The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The first medal was donated by Frederic G. Melcher (1879-1963) in 1938, and was awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in the United States during the preceding year. The name of the award comes in honor of Randolph Caldecott, a 19th century English illustrator, because his works best represented the “joyousness and beauty of picture books.” The horseman on the medal is taken from one of his illustrations for “John Gilpin.”

All items are in the Juvenile section unless otherwise stated.

2010 Jerry Pinkney --- The Lion & the Mouse PS3566.I5247 .L56 2009

2009 Beth Krommes (text by Susan Marie Swanson) --- The House in the Night PS3569.W2696 H68 2008

2008 Brian Selznick --- The Invention of Hugo Cabret: a Novel in Words and Pictures PS3619.E469 I58 2007

2007 David Wiesner --- Flotsam PS3573.I3814 F56 2006

2006 Chris Raschka (text by Norton Juster) --- Hello, Goodbye Window PS3560.U8 H45 2005

2005 Kevin Henkes --- Kitten's First Full Moon PS3558.E49586 K58 2004

2004 Mordicai Gerstein --- The Man Who Walked Between the Towers GV551.G47 2003

2003 Eric Rohmann --- My Friend Rabbit PS3568.O4972 M94 2002 ; CSBS E Rohmann

2002 David Wiesner --- The Three Pigs PS3573.I3814 T47 2001 ; CSBS E Wiesner

2001 David Small (text by Judith St. George) --- So You Want to Be President? E176.1 S699 2000 ; CSBS 973.099 S152

2000 Simms Taback --- Joseph Had a Little Overcoat PZ7 .T1115 Jo 1999

1999 Mary Azarian (text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin) --- Snowflake Bentley QC858.B46 M37 1998

1998 Paul O. Zelinsky --- Rapunzel PS3576.E4448 R37 1997 ; CSBS Fic Zelinsky

1997 David Wisniewski --- Golem BM531.W57 1996

1996 Peggy Rathmann --- Officer Buckle and Gloria PS3568.A7197 O44 1995

1995 David Diaz (text by Eve Bunting) --- Smoky Night PS3552.U4735 S66 1994 ; CSBS E Bunting

1994 Allen Say --- Grandfather's Journey PZ7 .S2744 Gr 1993

1993 Emily Arnold McCully --- Mirette on the High Wire PZ7 .M478415 Mi 1992

1992 David Wiesner --- Tuesday PS3573.I3814 T84 1991

1991 David Macaulay --- Black and White PS3563.A252 B53 1990

1990 Ed Young --- Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China PS3575.O783 L66 1989

1989 Stephen Gammell (text Karen Ackerman) --- Song and Dance Man PZ7 .A1824 So 1988 ; CSBS E Ackerman

1988 John Schoenherr (text Jane Yolen) --- Owl Moon PS3575.O43 O95 1987

1987 Richard Egielski (text by Arthur Yorinks) --- Hey, Al PZ7 .Y819 He 1986

1986 Chris Van Allsburg --- The Polar Express PS3572.A41367 P65 1985 ; CSBS E Van Alls

1985 Trina Schart Hyman (text by Margaret Hodges) --- Saint George and the Dragon PZ8.1 .H69 Sai 1984

1984 Alice Provensen and Martin Provensen --- The Glorious Flight TL721.B5 P76

1983 Marcia Brown --- Shadow PQ2605.E55 F4713

1982 Chris Van Allsburg --- Jumanji PS3572.A41367 1981 ; CSBS E Van Alls

1981 Arnold Lobel --- Fables PS3562.O18 F33 1980 ; CSBS E Lobel

1980 Barbara Cooney (text by Donald Hall) --- Ox-Cart Man PZ7 .H14115 Ox

1979 Paul Goble --- The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses PS3557.O2176 G57 1978 ; CSBS Fic Goble

1978 Peter Spier --- Noah's Ark PZ7 .S7544 No ; CSBS 222.1109505 S755

1977 Leo Dillon and Dian Dillon (text by Margaret Musgrove) --- Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions GN645.M87

1976 Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon (text by Verna Aardema) --- Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears PZ8.1 .A213 Wh 1975 ; CSBS 398.2 A113

