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Randolph Caldecott Award Winners


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Winning and honor Caldecott books are selected by an elected committee of librarians. The award, first presented in 1938,
is given annually to "the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children." (ALSC: The Randolph Caldecott Medal)


* indicates winning title

2014
* Locomotive - Brian Floca
Journey - Aaron Becker
Flora and the Flamingo - Molly Idle
Mr. Wuffles! - David Wiesner

2013
* This Is Not My Hat - Jon Klassen
Creepy Carrots! - Peter Brown, illus. Aaron Reynolds, text
Extra Yarn - Jon Klassen, illus. Mac Barnett, text
Green - Laura Vaccaro Seeger
One Cool Friend - David Small, illus. Toni Buzzeo, text
Sleep Like a Tiger - Pamela Zagarenski, illus. Mary Logue, text

2012
* A Ball for Daisy - Chris Raschka
Blackout - John Rocco
Grandpa Green - Lane Smith
Me ... Jane - Patrick McDonnell

2011
* A Sick Day for Amos McGee - Erin E. Stead, illus. Philip C. Stead, text
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave - Bryan Collier, illus. Laban Carrick Hill, text
Interrupting Chicken - David Ezra Stein

2010
* The Lion & the Mouse - Jerry Pinkney
All the World - Marla Frazee, illus. Liz Garton Scanlon, text
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year In Colors - Pamela Zagarenski, illus. Joyce Sidman, text

2009
* The House In the Night - Beth Krommes, illus. Susan Marie Swanson, text
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever - Marla Frazee
How I Learned Geography - Uri Shulevitz
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams - Melissa Sweet, illus. Jen Bryant, text

2008
* The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
Henry's Freedom Box - Kadir Nelson, illus. Ellen Levine, text
First the Egg - Laura Vaccaro Seeger
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain - Peter Sís
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity - Mo Willems

2007
* Flotsam - David Wiesner
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet - David McLimans
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom - Kadir Nelson, illus. Carole Boston Weatherford, text

2006
* The Hello, Goodbye Window - Chris Raschka, illus. Norton Juster, text
Rosa - Bryan Collier, illus. Nikki Giovanni, text
Zen Shorts - Jon J. Muth
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride - Marjorie Priceman
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems - Beckie Prange, illus. Joyce Sidman, text

2005
* Kitten's First Full Moon - Kevin Henkes
The Red Book - Barbara Lehman
Coming On Home Soon - E. B. Lewis, illus. Jacqueline Woodson, text
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale - Mo Willems

2004
* The Man Who Walked Between the Towers - Mordicai Gerstein
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed - Margaret Chodos-Irvine
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? - Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - Mo Willems

2003
* My Friend Rabbit - Eric Rohmann
The Spider and the Fly - Tony DiTerlizzi, illus. Mary Howitt, text
Hondo & Fabian - Peter McCarty
Noah's Ark - Jerry Pinkney

2002
* The Three Pigs - David Wiesner
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins - Brian Selznick, illus. Barbara Kerley, text
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Bryan Collier, illus. Doreen Rappaport, text
The Stray Dog - Marc Simont

2001
* So You Want to be President? - David Small, illus. Judith St. George, text
Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 - Christopher Bing, illus. Ernest Lawrence Thayer, text
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type - Betsy Lewin, illus. Doreen Cronin, text
Olivia - Ian Falconer

2000
* Joseph Had a Little Overcoat - Simms Taback
A Child's Calendar - Trina Schart Hyman, illus. John Updike, text
Sector 7 - David Wiesner
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry - Molly Bang
The Ugly Duckling - Jerry Pinkney, illus. Hans Christian Andersen, text (adapted by Jerry Pinkney)

1999
* Snowflake Bentley - Mary Azarian, illus. Jacqueline Briggs Martin, text
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and the Orchestra - Brian Pinkney, illus. Andrea Davis Pinkney, text
No, David! - David Shannon
Snow - Uri Shulevitz
Tibet Through the Red Box - Peter Sís

