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Caldecott Children's Book Winners, 1938-present

2006 Medal Winner:

2006 Medal Winner: "The Hello, Goodbye Window," illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua/Hyperion)
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The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Here's a list of the medal winners starting with the most recent through 1938, when the first Caldecott medal was awarded. You can find these books at your local library or on Amazon.com.
--Compiled by Jennifer Berger

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"A Ball for Daisy," Chris Raschka

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children
(Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

2011 Medal Winner:
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2011 Medal Winner: "A Sick Day for Amos McGee," illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead (Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

2010 Medal Winner:
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2010 Medal Winner: "The Lion & the Mouse," by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown and Co.)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

2009 Medal Winner:
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2009 Medal Winner: "The House in the Night," illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton Mifflin Co.)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

2008 Medal Winner:
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2008 Medal Winner: "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

2007 Medal Winner:
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2007 Medal Winner: "Flotsam," by David Wiesner (Clarion)
BEST FOR Ages 5

2006 Medal Winner:
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2006 Medal Winner: "The Hello, Goodbye Window," illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua/Hyperion)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

2005 Medal Winner:
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2005 Medal Winner: "Kitten's First Full Moon," by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

2004 Medal Winner:
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2004 Medal Winner: "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers," by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

2003 Medal Winner:
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2003 Medal Winner: "My Friend Rabbit," by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

2002 Medal Winner:
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2002 Medal Winner: "The Three Pigs," by David Wiesner (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

2001 Medal Winner:
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2001 Medal Winner: "So You Want to Be President?," illustrated by David Small; text by Judith St. George (Philomel Books)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

2000 Medal Winner:
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2000 Medal Winner: "Joseph Had a Little Overcoat," by Simms Taback (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1999 Medal Winner:
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1999 Medal Winner: "Snowflake Bentley," illustrated by Mary Azarian; text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1998 Medal Winner:
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1998 Medal Winner: "Rapunzel," by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

1997 Medal Winner:
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1997 Medal Winner: "Golem," by David Wisniewski (Clarion)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

1996 Medal Winner:
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1996 Medal Winner: "Officer Buckle and Gloria," by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1995 Medal Winner:
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1995 Medal Winner: "Smoky Night," illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting (Harcourt)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1994 Medal Winner:
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1994 Medal Winner: "Grandfather's Journey," by Allen Say; text edited by Walter Lorraine (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1993 Medal Winner:
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1993 Medal Winner: "Mirette on the High Wire," by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1992 Medal Winner:
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1992 Medal Winner: "Tuesday," by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1991 Medal Winner:
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1991 Medal Winner: "Black and White," by David Macaulay (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1990 Medal Winner:
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1990 Medal Winner: "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China,"by Ed Young (Philomel)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1989 Medal Winner:
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1989 Medal Winner: "Song and Dance Man," illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text, Karen Ackerman (Knopf)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1988 Medal Winner:
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1988 Medal Winner: "Owl Moon," illustrated by John Schoenherr; text, Jane Yolen (Philomel)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1987 Medal Winner:
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1987 Medal Winner: "Hey, Al," illustrated by Richard Egielski; text, Arthur Yorinks (Farrar)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1986 Medal Winner:
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1986 Medal Winner: "The Polar Express," by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1985 Medal Winner:
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1985 Medal Winner: "Saint George and the Dragon," illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text, retold by Margaret Hodges (Little, Brown)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1984 Medal Winner:
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1984 Medal Winner: "The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel," with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 10 and up

1983 Medal Winner:
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1983 Medal Winner: "Shadow," translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1982 Medal Winner:
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1982 Medal Winner: "Jumanji," by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

1981 Medal Winner:
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1981 Medal Winner: "Fables," by Arnold Lobel (Harper)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1980 Medal Winner:
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1980 Medal Winner: "Ox-Cart Man," illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text, Donald Hall (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1979 Medal Winner:
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1979 Medal Winner: "The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses," by Paul Goble (Bradbury)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1978 Medal Winner:
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1978 Medal Winner: "Noah's Ark," by Peter Spier (Doubleday)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1977 Medal Winner:
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1977 Medal Winner: "Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions," illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove (Dial)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1976 Medal Winner:
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1976 Medal Winner: "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears," illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema (Dial)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1975 Medal Winner:
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1975 Medal Winner: "Arrow to the Sun," by Gerald McDermott (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1974 Medal Winner:
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1974 Medal Winner: "Duffy and the Devil," illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach (Farrar)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1973 Medal Winner: The Funny Little Woman,
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1973 Medal Winner: The Funny Little Woman," illustrated by Blair Lent; text, retold by Arlene Mosel (Dutton)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1972 Medal Winner: One Fine Day,
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1972 Medal Winner: One Fine Day," retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Macmillan)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1971 Medal Winner:
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1971 Medal Winner: "A Story, A Story," retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley (Atheneum)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1970 Medal Winner:
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1970 Medal Winner: "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble," by William Steig (Windmill Books)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

