Caldecott Medal Winners 1938-Present

If you don't know where to start in building a beautiful library of books for the loved little ones in your life, start with Caldecott Medal winners. The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

While we list only the annual winners, each year includes honor books including many of our all-time favorites. You can see the full honor book list here. We're happy to help you build your library of winners and honorees!

Please note we show a single edition of the winner, usually the paperback edition with the exception of current winners that may be available in hardcover only. Some titles we list as a paperback edition may also be available in a hardcover edition. On the book's detailed page, scroll to review Related Editions. We encourage you to contact us so we can help you identify the right edition of the book you desire.

The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

2020


Hello Lighthouse Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316362382
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

2019


Wolf in the Snow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250076366
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 3rd, 2017

2018


Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316213882
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

2017


Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear Cover Image
By Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316324908
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

2016


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316199988
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 8th, 2014

2015


Locomotive Cover Image
By Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781416994152
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Published: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books - September 3rd, 2013

2014


This Is Not My Hat Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763655990
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Published: Candlewick - October 9th, 2012

2013


A Ball for Daisy Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375858611
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - May 10th, 2011

2012


A Sick Day for Amos McGee Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596434028
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2010

2011


The Lion & the Mouse Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316013567
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2009

2010


The House in the Night Cover Image
By Susan Marie Swanson, Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780618862443
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2008

2009


The Invention of Hugo Cabret  Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780439813785
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2007

2008


Flotsam Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780618194575
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Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2006

2007


The Hello, Goodbye Window Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780786809141
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2005

2006


Kitten's First Full Moon Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060588281
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 2nd, 2004

2005


The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312368784
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Published: Square Fish - April 17th, 2007

2004


My Friend Rabbit: A Picture Book Cover Image
By Eric Rohmann, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312367527
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Published: Square Fish - March 6th, 2007

2003


The Three Pigs Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780618007011
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Published: Clarion Books - April 23rd, 2001

2002


So You Want to Be President?: The Revised and Updated Edition Cover Image
By Judith St. George, David Small (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399243172
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Published: Philomel Books - August 19th, 2004

2001


Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Cover Image
By Simms Taback (Illustrator), Simms Taback (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670878550
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 1999

2000


Snowflake Bentley Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547248295
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2009

1999


Rapunzel Cover Image
By Paul O. Zelinsky (Retold by), Brothers Grimm, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142301937
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Published: Puffin Books - October 14th, 2002

1998


Golem Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780618894246
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Published: Clarion Books - November 19th, 2007

1997


Officer Buckle and Gloria Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399226168
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 1995

1996


Smoky Night Cover Image
By Eve Bunting, David Diaz (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152018849
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1999

1995


Grandfather's Journey Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547076805
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2008

1994


Mirette on the High Wire Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698114432
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Published: Puffin Books - April 14th, 1997

1993


Tuesday Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780395870822
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Published: Clarion Books - September 27th, 2011

1992


Black and White Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780618636877
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 24th, 2005

1991


Lon Po Po Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698113824
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Published: Puffin Books - April 16th, 1996

1990


Song and Dance Man Cover Image
By Karen Ackerman, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780679819950
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Published: Dragonfly Books - January 15th, 1992

1989


Owl Moon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399214578
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Published: Philomel Books - October 23rd, 1987

1988


Hey, Al Cover Image
By Arthur Yorinks, Richard Egielski (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780374429850
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Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 1989

1987


Polar Express 30th anniversary edition Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780544580145
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2015

1986


Saint George and the Dragon Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316367950
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 1990

1985


The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140507294
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Published: Puffin Books - August 1st, 1987

1984


Shadow Cover Image
By Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown (Illustrator), The French of Blaise Cendrars (Translated by), Marcia Brown (Translated by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689718755
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Published: Aladdin - November 1st, 1995

1983


Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780547608389
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

1982


Fables Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064430463
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Published: HarperCollins - September 7th, 1983

1981


Ox-Cart Man Cover Image
By Donald Hall, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140504415
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Published: Puffin Books - October 27th, 1983

1980


The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Cover Image
By Paul Goble, Paul Goble (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689716966
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Published: Aladdin - March 31st, 1993

1979


Noah's Ark Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440406938
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Published: Dragonfly Books - August 1st, 1992

