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Caldecott Medal Award Winners List

Caldecott Medal
Caldecott Medal

The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association “to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children […] Honor books may be named. These shall be books that are also truly distinguished.” The Caldecotts are awarded to an illustrator of an American picturebook; the ALA gives a sister award, the Newbery, to authors for literary merit.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal 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). The Caldecott and Newbery Medals are the most prestigious American children’s book awards.

Caldecott Medal Award Winners

1938Dorothy P. LathropAnimals of the BibleWinnerJ. B. Lippincott Company
Robert LawsonFour and Twenty BlackbirdsHonorLippincott Williams & Wilkins
Boris ArtzybasheffSeven Simeons: A Russian TaleHonorViking Books
1939Thomas HandforthMei LiWinnerDoubleday
James DaughertyAndy and the LionHonorThe Viking Press
Clare Turlay NewberryBarkisHonorSmithmark Publishers
Laura Adams ArmerThe Forest PoolHonorLongmans, Green & Co.
Wanda GágSnow White and the Seven DwarfsHonorCoward McCann
Robert LawsonWee GillisHonorViking Press
1940Ingri and Edgar Parin d'AulaireAbraham LincolnWinnerDoubleday
Berta and Elmer HaderCock-a-Doodle DooHonorMacmillan
Ludwig BemelmansMadelineHonorViking Press
Lauren FordThe Ageless StoryHonorDodd & Mead
1941Robert LawsonThey Were Strong and GoodWinnerViking Press
Clare Turlay NewberryApril's KittensHonorHarper & Brothers
1942Robert McCloskeyMake Way for DucklingsWinnerThe Viking Press
Maud and Miska PetershamAn American ABCHonorMacmillan
Velino HerreraIn My Mother's HouseHonorPuffin Books
Holling C. HollingPaddle-to-the-SeaHonorHoughton Mifflin
Wanda GágNothing At AllHonorCoward McCann
1943Virginia Lee BurtonThe Little HouseWinnerHoughton Mifflin
Mary and Conrad BuffDash and DartHonorViking Press
Clare Turlay NewberryMarshmallowHonorHarper & Brothers
1944Louis SlobodkinMany MoonsWinnerHarcourt, Brace & Company
Elizabeth Orton JonesSmall Rain: Verses From The BibleHonor Viking Press
Arnold E. BarePierre PidgeonHonorHoughton Mifflin Company
Berta and Elmer HaderThe Mighty HunterHonorMacmillan Company
Jean CharlotA Child's Good Night BookHonorAddison-Wesley
Plato ChanThe Good-Luck HorseHonorWhittlesey House
1945Elizabeth Orton JonesPrayer for a ChildWinnerThe Macmillan Company
Tasha TudorMother GooseHonorOxford University Press
Marie Hall EtsIn the ForestHonorPuffin Books
Marguerite de AngeliYonie WondernoseHonorDoubleday Doran
Kate SeredyThe Christmas Anna AngelHonorViking Press
1946Maud and Miska PetershamThe Rooster CrowsWinnerSimon & Schuster
Leonard WeisgardLittle Lost LambHonorDoubleday Doran
Marjorie TorreySing Mother GooseHonorEP Dutton
Ruth Stiles GannettMy Mother Is the Most Beautiful Woman in the WorldHonorLothrop
Kurt WieseYou Can Write ChineseHonorViking Press
1947Leonard WeisgardThe Little IslandWinnerDoubleday Doran
Leonard WeisgardRain Drop SplashHonorLothrop Company
Jay Hyde BarnumBoats on the RiverHonorViking Press
Tony PalazzoTimothy TurtleHonorWelch
Leo PolitiPedro, the Angel of Olvera StreetHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
Marjorie TorreySing in Praise: A Collection of the Best Loved HymnsHonorEP Dutton
1948Roger DuvoisinWhite Snow, Bright SnowWinnerLothrop
Marcia BrownStone SoupHonorCharles Scribner's Sons, New York
Dr. SeussMcElligot's PoolHonorRandom House
Georges SchreiberBambino the ClownHonorViking Press
Hildegard WoodwardRoger and the FoxHonorDoubleday Doran
Virginia Lee BurtonSong of Robin HoodHonorHoughton, Mifflin
1949Berta and Elmer HaderThe Big SnowWinnerMacmillan Publishers
Robert McCloskeyBlueberries for SalHonorThe Viking Press
Helen StoneAll Around the TownHonorLippincott
Leo PolitiJuanitaHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
Kurt WieseFish in the AirHonorViking Press
1950Leo PolitiSong of the SwallowsWinnerCharles Scribner's Sons
Lynd WardAmerica's Ethan AllenHonorHoughton, Mifflin
Hildegard WoodwardThe Wild Birthday CakeHonorDoubleday & Company.
