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Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

American Library Association, Association for Library Service to Children

Established 1938. A medal presented annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in the United States in the preceding year. The recipient must be a citizen or resident of the United States. There is no limit on the number of Honor Books, and none need be named.

*Caldecott Medal History and Criteria


1999

*Mary Azarian, Snowflake Bentley, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton Mifflin)

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1998

*Rapunzel, retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)

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1997

*Golem, David Wisniewski (Clarion Books)

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1996

*Officer Buckle and Gloria, by Peggy Rathman

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1995

*Smoky Night, ill. by David Diaz (Text: Eve Bunting)

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1994

*Grandfather's Journey, by Allen Say

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1993

*Mirette on the High Wire, by Emily Arnold McCully

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1992

*Tuesday, by David Wiesner

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1991

*Black and White, by David Macaulay

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1990

*Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, by Ed Young

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1989

*Song and Dance Man, ill. by Stephen Gammell (Text: Karen Ackerman)

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1988

*Owl Moon, ill. by John Schoenherr (Text: Jane Yolen)

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1987

*Hey, Al, ill. by Richard Egielski (Text: Arthur Yorinks)

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1986

*The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg

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1985

*Saint George and the Dragon, ill. by Trina Schart Hyman (Text: Margaret Hodges)

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1984

*The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot, by Alice & Martin Provensen

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1983

*Shadow, ill. by Marcia Brown (Text: Blaise Cendrar)

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1982

*Jumanji, by Chris Van Allsburg

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1981

*Fables, by Arnold Lobel

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1980

*Ox-Cart Man, ill. by Barbara Cooney (Text: Donald Hall)

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1979

*The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, by Paul Goble

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1978

*Noah's Ark, by Peter Spier

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1977

*Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, ill. by Leo & Diane Dillon (Text: Margaret Musgrove)

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1976

*Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears : A West African Tale, ill. by Leo Dillon (Text: Verna Aardema)

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1975

*Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale, by Gerald McDermott

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1974

*Duffy and the Devil, ill. by Margot Zemach (Text: Harve Zemach)

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1973

*The Funny Little Woman, ill. by Blair Lent (Text: Arlene Mosel)

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1972

*One Fine Day, by Nonny Hogrogian

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1971

*A Story--A Story, by Gail E. Haley

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1970

*Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, by William Steig

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1969

*The Fool Of The World and the Flying Ship, ill by Uri Shulevitz (Text: Arthur Ransome)

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1968

*Drummer Hoff, ill. by Ed Emberley (Text: Barbara Emberley)

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1967

*Sam, Bangs & Moonshine, by Evaline Ness

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1966

*Always Room For One More, ill. by Nonny Hogrogian (Text: Sorche Nic Leodhas)

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1965

*May I Bring A Friend? ill. by Beni Montresor (Text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers)

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1964

*Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak

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1963

*The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

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1962

*Once A Mouse... by Marcia Brown

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1961

*Baboushka and the Three Kings, ill. by Nicholas Sidjakov (Text: Ruth Robbins)

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1960

*Nine Days to Christmas, ill. by Marie Hall Ets (Text: Marie Hall Ets & Aurora Labastida)

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1959

*Chanticleer and the Fox, ill. by Barbara Cooney (Text: adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer)

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1958

*Time of Wonder, by Robert McCloskey

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1957

*A Tree is Nice, ill. by Marc Simont (Text: Janice Udry)

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1956

*Frog Went A-Courtin', ill. by Feodor Rojankovsky (Text: John Langstaff)

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1955

*Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper, ill. by Marcia Brown (Text: Charles Perrault)

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1954

*Madeline's Rescue, by Ludwig Bemelmans

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1953

*The Biggest Bear, by Lynd Ward

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1952

*Finders Keepers, ill. by Nicolas Mordvinoff (Text: Will Lipkind)

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1951

*The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous

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1950

*Song of the Swallows, by Leo Politi

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1949

*The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader

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1948

*White Snow, Bright Snow, ill. by Roger Duvoisin (Text: Alvin Tresselt)

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1947

*The Little Island, ill. by Leonard Weisgard (Text: Golden MacDonald [Margaret Wise Brown])

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1946

*The Rooster Crows, ill. by Maud & Miska Petersham

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1945

*Prayer for a Child, ill. by Elizabeth Orton Jones (Text: Rachel Field)

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1944

*Many Moons, ill. by Louis Slobodkin (Text: James Thurber)

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1943

*The Little House, by Virginia Lee Burton

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1942

*Make Way for Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey

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1941

*They Were Strong and Good, by Robert Lawson

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1940

*Abraham Lincoln, by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

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1939

*Mei Li, by Thomas Handforth

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1938

*Animals of the Bible, ill. by Dorothy P. Lathrop (Text: Helen Dean Fish)

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