Caldecott Medal

most distinguished American picture book

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

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Author: David Wiesner
2014 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs

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Author: Jon Klassen
2013 Caldecott Medal - Winner

A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.

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Author: Aaron Reynolds
2013 Caldecott Medal - Honor

The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around, and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.

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Author: Mac Barnett
2013 Caldecott Medal - Honor

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.

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Author: Laura Vaccaro Seeger
2013 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.

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Author: Toni Buzzeo
2013 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.

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Author: Mary Logue
2013 Caldecott Medal - Honor

At bedtime a young girl asks Does everything in the world go to sleep?

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Author: Christopher Raschka
2012 Caldecott Medal - Winner

In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring.

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Author: John Rocco
2012 Caldecott Medal - Honor

When a busy family's activities come to a halt because of a blackout, they find they enjoy spending time together and not being too busy for once.

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Author: Lane Smith
2012 Caldecott Medal - Honor

A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.

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Author: Erin Stead
2011 Caldecott Medal - Winner

Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.9781596434028

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Author: Laban Carrick Hill
2011 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.

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Author: David Ezra Stein
2011 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

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Author: Jerry Pinkney
2010 Caldecott Medal - Winner

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.

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Author: Elizabeth Garton Scanlon
2010 Caldecott Medal - Honor

Pictures and rhyming text celebrate a family's day spent going to the beach, shopping at the market, eating at a restaurant and spending the evening with the rest of the extended family.