1998
* Rapunzel - Paul O. Zelinsky
The Gardener - David Small, illus. Sarah Stewart, text
Harlem - Christopher Myers, illus. Walter Dean Myers, text
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Simms Taback

1997
* Golem - David Wisniewski
Hush! A Thai Lullaby - Holly Meade, illus. Minfong Ho, text
The Graphic Alphabet - David Pelletier
The Paperboy - Dav Pilkey
Starry Messenger - Peter Sís

1996
* Officer Buckle and Gloria - Peggy Rathmann
Alphabet City - Stephen T. Johnson
Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin - Marjorie Priceman, illus. Lloyd Moss, text
The Faithful Friend - Brian Pinkney, illus. Robert D. San Souci, text
Tops & Bottoms - Janet Stevens

1995
* Smoky Night - David Diaz, illus. Eve Bunting, text
John Henry - Jerry Pinkney, illus. Julius Lester, text
Swamp Angel - Paul O. Zelinsky, illus. Anne Isaacs, text
Time Flies - Eric Rohmann

1994
* Grandfather's Journey - Allen Say
Peppe the Lamplighter - Ted Lewin, illus. Elisa Bartone, text
In the Small, Small Pond - Denise Fleming
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest - Gerald McDermott
Owen - Kevin Henkes
Yo! Yes? - Chris Raschka

1993
* Mirette On the High Wire - Emily Arnold McCully
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales - Lane Smith, illus. Jon Scieszka, text
Seven Blind Mice - Ed Young
Working Cotton - Carole Byard, illus. Sherley Anne Williams, text

1992
* Tuesday - David Wiesner
Tar Beach - Faith Ringgold

1991
* Black and White - David Macaulay
Puss In Boots - Fred Marcellino, illus. Charles Perrault, text (translated by Malcolm Arthur)
"More More More," Said the Baby: Three Love Stories - Vera B. Williams

1990
* Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China - Ed Young
Bill Peet: An Autobiography - Bill Peet
Color Zoo - Lois Ehlert
The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South - Jerry Pinkney, illus. Robert D. San Souci, text
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins - Trina Schart Hyman, illus. Eric Kimmel, text

1989
* Song and Dance Man - Stephen Gammell, illus. Karen Ackerman, text
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap - Allen Say, illus. Diane Snyder, text
Free Fall - David Wiesner
Goldilocks and the Three Bears - James Marshall
Mirandy and Brother Wind - Jerry Pinkney, illus. Patricia C. McKissack, text

1988
* Owl Moon - John Schoenherr, illus. Jane Yolen, text
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale - John Steptoe

1987
* Hey, Al - Richard Egielski, illus. Arthur Yorinks, text
The Village of Round and Square Houses - Ann Grifalconi
Alphabetics - Suse MacDonald
Rumpelstiltskin - Paul O. Zelinsky

1986
* The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg
The Relatives Came - Stephen Gammell, illus. Cynthia Rylant, text
King Bidgood's In the Bathtub - Don Wood, illus. Audrey Wood, text

1985
* Saint George and the Dragon - Trina Schart Hyman, illus. Margaret Hodges, text
Hansel and Gretel - Paul O. Zelinsky, illus. Rika Lesser, text
Have You Seen My Duckling? - Nancy Tafuri
The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend - John Steptoe

1984
* The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot - Alice & Martin Provensen
Little Red Riding Hood - Trina Schart Hyman
Ten, Nine, Eight - Molly Bang

1983
* Shadow - Marcia Brown, illus. and translator (original French text by Blaise Cendrars)
A Chair for My Mother - Vera B. Williams
When I Was Young In the Mountains - Diane Goode, illus. Cynthia Rylant, text

1982
* Jumanji - Chris Van Allsburg
Where the Buffaloes Begin - Stephen Gammell, illus. Olaf Baker, text
On Market Street - Anital Lobel, illus. Arnold Lobel, text
Outside Over There - Maurice Sendak
A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers - Alice & Martin Provensen, illus. Nancy Willard, text

