Caldecott Award Books

caldecottCheck out a Caldecott winner if you are looking for a great picture book with award winning illustrations!  We have a large number of Caldecott winners in our library (see the list of winners below) and Caldecott winners are also available at a local public library.

The Caldecott Award: 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. Please visit the American Library Association (ALA) for more information on Caldecott winners and honor books.

Caldecott Medal Winners:

2017:  Radiant Child:  The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, written by Javaka Steptoe

2016: Finding Winnie, The Ture Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, by Lindsay Mattick

2015: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, by Dan Santat

2014: Locomotive, by Brian Floca

2013: This is Not My Hat: by Jon Klassen

2012: A Ball for Daisy, by Chris Raschka

2011: A Sick Day for Amos McGee , illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead

2010: The Lion & the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney

2009: The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson. Pictures by Beth Krommes

2008: The Invention of Hugo Caberet Illustrator & Author: Brian Selznick

2007: Flotsam by David Wiesner (Clarion)

2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window Illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua/Hyperion)

2005: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers)

2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)

2003: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)

2002: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)

2001: So You Want to Be President? Illustrated by David Small; text by Judith St. George (Philomel Books)

2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback (Viking)

1999: Snowflake Bentley, Illustrated by Mary Azarian; text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton)

1998: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)

1997: Golem by David Wisniewski (Clarion)

1996: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)

1995: Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting (Harcourt)

1994: Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine (Houghton)

1993: Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)

1992: Tuesday by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)

1991: Black and White by David Macaulay (Houghton)

1990: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young (Philomel)

1989: Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen Ackerman (Knopf)

1988: Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen (Philomel)

1987: Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur Yorinks (Farrar)

1986: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

1985: Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret Hodges (Little, Brown)

1984: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen (Viking)

1983: Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)

1982: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

1981: Fables by Arnold Lobel (Harper)

1980: Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: Donald Hall (Viking)

1979: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble (Bradbury)

1978: Noah’s Ark by Peter Spier (Doubleday)

1977: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove (Dial)

1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema (Dial)

1975: Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott (Viking)

1974: Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach (Farrar)

1973: The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: retold by Arlene Mosel (Dutton)

1972: One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Macmillan)

1971: A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley (Atheneum)

1970: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (Windmill Books)

1969: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; text: retold by Arthur Ransome (Farrar)

1968: Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley; text: adapted by Barbara Emberley (Prentice-Hall)

1967: Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness (Holt)

1966: Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; text: Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. [Leclair Alger] (Holt)

1965: May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor; text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (Atheneum)

1964: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Harper)

1963: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)

1962: Once a Mouse, retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)

1961: Baboushka and the Three Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov; text: Ruth Robbins (Parnassus)

1960: Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; text: Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida (Viking)

1959: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: adapted from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney (Crowell)

1958: Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Viking)

1957: A Tree Is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; text: Janice Udry (Harper)

1956: Frog Went A-Courtin’, illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; text: retold by John Langstaff) (Harcourt)

1955: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown (Scribner)

1954: Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)

1953: The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward (Houghton)

1952: Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); text: Will, pseud. [William Lipkind] (Harcourt)

1951: The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous (Scribner)

1950: Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi (Scribner)

1949: The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader (Macmillan)

1948: White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; text: Alvin Tresselt (Lothrop)

1947: The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text: Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown] (Doubleday)

1946: The Rooster Crows by Maude & Miska Petersham (Macmillan)

1945: Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; text: Rachel Field (Macmillan)

1944: Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; text: James Thurber (Harcourt)

1943: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton)

1942: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Viking)

1941: They Were Strong and Good, by Robert Lawson (Viking)

1940: Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire (Doubleday)

1939: Mei Li by Thomas Handforth (Doubleday)

1938: Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop; text: selected by Helen Dean Fish (Lippincott)