Randolph Caldecott Honor Award Winners

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Caldecott Metal Award Winners

Date Title Illustrator Author
2020 Bear Came Along LeUyen Pham Richard T. Morris
  Double Bass Blues Rudy Gutierrez Andrea J. Loney
  Going Down Home with Daddy Daniel Minter Kelly Starling Lyons
2019 Alma and How She Got Her Name Juana Martinez-Neal  
  A Big Mooncake for Little Star Grace Lin  
  The Rough Patch Brian Lies  
  Thank You, Omu! Oge Mora  
2018 Big Cat, Little Cat Elisha Cooper  
  Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Gordon C. James Derrick Barnes
  A Different Pond Thi Bui Bao Phi
  Grand Canyon Jason Chin  
2017 Leave Me Alone! Vera Brosgol  
  Freedom in Congo Square R. Gregory Christie Carole Boston Weatherford
  Du Iz Tak? Carson Ellis  
  They All Saw a Cat Brendan Wenzel  
2016 trombone Shorty Bryan Collier troy Andrews
  Waiting Kevin Henkes  
  Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Ekua Holmes Carole Boston Weatherford
  Last Stop on Market Street Christian Robinson Matt de la Peña
2015 Nana in the City Lauren Castillo  
  The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art Mary GrandPré Barb Rosenstock
  Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Jon Klassen Mac Barnett
  Viva Frida Yuyi Morales  
  The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Melissa Sweet Jen Bryant
  This One Summer Jillian Tamaki Mariko Tamaki
2014 Journey Aaron Becker  
  Flora and the Flamingo Molly Idle  
  Mr. Wuffles! David Wiesner  

Creepy Carrots!

Peter Brown Aaron Reynolds
  Extra Yarn Jon Klassen Mac Barnett
  Green Laura Vaccaro Seeger Toni Buzzeo
  One Cool Friend David Small  
  Sleep Like a Tiger Pamela Zagarenski Mary Logue
2012 Blackout John Rocco  
  Grandpa Green Lane Smith  
  Me ... Jane * Patrick McDonnell  
2011 Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet Slave * Brian Collier Laban Carrick HIll
  Interrupting Chicken David Ezra Stein  
2010 All the World Marla Frazee Liz Garton Scanlon
  Red Sings from treetops: A Year in Colors Pamela Zagarenski Joyce Sidman
2009 A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever Maria Frazee  
  How I Learned Geography Uri Shulevitz  
  A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams Melissa Sweet Jen Bryant
2008 Henry's Freedom Box: A true Story of the Underground Railroad Kadir Nelson Ellen Levine
  First the Egg Laura Vaccaro Seeger  
  The Wall Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Peter Sis  
  Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Mo Willems  
2007 Gone Wild: An Endangered Aniimal Alphabet David Mc Limans  
  Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom Kadir Nelson Carole Boston Weatherford
2006 Rosa Bryon Collier Nikki Giovanni
  Zen Shorts Jon J. Muth  
  Hot Air: The (Mostly) true Story of the First Hot-Air Ballon Ride Marjorie Priceman  
  Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems Becky Prange Joyce Sidman
2005 The Red Book * Barbara Lehman  
  Coming on Home Soon E.B. Lewis Jacqueline Soodson
  Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Mo Willems  
2004 Ella Sarah Gets Dressed Margaret Chodos-Irvine  
  What Do You Do with a Tail LikeThis? Steve Jenkins and Robin Page  
  Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus * Mo Willens  
2003 The Spider and the Fly  Tony DiTerlizzi Mary Howitt
  Hondo & Fabian Peter McCarty  
  Noah's Ark Jerry Pinkney  
2002 The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins Brian Selznick Barbara Kerley
  Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Bryan Collier Doreen Rappaport
  The Stray Dog Marc Simont  
2001  Casey at the Bat Christopher Bing Ernest Thayer
  Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type * Betsy Lewin Doreen Cronin
  Olivia Ian Falconer  
2000   A Child's Calendar trina Schart Hyman John Updike
  Sector 7 David Wiesner  
  When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry Molly Bang  
  The Ugly Duckling * Jerry Pinkney Jerry Pinkney from Hans Christian Andersen
1999 Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and the Orchestra * Brian Pinkney Andrea Davis Pinkney
  No, David! David Shannon  
  Snow Uri Shulevitz  
  Tibet Through the Red Box Peter Sis  
1998 The Gardener David Small Sarah Stewart
  Harlem Christopher Myers Walter Dean Myers
  There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Simms Taback  
1997 Hush! A Thai Lullaby Holly Meade Minfong Ho
  The Graphic Alphabet David Pelletier  
  The Paperboy Dav Pilkey  
  Starry Messenger Peter Sís  
1996 Alphabet City Stephen T. Johnson  
  Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin Marjorie Priceman Lloyd Moss
  The Faithful Friend Brian Pinkney Robert D. San Souci
  Tops & Bottoms * Janet Stevens  
1995 John Henry * Jerry Pinkney Julius Lester
  Swamp Angel Paul O. Zelinsky Anne Issacs
1994 Peppe the Lamplighter Ted Lewin Elisa Bartone
  In the Small, Small Pond * Denise Fleming  
  Raven: A trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest Gerald McDermott  
  Owen Kevin Henkes  
  Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka Richard Jackson
1993 The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales * Lane Smith Jon Scieszka
  Seven Blind Mice Ed Young  
  Working Cotton Carole Byard Sherley Anne Williams
1992 Tar Beach * Faith Ringgold  
1991 Puss in Boots Fred Marcellino Malcolm Arthur translated from Charles Perrault
  "More More More," Said the Baby: Three Love Stories Vera B. Williams  
1990 Bill Peet: An Autobiography Bill Peet  
  Color Zoo Lois Ehlert  
  The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South Jerry Pinkney Robert D. San Souci
  Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins trina Schart Hyman Eric Kimmel
1989 The Boy of the Three-Year Nap Allen Say Diane Snyder
  Free Fall * David Wiesner  
  Goldilocks and the Three Bears James Marshall  
  Mirandy and Brother Wind Jerry Pinkney Patricia C. McKissack
1988 Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale * John Steptoe  
1987 The Village of Round and Square Houses Ann Grifalconi  
  Alphabatics Suse MacDonald  
  Rumpelstiltskin * Paul O. Zelinsky  
1986 The Relatives Came Stephen Gammell; Cynthia Rylant
  King Bidgood's in the Bathtub Don Wood; Audrey Wood
1985 Hansel and Gretel Paul O. Zelinsky by Rika Lesser
  Have You Seen My Duckling? Nancy Tafuri  
  The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend John Steptoe John Steptoe
1984 Little Red Riding Hood trina Schart Hyman trina Schart Hyman
  Ten, Nine, Eight Molly Bang  
1983 A Chair for My Mother * Vera B. Williams  
  When I Was Young in the Mountains Diane Goode Cynthia Rylant
1982 Where the Buffaloes Begin Stephen Gammell Olaf Baker
  On Market Street Anita Lobel Arnold Lobel
  Outside Over There Maurice Sendak  
  A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced travelers Alice & Martin Provensen Nancy Willard
1981 The Bremen-Town Musicians Ilse Plume Ilse Plume
  The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher Molly Bang  
  Mice Twice Joseph Low  
  truck Donald Crews  
1980 Ben's trumpet Rachel Isadora  
