Caldecott Medal

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Caldecott Medal
Awarded for "the most distinguished American picture book for children"
Country United States
Presented by Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association
First awarded 1938
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The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children", beginning with 1937 publications. It is awarded to the illustrator by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).[1] The Caldecott and Newbery Medals are the most prestigious American children's book awards.

The award is named for Randolph Caldecott, a nineteenth-century English illustrator. Rene Paul Chambellan designed the Medal in 1937. The obverse scene is derived from Randolph Caldecott's front cover illustration for The Diverting History of John Gilpin (Routledge, 1878, an edition of the 1782 poem by William Cowper), which depicts Gilpin astride a runaway horse.[2][3] The reverse is based on "Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie", one of Caldecott's illustrations for the nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence".

Beside the Caldecott Medal, the committee awards a variable number of citations to worthy runners-up, called the Caldecott Honors or Caldecott Honor Books. The "Honor" was introduced in 1971, but some runners-up had been identified annually and all those runners-up were retroactively named Caldecott Honor Books.[2] The number of Honors or runners-up had always been one to five, and it had been two to four since 1994, until five were named in 2013 and six in 2015. The Honor Books must be a subset of the runners-up on the final ballot, either the leading runners-up on that ballot or the leaders on one further ballot that excludes the winner.[4]

Eligibility and criteria

The artist must be a US citizen or resident and the illustrations must be original to the book, which must be published first or simultaneously in the US in English during the preceding year.[5]

A picture book provides "a visual experience. A picture book has a collective unity of story-line, theme, or concept, developed through the series of pictures" that constitute the book. Picture books for any audience up to age 14 should be considered.[5]

The Medal is "for distinguished illustrations in a picture book and for excellence of pictorial presentation for children". The book must be self-contained, independent of other media for its enjoyment. Components other than illustration should be considered as they bear on effectiveness as a children's picture book.[5]


The committee that decides on the Caldecott Award winner comprises fifteen members. Eight are elected by the entire ALSC membership and seven including the chairperson are appointed by the ALSC President.[6] Many publishers send copies of books to the committee; 2009 members each received more than 700.[7] To help identify possible contenders, the chairperson generally asks for committee members to identify strong contenders each month.[8] In the fall each member of the committee may formally nominate seven books.[7] Publications late in the year should receive equal consideration. As of 2009/2010 each committee member must nominate three and no more books in October, two in November, two in December, and January identification of worthy December publications is solicited.[9]


The latest winner of the Caldecott Medal, awarded in 2016, is Sophie Blackall for Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, written by Lindsay Mattick (Little, Brown, 2015, OCLC 894149533).[10]

The 2016 committee named four Caldecott Honor Books. The annual number of runners-up has ranged from one to six, same as for the Newbery Medal during the same timespan, from 1938. Indeed, for twenty years from 1993 to 2012 there were two to four Honors every year.

Yellow background highlights the Medalists.

