Caldecott Medal
Titles Owned by the Kathryn A. Martin Library

The Caldecott Medal 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 published in the United States during the preceding year. The artist must be a citizen or resident of the United States, whether or not the artist is the author of the text. The award information was retrieved from Caldecott Award website. The call numbers for the books owned by the Kathryn A. Martin Library are provided after the citation.


Mattick, Lindsay. (2015). Finding Winnie : the true story of the world's most famous bear. (Illustrated by Sophie Blackall). New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company. On Order

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.


Santat, Dan. (2014). The adventures of Beekle : the unimaginary friend. New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company. PRIM-FIC S2333ad

An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.


Floca, Brian. (2013). Locomotive. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 385.09 F628L

Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.


Klassen, Jon. (2012). This is not my hat. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press. PRIM-FIC K63th

A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.


Raschka, Christopher. (2011). A ball for Daisy. New York : Schwartz & Wade Books. PRIM-FIC R223ba

A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost.


Stead, Philip Christian. (2010). A sick day for Amos McGee. (Illustrated by Erin E. Stead). New York : Roaring Book. PRIM-FIC S7991si

"Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--’Ah-choo!’--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn’t make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests."--Dust jacket.


Pinkney, Jerry. (2009). The lion & the mouse. New York : Little, Brown and Co. Books for Young Readers. 398.2 P6555L

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.


Swanson, Susan Marie. (2008). The house in the night. (Pictures by Beth Krommes). Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. PRIM-FIC S9727ho

Naming night things reminds us how familiar they are so they can be as comforting in the night as they are during the day. The book on the bed, the story it tells about the dark, the sun, shining on the face of the moon are all familiar. A cumulative pattern picture book, loosely based on "This is the key of the kingdom...."


Selznick, Brian. (2007). The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures. New York : Scholastic Press. INTR-FIC S4699in

When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.


Wiesner, David. (2006). Flotsam. New York : Clarion Books. PRIM-FIC W6517fl

The story of what might happen if a camera becomes a piece of flotsam.


Juster, Norton. (2005). The hello, goodbye window. (Pictures by Chris Raschka). New York : Hyperion Books for Children. PRIM-FIC J964he

The kitchen window at her grandparents’ house is a magic gateway for one little girl. The story depicts the special relationship she has with her grandparents.


Henkes, Kevin. (2004). Kitten's first full moon. New York : Greenwillow Books. PRIM-FIC H5138ki

When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.


Gerstein, Mordicai. (2003). The man who walked between the towers. Brookfield, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press. 791.3 G383m

A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers, a quarter of a mile in the sky.


Rohmann, Eric. (2002). My friend Rabbit. Brookfield, Ct. : Roaring Brook Press. PRIM-FIC R738my

Something always seems to go wrong when Rabbit is around, but Mouse lets him play with his toy plane anyway because he is his good friend.


Wiesner, David. (2001). The three pigs. New York : Clarion Books. PRIM-FIC W6517TH

The three pigs escape the wolf by leaving their traditional story and exploring the world between books. They meet the cat and the fiddle and rescue a dragon from a questing knight. With their new friends,they return to the brick house the third pig built and live happily ever after.


St. George, Judith. (2000). So you want to be president. (Illustrated by David Small). New York : Philomel Books. 973 S1524s

Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S.


Taback, Simms. (1999). Joseph had a little overcoat. New York: Viking. PRIM-FIC T112JO

A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.


Martin, Jacqueline Briggs. (1998). Snowflake Bentley. (Illustrated by Mary Azarian). Boston : Houghton Mifflin. 921 M3816s

A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.


Zelinsky, Paul O. (1997). Rapunzel. New York : Dutton Children's Books. 398 Z49r

A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story.


Wisniewski, David. (1996). Golem. New York : Clarion Books. 398.21 W815g

A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague.


Rathmann, Peggy. (1995). Officer Buckle and Gloria. New York : Putnam's. PRIM-FIC R234O

The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.


Bunting, Eve. (1994). Smoky night. (Illustrated by David Diaz). San Diego : Harcourt Brace. PRIM-FIC B942S

When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.


Say, Allen. (1993). Grandfather's journey. Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC S2744gr

A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.


McCully, Emily Arnold. (1992). Mirette on the high wire. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons. PRIM-FIC M133MI

Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.


Wiesner, David. (1991). Tuesday. New York : Clarion Books. PRIM-FIC W6517Tu

Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.


Macaulay, David. (1990). Black and white. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC M117BL

Four brief "stories" about parents, trains, and cows, or is it really all one story? The author recommends careful inspection of words and pictures to both minimize and enhance confusion.


Young, Ed. (1989). Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China. New York : Philomel Books. 398.2 Y71L

Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.


Ackerman, Karen. (1988). Song and dance man. (Illustrated by Stephen Gammell). New York : Knopf. PRIM-FIC A1823SO

Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer.