Marc SimontThe Happy DayHonorHarper & Brothers
Dr. SeussBartholomew and the OobleckHonorRandom House
Marcia BrownHenry FishermanHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
1951Katherine MilhousThe Egg TreeWinnerCharles Scribner's Sons
Marcia BrownDick Whittington and His CatHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
Nicholas MordvinoffThe Two RedsHonorHarcourt Brace Janovich, NY
Dr. SeussIf I Ran the ZooHonorRandom House
Helen StoneThe Most Wonderful Doll in the WorldHonorLippincott, NY
Clare Turlay NewberryT-Bone, the Baby SitterHonorHarpercollins
1952Nicholas MordvinoffFinders KeepersWinnerHarcourt Brace
Marie Hall EtsMr. T. W. Anthony WooHonorThe Viking Press
Marcia BrownSkipper John's CookHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
Margaret Bloy GrahamAll Falling DownHonorHarper & Brothers
William Pène du BoisBear PartyHonorThe Viking Press
Elizabeth OldsFeather MountainHonorHoughton Mifflin
1953Lynd WardThe Biggest BearWinnerHoughton Mifflin
Marcia BrownPuss in BootsHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
Robert McCloskeyOne Morning in MaineHonorThe Viking Press
Fritz EichenbergApe in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd AnimalsHonor
Margaret Bloy GrahamThe Storm BookHonorHarper & Brothers
Juliet KepesFive Little MonkeysHonorHoughton Mifflin
1954Ludwig BemelmansMadeline's RescueWinnerThe Viking Press
Robert McCloskeyJourney Cake, Ho!HonorThe Viking Press,
Jean CharlotWhen Will the World Be Mine?Honor
Marcia BrownThe Steadfast Tin SoldierHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
Maurice SendakA Very Special HouseHonorHarper & Row
A. BirnbaumGreen EyesHonorCapital Publishing
1955Marcia BrownCinderella, or the Little Glass SlipperWinnerCharles Scribner's Sons
Marguerite de AngeliBook of Nursery and Mother Goose RhymesHonorDoubleday
Tibor GergelyWheel on the ChimneyHonorJ. B. Lippincott
Helen SewellThe Thanksgiving StoryHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
1956Feodor RojankovskyFrog Went A-Courtin'WinnerHarcourt Brace
Marie Hall EtsPlay With MeHonorThe Viking Press
Taro YashimaCrow BoyHonorThe Viking Press
1957Marc SimontA Tree Is NiceWinnerHarper & Brothers
Marie Hall EtsMr. Penny's Race HorseHonorThe Viking Press
Tasha Tudor1 Is OneHonorOxford University Press
Paul GaldoneAnatoleHonorMcGraw-Hill Book Co.