Caldecott Medal winners and honors[11]
Illustrator Title
1938  Lathrop, Dorothy P.Dorothy P. Lathrop Animals of the Bible Winner
1938 Robert Lawson Four and Twenty Blackbirds Honor
1938 Boris Artzybasheff Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale Honor
1939 Handforth, ThomasThomas Handforth Mei Li Winner
1939 James Daugherty Andy and the Lion Honor
1939 Clare Turlay Newberry Barkis Honor
1939 Laura Adams Armer The Forest Pool Honor
1939 Wanda Gág Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Honor
1939 Robert Lawson Wee Gillis Honor
1940 Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire Abraham Lincoln Winner
1940 Berta and Elmer Hader Cock-a-Doodle Doo Honor
1940 Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline Honor
1940 Lauren Ford The Ageless Story Honor
1941 Lawson, RobertRobert Lawson They Were Strong and Good Winner
1941 Clare Turlay Newberry April's Kittens Honor
1942 McCloskey, RobertRobert McCloskey Make Way for Ducklings Winner
1942 Maud and Miska Petersham An American ABC Honor
1942 Velino Herrera In My Mother's House Honor
1942 Holling C. Holling Paddle-to-the-Sea Honor
1942 Wanda Gág Nothing At All Honor
1943 Burton, Virginia LeeVirginia Lee Burton The Little House Winner
1943 Mary and Conrad Buff Dash and Dart Honor
1943 Clare Turlay Newberry Marshmallow Honor
1944 Slobodkin, LouisLouis Slobodkin Many Moons Winner
1944 Elizabeth Orton Jones Small Rain: Verses From The Bible Honor
1944 Arnold E. Bare Pierre Pidgeon Honor
1944 Berta and Elmer Hader The Mighty Hunter Honor
1944 Jean Charlot A Child's Good Night Book Honor
1944 Plato Chan The Good-Luck Horse Honor
1945 Jones, Elizabeth OrtonElizabeth Orton Jones Prayer for a Child Winner
1945 Tasha Tudor Mother Goose Honor
1945 Marie Hall Ets In the Forest Honor
1945 Marguerite de Angeli Yonie Wondernose Honor
1945 Kate Seredy The Christmas Anna Angel Honor
1946 Petersham, Maud and MiskaMaud and Miska Petersham The Rooster Crows Winner
1946 Leonard Weisgard Little Lost Lamb Honor
1946 Marjorie Torrey Sing Mother Goose Honor
1946 Ruth Stiles Gannett My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World Honor
1946 Kurt Wiese You Can Write Chinese Honor
1947 Weisgard, LeonardLeonard Weisgard The Little Island Winner
1947 Leonard Weisgard Rain Drop Splash Honor
1947 Jay Hyde Barnum Boats on the River Honor
1947 Tony Palazzo Timothy Turtle Honor
1947 Leo Politi Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street Honor
1947 Marjorie Torrey Sing in Praise: A Collection of the Best Loved Hymns Honor
1948 Duvoisin, RogerRoger Duvoisin White Snow, Bright Snow Winner
1948 Marcia Brown Stone Soup Honor
1948 Dr. Seuss McElligot's Pool Honor
1948 Georges Schreiber Bambino the Clown Honor
1948 Hildegard Woodward Roger and the Fox Honor
1948 Virginia Lee Burton Song of Robin Hood Honor
1949 Hader, Berta and ElmerBerta and Elmer Hader The Big Snow Winner
1949 Robert McCloskey Blueberries for Sal Honor
1949 Helen Stone All Around the Town Honor
1949 Leo Politi Juanita Honor
1949 Kurt Wiese Fish in the Air Honor
1950 Politi, LeoLeo Politi Song of the Swallows Winner
1950 Lynd Ward America's Ethan Allen Honor
1950 Hildegard Woodward The Wild Birthday Cake Honor
1950 Marc Simont The Happy Day Honor
1950 Dr. Seuss Bartholomew and the Oobleck Honor
1950 Marcia Brown Henry Fisherman Honor
1951 Milhous, KatherineKatherine Milhous The Egg Tree Winner
1951 Marcia Brown Dick Whittington and His Cat Honor
1951 Nicholas Mordvinoff The Two Reds Honor
1951 Dr. Seuss If I Ran the Zoo Honor
1951 Helen Stone The Most Wonderful Doll in the World Honor
1951 Clare Turlay Newberry T-Bone, the Baby Sitter Honor
1952 Mordvinoff, NicholasNicholas Mordvinoff Finders Keepers Winner
1952 Marie Hall Ets Mr. T. W. Anthony Woo Honor
1952 Marcia Brown Skipper John's Cook Honor
1952 Margaret Bloy Graham All Falling Down Honor
1952 William Pène du Bois Bear Party Honor
1952 Elizabeth Olds Feather Mountain Honor
1953 Ward, LyndLynd Ward The Biggest Bear Winner
1953 Marcia Brown Puss in Boots Honor
1953 Robert McCloskey One Morning in Maine Honor
1953 Fritz Eichenberg Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals Honor
1953 Margaret Bloy Graham The Storm Book Honor
1953 Juliet Kepes Five Little Monkeys (book) Honor
1954 Bemelmans, LudwigLudwig Bemelmans Madeline's Rescue Winner
1954 Robert McCloskey Journey Cake, Ho! Honor
1954 Jean Charlot When Will the World Be Mine? Honor
1954 Marcia Brown The Steadfast Tin Soldier Honor
1954 Maurice Sendak A Very Special House Honor
1954 A. Birnbaum Green Eyes Honor
