Caldecott Award Winners

This award, named in honor of nineteenth-century illustrator Randolph Caldecott, is given each year to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
1938   Fish, Helen Dean and Lathrop, Dorothy P. (illus.) Animals of the Bible.
1939   Handforth, Thomas Mei Li.
1940   D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Abraham Lincoln.
1941   Lawson, Robert They Were Strong and Good.
1942   McCloskey, Robert Make Way for Ducklings.
1943   Burton, Virginia Lee The Little House.
1944   Thurber, James and Slobodkin, Louis (illus.) Many Moons.
1945   Field, Rachel and Jones, Elizabeth Orton (illus.) Prayer for a Child.
1946   Petersham, Maud and Miska The Rooster Crows:  A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles.
1947   Brown, Margaret Wise and Weisgard, Leonard (illus.) The Little Island.
1948   Tresselt, Alvin and Duvoisin, Roger (illus.) White Snow Bright Snow.
1949   Hader, Berta and Elmer The Big Snow.
1950   Politi, Leo Song of the Swallows.
1951   Milhous, Katherine The Egg Tree.
1952   Will and Nicolas (illlus.) Finders Keepers.
1953   Ward, Lynd Biggest Bear.
1954   Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline’s Rescue.
1955   Perrault, Charles and Brown, Marcia (illus.) Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper.
1956   Langstaff, John and Rojankovsky, Feodor (illus.) Frog Went A-Courtin’.
1957   Udry, Janice May and Simont, Marc (illus.) A Tree is Nice.
1958   McCloskey, Robert Time of Wonder.
1959   Chaucer, Geoffrey and Cooney, Barbara (illus.) Chanticleer and the Fox.
1960   Ets, Marie Hall Nine Days to Christmas.
1961   Robbins, Ruth and Sidjakov, Nicolas (illus.) Baboushka and the Three Kings.
1962   Brown, Marcia Once a Mouse--A Fable Cut in Wood.
1963   Keats, Ezra Jack The Snowy Day.
1964   Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are.
1965   De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk and Montresor, Beni (illus.) May I Bring a Friend?
1966   Leodhas, Sorche Nic and Hogrogian, Nonny (illus.) Always Room for One More.
1967   Ness, Evaline Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine.
1968   Emberley, Barbara and Emberley, Ed (illus.) Drummer Hoff.
1969   Ransome, Arthur and Shulevitz, Uri (illus.) The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale.
1970   Steig, William Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
1971   Haley, Gail E. A Story, a Story: An African Tale.
1972   Hogrogian, Nonny One Fine Day.
1973   Mosel, Arlene and Lent, Blair (illus.) The Funny Little Woman.
1974   Zemach, Harve and Zemach, Margot (illus.) Duffy and the Devil: A Cornish Tale.
1975   McDermott, Gerald Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale.
1976   Aardema, Verna and Dillon, Leo and Diane (illus.) Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale.
1977   Musgrove, Margaret and Dillon, Leo and Diane (illus.) Ashanti to Zulu, African Traditions.
1978   Spier, Peter Noah’s Ark.
1979   Goble, Paul The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.
1980   Hall, Donald and Cooney, Barbara (illus.) Ox-Cart Man.
1981   Lobel, Arnold Fables.
1982   Van Allsburg, Chris Jumanji.
1983   Cendrars, Blaise and Brown, Marcia (illus.) Shadow.
1984   Provensen, Alice and Martin The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot, July 25, 1909.
1985   Hodges, Margaret and Hyman, Trina Schart (illus.) Saint George and the Dragon.
1986   Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express.
1987   Yorinks, Arthur and Egielski, Richard (illus.) Hey, Al!
1988   Yolen, Jane and Schoenherr, John (illus.) Owl Moon.
1989   Ackerman, Karen and Gammell, Stephen (illus.) Song and Dance Man.
1990   Young, Ed Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China.
1991   Macaulay, David Black and White.
1992   Wiesner, David Tuesday.
1993   McCully, Emily Mirette on the High Wire.
1994   Say, Allen Grandfather's Journey.
1995   Bunting, Eve and Diaz, David (illus.) Smoky Night.
1996   Rathmann, Peggy Officer Buckle and Gloria.
1997   Wisniewski, David Golem.
1998   Zelinsky, Paul O. Rapunzel.
1999   Martin, Jacqueline Briggs and Azarian, Mary (illus.) Snowflake Bentley.
2000   Taback, Simms Joseph Had a Little Overcoat.
2001   St. George, Judith and Small, David (illus.) So You Want to be President.
2002   Wiesner, David The Three Pigs.
2003   Rohmann, Eric My Friend Rabbit.
2004 Gerstein, Mordicai The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.
2005 Henkes, Kevin Kitten's First Full Moon.
2006 Juster, Norton and Raschka, Chris (illus.) The Hello, Goodbye Window.
2007 Wiesner, David Flotsam.
2008 Selznick, Brian The Invention of Hugo Cabret:  A Novel in Words and Pictures.
2009 Swanson, Susan Marie and Krommes, Beth (illus.) The House in the Night.
2010 Pinkney, Jerry The Lion & the Mouse.
2011 Stead, Philip Christian and Stead, Erin E. (illus.) A Sick Day for Amos McGee.
2012 Raschka, Christopher A Ball for Daisy.
2013 Klassen, Jon This is Not My Hat.
2014 Floca, Brian Locomotive.
2015 Santat, Dan The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.
2016 Blackall, Sophie Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear.
2017 Steptoe, Javaka Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.