Caldecott Medal Winners

A list of Caldecott Medal winners, given by the American Library Association each year to the best illustrated book, from 1938 to the present.
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The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the best illustrated American picture book for children. The award is named in honor of Randolph Caldecott, a nineteenth-century British illustrator.

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


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