James DaughertyGillespie and the GuardsHonorThe Viking Press
William Pène du BoisLionHonorThe Viking Press
1958Robert McCloskeyTime of WonderWinnerThe Viking Press
Don FreemanFly High, Fly LowHonorThe Viking Press
Paul GaldoneAnatole and the CatHonorMcGraw-Hill Book Co.,
1959Barbara CooneyChanticleer and the FoxWinnerThomas Y. Crowell
Antonio FrasconiThe House that Jack Built: La Maison Que Jacques A BatieHonorHarcourt Brace
Maurice SendakWhat Do You Say, Dear?HonorYoung Scott Books
Taro YashimaUmbrellaHonorThe Viking Press
1960Marie Hall EtsNine Days to ChristmasWinnerThe Viking Press
Adrienne AdamsHouses from the SeaHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
Maurice SendakThe Moon JumpersHonorHarper & Brothers
1961Nicolas SidjakovBaboushka and the Three KingsWinnerParnassus Press
Leo LionniInch by InchHonorIvan Obolensky Inc.
1962Marcia BrownOnce a MouseWinnerCharles Scribner's Sons
Peter SpierFox Went out on a Chilly Night: An Old SongHonorDoubleday
Maurice SendakLittle Bear's VisitHonorHarper & Brothers
Adrienne AdamsThe Day We Saw the Sun Come UpHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
1963Ezra Jack KeatsThe Snowy DayWinnerThe Viking Press
Bernarda BrysonThe Sun Is a Golden EarringHonorHolt, Rinehart and Wintson
Maurice SendakMr. Rabbit and the Lovely PresentHonorHarper & Row
1964Maurice SendakWhere the Wild Things AreWinnerHarper & Row
Leo LionniSwimmyHonorPantheon
Evaline NessAll in the Morning EarlyHonorHolt Rinehart & Winston
Philip ReedMother Goose and Nursery RhymesHonorAtheneum Books
1965Beni MontresorMay I Bring a Friend?WinnerAtheneum Books
Marvin BileckRain Makes ApplesauceHonorHoliday House
Blair LentThe WaveHonorHoughton Mifflin
Evaline NessA Pocketful of CricketHonorHolt Rinehart & Winston
1966Nonny HogrogianAlways Room for One MoreWinnerHolt, Rinehart and Winston
Roger DuvoisinHide and Seek FogHonorLothrop, Lee & Shepard
Marie Hall EtsJust MeHonorViking Press
Evaline NessTom Tit TotHonorHolt Rinehart & Winston
1967Evaline NessSam, Bangs & MoonshineWinnerHolt Rinehart & Winston
Ed EmberleyOne Wide River to CrossHonorEnglewood Cliffs
1968Ed EmberleyDrummer HoffWinnerPrentice-Hall
Leo LionniFrederickHonorPantheon Books
Taro YashimaSeashore StoryHonorThe Viking Press
Ed YoungThe Emperor and the KiteHonorPutnam and Grosset
1969Uri ShulevitzThe Fool of the World and the Flying ShipWinnerFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Blair LentWhy the Sun and the Moon Live in the SkyHonorHoughton Mifflin
1970William SteigSylvester and the Magic PebbleWinnerSimon & Schuster
Ezra Jack KeatsGoggles!HonorMacmillan
Leo LionniAlexander and the Wind-Up MouseHonorPantheon Books
Robert Andrew ParkerPop Corn & Ma GoodnessHonorViking Press
Brinton TurkleThy Friend, ObadiahHonorViking Press
Margot ZemachThe Judge: An Untrue TaleHonorFarrar, Straus and Giroux
1971Gail E. HaleyA Story a StoryWinnerAtheneum
Blair LentThe Angry MoonHonorLittle Brown & Co
Arnold LobelFrog and Toad Are FriendsHonorHarper & Row
Maurice SendakIn the Night KitchenHonorHarper & Row
1972Nonny HogrogianOne Fine DayWinnerMacmillan Publishers
Arnold LobelHildilid's NightHonorHarper & Row
Janina DomanskaIf All the Seas Were One SeaHonorMacMillan
Tom FeelingsMoja Means One: Swahili Counting BookHonorDial Press
1973Blair LentThe Funny Little WomanWinnerE. P. Dutton
Gerald McDermottAnansi the Spider: A Tale from the AshantiHonorHenry Holt & Co.
