Caldecott Award Winners
The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children," beginning with 1937 publications. It is awarded to the illustrator by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The award is named for Randolph Caldecott, a nineteenth-century English illustrator.
Caldecott Award Winners
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2014 - Locomotive by Brian Floca - Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.
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The 2014 Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: Locomotive by Brian Floca
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2013 - This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen - 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.
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2012 - A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka - A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost.
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2012 Caldecott Medal Winner: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.)
A Ball for Daisy - Chris Raschka (author and illustrator) - An adorable, wordless picture book about a dog's favorite toy, a red ball, and what happens after it's accidentally popped by another dog. (Caldecott Medal Winner 2012)
Here's a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Caldecott winner 2012.
2011 - A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip. C. Stead - Zookeeper Amos McGee always makes time to visit his friends who live at the zoo until the day he stays home because he is sick.
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One of the best kids' books I've ever read.
A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee [Hardcover Book and Audio CD Set] by Philip C. Stead, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0545448093/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Kxzesb0S51CMC
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip and Erin Stead - Caldecott Medal Winner 2011
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead. (Picture Books list) Find this under E STE.
2010 - The Lion & The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney - In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even a small creature is capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.
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The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney. Awarded the Caldecott Medal: Most distinguished American picture book for Children ( 2010)
This is from the childrens' book with my favorite illustrations, "The Lion and the Mouse" and won a Caldecott for Jerry Pinkney.
2009 - The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson - Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.
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Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light. Caldecott Medal Winner, 2009. A Junior Library Guild selection
2009. The House in the Night , illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson MM-CPSD Picture Book J PB SWANSON Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.
2009: Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light, in a bedtime book for youngsters that names nighttime things, such as a bed and the moon.
2008 - The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick - When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, 2008 Caldecott Medal Winner - Great children's book that is fun for the family to read together
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick D.C.F. Award 2008-09 Great book that is about half pictures and involves authentic images of old-fashioned automatons (old-time robots). Hugo is an orphan living in a Paris train station and running all the clocks in the walls, in 1931. Well worth reading even if you've already seen the movie, and if you haven't seen the movie, it's a great one after you've read the book. Grades 4 and up.
2007 - Flotsam by David Wiesner - The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.
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Flotsam by David Wiesner- wordless picture book, Caldecott Medal winner.
Flotsam by David Wiesner! Beautifully illustrated and imaginative! If you are into wonderful children's book illustrations, anything by Wiesner will do!
Flotsam is a wordless picture book about a boy who finds a Brownie style camera washed up at the beach. He takes the camera to a camera store and has the film developed. The photographs reveal a magical under sea world and a glimpse at generations past in the final photograph.
Flotsam: David Wiesner Early Childhood Book: Wordless Book Caldecott Medal winner
2006 - The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster - A little girl describes the magic kitchen window in her grandparents' home.
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The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster, Chris Raschka; Caldecott Children’s Book Award Winner of the 21st Century
2006. The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton Juster MM-CPSD Picture Book J PB JUSTER A little girl loves going to her Nanna and Poppy's house because their kitchen window is a magical portal to a world of discovery and imagination, in a delightful story that celebrates childhood and the love of family.
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster, illustrated by Chris Raschka. 2006 Caldecott Medal winner. The exciting moments of a young girl's life seen through her favorite window.
2005 - Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes - When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
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$17.99 - Theres a full moon tonight!In this beautiful picture book, winner of the 2005 Caldecott Medal, Kevin Henkes, captures the sweet, sometimes slapstick struggle of Kitten, who sees her first full moon and thinks it?s a bowl of milk in the sky.rrAny child who has yearned for anything will understand how much Kitten wants that elusive bowl of milk. Readers will giggle as she tries to lick the faraway moon and gets a bug on her tongue, or leaps to catch it and falls down the stair...
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes - Recommended Common Core for reading aloud to kindergartners.
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2004 - The Man who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein - A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein. 2004 Caldecott Medal winner. The story of Philippe Petit and his tightrope walk between the twin towers
The man who walked between the towers, by Mordicai Gerstein. (Roaring Brook Press, 2003). A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers -- "In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat." Grade Level: K-3
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2003 - My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann - 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.
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My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann; Caldecott Children’s Book Award Winner of the 21st Century
My Friend Rabbit - Eric Rohmann (author & illustrator) - Enjoyed this funny story about two friends and a toy in this book illustrated with bold relief prints and watercolors! (Caldecott Award Winner, 2003)
My Friend Rabbit. When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive prints.
2003 Caldecott Medal Winner: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
2002 - The Three Pigs by David Wiesner - 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.
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The Three Pigs by David Wiesner. Caldecott Winner. I loved this book! It's so great that there are different versions of the three little pigs. This book could be used as a creative writing, critical thinking, or compare and contrast. I had my 12 year old brother read this book and he loved it.
The Three Pigs : David Wiesner has created many excellent children’s books, and this tale is one of them. Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs, but this time, a different approach has been taken. This time, the pigs escape the wolf and find themselves in another world entirely. It is here they meet other nursery rhyme and fantasy creatures such as a dragon, the cat and the fiddle, and more.
"The Three Pigs" by David Wiesner starts off with the original story of the wolf blowing down the pigs' houses made of straw, sticks, and brick. However, then the pigs go on a magical adventure to escape the wolf and even themselves in the middle of other traditional picture books. Ages 4-8.
