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AWARD WINNERS: Caldecott Medal


AWARD WINNERS: Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

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Locomotive Juvenile Book Locomotive

Floca, Brian.
J 385.0973 FLOCA

2014 WINNER. Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.




This is not my hat book This is not my hat

Klassen, J.
E KLASSEN

2013 WINNER. A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.




A ball for Daisy book A ball for Daisy

Raschka, Christopher.
E RASCHKA

2012 WINNER. A wordless picture book about all the fun a dog can have with her ball.




A sick day for Amos McGee book A sick day for Amos McGee

Stead, Philip Christian.
E STEAD

2011 WINNER. Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.




The lion & the mouse book The lion & the mouse

Pinkney, Jerry.
E PINKNEY

2010 WINNER. Illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney. A brilliantly illustrated edition of the Aesop’s fable where a mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds.




The house in the night book The house in the night

Swanson, Susan Marie.
E SWANSON

2009 WINNER. Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.




The invention of Hugo Cabret :  a novel in words and pictures Juvenile Book The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures

Selznick, Brian.
J SELZNIC

2008 WINNER. Orphan, clock keeper, thief: Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity.




Flotsam book Flotsam

Wiesner, David.
E WIESNER

2007 WINNER. The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.




The hello, goodbye window book The hello, goodbye window

Juster, Norton, 1929-
E JUSTER

2006 WINNER. A little girl describes the magic kitchen window in her grandparents' home.




Kitten's first full moon book Kitten's first full moon

Henkes, Kevin.
E HENKES

2005 WINNER. When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.




The man who walked between the towers book The man who walked between the towers

Gerstein, Mordicai.
E 791.3409 GERSTEI

2004 WINNER. A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.




My friend Rabbit book My friend Rabbit

Rohmann, Eric.
E ROHMANN

2003 WINNER. Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.




The three pigs book The three pigs

Wiesner, David.
E WIESNER

2002 WINNER. The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.




So you want to be president? Juvenile Book So you want to be president?

St. George, Judith, 1931-
J 973.099 ST GEOR

2001 WINNER. Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.




Joseph had a little overcoat book Joseph had a little overcoat

Taback, Simms.
E TABACK

2000 WINNER. A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.




Snowflake Bentley book Snowflake Bentley

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs.
JB BENTLEY MARTIN

1999 WINNER. A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.




Rapunzel book Rapunzel

Zelinsky, Paul O.
E 398.22 ZELINSK

1998 WINNER. A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story.




Golem book Golem

Wisniewski, David.
E 398.2108 WISNIEW

1997 WINNER. A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague.




Officer Buckle and Gloria book Officer Buckle and Gloria

Rathmann, Peggy.
E RATHMAN

1996 WINNER. The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.




Smoky night book Smoky night

Bunting, Eve, 1928-
E BUNTING

1995 WINNER. When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.




Grandfather's journey book Grandfather's journey

Say, Allen.
E SAY

1994 WINNER. A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.




Mirette on the high wire book Mirette on the high wire

McCully, Emily Arnold.
E MCCULLY

1993 WINNER. Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.




Tuesday book Tuesday

Wiesner, David.
E WIESNER

1992 WINNER. Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.




Black and white book Black and white

Macaulay, David.
E MACAULA

1991 WINNER. Four brief "stories" about parents, trains, and cows, or is it really all one story? The author recommends careful inspection of words and pictures to both minimize and enhance confusion.




Lon Po Po :  a Red-Riding Hood story from China book Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China

Young, Ed.
E 398.2095 YOUNG

1990 WINNER. Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.




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