1955 Brown, MarciaMarcia Brown Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper Winner
1955 Marguerite de Angeli Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes Honor
1955 Tibor Gergely Wheel On The Chimney Honor
1955 Helen Sewell The Thanksgiving Story Honor
1956 Rojankovsky, FeodorFeodor Rojankovsky Frog Went A-Courtin' Winner
1956 Marie Hall Ets Play With Me Honor
1956 Taro Yashima Crow Boy Honor
1957 Simont, MarcMarc Simont A Tree is Nice Winner
1957 Marie Hall Ets Mr. Penny's Race Horse Honor
1957 Tasha Tudor 1 is One Honor
1957 Paul Galdone Anatole Honor
1957 James Daugherty Gillespie and the Guards Honor
1957 William Pène du Bois Lion Honor
1958 McCloskey, RobertRobert McCloskey Time of Wonder Winner
1958 Don Freeman Fly High, Fly Low Honor
1958 Paul Galdone Anatole and the Cat Honor
1959 Cooney, BarbaraBarbara Cooney Chanticleer and the Fox Winner
1959 Antonio Frasconi The House that Jack Built: La Maison Que Jacques A Batie Honor
1959 Maurice Sendak What Do You Say, Dear? Honor
1959 Taro Yashima Umbrella Honor
1960 Ets, Marie HallMarie Hall Ets Nine Days to Christmas Winner
1960 Adrienne Adams Houses from the Sea Honor
1960 Maurice Sendak The Moon Jumpers Honor
1961 Sidjakov, NicolasNicolas Sidjakov Baboushka and the Three Kings Winner
1961 Leo Lionni Inch by Inch Honor
1962 Brown, MarciaMarcia Brown Once a Mouse Winner
1962 Peter Spier Fox Went out on a Chilly Night: An Old Song Honor
1962 Maurice Sendak Little Bear's Visit Honor
1962 Adrienne Adams The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up Honor
1963 Keats, Ezra JackEzra Jack Keats The Snowy Day Winner
1963 Bernarda Bryson The Sun is a Golden Earring Honor
1963 Maurice Sendak Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present Honor
1964 Sendak, MauriceMaurice Sendak Where the Wild Things Are Winner
1964 Leo Lionni Swimmy Honor
1964 Evaline Ness All in the Morning Early Honor
1964 Philip Reed Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes Honor
1965 Montresor, BeniBeni Montresor May I Bring a Friend? Winner
1965 Marvin Bileck Rain Makes Applesauce Honor
1965 Blair Lent The Wave Honor
1965 Evaline Ness A Pocketful of Cricket Honor
1966 Hogrogian, NonnyNonny Hogrogian Always Room for One More Winner
1966 Roger Duvoisin Hide and Seek Fog Honor
1966 Marie Hall Ets Just Me Honor
1966 Evaline Ness Tom Tit Tot Honor
1967 Ness, EvalineEvaline Ness Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine Winner
1967 Ed Emberley One Wide River to Cross Honor
1968 Emberley, EdEd Emberley Drummer Hoff Winner
1968 Leo Lionni Frederick Honor
1968 Taro Yashima Seashore Story Honor
1968 Ed Young The Emperor and the Kite Honor
1969 Shulevitz, UriUri Shulevitz The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship Winner
1969 Blair Lent Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Honor
1970 Steig, WilliamWilliam Steig Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Winner
1970 Ezra Jack Keats Goggles! Honor
1970 Leo Lionni Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse Honor
1970 Robert Andrew Parker Pop Corn & Ma Goodness Honor
1970 Brinton Turkle Thy Friend, Obadiah Honor
1970 Margot Zemach The Judge: An Untrue Tale Honor
1971 Haley, Gail E.Gail E. Haley A Story a Story Winner
1971 Blair Lent The Angry Moon Honor
1971 Arnold Lobel Frog and Toad are Friends Honor
1971 Maurice Sendak In the Night Kitchen Honor
1972 Hogrogian, NonnyNonny Hogrogian One Fine Day Winner
1972 Arnold Lobel Hildilid's Night Honor
1972 Janina Domanska If All the Seas Were One Sea Honor
1972 Tom Feelings Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book Honor
1973 Lent, BlairBlair Lent The Funny Little Woman Winner
1973 Gerald McDermott Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti Honor
1973 Leonard Baskin Hosie's Alphabet Honor
1973 Nancy Ekholm Burkert Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs Honor
1973 Tom Bahti When Clay Sings Honor
1974 Zemach, MargotMargot Zemach Duffy and the Devil Winner
1974 Susan Jeffers Three Jovial Huntsmen Honor
1974 David Macaulay Cathedral Honor
1975 McDermott, GeraldGerald McDermott Arrow to the Sun Winner
1975 Tom Feelings Jambo Means Hello: A Swahili Alphabet Book Honor
1976 Dillon, Leo and DianeLeo and Diane Dillon Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Winner
1976 Peter Parnall The Desert is Theirs Honor
1976 Tomie dePaola Strega Nona Honor
1977 Dillon, Leo and DianeLeo and Diane Dillon Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions Winner
1977 William Steig The Amazing Bone Honor
1977 Nonny Hogrogian The Contest Honor
