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The Caldecott Medal 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 show more book for children published that year. It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Together with the Newbery Medal, it is the most prestigious American children's book award.

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Honor Book 288

WorkYear
In Every Life by Marla Frazee2024
The Truth About Dragons by Julie Leung2024
There Was a Party for Langston by Jason Reynolds2024
Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter by Aida Salazar2024
Knight Owl by Christopher Denise2023
Berry Song by Michaela Goade2023
Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Angela Joy2023
Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds2023
Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer2022
Have You Ever Seen a Flower? by Shawn Harris2022
Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor2022
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford2022
Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera2021
A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart by Zetta Elliott2021
The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham2021
Outside In by Deborah Underwood2021
Double Bass Blues by Andrea J. Loney2020
Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons2020
Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris2020
The Rough Patch by Brian Lies2019
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin2019
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal2019
Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora2019
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes2018
Grand Canyon by Jason Chin2018
Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper2018
A Different Pond by Bao Phi2018
Leave Me Alone! by Vera Brosgol2017
Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis2017
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford2017
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel2017
Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews2016
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña2016
Waiting by Kevin Henkes2016
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford2016
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett2015
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant2015
Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo2015
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales2015
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock2015
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki2015
Journey by Aaron Becker2014
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle2014
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner2014
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett2013
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo2013
Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue2013
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds2013
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger2013
Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell2012
Blackout by John Rocco2012
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith2012
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill2011
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein2011
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon2010
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year In Colors by Joyce Sidman2010
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant2009
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee2009
How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz2009
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine2008
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís2008
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems2008
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger2007
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans2007
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford2007
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni2006
Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth2006
Hot Air: The [Mostly] True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride by Marjorie Priceman2006
Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems by Joyce Sidman2006
The Red Book by Barbara Lehman2005
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems2005
Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson2005
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine2004
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins2004
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems2004
The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt2003
Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty2003
Noah’s Ark by Jerry Pinkney2003
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley2002
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport2002
The Stray Dog by Marc Simont2002
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin2001
Olivia by Ian Falconer2001
Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 by Ernest L. Thayer2001
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen2000
When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... by Molly Bang2000
The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney2000
A Child's Calendar by John Updike2000
Sector 7 by David Wiesner2000
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Pinkney1999
No, David! by David Shannon1999
Snow by Uri Shulevitz1999
Tibet: Through the Red Box by Peter Sís1999
Harlem by Walter Dean Myers1998
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart1998
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback1998
Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho1997
The Graphic Alphabet by David Pelletier1997
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey1997
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei by Peter Sís1997
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Adrian Mitchell1996
Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson1996
Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin (Little Big Book) by Lloyd Moss1996
The Faithful Friend by Robert D. San Souci1996
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens1996
Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs1995
John Henry by Julius Lester1995
Time Flies by Eric Rohmann1995
Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone1994
In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming1994
Owen by Kevin Henkes1994
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott1994
Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka1994
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka1993
Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams1993
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young1993
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold1992
Puss in Boots (Caldecott Honor Book) by Charles Perrault1991
More More More, Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams1991
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert1990
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel1990
Bill Peet: An Autobiography by Bill Peet1990
The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci1990
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall1989
Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia McKissack1989
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap by Dianne Snyder1989
Free Fall by David Wiesner1989
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe1988
The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi1987
Alphabatics by Suse MacDonald1987
Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky1987
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant1986
King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood1986
Hansel and Gretel by Rika Lesser1985
The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe1985
Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri1985
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang1984
Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman1984