Leonard BaskinHosie's AlphabetHonorThe Viking Press
Nancy Ekholm BurkertSnow-White and the Seven DwarfsHonorFarrar, Straus & Giroux,
Tom BahtiWhen Clay SingsHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
1974Margot ZemachDuffy and the DevilWinnerFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Susan JeffersThree Jovial HuntsmenHonorBradbury Press
David MacaulayCathedralHonorHoughton Mifflin
1975Gerald McDermottArrow to the SunWinnerViking Press
Tom FeelingsJambo Means Hello: A Swahili Alphabet BookHonorDial Press
1976Leo and Diane DillonWhy Mosquitoes Buzz in People's EarsWinnerDial Books
Peter ParnallThe Desert Is TheirsHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
Tomie dePaolaStrega NonaHonorPrentice Hall
1977Leo and Diane DillonAshanti to Zulu: African TraditionsWinnerDial Books
William SteigThe Amazing BoneHonorFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Nonny HogrogianThe ContestHonor
M. B. GoffsteinFish for SupperHonorDial Press
Beverly Brodsky McDermottThe Golem: A Jewish LegendHonorLippincott
Peter ParnallHawk, I'm Your BrotherHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
1978Peter SpierNoah's ArkWinnerDoubleday
David MacaulayCastleHonorHoughton Mifflin
Margot ZemachIt Could Always Be WorseHonorFarrar, Strauss and Giroux
1979Paul GobleThe Girl Who Loved Wild HorsesWinnerBradbury Press, Simon & Schuster
Donald CrewsFreight TrainHonorGreenwillow Books
Peter ParnallThe Way to Start a DayHonorCharles Scribner's Sons
1980Barbara CooneyOx-Cart ManWinnerViking Press
Rachel IsadoraBen's TrumpetHonorGreenwillow Books
Chris Van AllsburgThe Garden of Abdul GasaziHonorHoughton Mifflin
Uri ShulevitzThe TreasureHonorFarrar, Straus, Giroux
1981Arnold LobelFablesWinnerHarper & Row
Ilse PlumeThe Bremen-Town MusiciansHonorDoubleday Books
Molly BangThe Grey Lady and the Strawberry SnatcherHonorFour Winds
Joseph LowMice TwiceHonorAtheneum
Donald CrewsTruckHonorGreenwillow Books
1982Chris Van AllsburgJumanjiWinnerHoughton Mifflin
Stephen GammellWhere the Buffaloes BeginHonorPuffin Books
Anita LobelOn Market StreetHonorGreenwillow Books
Maurice SendakOutside Over ThereHonor Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books
Alice and Martin ProvensenA Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced TravelersHonorHarcourt Brace
1983Marcia BrownShadowWinnerCharles Scribner's Sons
Vera B. WilliamsA Chair for My MotherHonorGreenwillow Books
Diane GoodeWhen I Was Young in the MountainsHonorPuffin Books
1984Alice and Martin ProvensenThe Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis BleriotWinnerViking Press
Trina Schart HymanLittle Red Riding HoodHonorHoliday House
Molly BangTen, Nine, EightHonorGreenwillow Books
1985Trina Schart HymanSaint George and the DragonWinnerLittle, Brown
Paul O. ZelinskyHansel and GretelHonorG.P. Putnam's Sons
Nancy TafuriHave You Seen My Duckling?HonorGreenwillow Books
John SteptoeThe Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American LegendHonorLohrop, Lee & Shepard
1986Chris Van AllsburgThe Polar ExpressWinnerHoughton Mifflin
Stephen GammellThe Relatives CameHonorBradbury Press
Don WoodKing Bidgood's in the BathtubHonorHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
1987Richard EgielskiHey, AlWinnerFarrar Press
Ann GrifalconiThe Village of Round and Square HousesHonorLittle Brown Co.