1977 M. B. Goffstein Fish for Supper Honor
1977 Beverly Brodsky McDermott The Golem: A Jewish Legend Honor
1977 Peter Parnall Hawk, I'm Your Brother Honor
1978 Spier, PeterPeter Spier Noah's Ark Winner
1978 David Macaulay Castle Honor
1978 Margot Zemach It Could Always Be Worse Honor
1979 Goble, PaulPaul Goble The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Winner
1979 Donald Crews Freight Train Honor
1979 Peter Parnall The Way to Start a Day Honor
1980 Cooney, BarbaraBarbara Cooney Ox-Cart Man Winner
1980 Rachel Isadora Ben's Trumpet Honor
1980 Chris Van Allsburg The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Honor
1980 Uri Shulevitz The Treasure Honor
1981 Lobel, ArnoldArnold Lobel Fables Winner
1981 Ilse Plume The Bremen-Town Musicians Honor
1981 Molly Bang The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher Honor
1981 Joseph Low Mice Twice Honor
1981 Donald Crews Truck Honor
1982 Van Allsburg, ChrisChris Van Allsburg Jumanji Winner
1982 Stephen Gammell Where the Buffaloes Begin Honor
1982 Anita Lobel On Market Street Honor
1982 Maurice Sendak Outside Over There Honor
1982 Alice and Martin Provensen A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers Honor
1983 Brown, MarciaMarcia Brown Shadow Winner
1983 Vera B. Williams A Chair for My Mother Honor
1983 Diane Goode When I Was Young in the Mountains Honor
1984 Provensen, Alice and MartinAlice and Martin Provensen The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Winner
1984 Trina Schart Hyman Little Red Riding Hood Honor
1984 Molly Bang Ten, Nine, Eight Honor
1985 Hyman, Trina SchartTrina Schart Hyman Saint George and the Dragon Winner
1985 Paul O. Zelinsky Hansel and Gretel Honor
1985 Nancy Tafuri Have You Seen My Duckling? Honor
1985 John Steptoe The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend Honor
1986 Van Allsburg, ChrisChris Van Allsburg The Polar Express Winner
1986 Stephen Gammell The Relatives Came Honor
1986 Don Wood King Bidgood's in the Bathtub Honor
1987 Egielski, RichardRichard Egielski Hey, Al Winner
1987 Ann Grifalconi The Village of Round and Square Houses Honor
1987 Suse MacDonald Alphabatics Honor
1987 Paul O. Zelinsky Rumpelstiltskin Honor
1988 Schoenherr, JohnJohn Schoenherr Owl Moon Winner
1988 John Steptoe Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale Honor
1988 Glasauer, WilliWilli Glasauer Greetings from the Surreal Winner
1989 Gammell, StephenStephen Gammell Song and Dance Man Winner
1989 Allen Say The Boy of the Three-Year Nap Honor
1989 David Wiesner Free Fall Honor
1989 James Marshall Goldilocks and the Three Bears Honor
1989 Jerry Pinkney Mirandy and Brother Wind Honor
1990 Young, EdEd Young Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China Winner
1990 Bill Peet Bill Peet: An Autobiography Honor
1990 Lois Ehlert Color Zoo Honor
1990 Jerry Pinkney The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South Honor
1990 Trina Schart Hyman Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Honor
1991 Macaulay, DavidDavid Macaulay Black and White Winner
1991 Fred Marcellino Puss in Boots Honor
1991 Vera B. Williams "More More More," Said the Baby: Three Love Stories Honor
1992 Wiesner, DavidDavid Wiesner Tuesday Winner
1992 Faith Ringgold Tar Beach Honor
1993 McCully, Emily ArnoldEmily Arnold McCully Mirette on the High Wire Winner
1993 Lane Smith The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Honor
1993 Ed Young Seven Blind Mice Honor
1993 Carole Byard Working Cotton Honor
1994 Say, AllenAllen Say Grandfather's Journey Winner
1994 Ted Lewin Peppe the Lamplighter Honor
1994 Denise Fleming In the Small, Small Pond Honor
1994 Gerald McDermott Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Pacific Northwest Honor
1994 Kevin Henkes Owen Honor
1994 Chris Raschka Yo! Yes? Honor
1995 Diaz, DavidDavid Diaz Smoky Night Winner
1995 Jerry Pinkney John Henry Honor
1995 Paul O. Zelinsky Swamp Angel Honor
1995 Eric Rohmann Time Flies Honor
1996 Rathmann, PeggyPeggy Rathmann Officer Buckle and Gloria Winner
1996 Stephen T. Johnson Alphabet City Honor
1996 Marjorie Priceman Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin Honor
1996 Brian Pinkney The Faithful Friend Honor
1996 Janet Stevens Tops & Bottoms Honor
1997 Wisniewski, DavidDavid Wisniewski Golem Winner
1997 Holly Meade Hush! A Thai Lullaby Honor
1997 David Pelletier The Graphic Alphabet Honor
1997 Dav Pilkey The Paperboy Honor
1997 Peter Sís Starry Messenger Honor
1998 Zelinsky, Paul O.Paul O. Zelinsky Rapunzel Winner
1998 David Small The Gardener Honor
1998 Christopher Myers Harlem Honor