1981
* Fables - Arnold Lobel
The Bremen-Town Musicians - Ilse Plume
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher - Molly Bang
Mice Twice - Joseph Low
Truck - Donald Crews

1980
* Ox-Cart Man - Barbara Cooney, illus. Donald Hall, text
Ben's Trumpet - Rachel Isadora
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi - Chris Van Allsburg
The Treasure - Uri Shulevitz

1979
* The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses - Paul Goble
Freight Train - Donald Crews
The Way to Start a Day - Peter Parnall, illus. Byrd Baylor, text

1978
* Noah's Ark - Peter Spier
Castle - David Macaulay
It Could Always Be Worse - Margot Zemach

1977
* Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions - Leo & Diane Dillon, illus. Margaret Musgrove, text
The Amazing Bone - William Steig
The Contest - Nonny Hogrogrian
Fish for Supper - M.B. Goffstein
The Golem: A Jewish Legend - Beverly Brodsky McDermott
Hawk, I'm Your Brother - Peter Parnall, illus. Byrd Baylor, text

1976
* Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears - Leo & Diane Dillon, illus. Verna Aardema, text
The Desert is Theirs - Peter Parnall, illus. Byrd Baylor, text
Strega Nona - Tomie de Paola

1975
* Arrow to the Sun - Gerald McDermott
Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book - Tom Feelings, illus. Muriel Feelings, text

1974
* Duffy and the Devil - Margot Zemach, illus. Harve Zemach, text
Three Jovial Huntsmen - Susan Jeffers
Cathedral - David Macaulay

1973
* The Funny Little Woman - Blair Lent, illus. Arlene Mosel, text
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti - Gerald McDermott
Hosie's Alphabet - Leonard Baskin, illus. Tobias Hosea & Lisa Baskin, text
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Nancy Ekholm Burkert, illus. Randall Jarrell, text
When Clay Sings - Tom Bahti, illus. Byrd Baylor, text

1972
* One Fine Day - Nonny Hogrogian
Hildilid's Night - Arnold Lobel, illus. Cheli Durán Ryan, text
If All the Seas Were One Sea - Janina Domanska
Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book - Tom Feelings, illus. Muriel Feelings, text

1971
* A Story A Story - Gail E. Haley
The Angry Moon - Blair Lent, illus. William Sleator, text
Frog and Toad Are Friends - Arnold Lobel
In the Night Kitchen - Maurice Sendak

1970
* Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - William Steig
Goggles! - Ezra Jack Keats
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse - Leo Lionni
Pop Corn & Ma Goodness - Robert Andrew Parker, illus. Edna Mitchell Preston, text
Thy Friend, Obadiah - Brinton Turkle
The Judge: An Untrue Tale - Margot Zemach, illus. Harve Zemach, text

1969
* The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship - Uri Shulevitz, illus. Arthur Ransome, text
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky - Blair Lent, illus. Elphinstone Dayrell, text

1968
* Drummer Hoff - Ed Emberley, illus. Barbara Emberley, text
Frederick - Leo Lionni
Seashore Story - Taro Yashima
The Emperor and the Kite - Ed Young, illus. Jane Yolen, text

1967
* Sam, Bangs & Moonshine - Evaline Ness
One Wide River to Cross - Ed Emberley, illus. Barbara Emberley, text

1966
* Always Room for One More - Nonny Hogrogian, illus. Sorche Nic Leodhas, text
Hide and Seek Frog - Roger Duvoisin, illus. Alvin Tresselt, text
Just Me - Marie Hall Ets
Tom Tit Tot - Evaline Ness

1965
* May I Bring a Friend? - Beni Montresor, illus. Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, text
Rain Makes Applesauce - Marvin Bileck, illus. Julian Scheer, text
The Wave - Blair Lent, illus. Margaret Hodges, text
A Pocketful of Cricket - Evaline Ness, illus. Rebecca Caudill, text

