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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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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.

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.

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.

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

Snowflake Bentley book Snowflake Bentley

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs.

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.

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-

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Song and dance man book Song and dance man

Ackerman, Karen, 1951-

1989 WINNER. Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer.

Owl moon book Owl moon

Yolen, Jane.

1988 WINNER. On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.

Hey, Al book Hey, Al

Yorinks, Arthur.

1987 WINNER. A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well.

The Polar Express book The Polar Express

Van Allsburg, Chris.

1986 WINNER. A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

Saint George and the dragon :  a golden legend Juvenile Book Saint George and the dragon : a golden legend

Hodges, Margaret.
J 398.2 HODGES

1985 WINNER. Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.

The glorious flight :  across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, July 25, 1909 book The glorious flight : across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, July 25, 1909

Provensen, Alice.
E 629.13 PROVENS

1984 WINNER. A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which crossed the English Channel in thirty-seven minutes in the early 1900's.

Shadow Juvenile Book Shadow

Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961.
J 841.912 CENDRAR

1983 WINNER. Free verse evocation of the eerie, shifting images of Shadow which represents the beliefs and ghosts of the past and is brought to life wherever there is light, fire, and a storyteller.

Jumanji book Jumanji

Van Allsburg, Chris.

1982 WINNER. Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

Fables book Fables

Lobel, Arnold.

1981 WINNER. Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.

Ox-cart man book Ox-cart man

Hall, Donald, 1928-

1980 WINNER. Describes the day-to-day life throughout the changing seasons of an early 19th-century New England family.

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