The Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

The award is named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott, and was originally created as sort of the flip side of the Newbery Medal. While the Newbery is awarded to the "most distinguished American children's book" of the previous year, the Caldecott is awarded specifically to illustrators.
 

2013  This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

2012  A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

2011  A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Christian Stead

2010 The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

2009 The House in the Night by Beth Krommes


2008  The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

2007 Flotsam by David Wiesner

2006 The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster and Cris Raschka

2005 Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

2004 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

2003 My Friend Rabbity by Eric Rohmann

2002 The Pigs by David Weisner

2001 So You Want To Be President? by Judith St. George

2000 Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

1999 Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

1998 Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky

1997 Golem by David Wisniewski

1996 Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

1995 Smoky Night by Eve Bunting

1994 Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say

1992 Tuesday by David Wiesner

1991 Black and White by David Macaulay

1990 Lon Po Po: A Red-riding Hood Story From China by Ed Young

1989 Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman

1988 Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

1987 Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks

1986 The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

1985 Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges

1984 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel With Louis Bleriot, July 25, 1909 by Alice Provensen

1983 Shadow by Blaise Cendrars

1982 Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

1981 Fables by Arnold Lobel

1980 Ox-cart Man by Donald Hall

1979 The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

1978 Noah's Ark by Peter Spier

1977 Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret W. Musgrove

1976 Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema

1975 Arrow To the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale by Gerald Mcdermott

1974 Duffy and the Devil by Harve Zemach

1973 The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel

1972 One Fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian

1971 A Story, a Story: An African Tale by Gail E. Haley

1970 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

1969 The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: Arthur Ransome by Arthur Ransome

1968 Drummer Hoff by Barbara Emberley

1967 Sam Bangs and Moonshine by Evaline Ness

1966 Always Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas

1965 May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers

1964 Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

1963 The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

1962 Once a Mouse... : A Fable Cut in Wood by Marcia Brown

1961 Baboushka and the Three Kings: Ruth Robbins by Ruth Robbins

1960 Nine Days To Christmas by Marie Hall Ets

1959 Chanticleer and the Fox by Geoffrey Chaucer

1958 Time of Wonder by Robert Mccloskey

1957 A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry

1956 Frog Went A-courtin' by John Langstaff

1955 Cinderella by Charles Perrault

1954 Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

1953 The Biggest Bear by Lynn K. Ward

1952 Finders Keepers by Nicolas Will

1951 The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous

1950 Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi

1949 The Big Snow by Berta Hader

1948 White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt

1947 The Little Island by Golden Macdonald

1946 The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles by Maud Petersham

1945 Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field

1944 Many Moons by James Thurber

1943 The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

1942 Make Way for Ducklings by Robert Mccloskey

1941 They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson

1940 Abraham Lincoln by Ingri D'aulaire

1939 Mei LI by Thomas Handforth

1938 Animals of the Bible: A Picture Book by Dorothy P. Lathrop