by Jon Klassen E KLA

2012

A Ball For Daisy by Chris Raschka E RAS

2011

A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, text by Philip C. Stead E STE

2010

The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney E PIN

2009

The House in the Night illustrated by Beth Krommes, text by Susan Marie Swanson E SWA

2008

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick FIC SEL

2007

Flotsam by David Wiesner E WIE

2006

The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka, text by Norton Juster E JUS

2005

Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes E HEN

2004

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein GV551 .G47 2003

2003

My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann E ROH

2002

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner E WIE

2001

So You Want to Be President? illustrated by David Small, text by Judith St. George

E176.1 .S699 2000 

2000

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback E TAB

1999

Snowflake Bentley illustrated by Mary Azarian, text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

QC858.B46 M37 1998  

1998

Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky E ZEL

1997

Golem by David Wisniewski BM531 .W57 1996  

1996

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann E RAT

1995

Smoky Night illustrated by Bavid Diaz, text by Eve Bunting E BUN

1994

Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say E SAY

1993

Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully E MCC

1992

Tuesday by David Wiesner E WIE

1991

Black and White by David Macaulay E MAC

1990

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young E YOU

1989

Song and Dance Man illustrated by Stephen Gammell, text by Karen Ackerman E ACK

1988

Owl Moon illustrated by John Schoenherr, text by Jane Yolen E YOL

1987

Hey, Al illustrated by Richard Egielski, text by Arthur Yorinks E YOR

1986

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg E VAN

1985

Saint George and the Dragon illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, text retold by Margaret Hodges

GR73 .H69 1984  

1984

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen

TL721.B5 P96 1983  

1983

Shadow translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown, original text in French by Blaise Cendrars

E CEN

1982

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg E VAN

1981

Fables by Arnold Lobel GR73 .L79 1980  

1980

Ox-Cart Man illustrated by Barbara Cooney, text by Donald Hall E HAL

1979

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble E GOB

1978

Noah's Ark by Peter Spier E SPI

1977

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon, text by Margaret Musgrove

GN645 .M98 1976  

1976

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, retold by Verna Aardema GR73.A11 W629 1975

1975

Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott GR73 .M13 1974

1974

Duffy and the Devil illustrated by Margot Zemach, retold by Harve Zemach GR73 .Z53 1973

1973

The Funny Little Woman illustrated by Blair Lent, text retold by Arlene Mosel E MOS

1972

One Fine Day retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian E HOG

1971

A Story A Story retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley GR73 .H16 1970  

1970

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig E STE

1969

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship illustrated by Uri Shulevitz, text retold by Arthur Ransome

E RAN

1968

Drummer Hoff illustrated by Ed Emberley, text adapted by Barbara Emberley E EMB

1967

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness E NES

1966

Always Room for One More illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian, text by Sorche Nic Leodhas pseud. (Leclair Alger) E LEO

1965

May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor, text by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers E DER

1964

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak E SEN

1963

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keatshttp E KEA

1962

Once a Mouse retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown GR73.B87 O58 1961  

1961

Baboushka and the Three Kings illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov, text by Ruth Robbins E ROB

1960

Nine Days to Christmas illustrated by Marie Hall Ets, text by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida

E STE

1959

Chanticleer and the Fox illustrated by Barbara Cooney, text adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney E CHA

1958

Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey E MCC

1957

A Tree is Nice illustrated by Marc Simont, text by Janice Udry E UDR

1956

Frog Went A-Courtin' illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky, text retold by John Langstaff E FRO

1955

Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper illustrated by Marcia Brown, text translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown GR73 .P45 1972

1954

Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans E BEM

1953     

The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward E WAR

1952

Finders Keepers illustrated by Nicolas pseud. (Nicolas Mordvinoff), text by Will pseud. (William Lipkind) E LIP

1951

The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous E MIL

1950

Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi E POL

1949

The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader E HAD

1948

White Snow, Bright Snow illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, text by Alvin Tresselt E TRE

1947

The Little Island illustrated by Leonard Weisgard, text by Golden MacDonald, pseud. Margaret Wise Brown E BRO

1946

The Rooster Crows by Maud & Miska Petersham E PET

1945

Prayer for a Child illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones, text by Rachel Field BV265 .F45 1944

1944

Many Moons illustrated by Louis Slobodkin, text by James Thurber E THU

1943

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton E BUR

1942

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey E MCC

1941

They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson E LAW

1940

Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire E457.905 .D23 1939  

1939

Mei Li by Thomas Handforth E HAN

1938

Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop, text selected by Helen Dean Fish BS663 .A59 1937