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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.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
by Paul Goble
Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.

Noah’s Ark
by Peter Spier
Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood.

Ashanti to Zulu
by Margaret Musgrove/Leo & Diane Dillon
Explains some traditions and customs of 26 African tribes beginning with letters from A to Z.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People’s Ears
by Verna Aardema/ Leo & Diane Dillon
West African legend of why the mosquito has a guilty conscience for all the trouble she caused by telling a lie.

Arrow to the Sun
by Gerald McDermott
An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men.

Duffy and the Devil
by Harve Zemach/Margot Zemach
The spinning and knitting the devil agrees to do for her win Duffy the Squire's name and a carefree life until it comes time for her to guess the devil's name.

The Funny Little Woman
by Arlene Mosel/Blair Lent
While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.

One Fine Day
by Nonny Hogrogian
After the old woman cuts off his tail when he steals her milk, the fox must go through a long series of transactions before she will sew it back on again.

A Story-A Story
by Gail Haley
Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories."

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
by William Steig
In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
by Arthur Ransome/Uri Shulevitz
When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.

Drummer Hoff
by Barbara Emberly/Ed Emberly
A cumulative folk song in which seven soldiers build a magnificent cannon, but Drummer Hoff fires it off.

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine
by Evaline Ness
Relates the experiences of a little girl as she learns to tell the difference between makebelieve and real life.

Always Room for One More
by Sordie Nic Leodhas/ Nonny Hogrogian
In this Scottish folk song, a generous family always has room for another person and invites in everyone who passes by.

May I Bring a Friend?
by Beatrice De Regniers/Beni Montresor
A well-mannered little boy has permission to bring his animal friends to visit the king and queen.

Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Once a Mouse...
by Marcia Brown
As it changes from mouse, to cat, to dog, to tiger, a hermit's pet also becomes increasingly vain.

Baboushka and the Three Kings
by Ruth Robbins/ Nicholas Sidjakov
An old woman who was too busy to travel with the Wise Men to find the Child now searches endlessly for Him each Christmas season.

Nine Days to Christmas
by Marie Hall Ets
Ceci anxiously awaits her first posada, the special Mexican Christmas party, and the opportunity to select a piñata for it.