1964
* Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
Swimmy - Leo Lionni
All the Morning Early - Evaline Ness, illus. Sorche Nic Leodhas, text
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes - Philip Reed

1963
* The Snowy Day - Ezra Jack Keats
The Sun Is a Golden Earring - Bernarda Bryson, illus. Natalia M. Belting, text
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present - Maurice Sendak, illus. Charlotte Zolotow, text

1962
* Once a Mouse ... - Marcia Brown
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night: An Old Song - Peter Spier
Little Bear's Visit - Maurice Sendak, illus. Else H. Minarik, text
The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up - Adrienne Adams, illus. Alice E. Goudey, text

1961
* Baboushka and the Three Kings - Nicolas Sidjakov, illus. Ruth Robbins, text
Inch by Inch - Leo Lionni

1960
* Nine Days to Christmas - Marie Hall Ets, illus. Marie Hall Ets & Aurora Labastida, text
Houses from the Sea - Adrienne Adams, illus. Alice E. Goudey, text
The Moon Jumpers - Maurice Sendak, illus. Janice May Udry, text

1959
* Chanticleer and the Fox - Barbara Cooney
The House the Jack Built: La Maison Que Jacque A Batie - Antonio Frasconi
What Do You Say, Dear? - Maurice Sendak, illus. Sesyle Joslin, text
Umbrella - Taro Yashima

1958
* Time of Wonder - Robert McCloskey
Fly High, Fly Low - Don Freeman
Anatole and the Cat - Paul Galdone, illus. Eve Titus, text

1957
* A Tree Is Nice - Marc Simont, illus. Janice Udry, text
Mr. Penny's Race Horse - Marie Hall Ets
1 is One - Tasha Tudor
Anatole - Paul Galdone, illus. Eve Titus, text
Gillespie and the Guards - James Daugherty, illus. Benjamin Elkin, text
Lion - William Pène du Bois

1956
* Frog Went A-Courtin' - Feodor Rojankovsky, illus. John Langstaff, text
Play With Me - Marie Hall Ets
Crow Boy - Taro Yashima

1955
* Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper - Marcia Brown, illus. and translator (original French text by Charles Perrault)
Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes - Marguerite de Angeli
Wheel On the Chimney - Tibor Gergley, illus. Margaret Wise Brown, text
The Thanksgiving Story - Helen Sewell, illus. Alice Dalgliesh, text

1954
* Madeline's Rescue - Ludwig Bemelmans
Journey Cake, Ho! - Robert McCloskey, illus. Ruth Sawyer, text
When Will the World Be Mine? - Jean Charlot, illus. Miriam Schlein, text
The Steadfast Tin Soldier - Marcia Brown, illus. Hans Christian Andersen, text (translated by M.R. James)
A Very Special House - Maurice Sendak, illus. Ruth Krauss, text
Green Eyes - A. Birnbaum

1953
* The Biggest Bear - Lynd Ward
Puss in Boots - Marcia Brown, illus. and translator (original French text by Charles Perrault)
One Morning in Maine - Robert McCloskey
Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals - Fritz Eichenberg
The Storm Book - Margaret Bloy Graham, illus. Charlotte Zolotow, text
Five Little Monkeys - Juliet Kepes

1952
* Finders Keepers - Nicolas, illus. Will, text
Mr. T.W. Anthony Woo - Marie Hall Ets
Skipper John's Cook - Marcia Brown
All Falling Down - Margaret Bloy Graham, illus. Gene Zion, text
Bear Party - William Pène du Bois
Feather Mountain - Elizabeth Olds

1951
* The Egg Tree - Katherine Milhous
Dick Whittington and His Cat - Marcia Brown
The Two Reds - Nicolas, illus. Will, text
If I Ran the Zoo - Dr. Seuss
The Most Wonderful Doll In the World - Helen Stone, illus. Phyllis McGinley, text
T-Bone, the Baby Sitter - Clare Turlay Newberry