Yolen, Jane. (1987). Owl moon. (Illustrated by John Schoenherr). New York : Philomel Books. PRIM-FIC Y547OW

On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.


Yorinks, Arthur. (1986). Hey, Al. (Pictures by Richard Egielski). New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PRIM-FIC Y614HE

A janitor and his dog are unhappy with their lives but find out that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.


Van Allsburg, Chris. (1985). The Polar Express. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC V217PO

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.


Hodges, Margaret. (1985). Saint George and the dragon : a golden legend. (Adapted by Margaret Hodges from Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman). Boston : Little, Brown. 398.2 H689SA

Retells the segment from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, in which George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land.


Provensen, Alice. (1983). The glorious flight : across the Channel with Louis Blériot, July 25, 1909. New York : Viking Press. 629.13 P969g

A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which crossed the English Channel in thirty-seven minutes in the early 1900's.


Cendrars, Blaise. (1982). Shadow. (Translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown from the French of Belaise Cendrars). New York : Scribner's. 841 C3953sh

From conversations with shamans in their villages, from storytellers around the fires in an Africa that is passing into memory, the poet Blaise Cendrars evoked a dancing image--Shadow. The eerie shifting image of Shadow appears where there is light and fire and a storyteller to bring it to life.


Van Allsburg, Chris. (1981). Jumanji. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. PRIM-FIC V217J

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.


Lobel, Arnold. (1980). Fables. New York : Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC L7975FA

Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.


Hall, Donald. (1979). Ox-cart man. (Pictures by Barbara Cooney). New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC H175OX

Describes the day-to-day life throughout the changing seasons of an early 19th-century New England family.


Goble, Paul. (1978). The girl who loved wild horses. Scarsdale, N.Y. : Bradbury Press. PRIM-FIC G575G

Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.


Spier, Peter. (1977). Noah's ark. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. 222.11 S755n

Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood.


Musgrove, Margaret. (1976). Ashanti to Zulu : African traditions. (Pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon). New York : Dial Press. 960 M987a

Explains some traditions and customs of 26 African tribes beginning with letters from A to Z.


Aardema, Verna. (1975). Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale. (Pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon). New York : Dial Press. 398.2 A113wh

A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.


McDermott, Gerald. (1974). Arrow to the sun : a Pueblo Indian tale. New York : Viking Press. 398.2 M134a

An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men.


Zemach, Harve. (1973). Duffy and the devil; a Cornish tale. (Pictures by Margot Zemach). New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux. 398.2 Z534d

The spinning and knitting the devil agrees to do for her win Duffy the Squire's name and a carefree life until it comes time for her to guess the devil's name.


Mosel, Arlene. (1972). The funny little woman. (Pictures by Blair Lent). New York : Dutton. 398.2 M898fu

While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.


Hogrogian, Nonny. (1971). One fine day. New York : Macmillan. PRIM-FIC H716O

After the old woman cuts off his tail when he steals her milk, the fox must go through a long series of transactions before she will sew it back on again.


Haley, Gail E. (1970). A story, a story; an African tale. New York : Atheneum. 398.2 H1688st

Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories."


Steig, William. (1969). Sylvester and the magic pebble. New York : Windmill Books. PRIM-FIC S8187sy

In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.


Ransome, Arthur. (1968). The fool of the world and the flying ship; a Russian tale. (Pictures by Uri Shulevitz). New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 398.2 R2126fo

When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.


Emberley, Barbara. (1967). Drummer Hoff. (Illustrated by Ed Emberley). Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall. 398.2 E533dr

A cumulative folk song in which seven soldiers build a magnificent cannon, but Drummer Hoff fires it off.


Ness, Evaline. (1966). Sam, Bangs & moonshine. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. PRIM-FIC N463SB

Relates the experiences of a little girl as she learns to tell the difference between make believe and real life.


Leodhas, Sorche Nic. (1965). Always room for one more. (Illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian). New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 398.8 L577an

In this Scottish folk song, a generous family always has room for another person and invites in everyone who passes by.


De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. (1964). May I bring a friend? (Illustrated by Beni Montresor). New York : Atheneum. PRIM-FIC D4312ma

A well-mannered little boy has permission to bring his animal friends to visit the king and queen.


Sendak, Maurice. (1963). Where the wild things are. New York : Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC S4746WH

A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.


Keats, Ezra Jack. (1962). The snowy day. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC K25SN

The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day


Brown, Marcia. (1961). Once a mouse ... A fable cut in wood. New York : Scribner. 398.2 B8795on

As it changes from mouse, to cat, to dog, to tiger, a hermit's pet also becomes increasingly vain.


Robbins, Ruth. (1960). Baboushka and the three kings. (Illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov). Berkeley, Calif. : Parnassus Press. 398.2 R635b

An old woman who was too busy to travel with the Wise Men to find the Child now searches endlessly for Him each Christmas season.