1975 Gerald McDermott --- Arrow to the Sun E99.P9 M25 1974 ; CSBS Fic Mcdermot

1974 Margot Zemach (text by Harve Zemach) --- Duffy and the Devil PZ8.1 .Z38 Du

1973 Blair Lent (text by Arlene Mosel) --- The Funny Little Woman PS3563.O88367 F86 1972

1972 Nonny Hogrogian --- One Fine Day PZ7 .H6844 On 1971 ; CSBS E Hogrogia

1971 Gail E. Haley --- A Story A Story PZ8.1 .H139 ST 1988

1970 William Steig --- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble PZ10.3 .S816 Sy ; CSBS Fic Steig

1969 Uri Shulevitz (text by Arthur Ransome) --- The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship PS6035.A63 F66 1968 ; CSBS Fic Ransom

1968 Ed Emberley (text by Barbara Emberley) --- Drummer Hoff PZ8.3 .E515 Dr

1967 Evaline Ness --- Sam, Bangs and Moonshine PZ7 .N4384 Sam ; CSBS E Ness

1966 Nonny Hogrogian (text by Leclair Alger) --- Always Room for One More PZ8.3 .A388 An

1965 Beni Montresor (text by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers) --- May I Bring a Friend? PZ8.3 .D443 May 1964

1964 Maurice Sendak --- Where the Wild Things Are PS3569.E6 W44 1963 ; CSBS E Sendak

1963 Ezra Jack Keats --- The Snowy Day PS3561.E25243 S66 1962 ; CSBS E Keats

1962 Marcia Brown --- Once a Mouse PZ8.2 .H5 On

1961 Nicholas Sidjakov (text by Ruth Robbins) --- Baboushka and the Three Kings PZ8.1 .R5 Bab

1960 Marie Hall Ets (text by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida) --- Nine Days to Christmas PS3509.T76 N56 1959 ; CSBS Fic Ets

1959 Barbara Cooney --- Chanticleer and the Fox PZ8.2 .C78 Ch

1958 Robert McCloskey --- Time of Wonder PS3563.C34164 T56 1957

1957 Marc Simont (text by Janice Udry) --- A Tree Is Nice QK475.8.U36 ; CSBS E Udry

1956 Feodor Rojankovsky (text by John Langstaff) --- Frog Went A-Courtin' PS3523.A5932 F76 1955

1955 Marcia Brown --- Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper PZ8 .P426 Ci

1954 Ludwig Bemelmans --- Madeline's Rescue PZ8.3 .B425 Mah

1953 Lynd Ward --- The Biggest Bear PZ7 .W2146 Bi

1952 Nicolas Mordvinoff (text by William Lipkind) --- Finders Keepers PZ7 .L6637 Fi

1951 Katherine Milhous --- The Egg Tree PZ7 .M596 Eg

1950 Leo Politi --- Song of the Swallows PZ7 .P753 So 1987

1949 Berta Hader and Elmer Hader --- The Big Snow PZ7 .H117 Bh 1948

1948 Roger Duvoisin (text by Alvin Tresselt) --- White Snow, Bright Snow PS3539.R44 W45 1988

1947 Leonard Weisgard (text by Margaret Wise Brown) --- The Little Island PS3503.R82184 L58 2003

1946 Maude Petersham and Miska Petersham --- The Rooster Crows PZ8.3 .P447 Ro

1945 Elizabeth Orton Jones (text by Rachel Field) --- Prayer for a Child BV265.F5

1944 Louis Slobodkin (text by James Thurber) --- Many Moons PZ7 .T422 Man ; CSBS Fic Thurber

1943 Virginia Lee Burton --- The Little House PS3503.U738 L58 1969

1942 Robert McCloskey --- Make Way for Ducklings PS3563.C34164 M35 1941 ; CSBS E McCloske

1941 Robert Lawson --- They Were Strong and Good PZ7 .L4384 Th

1940 Ingri d'Aulaire and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire --- Abraham Lincoln E457.905 A86 1957

1939 Thomas Handforth --- Mei Li PZ7 .H192 Me

1938 Dorothy P. Lathrop (text by Helen Dean Fish) --- Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book BS663.L37 1998