Caldecott Award Winners


The Caldecott Medal recognizes the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. It is named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott because his work best represents the "joyousness and beauty of picture books." The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, presents the annual award.

2013   This Is Not My Hat written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press) JP KLA

2012   A Ball For Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.) JP RAS

2011   Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead and written by Philip C. Stead JP STE

2010   The Lion & the Mouse illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney JP PIN

2009   The House in the Night illustrated by Beth Krommes and written by Susan Marie Swanson JP SWA

2008   The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick JFIC SEL

2007   Flotsam by David Wiesner JP WIE

2006   The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton Juster JP JUS

2005   Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes JP HEN

2004   The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein JP GER

2003   My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann JP ROH

2002   The Three Pigs by David Wiesner JP WIE

2001   So You Want To Be President? by David Small J 923 S

2000   Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback JP TAB

1999    Snowflake Bentley by Mary Azarian JB BENTLEY

1998    Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky J 398 Z

1997   Golem by David Wiesniewski J 398 W

1996   Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann JP RAT

1995    Smoky Night by David Diaz (Text by Eve Bunting) JFIC BUN

1994   Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say JFIC SAY

1993   Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully JP MCC

1992   Tuesday by David Wiesner JP WIE

1991   Black and White by David Macaulay JFIC MAC

1990   Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young J 398 Y

1989   Song and Dance Man by Stephen Gammell (Text by Karen Ackerman) JP ACK

1988   Owl Moon by John Schoenherr (Text by Jane Yolen) JP YOL

1987   Hey Al by Richard Egielski (Text by Arthur Yorinks) JP YOR

1986   The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg JP VAN

1985   Saint George and the Dragon by Trina Schart Hyman (Text by Margaret Hodges) J 389.2 H

1984   The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice Provensen and Martin Provensen JP PRO

1983   Shadow by Marcia Brown (Text by Blaise Cendrars) J 398 C

1982   Jumanji by Van Allsburg Chris. JFIC VAN

1981   Fables by Arnold Lobel JFIC LOB

1980   Ox-Cart Man by Barbara Cooney (Text by Donald Hall) JFIC HAL

1979   The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble JFIC GOB

1978   Noah's Ark by Peter Spier (Text by Jacob Revius) JP SPI

1977   Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon (Text by Margaret Musgrove) J 960 M

1976   Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon (Text by Verna Aardema) JP AAR

1975   Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale by Gerald McDermott J 398.2 M

1974   Duffy and the Devil by Margot Zemach (Text by Harve Zemach) JP ZEM

1973   The Funny Little Woman by Blair Lent (Text by Arlene Mosel) JP MOS

1972   One Fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian JP HOG

1971   A Story--A Story by Gail E. Haley J 398 H

1970   Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig JP STE

1969   The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by Uri Shulevitz (Text by Arthur Ransome) J 398 R

1968   Drummer Hoff by Ed Emberley (Text by Barbara Emberley) JP EMB

1967   Sam Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness JP NES

1966   Always Room for One More by Nonny Hogrogian (Text by Sorche Nic Leodhas) J 398 A

1965   May I Bring a Friend? by Beni Montresor (Text by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers) JP DER

1964   Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak JP SEN

1963   The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats JP KEA

1962   Once a Mouse by Marcia Brown JP BRO

1961   Baboushka and the Three Kings by Nicolas Sidjakov (Text by Ruth Robbins) JP ROB

1960   Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets (Text by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida) JFIC ETS

1959   Chanticleer and the Fox by Barbara Cooney (Text adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer) JP COO

1958   Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey JFIC MCC

1957   A Tree is Nice by Marc Simont (Text by Janice May Udry) JP UDR

1956   Frog Went A-Courtin' by Feodor Rojankovsky (Text by John Langstaff) JP FRO

1955   Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper by Marcia Brown (Text by Charles Perrault) J 398

1954   Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans JP BEM

1953   The Biggest Bear by Lynd K Ward JP WAR

1952   Finders Keepers by Nicolas Mordvinoff (Text by William Lipkind) JP LIP

1951   The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous JP MIL

1950   Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi JP POL

1949   The Big Snow by Berta Hader and Elmer Hader JP HAD

1948   White Snow, Bright Snow by Roger Duvoisin (Text by Alvin Tresselt) JP TRE

1947   The Little Island by Leonard Weisgard (Text by Golden MacDonald [Margaret Wise Brown]) JP BRO

1946   The Rooster Crows by Maud Petersham and Miska Petersham JP PET

1945    Prayer for a Child by Elizabeth Orton Jones (Text by Rachel Field) JP FIE

1944    Many Moons by Louis Slobodkin (Text by James Thurber) J FIC THU

1943   The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton JP BUR

1942   Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McClosky JP MCC

1941   They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson JB LAWSON FAMILY

1940   Abraham Lincoln by Ingri d'Aulaire and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire JB LINCOLN

1939   Mei Li by Thomas Handforth JP HAN

1938   Animals of the Bible by Dorothy P. Lathrop J 220B


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