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The Randolph Caldecott Medal is an award for the previous year's "most distinguished American picture book for children". It started with books in 1937.

Winners and Honor Books
Year Author Book Award
1938 Dorothy P. Lathrop Animals of the Bible Winner
Robert Lawson Four and Twenty Blackbirds Honor
Boris Artzybasheff Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale Honor
1939 Thomas Handforth Mei Li Winner
James Daugherty Andy and the Lion Honor
Clare Turlay Newberry Barkis Honor
Laura Adams Armer The Forest Pool Honor
Wanda Gág Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Honor
Robert Lawson Wee Gillis Honor
1940 Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire Abraham Lincoln Winner
Berta and Elmer Hader Cock-a-Doodle Doo Honor
Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline Honor
Lauren Ford The Ageless Story Honor
1941 Robert Lawson They Were Strong and Good Winner
Clare Turlay Newberry April's Kittens Honor
1942 Robert McCloskey Make Way for Ducklings Winner
Maud and Miska Petersham An American ABC Honor
Velino Herrera In My Mother's House Honor
Holling C. Holling Paddle-to-the-Sea Honor
Wanda Gág Nothing At All Honor
1943 Virginia Lee Burton The Little House Winner
Mary and Conrad Buff Dash and Dart Honor
Clare Turlay Newberry Marshmallow Honor
1944 Louis Slobodkin Many Moons Winner
Elizabeth Orton Jones Small Rain: Verses From The Bible Honor
Arnold E. Bare Pierre Pidgeon Honor
Berta and Elmer Hader The Mighty Hunter Honor
Jean Charlot A Child's Good Night Book Honor
Plato Chan The Good-Luck Horse Honor
1945 Elizabeth Orton Jones Prayer for a Child Winner
Tasha Tudor Mother Goose Honor
Marie Hall Ets In the Forest Honor
Marguerite de Angeli Yonie Wondernose Honor
Kate Seredy The Christmas Anna Angel Honor
1946 Maud and Miska Petersham The Rooster Crows Winner
Leonard Weisgard Little Lost Lamb Honor
Marjorie Torrey Sing Mother Goose Honor
Ruth Stiles Gannett My Mother Is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World Honor
Kurt Wiese You Can Write Chinese Honor
1947 Leonard Weisgard The Little Island Winner
Leonard Weisgard Rain Drop Splash Honor
Jay Hyde Barnum Boats on the River Honor
Tony Palazzo Timothy Turtle Honor
Leo Politi Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street Honor
Marjorie Torrey Sing in Praise: A Collection of the Best Loved Hymns Honor
1948 Roger Duvoisin White Snow, Bright Snow Winner
Marcia Brown Stone Soup Honor
Dr. Seuss McElligot's Pool Honor
Georges Schreiber Bambino the Clown Honor
Hildegard Woodward Roger and the Fox Honor
Virginia Lee Burton Song of Robin Hood Honor
1949 Berta and Elmer Hader The Big Snow Winner
Robert McCloskey Blueberries for Sal Honor
Helen Stone All Around the Town Honor
Leo Politi Juanita Honor
Kurt Wiese Fish in the Air Honor
1950 Leo Politi Song of the Swallows Winner
Lynd Ward America's Ethan Allen Honor
Hildegard Woodward The Wild Birthday Cake Honor
Marc Simont The Happy Day Honor
Dr. Seuss Bartholomew and the Oobleck Honor
Marcia Brown Henry Fisherman Honor
1951 Katherine Milhous The Egg Tree Winner
Marcia Brown Dick Whittington and His Cat Honor
Nicholas Mordvinoff The Two Reds Honor
Dr. Seuss If I Ran the Zoo Honor
Helen Stone The Most Wonderful Doll in the World Honor
Clare Turlay Newberry T-Bone, the Baby Sitter Honor
1952 Nicholas Mordvinoff Finders Keepers Winner
Marie Hall Ets Mr. T. W. Anthony Woo Honor
Marcia Brown Skipper John's Cook Honor
Margaret Bloy Graham All Falling Down Honor
William Pène du Bois Bear Party Honor
Elizabeth Olds Feather Mountain Honor
1953 Lynd Ward The Biggest Bear Winner
Marcia Brown Puss in Boots Honor
Robert McCloskey One Morning in Maine Honor
Fritz Eichenberg Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals Honor
Margaret Bloy Graham The Storm Book Honor
Juliet Kepes Five Little Monkeys Honor
1954 Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline's Rescue Winner
Robert McCloskey Journey Cake, Ho! Honor
Jean Charlot When Will the World Be Mine? Honor
Marcia Brown The Steadfast Tin Soldier Honor
Maurice Sendak A Very Special House Honor
A. Birnbaum Green Eyes Honor
