Caldecott Medal Books

Winners from 1938 to 2020

What's the Caldecott Medal

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.

All Caldecott Medal Winners

Multiple Award Winners

The Undefeated book
5.4
civil rights movement · historical figures · history · African Americans
The Undefeated
Going Down Home with Daddy book
5.4
family · culture · African Americans · family history
Going Down Home with Daddy
Bear Came Along book
5.3
adventure · friendship · bears
Bear Came Along
Hello Lighthouse book
5.5
the ocean
Hello Lighthouse
Coretta Scott King Award Winners · sharing
Thank You, Omu!
Wolf in the Snow book
4.5
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award · snow · wolves · friendship · imagination
Wolf in the Snow
Radiant Child book
4.3
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Radiant Child
Finding Winnie book
5.3
picture book
Finding Winnie
Locomotive book
4.8
trains · vehicles
Locomotive
A Ball for Daisy book
4.3
sharing · dogs · balls · getting lost
A Ball for Daisy
A Sick Day for Amos McGee book
5.7
turtles and tortoises · friendship · empathy · kindness · being nice · feeling sick · the zoo · helping others
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
The House in the Night book
5.0
board book
The House in the Night
travel · Paris · innovation · adventure · inventions
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Flotsam book
4.8
picture book
Flotsam
My Friend Rabbit book
5.0
friendship
My Friend Rabbit
The Three Pigs book
4.8
fractured fairy tales · pigs · adventure
The Three Pigs
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. book
5.3
Martin Luther King, Jr. · famous people · activism · Coretta Scott King Award Winners · history · African Americans · historical figures
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Snowflake Bentley book
4.0
weather
Snowflake Bentley
Rapunzel book
4.5
picture book
Rapunzel
Officer Buckle and Gloria book
5.6
teamwork · dogs
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Smoky Night book
5.0
picture book
Smoky Night
Tuesday book
4.5
picture book
Tuesday
Black and White book
5.0
picture book
Black and White
Lon Po Po book
5.5
Little Red Riding Hood stories · fairy tales · wolves · siblings
Lon Po Po
Song and Dance Man book
4.5
family history · songs · dance · grandpa
Song and Dance Man
Owl Moon book
5.0
owls · nature
Owl Moon
Hey, Al book
4.0
dogs
Hey, Al
The Polar Express book
6.5
picture book
The Polar Express
The Glorious Flight book
5.0
airplanes · flight
The Glorious Flight
shadows
Shadow
Jumanji book
5.5
picture book
Jumanji
animals
Fables
Ox-cart Man book
3.0
picture book
Ox-cart Man
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses book
4.0
Native Americans · horses
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Noah's Ark book
5.3
picture book
Noah's Ark
Ashanti to Zulu book
5.0
picture book
Ashanti to Zulu
Arrow to the Sun book
4.5
picture book
Arrow to the Sun
picture book
Duffy and the Devil
The Funny Little Woman book
4.8
Japan · humor
The Funny Little Woman
One Fine Day book
4.5
foxes
One Fine Day
A Story, a Story book
5.5
Africa
A Story, a Story
Drummer Hoff book
3.8
picture book
Drummer Hoff
Always Room for One More book
4.9
picture book
Always Room for One More
May I Bring a Friend? book
4.5
picture book
May I Bring a Friend?
Where the Wild Things Are book
6.7
imagination · monsters
Where the Wild Things Are
The Snowy Day book
5.3
snow · African Americans
The Snowy Day
Baboushka and the Three Kings book
4.3
holidays · Christmas
Baboushka and the Three Kings
Nine Days to Christmas book
4.8
Mexico · Christmas
Nine Days to Christmas
Chanticleer and the Fox book
4.5
picture book
Chanticleer and the Fox
picture book
Time of Wonder
A Tree is Nice book
5.1
trees
A Tree is Nice
Cinderella book
5.0
cinderella stories · princesses
Cinderella
Madeline's Rescue book
5.6
sharing · rescue · dogs
Madeline's Rescue
The Biggest Bear book
5.0
picture book
The Biggest Bear
picture book
Finders Keepers
The Big Snow book
3.5
winter · hibernation
The Big Snow
White Snow, Bright Snow book
4.5
winter · snow
White Snow, Bright Snow
The Little Island book
4.0
cats · islands · seasons
The Little Island
The Rooster Crows book
4.0
nursery rhymes
The Rooster Crows
Prayer for a Child book
4.3
prayer · Jesus Christ
Prayer for a Child
princesses · wishes
Many Moons
The Little House book
5.5
picture book
The Little House
Make Way for Ducklings book
6.0
parents · home · ducks
Make Way for Ducklings
Abraham Lincoln book
4.5
historical figures · Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
picture book
MEI LI
picture book
Animals of the Bible