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Award-Winning Children's Books
California Young Reader Award
Caldecott Medal
Coretta Scott King Award
John & Patricia Beatty Award
Michael L. Printz Award
Newbery Award
Pura Belpré Award

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The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-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. 

2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s | 1950s | 1940s | 1930s

Find more children's book awards winners here.

2010s

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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick; Sophie Blackall, illus.

Year of Award: 2016

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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Year of Award: 2015

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Locomotive by Brian Floca

Year of Award: 2014

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This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Year of Award: 2013

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A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

Year of Award: 2012

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead; Erin E. Stead, illus.

Year of Award: 2011

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The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Year of Award: 2010

 

 

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2000s

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The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson; Beth Krommes,illus.

Year of Award: 2009

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Year of Award: 2008

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Flotsam by David Wiesner

Year of Award: 2007

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The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster; Chris Raschka, illus.

Year of Award: 2006

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Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Year of Award: 2005

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

Year of Award: 2004

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My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann

Year of Award: 2003

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The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

Year of Award: 2002

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So You Want to Be President?  by Judith St. George; David Small, Illus.

Year of Award: 2001

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Year of Award: 2000

 

 

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1990s

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Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin; Mary Azarian, Illus.

Year of Award: 1999

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Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky

Year of Award: 1998

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Golem by David Wisniewski

Year of Award: 1997

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Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Year of Award: 1996

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Smoky Night by Eve Bunting; David Diaz, Illus.

Year of Award: 1995

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Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say

Year of Award: 1994

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Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully

Year of Award: 1993

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Tuesday by David Wiesner

Year of Award: 1992

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Black and White by David Macaulay

Year of Award: 1991

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

Year of Award: 1990

 

 

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1980s

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Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman; Stephen Gammell, Illus.

Year of Award: 1989

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Owl Moon by Jane Yolen; John Schoenherr, Illus.

Year of Award: 1988

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Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks; Richard Egielski, Illus.

Year of Award: 1987

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The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Year of Award: 1986

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Saint George and the Dragon by retold by Margaret Hodges; Trina Schart Hyman, Illus.

Year of Award: 1985

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The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen

Year of Award: 1984

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Shadow  by translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown, Original text in French:Blaise Cendrars

Year of Award: 1983

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Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Year of Award: 1982

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Fables by Arnold Lobel

Year of Award: 1981

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Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall; Barbara Cooney, Illus.

Year of Award: 1980

 

 

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1970s

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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

Year of Award: 1979

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Noah's Ark by Peter Spier

Year of Award: 1978

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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove; Leo & Diane Dillon, Illus.

Year of Award: 1977

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by retold by Verna Aardema; Leo & Diane Dillon, Illus.

Year of Award: 1976

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Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott

Year of Award: 1975

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Duffy and the Devil by retold by Harve Zemach; Margot Zemack, Illus.

Year of Award: 1974

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The Funny Little Woman by retold by Arlene Mosel; Blair Lent, Illus.

Year of Award: 1973

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One Fine Day by retold & illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian

Year of Award: 1972

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A Story A Story by retold & illustrated by Gail E. Haley

Year of Award: 1971

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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Year of Award: 1970

 

 

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1960s

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The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by retold by Arthur Ransome; Uri Shulevitz, Illus.

Year of Award: 1969

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Drummer Hoff by adapted by Barbara Emberly; Ed Emberly, Illus.

Year of Award: 1968

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Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness

Year of Award: 1967

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Always Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud.(Leclair Alger); Nonny Hogrogian, Illus.

Year of Award: 1966

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May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers; Beni Montresor, Illus.

Year of Award: 1965

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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Year of Award: 1964

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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Year of Award: 1963

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Once a Mouse by retold & illustrated by Marcia Brown

Year of Award: 1962

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Baboushka and the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins; Nicolas Sidjakov, Illus.

Year of Award: 1961

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Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets & Aurora Labastida; Marie Hall Ets, Illus.

Year of Award: 1960

 

 

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1950s

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Chanticleer and the Fox by adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney, Barbara Cooney, Illus.

Year of Award: 1959

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Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey

Year of Award: 1958

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A Tree is Nice by Janice Udry; Marc Simont, Illus.

Year of Award: 1957

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Frog Went A-Courtin' by retold by John Langstaff; Feodor Rojankovsky, Illus.

Year of Award: 1956

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Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper by translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown, Illus.

Year of Award: 1955

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Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

Year of Award: 1954

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The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward

Year of Award: 1953

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Finders Keepers by Will, pseud.(William Lipkind); Nicolas, pseud.(Nicholas Mordvinoff), Illus.

Year of Award: 1952

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The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous

Year of Award: 1951

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Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi

Year of Award: 1950

 

 

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1940s

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The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader

Year of Award: 1949

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White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt; Roger Duvoisin,Illus.

Year of Award: 1948

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The Little Island by Golden MacDonald, pseud.(Margaret Wise Brown); Leonard Weisgard, Illus.

Year of Award: 1947

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The Rooster Crows by Maud & Miska Petersham

Year of Award: 1946

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Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field; Elizabeth Orton Jones, Illus.

Year of Award: 1945

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Many Moons by James Thurber; Louis Slobodkin, Illus.

Year of Award: 1944

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The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

Year of Award: 1943

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Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Year of Award: 1942

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They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson

Year of Award: 1941

 

Abraham Lincoln by Ingi & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Year of Award: 1940

 

 

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1930s

 

Mei Li by Thomas Handforth

Year of Award: 1939

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Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book by selected by Helen Dean Fish; Dorothy P. Lathrop, Illus.

Year of Award: 1938

 

 

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