1955 Marcia Brown Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper Winner
Marguerite de Angeli Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes Honor
Tibor Gergely Wheel on the Chimney Honor
Helen Sewell The Thanksgiving Story Honor
1956 Feodor Rojankovsky Frog Went A-Courtin' Winner
Marie Hall Ets Play With Me Honor
Taro Yashima Crow Boy Honor
1957 Marc Simont A Tree Is Nice Winner
Marie Hall Ets Mr. Penny's Race Horse Honor
Tasha Tudor 1 Is One Honor
Paul Galdone Anatole Honor
James Daugherty Gillespie and the Guards Honor
William Pène du Bois Lion Honor
1958 Robert McCloskey Time of Wonder Winner
Don Freeman Fly High, Fly Low Honor
Paul Galdone Anatole and the Cat Honor
1959 Barbara Cooney Chanticleer and the Fox Winner
Antonio Frasconi The House that Jack Built: La Maison Que Jacques A Batie Honor
Maurice Sendak What Do You Say, Dear? Honor
Taro Yashima Umbrella Honor
1960 Marie Hall Ets Nine Days to Christmas Winner
Adrienne Adams Houses from the Sea Honor
Maurice Sendak The Moon Jumpers Honor
1961 Nicolas Sidjakov Baboushka and the Three Kings Winner
Leo Lionni Inch by Inch Honor
1962 Marcia Brown Once a Mouse Winner
Peter Spier Fox Went out on a Chilly Night: An Old Song Honor
Maurice Sendak Little Bear's Visit Honor
Adrienne Adams The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up Honor
1963 Ezra Jack Keats The Snowy Day Winner
Bernarda Bryson The Sun Is a Golden Earring Honor
Maurice Sendak Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present Honor
1964 Maurice Sendak Where the Wild Things Are Winner
Leo Lionni Swimmy Honor
Evaline Ness All in the Morning Early Honor
Philip Reed Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes Honor
1965 Beni Montresor May I Bring a Friend? Winner
Marvin Bileck Rain Makes Applesauce Honor
Blair Lent The Wave Honor
Evaline Ness A Pocketful of Cricket Honor
1966 Nonny Hogrogian Always Room for One More Winner
Roger Duvoisin Hide and Seek Fog Honor
Marie Hall Ets Just Me Honor
Evaline Ness Tom Tit Tot Honor
1967 Evaline Ness Sam, Bangs and Moonshine Winner
Ed Emberley One Wide River to Cross Honor
1968 Ed Emberley Drummer Hoff Winner
Leo Lionni Frederick Honor
Taro Yashima Seashore Story Honor
Ed Young The Emperor and the Kite Honor
1969 Uri Shulevitz The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship Winner
Blair Lent Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Honor
1970 William Steig Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Winner
Ezra Jack Keats Goggles! Honor
Leo Lionni Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse Honor
Robert Andrew Parker Pop Corn & Ma Goodness Honor
Brinton Turkle Thy Friend, Obadiah Honor
Margot Zemach The Judge: An Untrue Tale Honor
1971 Gail E. Haley A Story a Story Winner
Blair Lent The Angry Moon Honor
Arnold Lobel Frog and Toad Are Friends Honor
Maurice Sendak In the Night Kitchen Honor
1972 Nonny Hogrogian One Fine Day Winner
Arnold Lobel Hildilid's Night Honor
Janina Domanska If All the Seas Were One Sea Honor
Tom Feelings Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book Honor
1973 Blair Lent The Funny Little Woman Winner
Gerald McDermott Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti Honor
Leonard Baskin Hosie's Alphabet Honor
Nancy Ekholm Burkert Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs Honor
Tom Bahti When Clay Sings Honor
1974 Margot Zemach Duffy and the Devil Winner
Susan Jeffers Three Jovial Huntsmen Honor
David Macaulay Cathedral Honor
1975 Gerald McDermott Arrow to the Sun Winner
Tom Feelings Jambo Means Hello: A Swahili Alphabet Book Honor
1976 Leo and Diane Dillon Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Winner
Peter Parnall The Desert Is Theirs Honor
Tomie dePaola Strega Nona Honor
1977 Leo and Diane Dillon Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions Winner
William Steig The Amazing Bone Honor
Nonny Hogrogian The Contest Honor
M. B. Goffstein Fish for Supper Honor
Beverly Brodsky McDermott The Golem: A Jewish Legend Honor
Peter Parnall Hawk, I'm Your Brother Honor
1978 Peter Spier Noah's Ark Winner
David Macaulay Castle Honor
Margot Zemach It Could Always Be Worse Honor
1979 Paul Goble The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Winner
