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Caldecott Medal Winners: 1938 to present
By staff writer, Updated: Annually in January since 1938

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Year Award Title Author
2007 WINNER Flotsam Wiesner, David
2007 Honor Book Gone Wild McLimans, David
2007 Honor Book Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Weatherford, Carole Boston
2006 WINNER Hello, Goodbye Window Juster, Norton
2006 Honor Book Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride Priceman, Marjorie
2006 Honor Book Rosa Giovanni, Nikki
2006 Honor Book Song of the Water Boatman: & Other Pond Poems Sidman, Joyce
2006 Honor Book Zen Shorts Muth, Jon J.
2005 Honor Book Coming on Home Soon Woodson, Jacqueline
2005 WINNER Kitten's First Full Moon Henkes, Kevin
2005 Honor Book Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Willems, Mo
2005 Honor Book Red Book Lehman, Barbara
2004 Honor Book Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Willems, Mo
2004 Honor Book Ella Sarah Gets Dressed Chodos-Irvine, Margaret
2004 WINNER Man Who Walked Between the Towers Gerstein, Mordicai
2004 Honor Book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? Jenkins, Steve
2003 WINNER My Friend Rabbit Rohmann, Eric
2003 Honor Book Hondo and Fabian McCarty, Peter
2003 Honor Book Noah’s Ark Pinkney, Jerry
2003 Honor Book Spider and the Fly, The DiTerlizzi, Tony
2002 Honor Book Martin's Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. Rappaport, Doreen
2002 Honor Book Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, The Kerley, Barbara
2002 Honor Book Stray Dog, The Simont, Marc
2002 WINNER Three Pigs, The Wiesner, David
2001 Honor Book Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 Thayer, Ernest Lawrence
2001 Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type Cronin, Doreen
2001 Honor Book Olivia Falconer, Ian
2001 WINNER So You Want to Be President? St George, Judith
2000 Honor Book A Child's Calendar Updike, John
2000 WINNER Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Taback, Simms
2000 Honor Book Sector 7 Wiesner, David
2000 Honor Book Ugly Duckling, The Andersen, Hans Christian
2000 Honor Book When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry... Bang, Molly Garrett
1999 Honor Book Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra Pinkney, Andrea Davis
1999 Honor Book No, David! Shannon, David
1999 Honor Book Snow Shulevitz, Uri
1999 WINNER Snowflake Bentley Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
1999 Honor Book Tibet: Through the Red Box Sis, Peter
1998 Honor Book Harlem Myers, Walter Dean
1998 WINNER Rapunzel Zelinsky, Paul O.
1998 Honor Book Gardener, The Stewart, Sarah
1998 Honor Book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Taback, Simms
1997 WINNER Golem Wisniewski, David
1997 Honor Book Hush!: A Thai Lullaby Ho, Minfong
1997 Honor Book Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei Sis, Peter
1997 Honor Book Graphic Alphabet, The Pelletier, David
1997 Honor Book Paperboy, The Pilkey, Dav
1996 Honor Book Alphabet City Johnson, Stephen T.
1996 WINNER Officer Buckle and Gloria Rathmann, Peggy
1996 Honor Book Faithful Friend, The San Souci, Robert D.
1996 Honor Book Tops & Bottoms Stevens, Janet
1996 Honor Book Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin Moss, Lloyd
1995 Honor Book John Henry Lester, Julius
1995 WINNER Smoky Night Bunting, Eve
1995 Honor Book Swamp Angel Isaacs, Anne
1995 Honor Book Time Flies Rohmann, Eric
1994 WINNER Grandfather's Journey Say, Allen
1994 Honor Book In the Small, Small Pond Fleming, Denise
1994 Honor Book Owen Henkes, Kevin
1994 Honor Book Peppe the Lamplighter Bartone, Elisa
1994 Honor Book Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest McDermott, Gerald
1994 Honor Book Yo! Yes? Raschka, Chris
1993 WINNER Mirette on the High Wire McCully, Emily Arnold
1993 Honor Book Seven Blind Mice Young, Ed
1993 Honor Book Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The Scieszka, Jon
1993 Honor Book Working Cotton Williams, Sherley
