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Caldecott Medal Award Books

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children published during the preceding year. It is named for Randolph Caldecott, a famous English illustrator of books for children. The medal is awarded by the Association of Library Service to Children, American Library Association. All titles are shelved in the jCALDECOTT bins. If the author was not also the illustrator, the author's name appears first, followed by the illustrator's. You may check a title's availability in the Library's catalog by clicking the title of the book.
2000-present
This is not my Hat
2013
This is not my Hat
by Jon Klassen
A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.
Ball for Daisy
2012
Ball for Daisy
by Chris Raschka
A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost.
Sick Day for Amos McGee
2011
Sick Day for Amos McGee
by Philip C. Stead
Amos McGee, a friendly zoo keeper, always makes time to visit his animal friends, but when he becomes sick and cannot come in to work, the animals pay him a visit instead.
Lion and the Mouse
2010
Lion and the Mouse
by Aesop
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable by Jerry Pinkney, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
House in the Night
2009
House in the Night
by Susan Marie Swanson
Illustrations by Beth Krommes and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.
Invention of Hugo Cabret
2008
Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized. Includes 284 pages of drawings.
Flotsam
2007
Flotsam
by David Wiesner
The story of what happens when a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.
The Hello, Goodbye Window
2006
The Hello, Goodbye Window
by Norman Juster
Everything important in a little girl's day happens near the kitchen window at Nanna and Poppy's house.
Kitten’s First Full Moon
2005
Kitten’s First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
2004
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
by Mordicai Gerstein
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
My Friend Rabbit
2003
My Friend Rabbit
by Eric Rohmann
Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.
The Three Pigs
2002
The Three Pigs
by David Weisner
The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.
So You Want to Be President
2001
So You Want to Be President
by Judith St. George/ David Small
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
2000
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
by Simms Taback
A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.



More Caldecott Medal Award Bookslists

2000-present
1980-1999
1960-1979
1938-1959