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Caldecott Award Winners

Caldecott Medal“The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.”

Year Call Number Author / Illustrator Title
2017 j 921 BASQUIAT Javaka Steptoe, author and illustrator Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
2016 jE Lindsay Mattick, author Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
Sophie Blackall, illustrator
2015 jE Santat, Dan, author and illustrator The Adventures of Beekle
2014 jE Floca, Brian, author and illustrator Locomotive
2013 jE Klassen, Jon, author and illustrator This Is Not My Hat
2012 jE Raschka, Chris, author and illustrator A Ball for Daisy
2011 jE Philip C. Stead, author A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Erin E. Stead, illustrator
2010 jE Jerry Pinkney, author and illustrator The Lion & the Mouse
2009 jE Susan Marie Swanson, author The House in the Night
Beth Krommes, illustrator
2008 j Brian Selznick, author The Invention of Hugo Cabret
2007 jE David Wiesner, author Flotsam
2006 jE Norman Juster, author The Hello, Goodbye Window
Chris Raschka, illustrator
2005 jE Kevin Henkes Kitten’s First Full Moon
2004 jE Mordicai Gerstein The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
2003 jE Eric Rohmann My Friend Rabbit
2002 jE David Wiesner, author The Three Pigs
2001 j973.099 Judith St. George, author So You Want to Be President?
David Small, illustrator
2000 jE Simms, Taback Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
1999 j921 Jacqueline Briggs, author Snowflake Bentley
Mary Azarian, illustrator
1998 j398.2 Paul O. Zelinsky Rapunzel
1997 j398.2 David Wisniewski Golem
1996 jE Peggy Rathmann Officer Buckle and Gloria
1995 jE Eve Bunting, author Smoky Night
David Diaz, illustrator
1994 jE Allen Say Grandfather’s Journey
1993 jE Emily Arnold McCully Mirette on the High Wire
1992 jE David Wiesner Tuesday
1991 jE David Macaulay Black and White
1990 j398.2 Ed Young Lon Po Po
1989 jE Karen Ackerman, author Song and Dance Man
Stephen Gammell, illustrator
1988 jE Jane Yolen, author Owl Moon
John Schoenherr, illustrator
1987 jE Arthur Yorinks, author Hey, Al
Richard Egielski, illustrator
1986 jE Chris Van Allsburg The Polar Express
1985 j398.2 Margaret Hodges, author Saint George and the Dragon
Trina Schart Hyman, illustrator
1984 j629.13 Alice and Martin Provensen The Glorious Flight
1983 j811 Blaise Cendrars, author Shadow
Marcia Brown, translator and illustrator
1982 jE Chris Van Allsburg Jumanji
1981 jE Arnold Lobel Fables
1980 jE David Hall, author Ox-Cart Man
Barbara Cooney, illustrator
1979 jE Paul Goble The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
1978 jE Peter Spier Noah’s Ark
1977 J 960 Margaret Musgrove, author Ashanti to Zulu
Leo and Diane Dillon, illustrators
1976 j398.2 Verna Aardema, author Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears
Leo and Diane Dillon, illustrators
1975 j398.2 Gerald McDermott Arrow to the Sun
1974 j398.2 Harve Zemach, author Duffy and the Devil
Margot Zemach, illustrator
1973 j398.2 Arlene Mosel, author The Funny Little Woman
Blair Lent, illustrator
1972 jE Nanny Hogrogian One Fine Day
1971 j398.2 Gail E. Haley A Story, A Story
1970 jE William Steig Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
1969 j398.2 Arthur Ransome, author The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
Uri Shulevitz, illustrator
1968 jE Barbara Emberley, author Drummer Hoff
Ed Emberley, illustrator
1967 jE Evaline Ness Sam, Bang & Moonshine
1966 j398.2 Sorche Nic Leodhas, author Always Room for One More
Nonny Hogrogian, illustrator
1965 jE Beni Montresor, illustrator May I Bring a Friend?
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, author
1964 jE Maurice Sendak Where the Wild Things Are
1963 jE Ezra Jack Keats The Snowy day
1962 j398.2 Marcia Brown Once a Mouse
1961 j398.2 Ruth Robbins, author Baboushka and the Three Kings
Nicolas Sidjakov, illustrator
1960 jE Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida, authors Nine Days to Christmas
Marie Hall Ets, illustrator
1959 j811 Barbara Cooney Chanticleer and the Fox
1958 j974.1 Robert McClosky Time of Wonder
1957 jE Janice Udry, author A Tree Is Nice
Marc Simont, illustrator
1956 jE John Langstaff, author Frog Went A-Courtin’
Feodor Rojankovsky, illustrator
1955 j398.2 Charles Perrault, author Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper
Marcia Brown, translator and illustrator
1954 jE Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline’s Rescue
1953 jE Lynd Ward The Biggest Bear
1952 fjE Will, author Finders Keepers
Nicolas, illustrator
1951 jE Katherine Milhous The Egg Tree
1950 jE Leo Politi Song of the Swallows
1949 jE Berta and Elmer Hader The Big Snow
1948 jE Alvin Tresselt, author White Snow, Bright Snow
Roger Duvoisin, illustrator
1947 Golden MacDonald, author The Little Island
Leonard Weisgard, illustrator
1946 jE Maud and Miska Petersham The Rooster Crows
1945 j242 Rachel Field, author Prayer for a Child
Elizabeth Orton Jones, illustrator
1944 jE James Thurber, author Many Moons
Louis Slobodkin, illustrator
1943 jE Virginia Lee Burton The Little House
1942 jE Robert McCloskey Make Way for Ducklings
1941 j920.9 Robert Lawson They Were Strong and Good
1940 j921 Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire Abraham Lincoln
1939 j220.85 Thomas Handforth Mei Li
1938 jE Helen Dean Fish, author Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book
Dorothy P. Lathrop