When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant1983
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams1983
Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker1982
On Market Street by Arnold Lobel1982
Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak1982
A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard1982
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang1981
Truck by Donald Crews1981
Mice Twice by Joseph Low1981
The Bremen Town Musicians by Ilse Plume1981
Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora1980
The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz1980
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg1980
The Way to Start a Day by Byrd Baylor1979
Freight Train by Donald Crews1979
Castle by David Macaulay1978
It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale by Margot Zemach1978
Hawk, I'm Your Brother by Byrd Baylor1977
Fish for Supper by M. B. Goffstein1977
The Contest by Nonny Hogrogian1977
The Golem: A Jewish Legend by Beverly Brodsky McDermott1977
The Amazing Bone by William Steig1977
The Desert Is Theirs by Byrd Baylor1976
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola1976
Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book by Muriel Feelings1975
Three Jovial Huntsmen: A Mother Goose Rhyme by Susan Jeffers1974
Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction by David Macaulay1974
Hosie's Alphabet by Leonard Baskin1973
When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor1973
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott1973
If All The Seas Were One Sea by Janina Domanska1972
Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book by Muriel Feelings1972
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs by Jacob Grimm1972
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm (Nancy Ekholm Burkert) by Jacob Grimm1972
Hildilid's Night by Cheli Durán Ryan1972
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel1971
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak1971
The Angry Moon by William Sleator1971
Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats1970
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni1970
Pop Corn and Ma Goodness by Edna Mitchell Preston1970
Thy Friend, Obadiah by Brinton Turkle1970
The Judge: An Untrue Tale by Harve Zemach1970
Why the sun and the moon live in the sky by Elphinstone Dayrell1969
Frederick by Leo Lionni1968
Seashore Story by Taro Yashima1968
The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen1968
One Wide, River to Cross by Barbara Emberley1967
Just Me by Marie Hall Ets1966
Tom Tit Tot by Evaline Ness1966
Hide and Seek Fog by Alvin Tresselt1966
A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill1965
The Wave by Margaret Hodges1965
Rain Makes Applesauce by Julian Scheer1965
All in the Morning Early by Sorche Nic Leodhas1964
Swimmy by Leo Lionni1964
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes by Philip Reed1964
The Sun Is a Golden Earring by Natalia Maree Belting1963
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow1963
Day We Saw the Sun Come Up by Alice E. Goudey1962
Little Bear's Visit by Else Holmelund Minarik1962
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Peter Spier1962
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni1961
Houses from the Sea by Alice E. Goudey1960
The Moon Jumpers by Janice May Udry1960
The House That Jack Built/ La Maison Que Jacques a Batie: A Picture Book in Two Languages by Antonio Frasconi1959
What Do You Say, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin1959
Umbrella by Taro Yashima1959
Fly High, Fly Low by Don Freeman1958
Anatole and the Cat by Eve Titus1958
Lion by William Pène du Bois1957
Gillespie and the Guards by Benjamin Elkin1957
Mister Penny's Race Horse by Marie Hall Ets1957
Anatole by Eve Titus1957
1 Is One by Tasha Tudor1957
Play with Me by Marie Hall Ets1956
Crow Boy by Taro Yashima1956
Wheel on the Chimney by Margaret Wise Brown1955
The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh1955
Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes by Marguerite De Angeli1955
Green Eyes by A. Birnbaum1954
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Marcia Brown1954
A Very Special House by Ruth Krauss1954
Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer1954
When Will the World Be Mine? by Miriam Schlein1954
Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals by Fritz Eichenberg1953
Five Little Monkeys by Juliet Kepes1953
One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey1953
Puss in Boots: A Free Translation from Charles Perrault by Charles Perrault1953
The Storm Book by Charlotte Zolotow1953
Bear Party by William Pène du Bois1952
Skipper John's Cook by Marcia Brown1952
Mr. T. W. Anthony Woo by Marie Hall Ets1952
Feather Mountain by Elizabeth Olds1952
All Falling Down by Gene Zion1952
Dick Whittington and His Cat by Marcia Brown1951
The two Reds by William Lipkind1951
The Most Wonderful Doll in the World by Phyllis McGinley1951
T-Bone, the Baby-Sitter by Clare Turlay Newberry1951
If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss1951
Henry, Fisherman: A Story of the Virgin Islands by Marcia Brown1950
The Wild Birthday Cake by Lavinia R. Davis1950
America's Ethan Allen by Dr. Stewart Holbrook1950
The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss1950
Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss1950
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey1949
All Around the Town by Phyllis McGinley1949
Juanita by Leo Politi1949
Fish in the Air by Kurt Wiese1949
Stone Soup: An Old Tale by Marcia Brown1948
Roger and the Fox by Lavinia R. Davis1948
The Song of Robin Hood by Anne Malcolmson1948
Bambino the Clown by Georges Schreiber1948
McElligot's Pool by Dr. Seuss1948
The Boats on the River by Marjorie Flack1947
Timothy Turtle by Al Graham1947
Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street by Leo Politi1947
Rain Drop Splash by Alvin Tresselt1947
Sing In Praise by Opal Wheeler1947
Little Lost Lamb by Golden MacDonald1946
My Mother Is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Rebecca Hourwich Reyher1946
Sing Mother Goose by Opal Wheeler1946
You Can Write Chinese by Kurt Wiese1946
Yonie Wondernose by Marguerite De Angeli1945
In the Forest by Marie Hall Ets1945
The Christmas Anna Angel by Ruth Sawyer1945
Mother Goose by Tasha Tudor1945
A Child's Good Night Book by Margaret Wise Brown1944
The Good-Luck Horse by Chih-Yi Chan1944
The Mighty Hunter by Berta Hader1944
Small Rain by Jessie Orton Jones1944
Pierre Pidgeon by Lee Kingman1944
Dash & Dart by Mary Buff1943
Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry1943
In My Mother's House by Ann Nolan Clark1942
Nothing at All by Wanda Gág1942
Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling1942
An American ABC by Maud Petersham1942
April's Kittens by Clare Turlay Newberry1941
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans1940
The Ageless Story by Lauren Ford1940
Cock-a-doodle doo; the story of a little red rooster by Berta Hader1940
The Forest Pool by Laura Adams Armer1939
Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty1939
Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf1939
Barkis by Clare Turlay Newberry1939
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Wanda Gág1938
Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale by Boris Artzybasheff1938
Four and Twenty Blackbirds: A Collection of Old Nursery Rhymes by Helen Dean Fish1938
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen1838

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The Caldecott Medal 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 published that year. It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Together with the Newbery Medal, it is the most prestigious American children's book award.

Runner-ups are awarded the Caldecott Honor. (English, Member-written)
The Caldecott Honor is a citation given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA).

The Caldecott Honor is given to worthy runners-up for the Caldecott Medal, a higher honor. (English, Member-written)

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