1950
* Song of the Swallows - Leo Politi
America's Ethan Allen - Lynd Ward, illus. Stewart Holbrook, text
The Wild Birthday Cake - Hildegard Woodward, illus. Lavinia R. Davis, text
The Happy Day - Marc Simont, illus. Ruth Krauss, text
Bartholomew and the Oobleck - Dr. Seuss
Henry Fisherman - Marcia Brown

1949
* The Big Snow - Berta & Elmer Hader
Blueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskey
All Around the Town - Helen Stone, illus Phyllis McGinley, text
Juanita - Leo Politi
Fish in the Air - Kurt Wiese

1948
* White Snow, Bright Snow - Roger Duvoisin, illus. Alvin Tresselt, text
Stone Soup - Marcia Brown
McElligot's Pool - Dr. Seuss
Bambino the Clown - Georges Schrieber
Roger and the Fox - Hildegard Woodward, illus. Lavinia R. Davis, text
Song of Robin Hood - Virginia Lee Burton, illus. Anne Malcolmson, text

1947
* The Little Island - Leonard Weisgard, illus. Golden MacDonald, text
Rain Drop Splash - Leonard Weisgard, illus. Alvin Tresselt, text
Boats on the River - Jay Hyde Barnum, illus. Marjorie Flack, text
Timothy Turtle - Tony Palazzo, illus. Al Graham, text
Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street - Leo Politi
Sing in Praise: A Collection of the Best Loved Hymns - Marjorie Torrey, illus. (hymns selected by Opal Wheeler)

1946
* The Rooster Crows - Maude & Miska Petersham
Little Lost Lamb - Leonard Weisgard, illus. Golden MacDonald, text
Sing Mother Goose - Marjorie Torrey, illus. Opal Wheeler, music
My Mother Is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World - Ruth Gannett, illus. Becky Reyher, text
You Can Write Chinese - Kurt Wiese

1945
* Prayer for a Child - Elizabeth Orton Jones, illus. Rachel Field, text
Mother Goose - Tasha Tudor
In the Forest - Marie Hall Ets
Yonie Wondernose - Marguerite de Angeli
The Christmas Anna Angel - Kate Seredy, illus. Ruth Sawyer, text

1944
* Many Moons - Louis Slobodkin, illus. James Thurber, text
Small Rain: Verses From the Bible - Elizabeth Orton Jones, illus. (verses selected by Jessie Orton Jones)
Pierre Pigeon - Arnold E. Bare, illus. Lee Kingman, text
The Mighty Hunter - Berta & Elmer Hader
A Child's Good Night Book - Jean Charlot, illus. Margaret Wise Brown, text
Good-Luck Horse - Plato Chan, illus. Chih-Yi Chan, text

1943
* The Little House - Virginia Lee Burton
Dash and Dart - Mary & Conrad Buff
Marshmallow - Clare Turlay Newberry

1942
* Make Way for Ducklings - Robert McCloskey
An American ABC - Maud & Miska Petersham
In My Mother's House - Velino Herrera, illus. Ann Nolan Clark, text
Paddle-To-the-Sea - Holling C. Holling
Nothing at All - Wanda Gág

1941
* They Were Strong and Good - Robert Lawson
April's Kittens - Clare Turlay Newberry

1940
* Abraham Lincoln - Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Cock-a-Doodle Doo - Berta & Elmer Hader
Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans
The Ageless Story - Lauren Ford

1939
* Mei Li - Thomas Handforth
Andy and the Lion - James Daughtery
Barkis - Clare Turlay Newberry
The Forest Pool - Laura Adams Armer
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Wanda Gág
Wee Gillis - Robert Lawson, illus. Munro Leaft, text

1938
* Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book - Dorothy P. Lathrop, illus. (text selected by Helen Dean Fish)
Four and Twenty Blackbirds - Robert Lawson, illus. (compiled by Helen Dean Fish)
Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale - Boris Artzybasheff





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