2001 - So You Want to be President? by Judith St. George - Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.
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So you want to be president? by Judith St. George. Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. WALSH JUVENILE E176.1 .S74
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. Caldecott Medal Winner, 2001
This book is a witty and quirky look at the history of our presidents. Bringing a little humor to the history lesson, and wonderful illustrations making it the 2001 Caldecott Winner. Call number: E176.1 .S699 2000.
2000 - Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback -A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.
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A Caldecott honor picture book that teaches kids that they can always make something out of nothing. Joseph had an old overcoat filled with holes. Kids can guess what he makes from the old overcoat each time they turn the page.
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback When Joseph’s coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. When that wore out, he changed it again. This beautiful book illustrates resourcefulness and gratitude and lends itself to a wonderful conversation about wanting what you have and doing your best with it. A simple activity will help you re-purpose or upcycle your own well-worn favorites.
2000 Caldecott Medal Winner: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback (Viking)
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Caldecott Medal Book): Simms Taback: Love this picture book.
1999 - Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin - A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.
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Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. Illustrated by Mary Azarian. Caldecott medal winner 1999.
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1999 Caldecott Award - Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Mary Azarian (Illustrator)
A Caldecott winner and timeless classic, Snowflake Bentley provides opportunities for enjoyment, further investigation, and inspiration for your own photographic explorations.
1998 - Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky - A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress.
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Rapunzel. Picture book by Paul Zelinsky. Zelinsky's illustrations are jewels and all his books are feasts for the eyes.
Rapunzel written and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. Winner in 1998. Where many other illustrators draw, Zelinsky paints. And he does so gorgeously. His retelling of Rapunzel is beautiful to say the least, and he does not shy away from the darker side of the fairy tale. It is just one of those books that glows. Equally fantastic is his Caldecott Honor titles, Rumpelstiltskin and Swamp Angel, both big favorites of mine.
Rapunzel (Caldecott Medal Book - 1998) by Paul O. Zelinsky, Surely among the most original and gifted of children's book illustrators, Paul O. Zelinsky has once again with unmatched emotional authority, control of space, and narrative capability brought forth a unique vision for an age-old tale. Few artists at work today can touch the level at which his paintings tell a story and exert their hold.
Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky - 1998 Caldecott Medal Winner
1997 - Golem by David Wisniewski - A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague.
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1997 Caldecott Winner: Golem by David Wisniewski
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1996 - Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann - 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.
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Officer Buckle & Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book - 1996) by Peggy Rathmann, "Besides the beguiling story, the affable illustrations of the smiling Gloria, the accidental mayhem in the background, and the myriad safety tips -- such as 'always pull the toothpick out of your sandwhich' and 'never lick a stop sign in the winter' -- add to the enjoyment. A glorious picture book." -- The Horn Book
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1995 - Smoky Night by Eve Bunting - 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.
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Picture books offer a unique opportunity for children to develop visual literacy because they are able to return to the visual images in books to explore, reflect, and critique those images. As children explore illustrations and develop the ability to read images, they will attain deeper meanings from literature and an awareness of how visual images are used in their own meaning making. With some guidance, children will learn that illustrations can be “seen” in different ways.
1995 Caldecott Award - Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, David Diaz (Illustrator)
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by David Diaz - Caldecott Winner
1995 Caldecott Medal Winner: Smoky Night , illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting (Harcourt)
1994 - Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say - 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.
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Grandfather's Journey: One of my all time favorite books of children's literature.
Grandfather's Journey - investigate forms of transportation that the pioneer people used. Caldecott award. one of my favorite children's books!
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say: A tale of one man’s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places. I loved this book as a child. I haven't read it in 20 years but still know the story
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say. $7.99. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailp/dpyvf/0y5v4f7j0s7m6j8p00x.html. Author: Allen Say. Publisher: Sandpiper; Reprint edition (October 27, 2008). Publication Date: October 27, 2008. Recommended for Ages 4 and up. A picture book masterpiece from Caldecott medal winner Allen Say now available in paperback!Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first...
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1993 - Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully - 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.
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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.
1992 - Tuesday by David Wiesner - Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.
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Winner of a Caldecott Medal Award and also one of the ALA Children’s Book titles, this is one that will become a favorite from the first time you read it. David Wiesner has used more imagination than anything else with this story that is more pictures than words. With the colorful and vibrant illustrations, you can ‘read’ the book by looking at the pictures. Frogs are the focus, enjoying themselves as only frogs can, on lily pads, in the swamp, and into town, the frogs are out to have fun. That is until morning comes. Tuesday night is their time and enjoying this book with a little one may make it your time too.
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Tuesday by David Wiesner. Caldecott Medal Award winner. In this wordless picture book, frogs rise up on their lilypads, float through the air, and explore their neighbors' houses.
Tuesday by David Wiesner. Wordless Book. In this book everyone goes to sleep and frogs from a pond lift up off their lily pas and fly to a nearby town. The frogs do many things throughout the night and the next morning lily pads are all over the town.
tuesday by david wiesner This is a wonderful picture book to begin children reading. I started Kindergarten kiddo's off with this book. They are so excited that they can READ!
1991 - Black and White by David Macaulay - 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.
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1991 Caldecott Medal Winner: Black and White by David Macaulay (Houghton)
1990 - Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young - Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.