Suse MacDonaldAlphabaticsHonorSimon & Schuster
Paul O. ZelinskyRumpelstiltskinHonorEP Dutton
1988John SchoenherrOwl MoonWinnerPhilomel Books
John SteptoeMufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African TaleHonorAmistad
1989Stephen GammellSong and Dance ManWinnerAlfred A. Knopf
Allen SayThe Boy of the Three-Year NapHonorHoughton Mifflin
David WiesnerFree FallHonorLothrop, Lee & Shepard Books
James MarshallGoldilocks and the Three BearsHonorDial Books
Jerry PinkneyMirandy and Brother WindHonorAlfred A. Knopf
1990Ed YoungLon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from ChinaWinnerPhilomel
Bill PeetBill Peet: An AutobiographyHonorHoughton Mifflin
Lois EhlertColor ZooHonorHarperCollins
Jerry PinkneyThe Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American SouthHonorDial Press
Trina Schart HymanHershel and the Hanukkah GoblinsHonorHoliday House
1991David MacaulayBlack and WhiteWinnerHoughton Mifflin
Fred MarcellinoPuss in BootsHonorFarrar, Straus & Giroux
Vera B. Williams"More More More," Said the Baby: Three Love StoriesHonorGreenwillow Books
1992David WiesnerTuesdayWinnerClarion Books
Faith RinggoldTar BeachHonorCrown Publishers, Inc.
1993Emily Arnold McCullyMirette on the High WireWinnerPutnam Books
Lane SmithThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid TalesHonorViking Press
Ed YoungSeven Blind MiceHonorPhilomel Books
Carole ByardWorking CottonHonorHarcourt Brace Jovanovich
1994Allen SayGrandfather's JourneyWinnerHoughton Mifflin
Ted LewinPeppe the LamplighterHonorLothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
Denise FlemingIn the Small, Small PondHonorSquare Fish
Gerald McDermottRaven: A Trickster Tale From The Pacific NorthwestHonorVoyager Books
Kevin HenkesOwenHonorGreenwillow Books
Chris RaschkaYo! Yes?HonorScranton
1995David DiazSmoky NightWinnerHarcourt Brace
Jerry PinkneyJohn HenryHonorDial Press
Paul O. ZelinskySwamp AngelHonorEP Dutton
Eric RohmannTime FliesHonor
1996Peggy RathmannOfficer Buckle and GloriaWinnerGP Putnam's Sons
Stephen T. JohnsonAlphabet CityHonorViking Press
Marjorie PricemanZin! Zin! Zin! a ViolinHonorSimon & Schuster
Brian PinkneyThe Faithful FriendHonorTurtleback Books
Janet StevensTops & BottomsHonorHarcourt Brace
1997David WisniewskiGolemWinnerClarion Books
Holly MeadeHush!: A Thai LullabyHonorOrchard Books
David PelletierThe Graphic AlphabetHonorOrchard Books
Dav PilkeyThe PaperboyHonorOrchard Books
Peter SísStarry MessengerHonorFarrar Straus and Giroux
1998Paul O. ZelinskyRapunzelWinnerEP Dutton
David SmallThe GardenerHonorFarrar, Straus & Giroux
Christopher MyersHarlemHonorScholastic Press
Simms TabackThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a FlyHonorPenguin Putnam Books
1999Mary AzarianSnowflake BentleyWinnerHoughton Mifflin
Brian PinkneyDuke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His OrchestraHonorHyperion
David ShannonNo, David!HonorBlue Sky Press
Uri ShulevitzSnowHonorFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Peter SísTibet Through the Red BoxHonorFarrar Straus & Giroux
2000Simms TabackJoseph Had a Little OvercoatWinnerViking Press
Trina Schart HymanA Child's CalendarHonorHoliday House
David WiesnerSector 7HonorClarion Books
Molly BangWhen Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really AngryHonorBlue Sky Press
Jerry PinkneyThe Ugly DucklingHonorWilliam Morrow Junior Books
2001David SmallSo You Want to Be President?WinnerPhilomel Books
Christopher BingCasey at the BatHonorHandprint Books
Betsy LewinClick, Clack, Moo: Cows That TypeHonorSimon & Schuster
Ian FalconerOliviaHonorAtheneum Books
2002David WiesnerThe Three PigsWinnerClarion/Houghton Mifflin
Brian SelznickThe Dinosaurs of Waterhouse HawkinsHonorScholastic Press
Bryan CollierMartin's Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.HonorHyperion Books
Marc SimontThe Stray DogHonorHarperCollins
2003Eric RohmannMy Friend RabbitWinnerMillbrook Press
Tony DiTerlizziThe Spider and the FlyHonorSimon & Schuster
Peter McCartyHondo & FabianHonorHenry Holt & Co.