1992 Honor Book Tar Beach Ringgold, Faith
1992 WINNER Tuesday Wiesner, David
1991 WINNER Black and White Macaulay, David
1991 Honor Book More More More, said the Baby Williams, Vera B.
1991 Honor Book Puss in Boots Perrault, Charles
1990 Honor Book Bill Peet: An Autobiography Peet, Bill
1990 Honor Book Color Zoo Ehlert, Lois
1990 Honor Book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Kimmel, Eric A.
1990 WINNER Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China Young, Ed
1990 Honor Book Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South, The San Souci, Robert D.
1989 Honor Book Free Fall Wiesner, David
1989 Honor Book Goldilocks and the Three Bears Marshall, James
1989 Honor Book Mirandy and Brother Wind McKissack, Patricia C.
1989 WINNER Song and Dance Man Ackerman, Karen
1989 Honor Book Boy of the Three-Year Nap, The Snyder, Dianne
1988 Honor Book Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale Steptoe, John
1988 WINNER Owl Moon Yolen, Jane
1987 Honor Book Alphabatics MacDonald, Suse
1987 WINNER Hey, Al: Arthur Yorinks Yorinks, Arthur
1987 Honor Book Rumpelstiltskin Zelinsky, Paul O.
1987 Honor Book Village of Round and Square Houses, The Grifalconi, Ann
1986 Honor Book King Bidgood's in the Bathtub Wood, Audrey
1986 WINNER Polar Express, The Van Allsburg, Chris
1986 Honor Book Relatives Came, The Rylant, Cynthia
1985 Honor Book Hansel and Gretel Lesser, Rika
1985 Honor Book Have You Seen My Duckling? Tafuri, Nancy
1985 WINNER Saint George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend Hodges, Margaret
1985 Honor Book Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend, The Steptoe, John
1984 Honor Book Little Red Riding Hood Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl
1984 Honor Book Ten, Nine, Eight Bang, Molly Garrett
1984 WINNER Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, July 25, 1909, The Provensen, Alice
1983 Honor Book A Chair for My Mother Williams, Vera B.
1983 WINNER Shadow Cendrars, Blaise
1983 Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains Rylant, Cynthia
1982 Honor Book A Visit to William Blake's Inn Willard, Nancy
1982 WINNER Jumanji Van Allsburg, Chris
1982 Honor Book On Market Street Lobel, Arnold
1982 Honor Book Outside Over There Sendak, Maurice
1982 Honor Book Where the Buffaloes Begin Baker, Olaf
1981 WINNER Fables Lobel, Arnold
1981 Honor Book Mice Twice: Story & Pictures Low, Joseph
1981 Honor Book Bremen Town Musicians, The Plume, Ilse
1981 Honor Book Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, The Bang, Molly Garrett
1981 Honor Book Truck Crews, Donald
1980 Honor Book Ben's Trumpet Isadora, Rachel
1980 WINNER Ox-Cart Man Hall, Donald
1980 Honor Book Garden of Abdul Gasazi, The Van Allsburg, Chris
1980 Honor Book Treasure, The Shulevitz, Uri
1979 Honor Book Freight Train Crews, Donald
1979 WINNER Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Goble, Paul
1979 Honor Book Way to Start a Day, The Baylor, Byrd
1978 Honor Book Castle Macaulay, David
1978 Honor Book It Could Always Be Worse Zemach, Margot
1978 WINNER Noah's Ark Spier, Peter
1977 WINNER Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions Musgrove, Margaret W.
1977 Honor Book Amazing Bone, The Steig, William
1977 Honor Book Contest, The Hogrogian, Nonny
1976 Honor Book Strega Nona: An Original Tale dePaola, Tomie
1976 Honor Book Desert is Theirs, The Baylor, Byrd
1976 WINNER Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale Aardema, Verna
1975 WINNER Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale McDermott, Gerald
1975 Honor Book Jambo Means Hello Feelings, Muriel L.
1974 Honor Book Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Macaulay, David
1974 WINNER Duffy and the Devil Zemach, Harve
1974 Honor Book Three Jovial Huntsmen: A Mother Goose Rhyme Jeffers, Susan
1973 Honor Book Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti McDermott, Gerald
1973 Honor Book Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Brothers Grimm Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl
