The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. This page has been created as an online resource to introduce biographical information about each illustrator as well as descriptions and reviews of each of the Caldecott Medal Books. Your contributions are welcome.

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The Caldecott Medal
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YEAR TITLE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR REVIEW
2013
This Is Not My Hat written and illustrated by Jon Klassen

Honors: Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Honors: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Honors: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

@AMAZON

2011
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin Stead, written by Philip Christian Stead @AMAZON
Honor: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Honor: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill

2010
The Lion and the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney @AMAZON
Honor: All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon
Honor: Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman
2009
The House in the Night
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson Beth Krommes @AMAZON
Honor: A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, written and illustrated by Marla Frazee
Honor: How I Learned Geography, written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
Honor: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
2008
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick @AMAZON
Honor: Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railrod illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Honor: First the Egg written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Honor: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain written and illustrated by Peter Sís
Honor: Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity written and illustrated Mo Willems
2007
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Flotsam David Wiesner @AMAZON
Honor: Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans
Honor: Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson
2006
The Hello, Goodbye Window
The Hello, Goodbye Window Chris Raschka, Illustrator @AMAZON
Honor: Rosa illustrated by Bryan Collier
Honor: Zen Shorts illustrated and written by Jon J. Muth
Honor: Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride illustrated/written by Marjorie Priceman
Honor: Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems illustrated by Beckie Prange
2005
Kitten's First Full Moon
Kitten's First Full Moon Kevin Henkes
[More Kevin Here]
@AMAZON
Honor: The Red Book illustrated and written by Barbara Lehman
Honor: Coming On Home Soon, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Honor: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale illustrated and written by Mo Willems
2004
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers [Philippe Petit's 1974 walk between the towers of the World Trade Center] Mordicai Gerstein @AMAZON
2003
My Friend Rabbit
My Friend Rabbit Eric Rohmann @AMAZON
Honor: The Spider and the Fly, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi, (based on a tale by Mary Howitt)
Honor: Hondo & Fabian by Peter McCarty
Honor: Noah's Ark by Jerry Pinkney
2002
The Three Pigs
The Three Pigs David Wiesner @AMAZON
Honor: The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: An Illuminating History of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, Artist and Lecturer, illustrated by Brian Selznick.
Honor: Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.illustrated by Brian Collier.
Honor: The Stray Dog: From a True Story by Reiko Sassa illustrated by Marc Simont
2001
So You Want to be President
So You Want to Be President? David Small @AMAZON
Honor: Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888, illustrated by Christopher Bing
Honor: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, illustrated Betsy Lewin
Honor: Olivia, illustrated by Ian Falconer
2000
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Simms Taback @AMAZON
Honor: Sector 7 by David Wiesner [classroom study]
Honor: The Ugly Duckling, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Honor: A Child's Calendar, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
Honor: When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang
1999
Snowflake Bentley J. Briggs Martin/Mary Azarian
[Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley]
[project]
[Literature Guide]
@AMAZON
Honor: Duke Ellington : The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Honor: No, David!, written and illustrated by David Shannon
Honor: Snow, written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
Honor: Tibet: Through the Red Box, written and illustrated by Peter Sis
1998
Rapunzel Paul O. Zelinsky
[Lesson Plan]
@AMAZON
Honor: THE GARDENER, illustrated by David Small
Honor: THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY, by Simms Taback
Honor: HARLEM : A POEM, illustrated by Christopher Myers
1997
Golem David Wisniewski @AMAZON
1996
Officer Buckle And Gloria