1998 Simms Taback There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Honor
1999 Azarian, MaryMary Azarian Snowflake Bentley Winner
1999 Brian Pinkney Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra Honor
1999 David Shannon No, David! Honor
1999 Uri Shulevitz Snow Honor
1999 Peter Sís Tibet Through the Red Box Honor
2000 Taback, SimmsSimms Taback Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Winner
2000 Trina Schart Hyman A Child's Calendar Honor
2000 David Wiesner Sector 7 Honor
2000 Molly Bang When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry Honor
2000 Jerry Pinkney The Ugly Duckling Honor
2001 Small, DavidDavid Small So You Want to Be President? Winner
2001 Christopher Bing Casey at the Bat Honor
2001 Betsy Lewin Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Honor
2001 Ian Falconer Olivia Honor
2002 Wiesner, DavidDavid Wiesner The Three Pigs Winner
2002 Brian Selznick The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins Honor
2002 Bryan Collier Martin's Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor
2002 Marc Simont The Stray Dog Honor
2003 Rohmann, EricEric Rohmann My Friend Rabbit Winner
2003 Tony DiTerlizzi The Spider and the Fly Honor
2003 Peter McCarty Hondo & Fabian Honor
2003 Jerry Pinkney Noah's Ark Honor
2004 Gerstein, MordicaiMordicai Gerstein The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Winner
2004 Margaret Chodos-Irvine Ella Sarah Gets Dressed Honor
2004 Steve Jenkins and Robin Page What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? Honor
2004 Mo Willems Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Honor
2005 Henkes, KevinKevin Henkes Kitten's First Full Moon Winner
2005 Barbara Lehman The Red Book Honor
2005 E. B. Lewis Coming on Home Soon Honor
2005 Mo Willems Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Honor
2006 Raschka, ChrisChris Raschka The Hello, Goodbye Window Winner
2006 Bryan Collier Rosa Honor
2006 Jon J. Muth Zen Shorts Honor
2006 Marjorie Priceman Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride Honor
2006 Beckie Prange Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems Honor
2007 Wiesner, DavidDavid Wiesner Flotsam Winner
2007 David McLimans Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet Honor
2007 Kadir Nelson Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Honor
2008 Selznick, BrianBrian Selznick The Invention of Hugo Cabret Winner
2008 Kadir Nelson Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Honor
2008 Laura Vaccaro Seeger First the Egg Honor
2008 Peter Sís The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Honor
2008 Mo Willems Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Honor
2009 Krommes, BethBeth Krommes The House in the Night Winner
2009 Marla Frazee A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever Honor
2009 Uri Shulevitz How I Learned Geography Honor
2009 Melissa Sweet A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams Honor
2010 Pinkney, JerryJerry Pinkney The Lion & the Mouse Winner
2010 Marla Frazee All the World Honor
2010 Pamela Zagarenski Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors Honor
2011 Stead, Erin E.Erin E. Stead A Sick Day for Amos McGee Winner
2011 Bryan Collier Dave the Potter Honor
2011 David Ezra Stein Interrupting Chicken Honor
2012 Chris Raschka A Ball for Daisy Winner
2012 John Rocco Blackout Honor
2012 Lane Smith Grandpa Green Honor
2012 Patrick McDonnell Me...Jane Honor
2013 Jon Klassen This is Not My Hat Winner
2013 Peter Brown Creepy Carrots! Honor
2013 Jon Klassen Extra Yarn Honor
2013 Laura Vaccaro Seeger Green Honor
2013 David Small One Cool Friend Honor
2013 Pamela Zagarenski Sleep Like a Tiger Honor
2014 Brian Floca Locomotive Winner
2014 Aaron Becker Journey Honor
2014 Molly Idle Flora and the Flamingo Honor
2014 David Wiesner Mr. Wuffles! Honor
2015 Dan Santat The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Winner
2015 Lauren Castillo Nana in the City Honor
2015 Mary GrandPré The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art Honor
2015 Jon Klassen Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Honor
2015 Yuyi Morales Viva Frida Honor
2015 Melissa Sweet The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Honor
2015 Jillian Tamaki This One Summer Honor
2016 Sophie Blackall Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear Winner
2016 Bryan Collier Trombone Shorty Honor
2016 Kevin Henkes Waiting Honor
2016 Ekua Holmes Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Honor
2016 Christian Robinson Last Stop on Market Street Honor

