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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Grandfather's Journey -- Allen
Peppe the Lamplighter -- Elisa Bartone
In the Small, Small Pond -- Denise Fleming 
Raven: A Trickster Tale  -- Gerald McDermott 
Owen -- Kevin Henkes 
Yo! Yes? -- Chris Raschka

Mirette on the High Wire - Emily McCully

The Stinky Cheese Man  -- Jon Scieszka
Seven Blind Mice -- Ed Young
Working Cotton -- Sherley Anne Williams

Tuesday -- David Wiesner

Tar Beach -- Faith Ringgold

Black and White -- David Macaulay

Puss in Boots -- Charles Perrault/ Malcolm Arthur
More More More, Said the Baby  -- Vera Williams

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

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

Owl Moon -- Jane Yolen

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters -- John Steptoe

Hey, Al -- Arthur Yorinks

The Village of Round and Square Houses -- Grifalconi
Alphabatics -- Suse MacDonald
Rumpelstiltskin -- Paul O. Zelinsky

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

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

The Glorious Flight -- Alice & Martin Provensen

Little Red Riding Hood -- Trina Schart Hyman
Ten, Nine, Eight -- Molly Bang

Shadow -- Marcia Brown

A Chair for My Mother -- Vera B. Williams
When I Was Young in the Mountains -- Cynthia Rylant

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

Fables -- Arnold Lobel

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

Ox-Cart Man -- Donald Hall

Ben's Trumpet -- Rachel Isadora
The Garden Of Abdul Gasazi -- Chris Van Allsburg
The Treasure -- Uri Shulevitz
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses -- Paul Goble

Freight Train -- Donald Crews
The Way to Start a Day -- Byrd Baylor

Noah's Ark -- Peter Spier

Castle -- David Macaulay
It Could Always Be Worse -- Margot Zemach

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 

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

The Desert is Theirs -- Byrd Baylor 
Strega Nona -- Tomie de Paola 

Arrow to the Sun -- Gerald McDermott

Jambo Means Hello -- Muriel Feelings

Duffy and the Devil -- Harve Zemach

Three Jovial Huntsmen -- Susan Jeffers
Cathedral -- David Macaulay

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 

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

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

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 

The Fool of the World  -- Ransome

Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky -- E Dayrell 

Drummer Hoff -- Barbara Emberley

Frederick -- Leo Lionni 
Seashore Story -- Taro Yashima 
The Emperor and the Kite -- Jane Yolen 

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine -- Evaline Ness

One Wide River to Cross -- Barbara Emberley

Always Room for One More -- S. Nic Leodhas

Hide and Seek Fog -- Alvin Tresselt
Just Me - Marie Hall Ets
Tom Tit Tot -- Evaline Ness

May I Bring a Friend? -- Beatrice de Regniers

Rain Makes Applesauce -- Julian Scheer
The Wave -- Margaret Hodges
A Pocketful of Cricket -- Rebecca Caudill

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

The Snowy Day -- Ezra Jack Keats

The Sun is a Golden Earring -- Natalia M. Belting
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present -- Maurice Sendak

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

Baboushka & the Three Kings -- Ruth Robbins

Inch by Inch -- Leo Lionni 

Nine Days to Christmas -- Marie Hall Ets

Houses from the Sea -- Alice E. Goudey
The Moon Jumpers -- Janice May Udry

(previous Caldecott Award Book lists for earlier years coming)

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