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Caldecott Medal Winners
and Honor Books

Below is a continuation of our Caldecott Medal and Honor Book list...and what a list it is! We couldn't begin to select a favorite title from this impressive list! We like the wide range of illustration styles in this group---from the stunning woodcuts in Snowflake Bentley to the bright cartoons in No, David! to the highly detailed, more sophisticated illustrations in Tibet Through the Red Box. To learn more about any of these Caldecott Medal and Honor books, click the book title. And if you want more, you can always check out other pages of our Caldecott list by clicking the arrows at the bottom of this page.

Caldecott Medal Books (continued)...

So You Want to Be President
(quirky title full of brief
histories, trivia,
anecdotes, failures...)

2nd Grade & Up

The Three Pigs
(a super creative
take on this classic
childhood story)

great for all ages

The Dinosaurs of
 (bio of a scientist and artist
who loved to draw dinos)

3rd grade - 6th grade

Click Clack Moo,
Cows That Type

(barnyard animals unite to
improve their living conditions)

Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Casey at the Bat
(famous poem paired
with stunning,
detailed illustrations)

3rd grade & Up

Joseph Had a
Little Overcoat

(a man refashions worn
items into new treasures)

Kindergarten - 2nd grade

(an intense, energetic pig
who is full of over-
the-top activities)

Preschool - 2nd grade

A Child's Calendar
(12 poems describing
the activities of family in
each month of the year)

Kindergarten - 4th grade

Sector 7
(a boy discovers the
gateway to a 'cloud
factory' in the sky)

all ages

When Sophie Gets Angry...
(beautifully captures
a child's
PreSchool - Grade 2

The Ugly Duckling
(retelling of a classic tale,
paired with beautiful,
detailed illustrations)

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Snowflake Bentley
(biography of a farmer
who took close up
photos of snowflakes)

Kindergarten - 2nd grade

No, David!
Caldecott Honor 1999
Preschool - 1st grade

Tibet Through
the Red Box

(author recounts father's
travels in China/Tibet)
5th grade & Up

Duke Ellington
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Kindergarten - 4th grade

(beautifully illustrated
retelling of the classic tale)

Kindergarten - 3rd grade

There Was An
Old Lady Who

Swallowed a Fly
(fun retelling of a classic)

PreSchool - Grade 2

The Gardener
(a little girl finds joy in
living, set during the
Great Depression)
by Sarah Stewart

Kindergarten - 3rd grade

(whimsical title about
stopping to enjoy the
beauty of falling snow)

PreSchool - 1st grade

(a mother must quiet lots
of noisy animals so her
child can sleep)
by Minfong Ho

Preschool - Kindergarten

The Paperboy
(simple story of a boy
and his dog doing their
morning paper route)
by Dav Pilkey

1st grade - 3rd grade

(retelling of a Jewish
legend about a rabbi who
recreates a giant clay
man to protect his people)

2nd grade - 6th grade

Starry Messenger
(tribute to Galileo, covers
his discoveries, fame,
and sacrifices)
by Peter Sis

3rd grade - 6th grade

The Graphic Alphabet
(well done ABC book
familiar premise but
cleverly done!)
by David Pelletier

all ages

Officer Buckle & Gloria
(clever dog helps his
police officer partner
teach kids about safety)
by Peggy Rathmann

Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin
(a lively tribute to
classical music and
its musicians)
by Lloyd Moss

1st grade - 5th grade

Time Flies
(stunning wordless
book about a bird's time
travel with dinos)
by Eric Rohmann

all ages

Smoky Night
(neighbors finally get
to know each other
when they must shelter
together during a riot)

2nd grade - 5th grade

Tops & Bottoms
(trickster tale reminiscent of
Brer Bear and Brer Rabbit)
by Janet Stevens

Caldecott Medal 1996
Preschool - 2nd grade

Alphabet City
(ABC book in an urban setting;
photo-realistic illustrations)
by Stephen Johnson

Caldecott Honor 1996
all ages

Swamp Angel
(an original tall tale
about a sort of female
Paul Bunyan)
by Anne Isaac
2nd grade - 5th grade

The Faithful Friend
(retells a West Indian
folk tale, beautiful
scratchboard illustr.)
by Robert SanSouci

2nd grade - 4th grade

Enjoy the books!

Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia (the teachers/sisters behind this website)

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