Donald Crews Freight Train Honor
Peter Parnall The Way to Start a Day Honor
1980 Barbara Cooney Ox-Cart Man Winner
Rachel Isadora Ben's Trumpet Honor
Chris Van Allsburg The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Honor
Uri Shulevitz The Treasure Honor
1981 Arnold Lobel Fables Winner
Ilse Plume The Bremen-Town Musicians Honor
Molly Bang The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher Honor
Joseph Low Mice Twice Honor
Donald Crews Truck Honor
1982 Chris Van Allsburg Jumanji Winner
Stephen Gammell Where the Buffaloes Begin Honor
Anita Lobel On Market Street Honor
Maurice Sendak Outside Over There Honor
Alice and Martin Provensen A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers Honor
1983 Marcia Brown Shadow Winner
Vera B. Williams A Chair for My Mother Honor
Diane Goode When I Was Young in the Mountains Honor
1984 Alice and Martin Provensen The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Winner
Trina Schart Hyman Little Red Riding Hood Honor
Molly Bang Ten, Nine, Eight Honor
1985 Trina Schart Hyman Saint George and the Dragon Winner
Paul O. Zelinsky Hansel and Gretel Honor
Nancy Tafuri Have You Seen My Duckling? Honor
John Steptoe The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend Honor
1986 Chris Van Allsburg The Polar Express Winner
Stephen Gammell The Relatives Came Honor
Don Wood King Bidgood's in the Bathtub Honor
1987 Richard Egielski Hey, Al Winner
Ann Grifalconi The Village of Round and Square Houses Honor
Suse MacDonald Alphabatics Honor
Paul O. Zelinsky Rumpelstiltskin Honor
1988 John Schoenherr Owl Moon Winner
John Steptoe Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale Honor
1989 Stephen Gammell Song and Dance Man Winner
Allen Say The Boy of the Three-Year Nap Honor
David Wiesner Free Fall Honor
James Marshall Goldilocks and the Three Bears Honor
Jerry Pinkney Mirandy and Brother Wind Honor
1990 Ed Young Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China Winner
Bill Peet Bill Peet: An Autobiography Honor
Lois Ehlert Color Zoo Honor
Jerry Pinkney The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South Honor
Trina Schart Hyman Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Honor
1991 David Macaulay Black and White Winner
Fred Marcellino Puss in Boots Honor
Vera B. Williams "More More More," Said the Baby: Three Love Stories Honor
1992 David Wiesner Tuesday Winner
Faith Ringgold Tar Beach Honor
1993 Emily Arnold McCully Mirette on the High Wire Winner
Lane Smith The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Honor
Ed Young Seven Blind Mice Honor
Carole Byard Working Cotton Honor
1994 Allen Say Grandfather's Journey Winner
Ted Lewin Peppe the Lamplighter Honor
Denise Fleming In the Small, Small Pond Honor
Gerald McDermott Raven: A Trickster Tale From The Pacific Northwest Honor
Kevin Henkes Owen Honor
Chris Raschka Yo! Yes? Honor
1995 David Diaz Smoky Night Winner
Jerry Pinkney John Henry Honor
Paul O. Zelinsky Swamp Angel Honor
Eric Rohmann Time Flies Honor
1996 Peggy Rathmann Officer Buckle and Gloria Winner
Stephen T. Johnson Alphabet City Honor
Marjorie Priceman Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin Honor
Brian Pinkney The Faithful Friend Honor
Janet Stevens Tops & Bottoms Honor
1997 David Wisniewski Golem Winner
Holly Meade Hush!: A Thai Lullaby Honor
David Pelletier The Graphic Alphabet Honor
Dav Pilkey The Paperboy Honor
Peter Sís Starry Messenger Honor
1998 Paul O. Zelinsky Rapunzel Winner
David Small The Gardener Honor
Christopher Myers Harlem Honor
Simms Taback There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Honor
1999 Mary Azarian Snowflake Bentley Winner
Brian Pinkney Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra Honor
David Shannon No, David! Honor
Uri Shulevitz Snow Honor
Peter Sís Tibet Through the Red Box Honor
2000 Simms Taback Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Winner
Trina Schart Hyman A Child's Calendar Honor
David Wiesner Sector 7 Honor
Molly Bang When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry Honor
Jerry Pinkney The Ugly Duckling Honor
2001 David Small So You Want to Be President? Winner