  The Garden Of Abdul Gasazi Chris Van Allsburg  
  The treasure Uri Shulevitz  
1979 Freight train * Donald Crews  
  The Way to Start a Day Peter Parnall Byrd Baylor
1978 Castle * David Macaulay  
  It Could Always Be Worse Margot Zemach Margot Zemach
1977 The Amazing Bone William Steig  
  The Contest Nonny Hogrogian Nonny Hogrogian
  Fish for Supper M. B. Goffstein  
  The Golem: A Jewish Legend Beverly Brodsky McDermott  
  Hawk, I'm Your Brother Peter Parnall; Byrd Baylor
1976 The Desert is Theirs Peter Parnall Byrd Baylor
  Strega Nona * Tomie de Paola  
1975   Jambo Means Hello: A Swahili Alphabet Book Tom Feelings Muriel Feelings
1974 Three Jovial Huntsmen Susan Jeffers  
  Cathedral * David Macaulay  
1973 Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti * Gerald McDermott  
  Hosie's Alphabet Leonard Baskin Tobias Hosea & Lisa Baskin
  Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs Nancy Ekholm Burkert Randall Jarrell translated & retold from the Brothers Grimm
  When Clay Sings, Tom Bahti Byrd Baylor
1972 Hildilid's Night Arnold Lobel Cheli Durán Ryan
  If All the Seas Were One Sea Janina Domanska  
  Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book Tom Feelings Muriel Feelings
1971 The Angry Moon Blair Lent William Sleator
  Frog and Toad are Friends * Arnold Lobel  
  In the Night Kitchen Maurice Sendak  
1970 Goggles! Ezra Jack Keats  
  Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse Leo Lionni  
  Pop Corn & Ma Goodness Robert Andrew Parker Edna Mitchell Preston
  Thy Friend, Obadiah Brinton Turkle  
  The Judge: An Untrue Tale Margot Zemach Harve Zemach
1969 Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky Blair Lent Elphinstone Dayrell
1968 Frederick Leo Lionni  
  Seashore Story Taro Yashima  
  The Emperor and the Kite Ed Young Jane Yolen
1967 One Wide River to Cross Ed Emberley Barbara Emberley
1966 Hide and Seek Fog Roger Duvoisin Alvin tresselt
  Just Me Marie Hall Ets  
  Tom Tit Tot Evaline Ness retold Evaline Ness
1965 Rain Makes Applesauce Marvin Bileck Julian Scheer
  The Wave Blair Lent; Margaret Hodges
  A Pocketful of Cricket Evaline Ness Rebecca Caudill
1964 Swimmy * Leo Lionni  
  All in the Morning Early Evaline Ness Sorche Nic Leodhas, [Leclaire Alger]
  Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes Philip Reed  
1963 The Sun is a Golden Earring Bernarda Bryson Natalia M. Belting
  Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present Maurice Sendak Charlotte Zolotow
1962 Fox Went out on a Chilly Night: An Old Song Peter Spier  
  Little Bear's Visit Maurice Sendak Else H. Minarik
  The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up Adrienne Adams Alice E. Goudey
1961 Inch by Inch * Leo Lionni  
1960 Houses from the Sea Adrienne Adams Alice E. Goudey
  The Moon Jumpers Maurice Sendak Janice May Udry
1959 The House that Jack Built: La Maison Que Jacques A Batie Antonio Frasconi  
  What Do You Say, Dear? Maurice Sendak Sesyle Joslin
  Umbrella Taro Yashima  
1958 Fly High, Fly Low Don Freeman  
  Anatole and the Cat Paul Galdone Eve Titus
1957 Mr. Penny's Race Horse Marie Hall Ets  
  1 is One Tasha Tudor  
  Anatole Paul Galdone Eve Titus
  Gillespie and the Guards James Daugherty Benjamin Elkin
  Lion William Pène du Bois  
1956 Play With Me Marie Hall Ets  
  Crow Boy * Taro Yashima  
1955 Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes Marguerite de Angeli  
  Wheel On The Chimney Tibor Gergely Margaret Wise Brown
  The Thanksgiving Story Helen Sewell Alice Dalgliesh
1954 Journey Cake, Ho! Robert McCloskey Ruth Sawyer
