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Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.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




Song and dance man book Song and dance man

Ackerman, Karen, 1951-
E ACKERMA

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.
E YOLEN

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.
E YORINKS

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.
E VAN ALL

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.
E VAN ALL

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.
E LOBEL

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-
E HALL

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




The girl who loved wild horses book The girl who loved wild horses

Goble, Paul.
E GOBLE

1979 WINNER. Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.




Noah's ark book Noah's ark

Spier, Peter.
E 220.9505 SPIER

1978 WINNER. Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood.




Ashanti to Zulu :  African traditions Juvenile Book Ashanti to Zulu : African traditions

Musgrove, Margaret.
J 960 MUSGROV

1977 WINNER. Explains some traditions and customs of twenty-six African tribes beginning with letters from A to Z.




Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears :  a West African tale Juvenile Book Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale

Aardema, Verna.
J 398.2 AARDEMA

1976 WINNER. Reveals the meaning of the mosquito's buzz.




Arrow to the sun :  a Pueblo Indian tale book Arrow to the sun : a Pueblo Indian tale

McDermott, Gerald.
E 398.2 MCDERMO

1975 WINNER. An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men.




Duffy and the devil : a Cornish tale book Duffy and the devil : a Cornish tale

Zemach, Harve.
E 398.2094 ZEMACH

1974 WINNER. The spinning and knitting the devil agrees to do for her win Duffy the Squire's name and a carefree life until it comes time for her to guess the devil's name.




The funny little woman book The funny little woman

Mosel, Arlene.
E 398.2095 MOSEL

1973 WINNER. While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.




One fine day book One fine day

Hogrogian, Nonny.
E 398.245 HOGROGI

1972 WINNER. After the old woman cuts off his tail when he steals her milk, the fox must go through a long series of transactions before she will sew it back on again.




A story, a story :  an African tale book A story, a story : an African tale

Haley, Gail E.
E 398.2096 HALEY

1971 WINNER. Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories."




The fool of the world and the flying ship :  a Russian tale book The fool of the world and the flying ship : a Russian tale

Ransome, Arthur, 1884-1967.
E RANSOME

1969 WINNER. When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.




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