1978


Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions Cover Image
By Margaret Musgrove, Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780803703575
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Published: Dial Books - January 1st, 1976

1977


Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Cover Image
By Verna Aardema, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140549058
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Published: Puffin Books - August 15th, 1992

1976


Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140502114
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Published: Puffin Books - February 24th, 1977

1975


Duffy and the Devil Cover Image
By Harve Zemach, Margot Zemach (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780374418977
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Published: Square Fish - December 1st, 1986

1974


The Funny Little Woman Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140547535
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Published: Puffin Books - February 14th, 1993

1973


One Fine Day Cover Image
By Nonny Hogrogian, Nonny Hogrogian (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780020436201
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Published: Aladdin - September 1st, 1974

1972


A Story, a Story Cover Image
By Gail E. Haley, Gail E. Haley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689712012
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Published: Aladdin - February 28th, 1988

1971


Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Cover Image
By William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780671662691
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Published: Aladdin - April 2nd, 1987

1970


The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale Cover Image
By Arthur Ransome, Uri Shulevitz (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780374324421
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) -

1969


Drummer Hoff Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780671662493
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Published: Aladdin - September 1st, 1972

1968


Sam, Bangs & Moonshine Cover Image
By Evaline Ness, Evaline Ness (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780805003154
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Published: Square Fish - May 15th, 1971

1967


Always Room for One More Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780805003307
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Published: Square Fish - March 15th, 1972

1966


May I Bring a Friend? Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689713538
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Published: Aladdin - September 30th, 1989

1965


Where the Wild Things Are Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9780064431781
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Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2012

1964


The Snowy Day Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140501827
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Published: Puffin Books - October 28th, 1976

1963


Once a Mouse... Cover Image
By Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689713439
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Published: Aladdin - September 30th, 1989

1962


Baboushka and the Three Kings Cover Image
By Ruth Robbins, Nicolas Sidjakov (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780395276730
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers -

1961


Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780486815329
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Published: Dover Publications - October 18th, 2017

1960


Chanticleer and the Fox Cover Image
By Geoffrey Chaucer, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780690185614
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Published: HarperCollins -

1959


Time of Wonder Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140502015
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Published: Puffin Books - June 15th, 1989

1958


A Tree Is Nice Cover Image
By Janice May Udry, Marc Simont (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064431477
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Published: HarperCollins - July 16th, 1987

1957


Frog Went A-Courtin' Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780156339001
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 1972

1956


Cinderella Cover Image
By Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689814747
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Published: Aladdin - April 1st, 1997

1955


Madeline's Rescue Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140566512
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Published: Puffin Books - May 1st, 2000

1954


The Biggest Bear Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780395150245
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 1973

1953


Finders Keepers Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780156309509
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 1989

1952


The Egg Tree Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689715686
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Published: Aladdin - February 28th, 1992

1951


Song of the Swallows Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780892369898
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Published: Getty Publications - September 9th, 2009

1950


The Big Snow Cover Image
By Berta Hader, Elmer Hader, Berta Hader (Illustrator), Hader Elmer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689717574
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Published: Aladdin - October 31st, 1993

1949


White Snow, Bright Snow Cover Image
By Alvin Tresselt, Roger Duvoisin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780688082949
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Published: HarperCollins - November 28th, 1988

1948


The Little Island Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440408307
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Published: Dragonfly Books - October 1st, 1993

1947


The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles Cover Image
By Maud Petersham, Miska Petersham, Maud Petersham (Illustrator), Miska Petersham (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689711534
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Published: Aladdin - August 30th, 1987

1946


Prayer for a Child: Diamond Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780689873560
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2004

1945


Many Moons Cover Image
By James Thurber, Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780156569804
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 18th, 1973

1944


The Little House Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780395259382
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 1978

1943


Make Way for Ducklings Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780140564341
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Published: Puffin Books - February 1st, 1999

1942


They Were Strong and Good Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670699490
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

1941


Abraham Lincoln Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440406907
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Published: Yearling Books - April 1st, 1987

1940 
(Note the 1939 winner, Mei Lei by Thomas Handforthm, is out of print.)


Animals of the Bible Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780397315369
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Published: HarperCollins -

1938


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