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The Caldecott Medal

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

2013
This Is Not My Hat, illustrated and written by Jon Klassen
2012
A Ball for Daisy, illustrated and written by Chris Raschka
2011
A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E Stead written by Philip C Stead
2010
The Lion and the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney
2009
The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes and written by Susan Marie Swanson
2008
The Invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures, by Brian Selznick
Flotsam, illustrated by David Wiesner
2007
Flotsam, illustrated by David Wiesner
The Hello Goodbye Window
2006
The Hello Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton Juster
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
2005
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
2004
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
2003
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
2002
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
So You Want to Be President? Illustrated by David Small; text by Judith St. George
2001
So you Want to Be President? illustrated by David Small
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
2000
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
Snowflake Bentley, Illustrated by Mary Azarian; text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
1999
Snowflake Bentley illustrated by Mary Azarian, text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Rapunzel by Paul Zelinsky
1998
Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky
Golem by David Wisniewski
1997
Golem by David Wisniewski
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
1996
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting
1995
Smoky Night illustrated by David Diaz t ext by Eve Bunting
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine
1994
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
1993
Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully
Tuesday by David Wiesner
1992
Tuesday by David Wiesner
 Black and White by David Macaulay
1991
Black and White by David Macaulay
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young
1990
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young
Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen Ackerman
1989
Song and Dance Man illustrated by Stephen Gammell, text by Karen Ackerman
Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen
1988
Owl Moon illustrated by John Schoenherr, text by Jane Yolen
Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur Yorinks
1987
Hey, Al illustrated by Richard Egielski, text by Arthur Yorinks
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
1986
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret Hodges
1985
Saint George and the Dragon llustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, text retold by Margaret Hodges
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen
1984
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen
Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars
1983
Shadow translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown
Original French text by Blaise Cendrars
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
1982
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Fables by Arnold Lobel
1981
Fables by Arnold Lobel
Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: Donald Hall
1980
Ox-Cart Man illustrated by Barbara Cooney text by Donald Hall
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
1979
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

 

Noah's Ark by Peter Spier

1978
Noah's Ark by Peter Spier
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove
1977
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon text by Margaret Musgrove
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema
1976
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon text retold by Verna Aardema
 Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott
1975
Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott
Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach
1974
Duffy and the Devil illustrated by Margot Zemach retold by Harve Zemach
The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: retold by Arlene Mosel
1973
The Funny Little Woman illustrated by Blair Lent text retold by Arlene Mosel
One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian
1972
One Fine Day retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian
A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley
1971
A Story A Story retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
1970
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
 The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; text: retold by Arthur Ransome
1969
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship illustrated by Uri Shulevitz, text retold by Arthur Ransome
Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley; text: adapted by Barbara Emberley
1968
Drummer Hoff illustrated by Ed Emberley, text adapted by Barbara Emberley
Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness
1967
Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness
Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; text: Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. [Leclair Alger]
1966
Always Room for One More illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian text by Sorche Nic Leodhas
May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor; text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
1965
May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor text by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
1964
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
1963
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Once a Mouse, retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown
1962
Once a Mouse retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown

1961
Baboushka and the Three Kingss
Illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov
Text by Ruth Robbins
Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; text: Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
1960
Nine Days to Christmas illustrated by Marie Hall Ets text by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney
1959
Chanticleer and the Fox illustrated and text adapted by Barbara Cooney
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
1958
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
A Tree Is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; text: Janice Udry
1957
A Tree Is Nice illustrated by Marc Simont text by Janice Udry
Frog Went A-Courtin', illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; text: retold by John Langstaff
1956
Frog Went A-Courtin' illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky text retold by John Langstaff
Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown
1955
Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper illustrated and text translated by Marcia Brown
Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans
1954
Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward
1953
The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward
Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); text: Will, pseud. [William Lipkind]
1952
Finders Keepers illustrated by Nicolas, pseud text by Will, pseud
The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous
1951
The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous
1950
Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi
The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader
1949
The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader
White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; text: Alvin Tresselt
1948
White Snow, Bright Snow illustrated by Roger Duvoisin text by Alvin Tresselt
The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text: Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown]
1947
The Little Island illustrated by Leonard Weisgard text by Golden MacDonald
1946
The Rooster Crows by Maude & Miska Petersham
Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; text: Rachel Field
1945
Prayer for a Child illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones text by Rachel Field
Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; text: James Thurber
1944
Many Moons illustrated by Louis Slobodkin text by James Thurber
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
1943
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
 Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
1942
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

1941
They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
1940
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

1939
Mei Li by Thomas Handforth

1938
Animals of the Bible illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop text selected by Helen Dean Fish