Ets, Marie Hall and Labastida, Aurora. (1959). Nine days to Christmas. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC E855NI

Ceci anxiously awaits her first posada, the special Mexican Christmas party, and the opportunity to select a piñata for it.


Chaucer, Geoffrey. (1958). Chanticleer and the fox. (Adapted and illustrated by Barbara Cooney). New York : Crowell. 821 C4964ch

A sly fox tries to outwit a proud rooster through the use of flattery.


McCloskey, Robert. (1957). Time of wonder. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC M1275ti

Follows the activities of two children spending their summer vacation on an island off the coast of Maine.


Udry, Janice May. (1956). A tree is nice. (Pictures by Marc Simont). New York : Harper. PRIM-FIC U218TR

Briefly describes the value of a tree.


Langstaff, John M. (1955). Frog went a-courtin'. (Pictures by Feodor Rojankovsky). New York : Harcourt, Brace. PRIM-FIC L2855FR

Illustrates the well-known American folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and the mouse.


Perrault, Charles. (1954). Cinderella; or, The little glass slipper. (A free translation from the French of Charles Perrault, with pictures by Marcia Brown). New York : Scribner. 398 P454c

In her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper.


Bemelmans, Ludwig. (1953). Madeline's rescue. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC B4555MAR

A hound rescues a schoolgirl from the Seine, becomes a beloved school pet, is chased away by the trustees, and returns with a surprise.


Ward, Lynd. (1952). The biggest bear. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC W259B

Johnny goes hunting for a bearskin to hang on his family's barn and returns with a small bundle of trouble.


Will and Nicolas. (1951). Finders keepers. New York : Harcourt, Brace & World. PRIM-FIC W689FI

Two dogs each claim a bone they have found and ask passersby for help in deciding ownership.


Milhous, Katherine. (1950). The egg tree. New York : Scribner. PRIM-FIC M6444EG

Katy's Easter morning discovery renews the tradition of the Easter egg tree.


Politi, Leo. (1948). Song of the swallows. New York : C. Scribner's Sons. PRIM-FIC P7694SON

Tells the story of the coming of spring and the kindliness of the San Juan Capistrano Mission as seen through the eyes of a young boy.


Hader, Berta and Elmer. (1948). The big snow. New York : Macmillan Co. PRIM-FIC H128BH

Despite their elaborate preparations for the winter, the animals and birds are delighted by a surprise banquet after a big snow.


Tresselt, Alvin R. (1947). White snow, bright snow. (Illustrations by Roger Duvoisin). New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. PRIM-FIC T799WH

When it begins to look, feel, and smell like snow, everyone prepares for a winter blizzard.


MacDonald, Golden. (1946). The little island. (Illustrations by Leonard Weisgard). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. PRIM-FIC M1353LI

Depicts the changes that occur on a small island as the seasons come and go, as day changes to night, and as a storm approaches.


Petersham, Maud Fuller and Miska. (1945). The rooster crows; a book of American rhymes and jingles. New York : The Macmillan Company. 398.8 P4844r

A collection of traditional American nursery rhymes, finger games, skipping rhymes, jingles, and counting-out rhymes.


Field, Rachel. (1944). Prayer for a child. (Pictures by Elizabeth Orton Jones). New York : The Macmillan Company. 242 F455p

An illustrated bedtime prayer which gives thanks for the many aspects of a child's world.


Thurber, James. (1943). Many moons. (Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin). New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company. PRIM-FIC T536M

Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Princess Lenore's one wish.


Burton, Virginia Lee. (1942). The little house. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. PRIM-FIC B974LI

A country house is unhappy when the city, with all its buildings and traffic, grows up around her.


McCloskey, Robert. (1941). Make way for ducklings. New York : The Viking Press. PRIM-FIC M1275MA

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.


Lawson, Robert. (1940). They were strong and good. New York : The Viking Press. PRIM-FIC L4235TH

Relates the story of the author's grandparents and parents, who, though not famous, helped build the United States.


D'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin. (1957). Abraham Lincoln. Garden City, N. Y. : Doubleday. 921 L736daul

Text and illustrations present the life of the boy born on the Kentucky frontier who became the sixteenth president of the United States.


Handforth, Thomas. (1938). Mei Li. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. PRIM-FIC H2363ME

After spending an eventful day at the fair held on New Year's Eve, Mei Li arrives home just in time to greet the Kitchen God.


Fish, Helen Dean. (1937). Animals of the Bible, a picture book. (Illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop; with text selected by Helen Dean Fish from the King James Bible). New York : Frederick A. Stokes Company. 220 B582a

Thirty detailed black-and-white drawings illustrate the favorite stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, the first Christmas, and many others.



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