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Caldecott Medal Winners 1976-2009

Awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.


The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes, text by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton Mifflin Company)
Honor Books
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, by Marla Frazee (Harcourt, Inc.)
How I Learned Geography, by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar Straus Giroux)
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, text by Jen Bryant (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.)


The The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic)
Honor Books
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, text by Ellen Levine (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic)
First the Egg, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Roaring Brook/Neal Porter)
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, by Peter Sis (Farrar/Frances Foster)
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, by Mo Willems (Hyperion)


Flotsam , by David Wiesner (Clarion)
Honor Books
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet, by David McLimans (Walker)
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, text by Carole Boston Weatherford (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun)


The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, text by Norton Juster (Michael di Capua Books/Hyperion Books for Children)
Honor Books
Rosa, illustrated by Bryan Collier, text by Nikki Giovanni (Henry Holt and Company)
Zen Shorts, by Jon J. Muth (Scholastic Press)
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride, by Marjorie Priceman (An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems, illustrated by Beckie Prange, text by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin Company)


Kitten's First Full Moon, by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers)
Honor Books
The Red Book, by Barbara Lehman (Houghton Mifflin Company)
Coming on Home Soon, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, text by Jacqueline Woodson (G.P. Putnam's Son's/Penguin Young Readers Group)
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, by Mo Willems (Hyperion Books for Children)


The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
Honor Books
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, by Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Harcourt, Inc.)
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (Houghton Mifflin Company)
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems (Hyperion)


My Friend Rabbit, illustrated by Eric Rohmann (Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press)
Honor Books
The Spider and the Fly, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi, text by Mary Howitt (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Hondo & Fabian, illustrated by Peter McCarty (Henry Holt & Co.)
Noah's Ark, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (SeaStar Books, a division of North-South Books Inc.)


The Three Pigs, by David Wiesner (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin)
Honor Books
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, illustrated by Brian Selznick, text by Barbara Kerley (Scholastic)
Martin's Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier, text by Doreen Rappaport (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion)
The Stray Dog, illustrated by Marc Simont (HarperCollins)


So You Want to Be President?, illustrated by David Small, text by Judith St. George (Philomel)
Honor Books
Casey at the Bat, illustrated by Christopher Bing, text by Ernest Thayer (Handprint)
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, text by Doreen Cronin (Simon & Schuster)
Olivia , by Ian Falconer (Atheneum)

Book Cover Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, illustrated by Simms Taback (Viking)
Honor Books
Sector 7, illustrated by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
The Ugly Duckling, adapted and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, text by Hans Christian Andersen(Morrow)
A Child's Calendar, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, text by John Updike (Holiday House)
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry , illustrated by Molly Garrett Bang (Scholastic)

Snowflake Bentley Snowflake Bentley, illustrated by Mary Azarian, text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton)
Honor Books
No, David! by David Shannon (Scholastic)
Snow by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar)
Tibet Through the Red Box by Peter Sis (Frances Foster)
Duke Ellington : The Piano Prince and His Orchestra illustrated by Brian Pinkney, text by Andrea Davis Pinkney(Hyperion)


Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)
Honor Books
The Gardener illustrated by David Small, text by Sarah Stewart (Farrar)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback (Viking)
Harlem: A Poem illustrated by Christopher Myers, text by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)


Golem by David Wisniewski (Clarion)
Honor Books
The Graphic Alphabet by David Pelletier (Orchard Books)
Hush!: A Thai Lullaby, illustrated by Holly Meade, text by Minfong Ho (Melanie Kroupa/Orchard Books)
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey (Richard Jackson/Orchard Books)
Starry Messenger by Peter Sis (Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux)


Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)
Honor Books
Tops and Bottoms adapted and illustrated by Janet Stevens (Harcourt)
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin illustrated by Marjorie Priceman, text by Lloyd Moss (Simon & Schuster)
Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson (Viking)
The Faithful Friend illustrated by Brian Pinkney, text by Robert D. San Souci (Simon & Schuster)


Smoky Night illustrated by David Diaz, text by Eve Bunting (Harcourt)
Honor Books
Swamp Angel illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, text by Anne Issacs (Dutton)
Time Flies by Eric Rohmann (Crown)
John Henry illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, text by Julius Lester (Dial)


Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say, text and edited by Walter Lorraine (Houghton)
Honor Books
Peppe the Lamplighter illustrated by Ted Lewin, text by Elisa Bartone (Lothrop)
In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming (Holt)
Owen by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow)
Raven by Gerald McDermott (Harcourt)
Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka, text and edited by Richard Jackson (Orchard)


Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)
Honor Books
Working Cotton illustrated by Carole Byard, text by Sherley Anne Williams (Harcourt)
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young (Philomel Books)
Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales illustrated by Lane Smith, text by Jon Scieszka (Viking)


Tuesday by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
Honor Book
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold (Crown Publishers, Inc., a Random House Co.)


