Books for Gifted Young Children
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The Caldecott Medal Winners
The Caldecott Medal, named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, 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.
- 1996 Officer Buckle and Gloria. Peggy Rathmann
- 1995 Smoky Night. Eva Bunting
- 1994 Grandfather's Journey. Allen Say
- 1993 Mirette On the Highwire. Emily McCully
- 1992 Tuesday. David Wiesner
- 1991 Black and White. David Macaulay
- 1990 Lon Po Po. Ed Young
- 1989 Song and Dance Man. Karen Ackerman
- 1988 Owl Moon. Jane Yolen
- 1987 Hey, Al. Arthur Yorinks
- 1986 The Polar Express. Chris Van Allsburg
- 1985 Saint George and the Dragon. Retold by Margaret Hodges
- 1984 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot. Alice and Martin Provensen
- 1983 Shadow. Blaise Cendrars
- 1982 Jumanji. Chris Van Allsburg
- 1981 Fables. Arnold Lobel
- 1980 Ox-Cart Man. Donald Hall
- 1979 The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. Paul Goble
- 1978 Noah's Ark. Peter Spier
- 1977 Ashanti to Zulu. Margaret Musgrove
- 1976 Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. Retold by Verna Aardema
- 1975 Arrow to the Sun. Gerald McDermott
- 1974 Duffy and the Devil. Retold by Harve Zemach
- 1973 The Funny Little Woman. Lafcadio Hearn
- 1972 One Fine Day. Nonny Hogrogian
- 1971 A Story A Story. Gail E. Haley
- 1970 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. William Steig
- 1969 The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship. Retold by Arthur Ransome
- 1968 Drummer Hoff. Adapted by Barbara Emberley
- 1967 Sam, Bangs & Moonshine. Evaline Ness
- 1966 Always Room for One More. Sorche Nic Leodhas
- 1965 May I Bring a Friend? Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
- 1964 Where the Wild Things Are. M. Sendak
- 1963 The Snowy Day. Ezra Jack Keats
- 1962 Once a Mouse. Marcia Brown
- 1961 Baboushka and the Three Kings. Ruth Robbins
- 1960 Nine Days to Christmas. Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
- 1959 Chanticleer and the Fox. Barbara Cooney
- 1958 Time of Wonder. Robert McCloskey
- 1957 A Tree Is Nice. Janice May Udry
- 1956 Frog Went A-Courtin.' Retold by John Langstaff
- 1955 Cinderella. Retold from Perrault by Marcia Brown
- 1954 Madeline's Rescue. Ludwig Bemelmans
- 1953 The Biggest Bear. Lynd Ward
- 1952 Finders Keepers. Will Lipkind
- 1951 The Egg Tree. Katerine Milhous
- 1950 Song of the Swallows. Leo Politi
- 1949 The Big Snow. Berta and Elmer Hader
- 1948 White Snow, Bright Snow. Alvin Resselt
- 1947 The Little Island. Golden MacDonald
- 1946 The Rooster Crows. Maude and Miska Petersham
- 1945 Prayer for a Child. Rachel Field
- 1944 Many Moons. James Thurber
- 1943 The Little House. Virginia Lee Burton
- 1942 Make Way For Ducklings. Robert McCloskey
- 1941 They Were Strong and Good. Robert Lawson
- 1940 Abraham Lincoln. Ingri & Edgar d'Aulaire
- 1939 Mei Li. Thomas Handforth
- 1938 Animals of the Bible. Dorothy Lathrop
- Barrett, J.D. Willie's Not the Hugging Kind. New York, Harper, 1989.
- Baynton, M. Jane and the Dragon. Martinez, CA: Discovery Toys.
- Bradman, T., & T. Ross. Michael. New York: Macmillan, 1990.
- Brown, M. Goodnight Moon. New York: Harper Collins, 1989.
- Cohen, M. First Grade Takes a Test. New York: Greenwillow books, 1980.
- Cole, B. Princess Smartypants. new York: G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1986.
- Hill, E.S. Evan's Corner. New York: Viking
- Martin, B. Jr. & Archambault, J. Knots on a Counting Rope. New York: Trumpet Club.
- Most, B. The Cow That Went Oink. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1990.
- Ross, T. I Want A Cat. New York: Farrar Straus, 1989.
- Smith, L. Glasses, Who Needs `Em? New York: Puffin Books, 1991.
- Viorst, J. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney. New York: Alladin, 1971.
- Waber, B. Ira Sleeps Over. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972.
- Willis, J., & Varley, S. The Monster Bed. New York: Lothrop, 1986.
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