1973 WINNER Funny Little Woman, The Mosel, Arlene
1973 Honor Book When Clay Sings Baylor, Byrd
1972 Honor Book Hildilid's Night Ryan, Cheli Duran
1972 Honor Book If All the Seas Were One Sea Domanska, Janina
1972 Honor Book Moja Means One Feelings, Muriel L.
1972 WINNER One Fine Day Hogrogian, Nonny
1971 Honor Book Frog and Toad Are Friends Lobel, Arnold
1971 Honor Book In the Night Kitchen Sendak, Maurice
1971 WINNER Story, a Story Haley, Gail
1970 Honor Book Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse Lionni, Leo
1970 Honor Book Goggles! Keats, Ezra Jack
1970 WINNER Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Steig, William
1970 Honor Book Judge, The Zemach, Harve
1970 Honor Book Thy Friend Obadiah Turkle, Brinton
1969 WINNER Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale, The Ransome, Arthur
1969 Honor Book Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Dayrell, Elphinstone
1968 WINNER Drummer Hoff Emberley, Barbara
1968 Honor Book Frederick Lionni, Leo
1968 Honor Book Emperor and the Kite, The Yolen, Jane
1967 Honor Book One Wide River to Cross Emberley, Barbara
1967 WINNER Sam Bangs and Moonshine Ness, Evaline
1966 WINNER Always Room for One More Leodhas, Sorche Nic
1966 Honor Book Hide and Seek Fog Tresselt, Alvin
1966 Honor Book Just Me Ets, Marie Hall
1966 Honor Book Tom Tit Tot: An English Folk Tale Ness, Evaline
1965 WINNER May I Bring a Friend de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk
1965 Honor Book Pocketful of Cricket Caudill, R.
1965 Honor Book Rain Makes Applesauce Scheer, Julian
1965 Honor Book Wave Hodges, Margaret
1964 Honor Book Swimmy Lionni, Leo
1964 WINNER Where the Wild Things Are Sendak, Maurice
1963 Honor Book Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present Zolotow, Charlotte
1963 WINNER Snowy Day, The Keats, Ezra Jack
1962 Honor Book Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night: An Old Song Spier, Peter
1962 Honor Book Little Bear's Visit Minarik, Elsa Holmelund
1962 WINNER Once a Mouse... Brown, Marcia
1961 WINNER Baboushka and the Three Kings Robbins, Ruth
1961 Honor Book Inch by Inch Lionni, Leo
1960 WINNER Nine Days to Christmas Ets, Marie Hall
1960 Honor Book Moon Jumpers, The Udry, Janice May
1959 WINNER Chanticleer and the Fox Chaucer, Geoffrey
1959 Honor Book Umbrella Yashima, Taro
1959 Honor Book What Do You Say, Dear Joslin, Sesyle
1958 Honor Book Anatole and the Cat Titus, Eve
1958 WINNER Time of Wonder McCloskey, Robert
1957 Honor Book 1 is One Tudor, Tasha
1957 WINNER A Tree is Nice Udry, Janice May
1957 Honor Book Anatole Titus, Eve
1957 Honor Book Lion Du, Bois William
1956 Honor Book Crow Boy Yashima, Taro
1956 WINNER Frog Went A-Courtin' Langstaff, John
1956 Honor Book Play with Me Ets, Marie Hall
1955 Honor Book Book of Nursery Rhymes De Angeli, Marguerite
1955 WINNER Cinderella Perrault, Charles
1955 Honor Book Thanksgiving Story, The Dalgliesh, Alice
1955 Honor Book Wheel on the Chimney Gergely, Tibor
1954 Honor Book A Very Special House Krauss, Ruth
1954 Honor Book Green Eyes Birnbaum, Abe
1954 WINNER Journey Cake, Ho! Sawyer, Ruth
1954 WINNER Madeline's Rescue: Story and Pictures Bemelmans, Ludwig
1953 Honor Book Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals Eichenberg, Fritz
1953 Honor Book One Morning in Maine McCloskey, Robert
1953 Honor Book Puss in Boots Galdone, Paul
1953 Honor Book Storm Book Zolotow, Charlotte
1953 WINNER Biggest Bear, The Ward, Lynd
1952 Honor Book All Falling Down Zion, Gene
1952 Honor Book Bear Party Du Bois, William Paene
1952 WINNER Finders Keepers Will, Nicolas
1951 Honor Book Dick Whittington and His Cat Brown, Marcia
1951 Honor Book If I Ran the Zoo Dr Seuss
1951 WINNER Egg Tree, The Milhous, Katherine
1951 Honor Book Most Wonderful Doll in the World, The McGinley, Phyllis
1950 Honor Book Bartholomew and the Oobleck Dr Seuss
1950 Honor Book Ethan Allen Holbrook, Stewart H.
1950 Honor Book Happy Day, The Krauss, Ruth
1950 WINNER Song of the Swallows, The Politi, Leo
1949 Honor Book Blueberries for Sal McCloskey, Robert
1949 WINNER Big Snow, The Hader, Berta
1948 Honor Book McElligot's Pool Dr Seuss
1948 Honor Book Stone Soup Brown, Marcia
1948 WINNER White Snow Bright Snow Tresselt, Alvin
1947 Honor Book Boats on the River Flack, Marjorie
1947 Honor Book Rain Drop Splash Tresselt, Alvin
1947 WINNER Little Island, The MacDonald, Golden
1947 Honor Book Timothy Turtle Davis, Alice V.
1946 Honor Book My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World Reyher, Becky
1946 Winner Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles, The Petersham, Maud
1945 Honor Book In the Forest: Story and Pictures Ets, Marie Hall
1945 Honor Book Mother Goose: Seventy-Seven Verses with Pictures Tudor, Tasha
1945 Winner Prayer for a Child Field, Rachel
1945 Honor Book Yonie Wondernose De Angeli, Marguerite
1944 Honor Book A Child's Good Night Book Brown, Margaret Wise
1944 Winner Many Moons: I Slobodkin Thurber, James
1943 Honor Book Marshmallow Newberry, Clare Turlay
1943 Winner Little House, The Burton, Virginia Lee
1942 Honor Book In My Mother's House Clark, Nolan Ann
1942 Winner Make Way for Ducklings McCloskey, Robert
1942 Honor Book Nothing at All Gag, Wanda
1942 Honor Book Paddle to the Sea Holling, Holling Clancy
1941 Honor Book April's Kittens Newberry, Clare Turlay
1941 Winner They Were Strong and Good Lawson, Robert
1940 Winner Abraham Lincoln D'Aulaire, Ingri
1940 Honor Book Madeline Bemelmans, Ludwig
1939 Honor Book Andy and the Lion: A Tale of Kindness Remembered or the Power of Gratitude Daugherty, James
1939 Honor Book Barkis Newberry, Clare
1939 WINNER Mei Li Handforth, Thomas
1939 Honor Book Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Gag, Wanda
1938 WINNER Animals of the Bible: A Picture Book Lathrop, Dorothy P.

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