Black & White by David Macaulay (Houghton)
Honor Books
More More More Said the Baby: 3 Love Stories by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)
Puss in Boots illustrated by Fred Marcellino, text by Charles Perrault, translated by Malcolm Arthur (Di Capua/Farrar)


Lon Po Po by Ed Young (Philomel)
Honor Books
Bill Peet: An Autobiography by Bill Peet (Houghton)
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert (Lippincott)
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, text by Eric Kimmel (Holiday House)
The Talking Eggs illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, text by Robert D. San Souci (Dial)


Song & Dance Man illustrated by Stephen Gammell, text by Karen Ackerman (Knopf)
Honor Books
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap illustrated by Allen Say, text by Diane Snyder (Houghton)
Free Fall by David Wiesner (Lothrop)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall (Dial)
Mirandy and Brother Wind illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, text by Patricia C. McKissack (Knopf)


Owl Moon illustrated by Jane Yolen
Honor Book
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe (Lothrop)


Hey, Al illustrated by Richard Egielski, text by Arthur Yorinks (Farrar)
Honor Books
Alphabatics by Suse MacDonald (Bradbury)
Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)
The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi (Little, Brown)


Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
Honor Books
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub illustrated by Don Wood, text by Audrey Wood (Harcourt)
The Relatives Came illustrated by Stephen Gammell, text by Cynthia Rylant (Bradbury)


Saint George and the Dragon illustrated by Trina S. Hyman, text retold by Margaret Hodges (Little, Brown)
Honor Books
Hansel and Gretel illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, text retold by Rika Lesser (Dodd)
Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri (Greenwillow)
The Story of Jumping Mouse retold and illustrated by John Steptoe (Lothrop)


The Glorious Flight : Across the Channel With Louis Bleriot, July 25, 1909 by Alice & Martin Provensen (Viking)
Honor Books
Little Red Riding Hood retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Holiday)
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang (Greenwillow)


Shadow translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown, original text in French by Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)
Honor Books
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)
When I Was Young in the Mountains illustrated by Diane Goode, text by Cynthia Rylant (Dutton)


Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
Honor Books
On Market Street illustrated by Anita Lobel, text by Arnold Lobel (Greenwillow)
Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems For Innocent and Experienced Travelers illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen, text by Nancy Willard (Harcourt)
Where the Buffaloes Begin illustrated by Stephen Gammell, text by Olaf Baker (Warne)


Fables by Arnold Lobel (Harper)
Honor Books
The Bremen-Town Musicians retold and illustrated by Ilse Plume (Doubleday)
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang (Four Winds)
Mice Twice by Joseph Low (McElderry/Atheneum)
Truck by Donald Crews (Greenwillow)


Ox Cart Man illustrated by Barbara Cooney, text by Donald Hall (Viking)
Honor Books
Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora (Greenwillow)
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar)


The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble (Bradbury)
Honor Books
Freight Train by Donald Crews (Greenwillow)
The Way to Start a Day illustrated by Peter Parnall, text by Byrd Baylor (Scribner)


Noah's Ark by Peter Spier (Doubleday)
Honor Books
Castle by David Macaulay (Houghton)
It Could Be Worse retold and illustrated by Margot Zemach (Farrar)


Ashanti to Zulu : African Traditions illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon, text by Margaret Musgrove (Dial)
Honor Books
The Amazing Bone by William Steig (Farrar)
The Contest retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Greenwillow)
Fish for Supper by M. B. Goffstein (Dial)
The Golem: A Jewish Legendby Beverly Brodsky McDermott (Lippincott)
Hawk, I'm Your Brother illustrated by Peter Parnall. text by Byrd Baylor (Scribner)


Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears : A West African Tale illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon, retold by Verna Aardema (Dial)
Honor Books
The Desert Is Theirs illustrated by Peter Parnall, text by Byrd Baylor (Scribner)
Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola

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