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The Caldecott Medal "shall be awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year.
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Locomotive - Brian Floca (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416994152
Publication Date: 2013-09-03

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This Is Not My Hat - Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763655990
Publication Date: 2012-10-09

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A Ball for Daisy - Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375858611
Publication Date: 2011-05-10

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee - Philip C. Stead; Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596434028
Publication Date: 2010-05-25

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The Lion and the Mouse - Jerry Pinkney
ISBN: 9780316013567
Publication Date: 2009-09-01

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The House in the Night - Susan Marie Swanson; Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618862443
Publication Date: 2008-05-05

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439813785
Publication Date: 2007-03-01

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Flotsam - David Wiesner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618194575
Publication Date: 2006-09-04

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The Hello, Goodbye Window - Chris Raschka (Illustrator); Norton Juster
ISBN: 9780786809141
Publication Date: 2005-04-26

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Kitten's First Full Moon - Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060588281
Publication Date: 2004-03-02

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers - Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761317913
Publication Date: 2003-09-05

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My Friend Rabbit - Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312367527
Publication Date: 2007-03-06

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The Three Pigs - David Wiesner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618007011
Publication Date: 2001-04-23

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So You Want to Be President? - David Small (Illustrator); Judith St. George
ISBN: 9780399243172
Publication Date: 2004-08-19

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat - Simms Taback (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670878550
Publication Date: 1999-10-01

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Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780064431781
Publication Date: 2012-12-26

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Make Way for Ducklings - Robert McCloskey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670451494
Publication Date: 1941-01-01

Caldecott Winners - 2010s

2014: Locomotive, by Brian Floca (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster)

2013: This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press)

2012: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.)

2011: A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead (Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group)

2010: The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown and Company)



Caldecott Winners - 2000s

2009: The House in the Night illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton Mifflin Company)

2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic)

2007: Flotsam by David Wiesner (Clarion)

2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window Illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua/Hyperion)

2005: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers)

2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)

2003: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)

2002: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)

2001: So You Want to Be President? Illustrated by David Small; text by Judith St. George (Philomel Books)

2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback (Viking)


Caldecott Winners - 1990s

1999: Snowflake Bentley, Illustrated by Mary Azarian; text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton)

1998: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)

1997: Golem by David Wisniewski (Clarion)

1996: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)

1995: Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting (Harcourt)

1994: Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine (Houghton)

1993: Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)

1992: Tuesday by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)

1991: Black and White by David Macaulay (Houghton)

1990: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young (Philomel)


Caldecott Winners - 1980s

1989: Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen Ackerman (Knopf)

1988: Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen (Philomel)

1987: Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur Yorinks (Farrar)

1986: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

1985: Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret Hodges      (Little, Brown)

1984: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen (Viking)

1983: Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)

1982: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)

1981: Fables by Arnold Lobel (Harper)

1980: Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: Donald Hall (Viking)


Caldecott Winners - 1970s

1979: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble (Bradbury)

1978: Noah's Ark by Peter Spier (Doubleday)

1977: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions,  illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove (Dial)

1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears,  illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema      (Dial)

1975: Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott (Viking)

1974: Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach (Farrar)

1973: The Funny Little Woman , illustrated by Blair Lent; text: retold by Arlene Mosel (Dutton)

1972: One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Macmillan)

1971: A Story A Story , retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley (Atheneum)

1970: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (Windmill Books)


Caldecott Winners - various

1963: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)

1964: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Harper)

1942: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Viking)


Caldecott Illustrator Assignment

Illustration Research                                        

Title of book:


Name of Author:


Name of Illustrator:


Year the book won the Caldecott Medal:


What is the book about?



Choose the illustration you’re going to reproduce. Be sure to print a copy! Looking at your chosen image, answer the following questions –

Can you determine what is happening in the illustration? Explain.



Can you identify the main character? Who is it? What are they doing?



Can you tell what material(s) the artist used to create the illustrations in this book?



What materials are you planning to use to reproduce this illustration? How will you use them? (MOORE)


What will your sculpture look like?  Draw a picture on the back of this paper.  (ALEXANDER)



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