1969 Medal Winner:
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1969 Medal Winner: "The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship," illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; text, retold by Arthur Ransome (Farrar)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1968 Medal Winner:
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1968 Medal Winner: "Drummer Hoff," illustrated by Ed Emberley; text, adapted by Barbara Emberley (Prentice-Hall)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

1967 Medal Winner:
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1967 Medal Winner: "Sam, Bangs & Moonshine," by Evaline Ness (Holt)
BEST FOR Ages 7 and up

1966 Medal Winner:
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1966 Medal Winner: "Always Room for One More," illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; text, Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. [Leclair Alger] (Holt)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

1965 Medal Winner:
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1965 Medal Winner: "May I Bring a Friend?," illustrated by Beni Montresor; text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (Atheneum)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

1964 Medal Winner:
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1964 Medal Winner: "Where the Wild Things Are," by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

1963 Medal Winner:
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1963 Medal Winner: "The Snowy Day," by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1962 Medal Winner:
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1962 Medal Winner: "Once a Mouse," retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1961 Medal Winner:
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1961 Medal Winner: "Baboushka and the Three Kings," illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov; text, Ruth Robbins (Parnassus)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1960 Medal Winner:
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1960 Medal Winner: "Nine Days to Christmas," illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; text, Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

1959 Medal Winner:
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1959 Medal Winner: "Chanticleer and the Fox," illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text, adapted from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" by Barbara Cooney (Crowell)
BEST FOR Ages 2 and up

1958 Medal Winner:
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1958 Medal Winner: "Time of Wonder," by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1957 Medal Winner:
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1957 Medal Winner: "A Tree Is Nice," illustrated by Marc Simont; text, Janice Udry (Harper)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1956 Medal Winner:
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1956 Medal Winner: "Frog Went A-Courtin,'" illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; text, retold by John Langstaff) (Harcourt)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1955 Medal Winner:
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1955 Medal Winner: "Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper," illustrated by Marcia Brown; text, translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1954 Medal Winner:
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1954 Medal Winner: "Madeline's Rescue," by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1953 Medal Winner:
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1953 Medal Winner: "The Biggest Bear," by Lynd Ward (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1952 Medal Winner:
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1952 Medal Winner: "Finders Keepers," illustrated by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); text, Will, pseud. [William Lipkind] (Harcourt)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1951 Medal Winner:
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1951 Medal Winner: "The Egg Tree," by Katherine Milhous (Scribner)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

1950 Medal Winner:
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1950 Medal Winner: "Song of the Swallows," by Leo Politi (Scribner)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

1949 Medal Winner:
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1949 Medal Winner: "The Big Snow," by Berta & Elmer Hader (Macmillan)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

1948 Medal Winner:
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1948 Medal Winner: "White Snow, Bright Snow," illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; text, Alvin Tresselt (Lothrop)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

1947 Medal Winner:
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1947 Medal Winner: "The Little Island," illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text, Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown] (Doubleday)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1946 Medal Winner:
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1946 Medal Winner: "The Rooster Crows," by Maud & Miska Petersham (Macmillan)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1945 Medal Winner:
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1945 Medal Winner: "Prayer for a Child," illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; text, Rachel Field (Macmillan)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

1944 Medal Winner:
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1944 Medal Winner: "Many Moons," illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; text, James Thurber (Harcourt)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

1943 Medal Winner:
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1943 Medal Winner: "The Little House," by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1942 Medal Winner:
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1942 Medal Winner: "Make Way for Ducklings," by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

1941 Medal Winner:
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1941 Medal Winner: "They Were Strong and Good," by Robert Lawson (Viking)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

1940 Medal Winner:
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1940 Medal Winner: "Abraham Lincoln," by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (Doubleday)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

1939 Medal Winner:
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1939 Medal Winner: "Mei Li," by Thomas Handforth (Doubleday)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

1938 Medal Winner:
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1938 Medal Winner: "Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book," illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop; text, selected by Helen Dean Fish (Lippincott)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

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