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Caldecott Winning Books by Year

This page contains a list of the Caldecott medal winners and honor books by year. When titles appear in green, they contain a link to a page with information and activity ideas.

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2000s

2008 Medal Winner: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)
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2007 Medal Winner: Flotsam by David Wiesner (Clarion)
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2006 Medal Winner: The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka and written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua Books/Hyperion Books for Children)
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Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers)
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2004 Medal Winner: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
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2003 Medal Winner: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
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2002 Medal Winner: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)
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2001 Medal Winner: So You Want to Be President? illustrated by David Small, written by Judith St. George (Philomel)
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2000 Medal Winner: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat illustrated by Simms Taback (Viking)
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The 1990s

1999 Medal Winner: Snowflake Bentley Illustrated by Mary Azarian, text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton)
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1998 Medal Winner: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)
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1997 Medal Winner: Golem by David Wisniewski (Clarion)
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1996 Medal Winner:  Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)
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1995 Medal Winner: Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; written by Eve Bunting (Harcourt)
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1994 Medal Winner:  Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say; edited by Walter Lorraine (Houghton)
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1993 Medal Winner: Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)
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1992 Medal Winner: Tuesday by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
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1991 Medal Winner: Black and White by David Macaulay (Houghton)
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1990 Medal Winner: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young (Philomel)
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The 1980s

1989 Medal Winner: Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; written by Karen Ackerman (Knopf)
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1988 Medal Winner: Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; written by Jane Yolen (Philomel)
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1987 Medal Winner: Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; written by Arthur Yorinks (Farrar)
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1986 Medal Winner: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
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1985 Medal Winner: Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; written by retold by Margaret Hodges (Little, Brown)
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1984 Medal Winner: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen (Viking)
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1983 Medal Winner: Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown
Original text in French: Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)
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1982 Medal Winner: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
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1981 Medal Winner: Fables by Arnold Lobel (Harper)
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1980 Medal Winner: Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; written by Donald Hall (Viking)
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The 1970s

1979 Medal Winner: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble (Bradbury)
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1978 Medal Winner: Noah's Ark by Peter Spier (Doubleday)
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1977 Medal Winner: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; written by Margaret Musgrove (Dial)
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1976 Medal Winner: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; written by retold by Verna Aardema (Dial)
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1975 Medal Winner: Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott (Viking)
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1974 Medal Winner: Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach (Farrar)
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1973 Medal Winner: The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent; written by retold by Arlene Mosel (Dutton)
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1972 Medal Winner: One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Macmillan)
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1971 Medal Winner: A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley (Atheneum)
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1970 Medal Winner: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (Windmill Books)
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The 1960s

 

1969 Medal Winner: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; written by retold by Arthur Ransome (Farrar)
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1968 Medal Winner: Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley; written by adapted by Barbara Emberley (Prentice-Hall)
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1967 Medal Winner: Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness (Holt)
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1966 Medal Winner: Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; written by Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. [Leclair Alger] (Holt)
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1965 Medal Winner: May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor; written by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (Atheneum)
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1964 Medal Winner: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
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1963 Medal Winner: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)
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1962 Medal Winner: Once a Mouse, retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
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1961 Medal Winner: Baboushka and the Three Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov; written by Ruth Robbins (Parnassus)
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1960 Medal Winner: Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; written by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida (Viking)
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The 1950s

 

1959 Medal Winner: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; written by adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney (Crowell)
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1958 Medal Winner: Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
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1957 Medal Winner: A Tree is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; written by Janice Udry (Harper)
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1956 Medal Winner: Frog Went A-Courtin', illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; written by retold by John Langstaff (Harcourt)
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1955 Medal Winner: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia Brown; written by translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
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1954 Medal Winner: Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)
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1953 Medal Winner: The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward (Houghton)
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1952 Medal Winner: Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); written by Will, pseud. [William Lipkind] (Harcourt)
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1951 Medal Winner: The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous (Scribner)
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1950 Medal Winner: Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi (Scribner)
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The 1940s

1949 Medal Winner: The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader (Macmillan)
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1948 Medal Winner: White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; written by Alvin Tresselt (Lothrop)
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1947 Medal Winner: The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; written by Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown] (Doubleday )
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1946 Medal Winner: The Rooster Crows by Maud & Miska Petersham (Macmillan)
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1945 Medal Winner: Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; written by Rachel Field (Macmillan)
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1944 Medal Winner: Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; written by James Thurber (Harcourt)
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1943 Medal Winner: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton)
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1942 Medal Winner: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
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1941 Medal Winner: They Were Strong and Good, by Robert Lawson (Viking)
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1940 Medal Winner: Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (Doubleday)
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The 1930s

1939 Medal Winner: Mei Li by Thomas Handforth (Doubleday)
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1938 Medal Winner: Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop; written by selected by Helen Dean Fish (Lippincott)
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