Caldecott Award Book List:
the classics

Listed below is the Caldecott Award Book Lists for 1970 to 1995. We have included many of these books on other book lists on this website, so our next step will be to hyperlink to the more detailed listings for each book. Stay tuned!  Our goal is to provide you with information about every single amazing Caldecott Award book, but that will of course take time.

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1994


1993

  • Mirette on the High Wire - Emily McCully
  • The Stinky Cheese Man  -- Jon Scieszka
  • Seven Blind Mice -- Ed Young
  • Working Cotton -- Sherley Anne Williams


1992 

  • Tuesday -- David Wiesner
  • Tar Beach -- Faith Ringgold

1991

  • Black and White -- David Macaulay
  • Puss in Boots -- Charles Perrault/ Malcolm Arthur
  • More More More, Said the Baby  -- Vera Williams


1990

  • Lon Po Po -- Ed Young
  • Bill Peet: An Autobiography -- Bill Peet
  • Color Zoo -- Lois Ehlert
  • The Talking Eggs -- Robert D. San Souci
  • Hershel and the Hanukkah -- Eric Kimmel


1989

  • Song and Dance Man -- Karen Ackerman
  • The Boy of the Three-Year Nap -- Diane Snyder
  • Free Fall -- David Wiesner
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears -- James Marshall 
  • Mirandy and Brother Wind -- Patricia McKissack


1988

  • Owl Moon -- Jane Yolen
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters -- John Steptoe

1987

  • Hey, Al -- Arthur Yorinks
  • The Village of Round and Square Houses -- Grifalconi
  • Alphabatics -- Suse MacDonald
  • Rumpelstiltskin -- Paul O. Zelinsky


1986

  • The Polar Express -- Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Relatives Came -- Cynthia Rylant
  • King Bidgood's in the Bathtub -- Audrey Wood


1985

  • Saint George & the Dragon -- Margaret Hodges
  • Hansel and Gretel -- Rika Lesser
  • Have You Seen My Duckling? -- Nancy Tafuri
  • The Story of Jumping Mouse -- John Steptoe


1984

  • The Glorious Flight -- Alice & Martin Provensen
  • Little Red Riding Hood -- Trina Schart Hyman 
  • Ten, Nine, Eight -- Molly Bang

1983


1982

  • Jumanji -- Chris Van Allsburg
  • Where the Buffaloes Begin -- Olaf Baker 
  • On Market Street -- Arnold Lobel
  • Outside Over There -- Maurice Sendak
  • A Visit to William Blake's Inn -- Nancy Willard


1981

  • Fables -- Arnold Lobel
  • The Bremen-Town Musicians -- Ilse Plume 
  • The Grey Lady & the Strawberry Snatcher -- M. Bang 
  • Mice Twice -- Joseph Low 
  • Truck -- Donald Crews

1980

  • Ox-Cart Man -- Donald Hall
  • Ben's Trumpet -- Rachel Isadora
  • The Garden Of Abdul Gasazi -- Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Treasure -- Uri Shulevitz


1979

  • The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses -- Paul Goble
  • Freight Train -- Donald Crews
  • The Way to Start a Day -- Byrd Baylor


1978

  • Noah's Ark -- Peter Spier
  • Castle -- David Macaulay
  • It Could Always Be Worse -- Margot Zemach


1977

  • Ashanti to Zulu -- Margaret Musgrove
  • The Amazing Bone -- William Steig
  • The Contest -- Nonny Hogrogian
  • Fish for Supper -- M. B. Goffstein 
  • The Golem: A Jewish Legend -- Beverly McDermott 
  • Hawk, I'm Your Brother -- Byrd Baylor 

1976

  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
  • The Desert is Theirs -- Byrd Baylor  
  • Strega Nona -- Tomie de Paola 


1975

  • Arrow to the Sun -- Gerald McDermott
  • Jambo Means Hello -- Muriel Feelings


1974

  • Duffy and the Devil -- Harve Zemach
  • Three Jovial Huntsmen -- Susan Jeffers 
  • Cathedral -- David Macaulay


1973

  • The Funny Little Woman -- Arlene Mosel
  • Anansi the Spider -- Gerald McDermott  
  • Hosie's Alphabet -- Hosea, Tobias & Lisa Baskin  
  • Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs -- Randall Jarrell
  • When Clay Sings -- Byrd Baylor 

1972

  • One Fine Day -- Nonny Hogrogian
  • Hildilid's Night -- Cheli DurĂ¡n Ryan 
  • If All the Seas Were One Sea -- Janina Domanska
  • Moja Means One -- Muriel Feelings

1971

  • A Story A Story -- Gail E. Haley
  • The Angry Moon -- William Sleator  
  • Frog and Toad are Friends -- Arnold Lobel
  • In the Night Kitchen -- Maurice Sendak



1970

  • Sylvester & the Magic Pebble -- William Steig
  • Goggles! -- Ezra Jack Keats
  • Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse -- Leo Lionni  
  • Pop Corn & Ma Goodness -- Edna Mitchell Preston 
  • Thy Friend, Obadiah -- Brinton Turkle   
  • The Judge: An Untrue Tale -- Harve Zemach 

1969

  • The Fool of the World  -- Ransome
  • Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky -- E Dayrell 


1968

  • Drummer Hoff -- Barbara Emberley
  • Frederick -- Leo Lionni  
  • Seashore Story -- Taro Yashima  
  • The Emperor and the Kite -- Jane Yolen 


1967

  • Sam, Bangs & Moonshine -- Evaline Ness
  • One Wide River to Cross -- Barbara Emberley


1966

  • Always Room for One More -- S. Nic Leodhas
  • Hide and Seek Fog -- Alvin Tresselt
  • Just Me - Marie Hall Ets 
  • Tom Tit Tot -- Evaline Ness

1965

  • May I Bring a Friend? -- Beatrice de Regniers
  • Rain Makes Applesauce -- Julian Scheer
  • The Wave -- Margaret Hodges
  • A Pocketful of Cricket -- Rebecca Caudill


1964

  • Where the Wild Things Are -- Maurice Sendak
  • Swimmy -- Leo Lionni
  • All in the Morning Early -- Sorche Nic Leodhas 
  • Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes -- Philip Reed


1963

  • The Snowy Day -- Ezra Jack Keats
  • The Sun is a Golden Earring -- Natalia M. Belting
  • Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present -- Maurice Sendak


1962

  • Once a Mouse -- Marcia Brown
  • Fox Went out on a Chilly Night -- Peter Spier
  • Little Bear's Visit -- Else H. Minarik 
  • The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up -- Alice E. Goudey

1961

  • Baboushka & the Three Kings -- Ruth Robbins
  • Inch by Inch -- Leo Lionni 


1960

  • Nine Days to Christmas -- Marie Hall Ets
  • Houses from the Sea -- Alice E. Goudey
  • The Moon Jumpers -- Janice May Udry



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