Jerry PinkneyNoah's ArkHonorSeaStar Books
2004Mordicai GersteinThe Man Who Walked Between the TowersWinnerMillbrook Press
Margaret Chodos-IrvineElla Sarah Gets DressedHonorHarcourt
Steve Jenkins and Robin PageWhat Do You Do with a Tail Like This?HonorHoughton Mifflin
Mo WillemsDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!HonorHyperion Books
2005Kevin HenkesKitten's First Full MoonWinnerGreenwillow Books
Barbara LehmanThe Red BookHonorHoughton Mifflin
E. B. LewisComing on Home SoonHonorG.P. Putnam's Sons
Mo WillemsKnuffle Bunny: A Cautionary TaleHonorHyperion Books
2006Chris RaschkaThe Hello, Goodbye WindowWinnerMichael Di Capua Books/Hyperion Books
Bryan CollierRosaHonorHenry Holt and Co.
Jon J. MuthZen ShortsHonorScholastic Press
Marjorie PricemanHot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon RideHonorAtheneum
Beckie PrangeSong of the Water Boatman and Other Pond PoemsHonorHoughton Mifflin
2007David WiesnerFlotsamWinnerClarion/Houghton Mifflin
David McLimansGone Wild: An Endangered Animal AlphabetHonorWalker and Co.
Kadir NelsonMoses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to FreedomHonorHyperion Books
2008Brian SelznickThe Invention of Hugo CabretWinnerScholastic Press
Kadir NelsonHenry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground RailroadHonorHyperion Books
Laura Vaccaro SeegerFirst the EggHonorRoaring Brook Press
Peter SísThe Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron CurtainHonorFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Mo WillemsKnuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken IdentityHonorHyperion Books
2009Beth KrommesThe House in the NightWinnerHoughton Mifflin
Marla FrazeeA Couple of Boys Have the Best Week EverHonorHarcourt Children's Books
Uri ShulevitzHow I Learned GeographyHonorFarrar Straus Giroux
Melissa SweetA River of Words: The Story of William Carlos WilliamsHonorEerdmans Books
2010Jerry PinkneyThe Lion & the MouseWinnerLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
Marla FrazeeAll the WorldHonorBeach Lane Books
Pamela ZagarenskiRed Sings from Treetops: A Year in ColorsHonor
2011Erin E. SteadA Sick Day for Amos McGeeWinnerRoaring Brook Press
Bryan CollierDave the Potter: Artist, Poet, SlaveHonorLittle, Brown and Co.