Christopher Bing Casey at the Bat Honor
Betsy Lewin Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Honor
Ian Falconer Olivia Honor
2002 David Wiesner The Three Pigs Winner
Brian Selznick The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins Honor
Bryan Collier Martin's Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor
Marc Simont The Stray Dog Honor
2003 Eric Rohmann My Friend Rabbit Winner
Tony DiTerlizzi The Spider and the Fly Honor
Peter McCarty Hondo & Fabian Honor
Jerry Pinkney Noah's Ark Honor
2004 Mordicai Gerstein The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Winner
Margaret Chodos-Irvine Ella Sarah Gets Dressed Honor
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? Honor
Mo Willems Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Honor
2005 Kevin Henkes Kitten's First Full Moon Winner
Barbara Lehman The Red Book Honor
E. B. Lewis Coming on Home Soon Honor
Mo Willems Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Honor
2006 Chris Raschka The Hello, Goodbye Window Winner
Bryan Collier Rosa Honor
Jon J. Muth Zen Shorts Honor
Marjorie Priceman Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride Honor
Beckie Prange Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems Honor
2007 David Wiesner Flotsam Winner
David McLimans Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet Honor
Kadir Nelson Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Honor
2008 Brian Selznick The Invention of Hugo Cabret Winner
Kadir Nelson Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Honor
Laura Vaccaro Seeger First the Egg Honor
Peter Sís The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Honor
Mo Willems Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Honor
2009 Beth Krommes The House in the Night Winner
Marla Frazee A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever Honor
Uri Shulevitz How I Learned Geography Honor
Melissa Sweet A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams Honor
2010 Jerry Pinkney The Lion & the Mouse Winner
Marla Frazee All the World Honor
Pamela Zagarenski Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors Honor
2011 Erin E. Stead A Sick Day for Amos McGee Winner
Bryan Collier Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave Honor
David Ezra Stein Interrupting Chicken Honor
2012 Chris Raschka A Ball for Daisy Winner
John Rocco Blackout Honor
Lane Smith Grandpa Green Honor
Patrick McDonnell Me...Jane Honor
2013 Jon Klassen This is Not My Hat Winner
Peter Brown Creepy Carrots! Honor
Jon Klassen Extra Yarn Honor
Laura Vaccaro Seeger Green Honor
David Small One Cool Friend Honor
Pamela Zagarenski Sleep Like a Tiger Honor
2014 Brian Floca Locomotive Winner
Aaron Becker Journey Honor
Molly Idle Flora and the Flamingo Honor
David Wiesner Mr. Wuffles! Honor
2015 Dan Santat The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Winner
Lauren Castillo Nana in the City Honor
Mary GrandPré The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art Honor
Jon Klassen Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Honor
Yuyi Morales Viva Frida Honor
Melissa Sweet The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Honor
Jillian Tamaki This One Summer Honor
2016 Sophie Blackall Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear Winner
Bryan Collier Trombone Shorty Honor
Kevin Henkes Waiting Honor
Ekua Holmes Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Honor
Christian Robinson Last Stop on Market Street Honor
2017 Javaka Steptoe Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Winner
Vera Brosgol Leave Me Alone! Honor
R. Gregory Christie Freedom in Congo Square Honor
Carson Ellis Du Iz Tak? Honor
Brendan Wenzel They All Saw a Cat Honor
2018 Matthew Cordell Wolf in the Snow Winner
Elisha Cooper Big Cat, little cat Honor
Gordon C. James Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Honor
Thi Bui A Different Pond Honor
Jason Chin Grand Canyon Honor
2019 Sophie Blackall Hello Lighthouse Winner
Juana Martinez-Neal Alma and How She Got Her Name Honor
Grace Lin A Big Mooncake for Little Star Honor
Brian Lies The Rough Patch Honor
Oge Mora Thank You, Omu! Honor

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