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Book awards: Caldecott Medal

Book awards by cover

Works (86)

Animals of the Bible by Helen Dean Fish1938
Mei Li by Thomas Handforth1939
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri d'Aulaire1940
They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson1941
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey1942
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton1943
Many Moons by James Thurber1944
Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field1945
The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles by Maud Petersham1946
The Little Island by Golden MacDonald1947
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt1948
The Big Snow by Berta Hader1949
Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi1950
The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous1951
Finders Keepers by Will Lipkind1952
The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward1953
Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans1954
Cinderella by Marcia Brown1955
Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper by Charles Perrault1955
Frog went a-courtin' by John Langstaff1956
A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry1957
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey1958
Chanticleer and the Fox by Geoffrey Chaucer1959
Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico by Marie Hall Ets1960
Baboushka and the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins1961
Once a Mouse... by Marcia Brown1962
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats1963
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak1964
May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice de Regniers1965
Always Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas1966
Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness1967
Drummer Hoff by Barbara Emberley1968
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by Arthur Ransome1969
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig1970
A Story, a Story by Gail E. Haley1971
One Fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian1972
The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel1973
Duffy and the Devil by Harve Zemach1974
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale by Gerald McDermott1975
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema1976
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove1977
Noah's Ark by Peter Spier1978
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble1979
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall1980
Fables by Arnold Lobel1981
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg1982
Shadow by Marcia Brown1983
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice Provensen1984
Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges1985
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg1986
Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks1987
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen1988
Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman1989
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young1990
Black and White by David Macaulay1991
Tuesday by David Wiesner1992
Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully1993
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say1994
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting1995
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann1996
Golem by David Wisniewski1997
Rapunzel [Retold by Paul O. Zelinsky] by Paul O. Zelinsky1998
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin1999
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback2000
So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George2001
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner2002
My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann2003
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein2004
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes2005
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster2006
Papa, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse2006
Flotsam by David Wiesner2007
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick2008
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson2009
The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney2010
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead2011
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka2012
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen2013
Locomotive by Brian Floca2014
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat2015
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick2016
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe2017
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell2018
Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall2019
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander2020
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom2021

Award description

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.


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