David Ezra SteinInterrupting ChickenHonorCandlewick Press
2012Chris RaschkaA Ball for DaisyWinnerSchwartz & Wade
John RoccoBlackoutHonorDisney Hyperion
Lane SmithGrandpa GreenHonorRoaring Brook Press
Patrick McDonnellMe...JaneHonorLittle Brown
2013Jon KlassenThis is Not My HatWinnerCandlewick Press
Peter BrownCreepy Carrots!HonorSimon & Schuster
Jon KlassenExtra YarnHonor
Laura Vaccaro SeegerGreenHonor
David SmallOne Cool FriendHonor
Pamela ZagarenskiSleep Like a TigerHonor
2014Brian FlocaLocomotiveWinner
Aaron BeckerJourneyHonor
Molly IdleFlora and the FlamingoHonor
David WiesnerMr. Wuffles!Honor
2015Dan SantatThe Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary FriendWinnerLittle, Brown
Lauren CastilloNana in the CityHonorHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
Mary GrandPréThe Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract ArtHonor
Jon KlassenSam & Dave Dig a HoleHonorCandlewick Books
Yuyi MoralesViva FridaHonor Roaring Brook Press
Melissa SweetThe Right Word: Roget and His ThesaurusHonorEerdmans
Jillian TamakiThis One SummerHonorFirst Second
2016Sophie BlackallFinding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous BearWinnerLittle, Brown
Bryan CollierTrombone ShortyHonor
Kevin HenkesWaitingHonorHarper Collins
Ekua HolmesVoice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights MovementHonorCandlewick Press
Christian RobinsonLast Stop on Market StreetHonorPenguin Books
2017Javaka SteptoeRadiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel BasquiatWinnerLittle, Brown
Vera BrosgolLeave Me Alone!HonorRoaring Book Press
R. Gregory ChristieFreedom in Congo SquareHonorLittle Bee Books
Carson EllisDu Iz Tak?HonorCandlewick Press
Brendan WenzelThey All Saw a CatHonorLittle, Brown
2018Matthew CordellWolf in the SnowWinnerFeiwel & Friends
Elisha CooperBig Cat, little catHonorRoaring Brook Press
Gordon C. JamesCrown: An Ode to the Fresh CutHonorDenene Millner Books, Agate Publishing
Thi BuiA Different PondHonorCapstone Publishers
Jason ChinGrand CanyonHonorRoaring Brook Press
2019Sophie BlackallHello LighthouseWinnerLittle, Brown
Juana Martinez-NealAlma and How She Got Her NameHonorCandlewick Press
Grace LinA Big Mooncake for Little StarHonorLittle, Brown
Brian LiesThe Rough PatchHonorHarper Collins
Oge MoraThank You, Omu!HonorLittle, Brown
2020Kadir NelsonThe UndefeatedWinnerHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
Le Uyen PhamBear Came AlongHonor Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Rudy GutierrezDouble Bass BluesHonorKnopf Books for Young Readers
Daniel MinterGoing Down Home with DaddyHonorPeachtree Publishing Co.
2021Michaela GoadeWe Are Water ProtectorsWinnerRoaring Brook Press
Noa DenmonA Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the HeartHonorFarrar Straus Giroux
Yuko ShimizuThe Cat Man of AleppoHonorG.P. Putnam’s Sons
Cozbi A. CabreraMe & MamaHonorDenene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books
Cindy DerbyOutside InHonorHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
2022Jason ChinWatercressWinnerNeal Porter Books
Shawn HarrisHave You Ever Seen a Flower?HonorChronicle Books
Corey R. TaborMel FellHonorBalzer + Bray
Floyd CooperUnspeakable: The Tulsa Race MassacreHonorCarolrhoda Books
Micha ArcherWonder WalkersHonorNancy Paulsen Books
2023Doug SalatiHot DogWinnerAlfred A. Knopf
Jason GriffinAin't Burned All the BrightHonorAtheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Michaela GoadeBerry SongHonorLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
Janelle WashingtonChoosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmitt Till Sparked the Civil Rights MovementHonorRoaring Brook Press
Christopher DeniseKnight OwlHonorChristy Ottaviano Books
2024Vashti HarrisonBigWinnerLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
Marla FrazeeIn Every LifeHonorBeach Lane Books
Molly MendozaJovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom FighterHonorScholastic Press
Jerome Pumphrey and Jarrett PumphreyThere Was a Party for LangstonHonor ‎Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Hanna ChaThe Truth About DragonsHonor ‎Henry Holt and Co.

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