Honor: Alphabet City

Peggy Rathman

Stephen T. Johnson

@AMAZON

@AMAZON

1995
Smoky Night David Diaz @AMAZON
1994
Grandfather's Journey Allen Say @AMAZON
1993
Mirette On The High Wire [never give up hope] Emily Arnold McCully
[Interview]
@AMAZON
1992
Tuesday David Wiesner @AMAZON
1991
Black and White David Macaulay @AMAZON
1990
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China Ed Young @AMAZON
1989
Song and Dance Man Stephen Gammell @AMAZON
1988
Owl Moon John Schoenherr @AMAZON
1987
Hey, Al Richard Egielski @AMAZON
1986
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg @AMAZON
1985
Saint George and the Dragon:
A Golden Legend
Trina Schart Hyman
[see also]
@AMAZON
1984
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel With Louis Bleriot Alice and Martin Provensen
[see Louis Bleriot (1872-1936) ]
[Flight Unit Study]
[Propulsion]
@AMAZON
1983
Shadow Marcia Brown
[see also]
@AMAZON
1982
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg @AMAZON
1981
Fables Arnold Lobel @AMAZON
1980
Ox-Cart Man Barbara Cooney
[see also]
@AMAZON
1979
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Paul Goble @AMAZON
1978
Noah's Ark Peter Spier @AMAZON
1977
Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions Leo and Diane Dillon @AMAZON
1976
Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears: A West African Tale Leo and Diane Dillon @AMAZON
1975
Arrow To The Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale Gerald McDermott @AMAZON
1974
Duffy and the Devil Margot Zemach @AMAZON
1973
The Funny Little Woman Blair Lent @AMAZON
1972
One Fine Day Nonny Hogrogian @AMAZON
1971
A Story, A Story: An African Tale Gail E. Haley @AMAZON
1970
Sylvester And The Magic Pebble
Silvestre Y LA Piedrecita Magica/Slyvester and the Magic Pebble
William Steig (1907-2003) @AMAZON
@AMAZON
1969
The Fool Of The World And the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale Uri Shulevitz
[see also]
@AMAZON
1968
Drummer Hoff Ed Emberley @AMAZON
1967
Sam, Bangs And Moonshine Evaline Ness @AMAZON
1966
Always Room For One More Nonny Hogrogian @AMAZON
1965
May I Bring A Friend? Beni Montresor
[copy and translate here]
@AMAZON
1964 Where The Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak @AMAZON
1963
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats (Foundation)
[classroom slide show]
@AMAZON
1962
Once A Mouse Marcia Brown
[see also]
@AMAZON
1961
Baboushka and the Three Kings Nicolas Sidjakov @AMAZON
1960
Nine Days to Christmas Marie Hall Ets @AMAZON
1959
Chanticleer and the Fox Barbara Cooney @AMAZON
1958
Time Of Wonder Robert McCloskey @AMAZON
1957
A Tree Is Nice Marc Simont @AMAZON
1956
Frog Went A-Courtin' Feodor Rojankovsky @AMAZON
1955
Cinderella: Or, The Little Glass Slipper
[see Cinderella folklore]
Marcia Brown @AMAZON
1954
Madeline's Rescue Ludwig Bemelmans @AMAZON
1953
The Biggest Bear Lynd Ward
[see Vertigo]
[bio and illustrations]
@AMAZON
1952
Finders Keepers Nicolas Mordvinoff @AMAZON
1951
The Egg Tree Katherine Milhous @AMAZON
1950
Song of the Swallows
[Mission San Juan Capistrano]
Leo Politi @AMAZON
1949
The Big Snow Berta and Elmer Hader @AMAZON
1948
White Snow, Bright Snow Roger Duvoisin @AMAZON
1947
The Little Island Leonard Weisgard @AMAZON
1946
The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes And Jingles Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
@AMAZON
1945
Prayer for a Child: Diamond Anniversary Edition Elizabeth Orton Jones @AMAZON
1944
Many Moons Louis Slobodkin @AMAZON
1943
The Little House Virginia Lee Burton @AMAZON
1942
Make Way For Ducklings
[Lesson Plan Gr. 1]
[Lesson Plan and Activities]
Robert McCloskey ( Died June 30, 2003) @AMAZON
1941
They Were Strong and Good Robert Lawson @AMAZON
1940
Abraham Lincoln
[Helping Children Learn History]
Ingri D'Aulaire
Edgar D'Aulaire
@AMAZON
1939 Mei Li Thomas Handforth out of print
1938
Animals Of The Bible Dorothy P. Lathrop   [see also] @AMAZON
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CALDECOTT TEACHING RESOURCES

CALDECOTT ON THE NET is a combination of award-winning children's literature and discovery learning via the World Wide Web. Eighteen "LearningQuests" are presented in the book, with each focusing on a different Caldecott award winning title. Children are presented with a theme, activities, Internet resources and extended learning opportunities. Through the use of the age-appropriate Internet sites, participants can answer questions, learn new concepts and employ information seeking skills. The book is designed to be used as a paper handout or the information can be mounted on the web. Librarians, teachers, students and parents can all benefit from the learning opportunities presented in this volume.

A CALDECOTT CELEBRATION: Six Artists and Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal by Leonard S. Marcus, noted children's book historian. Marcus draws an absorbing and informative picture of the world's most prestigious illustration award and six of its acclaimed winners: Robert McCloskey, Marcia Brown, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Chris Van Allsburg and David Wiesner.

TEACHING ART WITH BOOKS KIDS LOVE by Darcie Clark Frohardt. Art Elements, Appreciation, and Design with Award-winning Books [Primarily Caldecott Medal or Honor Books]. Combines art and reading with bibliographies and lists of related fine art. Organized around three of the most basic components of elementary school visual art curriculums: Elements of Art, Principles of Design and Artistic Styles.