Caldecott Medal recipients

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children published that year.


Year     Author                   Book
* 1938: Dorothy P. Lathrop                         Animals of the Bible
* 1939: Thomas Handforth                           Mei Li
* 1940: Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire        Abraham LincolnSearch our catalog
* 1941: Robert Lawson,                               They Were Strong and Good
* 1942: Robert McCloskey,                         Make Way for Ducklings
* 1943: Virginia Lee Burton,                         The Little House
* 1944: Louis Slobodkin,                             Many Moons
* 1945: Elizabeth Orton Jones,                     Prayer for a Child
* 1946: Maud and Miska Petersham,           The Rooster Crows
* 1947: Leonard Weisgard,                          The Little Island
* 1948: Roger Duvoisin,                               White Snow, Bright Snow
* 1949: Berta and Elmer Hader,                   The Big Snow
* 1950: Leo Politi,                                        Song of the Swallows
* 1951: Katherine Milhous,                           The Egg Tree
* 1952: Nicholas Mordvinoff,                       Finders Keepers
* 1953: Lynd Ward,                                     The Biggest Bear
* 1954: Ludwig Bemelmans,                         Madeline's Rescue
* 1955: Marcia Brown,                                 Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper
* 1956: Feodor Rojankovsky,                       Frog Went A-Courtin'
* 1957: Marc Simont,                                    A Tree is Nice
* 1958: Robert McCloskey,                         Time of Wonder
* 1959: Barbara Cooney,                             Chanticleer and the Fox
* 1960: Marie Hall Ets,                                 Nine Days to ChristmasSearch our catalog
* 1961: Nicolas Sidjakov,                             Baboushka and the Three Kings
* 1962: Marcia Brown,                                 Once a Mouse
* 1963: Ezra Jack Keats,                              The Snowy Day
* 1964: Maurice Sendak,                              Where the Wild Things Are
* 1965: Beni Montresor,                               May I Bring a Friend?
* 1966: Nonny Hogrogian,                            Always Room for One More
* 1967: Evaline Ness,                                    Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine
* 1968: Ed Emberley,                                    Drummer Hoff
* 1969: Uri Shulevitz,                                     The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
* 1970: William Steig,                                    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
* 1971: Gail E. Haley,                                    A Story a Story
* 1972: Nonny Hogrogian,                             One Fine Day
* 1973: Blair Lent,                                         The Funny Little Woman
* 1974: Margot Zemach,                                Duffy and the Devil
* 1975: Gerald McDermott,                           Arrow to the Sun
* 1976: Leo and Diane Dillon,                        Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
* 1977: Leo and Diane Dillon,                        Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions
* 1978: Peter Spier,                                       Noah's Ark
* 1979: Paul Goble,                                       The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
* 1980: Barbara Cooney,                               Ox-Cart Man
* 1981: Arnold Lobel,                                    Fables
* 1982: Chris Van Allsburg,                            Jumanji
* 1983: Marcia Brown,                                   Shadow
* 1984: Alice and Martin Provensen,               The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot
* 1985: Trina Schart Hyman,                           Saint George and the Dragon
* 1986: Chris Van Allsburg,                             The Polar Express
* 1987: Richard Egielski,                                 Hey, Al
* 1988: John Schoenherr,                                Owl Moon
* 1989: Stephen Gammell,                               Song and Dance Man
* 1990: Ed Young,                                          Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
* 1991: David Macaulay,                                 Black and White
* 1992: David Wiesner,                                   Tuesday
* 1993: Emily Arnold McCully,                        Mirette on the High WireSearch our catalog
* 1994: Allen Say,                                           Grandfather's Journey
* 1995: David Diaz,                                         Smoky Night
* 1996: Peggy Rathmann,                                Officer Buckle and Gloria
* 1997: David Wisniewski,                              Golem
* 1998: Paul O. Zelinsky,                                Rapunzel
* 1999: Mary Azarian,                                    Snowflake Bentley
* 2000: Simms Taback,                                  Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
* 2001: David Small,                                      So You Want to Be President?
* 2002: David Wiesner,                                  The Three Pigs
* 2003: Eric Rohmann,                                   My Friend Rabbit
* 2004: Mordicai Gerstein,                             The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
* 2005: Kevin Henkes,                                   Kitten's First Full Moon
* 2006: Chris Raschka,                                  The Hello, Goodbye Window
* 2007: David Wiesner,                                 Flotsam
* 2008: Brian Selznick                                    The Invention of Hugo Cabret
*2009: Susan Marie Swanson                         The House in the Night
*2010: Jerry Pinkney                                      The Lion and the Mouse
*2011: Philip C. Stead                                   A Sick Day for Amos McGee
*2012: Chris Raschka                                    A Ball for Daisy                                                                                                                                                   *2013: John Klassen                                      This is Not My Hat                                                                                                                                                   *2014: Brian Floca                                         Locomotive

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