Multiple awards

Robert Lawson alone has won both a Caldecott Medal and a Newbery Medal, the 1941 Caldecott for They Were Strong and Good and the 1945 Newbery for Rabbit Hill. He both wrote and illustrated both books.

Illustrator Gail E. Haley has won both the Caldecott and the Kate Greenaway Medal, the comparable British award for children's book illustration (not restricted to picture books). She won the Caldecott for A Story a Story (Atheneum Books, 1970) and the Greenaway for The Post Office Cat (The Bodley Head, 1976). Haley and her second husband lived in England from 1973 to 1980.[12] From about 2000 the British award is open to all illustrators.

Jon Klassen became the second person to win both the Caldecott and the Greenaway and the first to win both for the same work: This Is Not My Hat won the Caldecott in 2013 and the Greenaway in 2014.[13][14] It was released on October 9, 2012, by Walker Books in the UK and by its American subsidiary Candlewick Press in the US.[15][16]

Caldecott Medals

Two people have won three Caldecott Medals.

Several others have won two medals:

Robert McCloskey, Barbara Cooney, Nonny Hogrogian, Leo and Diane Dillon, Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Raschka

Medal and Honor Books

Several winners of one Medal have also created multiple Honor Books.

7 honors: Maurice Sendak
5 honors: Marie Hall Ets, Jerry Pinkney
3 honors: Trina Schart Hyman, Blair Lent, Evaline Ness, Uri Shulevitz, Paul O. Zelinsky
2 honors: Stephen Gammell, Berta and Elmer Hader, Kevin Henkes, Jon Klassen, Robert Lawson, Arnold Lobel, David Macaulay, Gerald McDermott, Leo Politi, Marc Simont, David Small, Leonard Weisgard, Ed Young, Margot Zemach

See also


  1. "Welcome to the Caldecott Medal Home Page". ALSC. ALA. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  2. 1 2 "The Randolph Caldecott Medal". ALSC. ALA. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  3. "Caldecott's Picture Book John Gilpin". Randolph Caldecott Society UK ( May 26, 2005. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  4. Manual, p. 37.
  5. 1 2 3 "[Caldecott] Terms and Criteria". ALSC. ALA. 2008 [1978]. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  6. Manual, p. 9.
  7. 1 2 Colburn, Nell (February 1, 2010). "Caldecott Confidential: What's next year's best picture book for kids? Please, don't ask.". School Library Journal. Reed Business Information: 39–40. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
    Colburn chaired the 2009 Caldecott committee.
  8. Manual, p. 28.
  9. Manual, p. 19.
  10. American Library Association announces 2016 youth media award winners
  11. "Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938–Present". ALSC. ALA. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  12. (Greenaway Winner 1976). Living Archive: Celebrating the Carnegie and Greenaway Winners. CILIP. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  13. Diaz, Shelley (June 26, 2014). "Klassen and Brooks Take UK's Greenaway and Carnegie Medals". School Library Journal ( Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  14. "Historic Kate Greenaway Medal win for Jon Klassen's This is Not My Hat". Walker Books ( June 23, 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  15. This Is Not My Hat (hardcover, first edition). Walker Books. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  16. "THIS IS NOT MY HAT by Jon Klassen". Kirkus Reviews. September 15, 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-29.

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