  When Will the World Be Mine? Jean Charlot Miriam Schlein
The Steadfast Tin Soldier Marcia Brown M. R. James translated from Hans Christian Andersen
  A Very Special House Maurice Sendak; Ruth Krauss
  Green Eyes A. Birnbaum  
1953 Puss in Boots, Marcia Brown Marcia Brown translated from Charles Perrault
  One Morning in Maine Robert McCloskey  
  Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals Fritz Eichenberg  
  The Storm Book Margaret Bloy Graham Charlotte Zolotow
  Five Little Monkeys * Juliet Kepes  
1952 Mr. T. W. Anthony Woo Marie Hall Ets  
  Skipper John's Cook Marcia Brown  
  All Falling Down Margaret Bloy Graham Gene Zion
  Bear Party Pène du Bois  
  Feather Mountain Elizabeth Olds  
1951 Dick Whittington and his Cat Marcia Brown  
  The Two Reds Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); Will, [William Lipkind]
  If I Ran the Zoo Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Seuss Geisel]  
  The Most Wonderful Doll in the World Helen Stone Phyllis McGinley
  T-Bone, the Baby Sitter Clare Turlay  
1950 America's Ethan Allen Lynd Ward; Stewart Holbrook
  The Wild Birthday Cake Hildegard Woodward Lavinia R. Davis
  The Happy Day Marc Simont Ruth Krauss
  Bartholomew and the Oobleck Dr. Seuss, pseud. [Theodor Seuss Geisel]  
  Henry Fisherman Marcia Brown  
1949 Blueberries for Sal * Robert McCloskey  
  All Around the Town Helen Stone Phyllis McGinley
  Juanita Leo Politi  
  Fish in the Air Kurt Wiese  
1948 Stone Soup Marcia Brown  
  McElligot's Pool Dr. Seuss, pseud. [Theodor Seuss Geisel]  
  Bambino the Clown Georges Schreiber  
  Roger and the Fox Hildegard Woodward Lavinia R. Davis
  Song of Robin Hood Virginia Lee Burton Anne Malcolmson
1947 Rain Drop Splash Leonard Weisgard Alvin tresselt
  Boats on the River Jay Hyde Barnum Marjorie Flack
  Timothy Turtle Tony Palazzo Al Graham
  Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street Leo Politi  
  Sing in Praise: A Collection of the Best Loved Hymns Marjorie Torrey Opal Wheeler
1946 Little Lost Lamb Leonard Weisgard Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown]
  Sing Mother Goose Marjorie Torrey Opal Wheeler songs
  My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World Ruth Gannett Becky Reyher
  You Can Write Chinese Kurt Wiese  
1945 Mother Goose Tasha Tudor  
  In the Forest Marie Hall Ets  
  Yonie Wondernose Marguerite de Angeli  
  The Christmas Anna Angel Kate Seredy Ruth Sawyer
1944 Small Rain: Verses From The Bible Elizabeth Orton Jones Jessie Orton Jones
  Pierre Pigeon Arnold E. Bare Lee Kingman
  The Mighty Hunter   Berta & Elmer Hader
  A Child's Good Night Book Jean Charlot Margaret Wise Brown
  Good-Luck Horse Plato Chan Chih-Yi Chan
1943 Dash and Dart Mary & Conrad Buff  
  Marshmallow Clare Turlay Newberry  
1942 An American ABC Maud & Miska Petersham  
  In My Mother's House Velino Herrera Ann Nolan Clark
  Paddle-To-The-Sea Holling C. Holling  
  Nothing At All,   Wanda Gág
1941 April's Kittens Clare Turlay Newberry  
1940 Cock-a-Doodle Doo Berta & Elmer Hader  
  Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans  
  The Ageless Story Lauren Ford  
1939 Andy and the Lion James Daugherty  
  Barkis Clare Turlay Newberry  
  The Forest Pool Laura Adams Armer  
  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Wanda Gág  
  Wee Gillis Robert Lawson Munro Leaf
1938 Four and Twenty Blackbirds Robert Lawson Helen Dean Fish
  Seven Simeons: A Russian Tale Boris Artzybasheff Boris Artzybasheff

* Highly recommended. Meaning no disrespect for others.


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