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Caldecott Winners and Honor Books

Caldecott Winners and Honor Books

Hot Dog by Doug Salati | 2023

Honor Books:

Watercress by Andrea Wang, Jason Chin | 2022

Honor Books:

We Are Water Protectors by Michaela Goade, Carole Lindstrom | 2021

Honor Books:

The Undefeated by Kadir Nelson | 2020

Honor Books:

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall | 2019

Honor Books:

  • Alma and How She Got Her Name , illustrated and written by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • A Big Mooncake for Little Star , illustrated and written by Grace Lin
  • The Rough Patch , illustrated and written by Brian Lies
  • Thank You, Omu! , illustrated and written by Oge Mora

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell | 2018

Honor Books

  • Big Cat, Little Cat  by Elisha Cooper
  • Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut  by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C James
  • A Different Pond  by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui
  • Grand Canyon  by Jason Chin

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe | 2017

Honor Books

  • Leave Me Alone!   by Vera Brosgol
  • Freedom in Congo Square  by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
  • Du Iz Tak?  by Carson Ellis
  • They All Saw a Cat  by Brendan Wenzel

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Sophie Blackall | 2016

Honor Books:

  • Trombone Shorty  by Troy Andrews, illustrated by Bryan Collier
  • Waiting  by Kevin Henkes
  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement  by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes
  • Last Stop on Market Street  by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat | 2015

Honor Books:

  • Nana in the City  by Lauren Castillo
  • The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art  by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Mary GrandPre
  • Sam & Dave Dig a Hole  by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
  • Viva Frida  by Yuyi Morales
  • The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus  by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
  • This One Summer  by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Locomotive by Brian Floca | 2014

Honor Books:

  • Journey  by Aaron Becker
  • Flora and the Flamingo  by Molly Idle
  • Mr. Wuffles!  by David Wiesner

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen | 2013

Honor Books:

  • Creepy Carrots!  by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
  • Extra Yarn  by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
  • Green  by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • One Cool Friend  by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small
  • Sleep Like a Tiger  by Mary Logue, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka | 2012

Honor Books

  • Blackout  by John Rocco
  • Grandpa Green  by Lane Smith
  • Me…Jane  by Patrick McDonnell

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Erin E Stead | 2011

Honor Books

  • Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave  by Laban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier
  • Interrupting Chicken  by David Ezra Stein

The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney | 2010

Honor Books:       

  • All the World  by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee   
  • Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors  by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

The House in the Night by Beth Krommes | 2009

Honor Books:       

  • A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever  by Marla Frazee        
  • How I Learned Geography  by Uri Shulevitz        
  • A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams  by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet   

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick | 2008

Honor Books:       

  • Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad  by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
  • First the Egg  by Laura Vaccaro Seeger        
  • The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain  by Peter Sís        
  • Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity  by Mo Willems

Flotsam by David Wiesner | 2007

Honor Books:

  • Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet  by David McLimans
  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom  by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster | 2006

Honor Books:

  • Rosa  by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier
  • Zen Shorts  by Jon J. Muth
  • Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride  by Marjorie Priceman
  • Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems  by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beckie Prange

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes | 2005

Honor Books:

  • The Red Book  by Barbara Lehman
  • Coming on Home Soon  by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
  • Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale  by Mo Willems

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein | 2004

Honor Books:

  • Ella Sarah Gets Dressed  by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
  • What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?  by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus  by Mo Willems

My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann | 2003

Honor Books:

  • The Spider and the Fly  by Mary Howitt, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi  
  • Hondo & Fabian  by Peter McCarty       
  • Noah’s Ark  by Jerry Pinkney

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner | 2002

Honor Books:       

  • The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins  by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Brian Selznick
  • Martin’s Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier       
  • The Stray Dog  by Marc Simont   

So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George | 2001

Honor Books:   

  • Casey at the Bat  by Ernest Thayer, illustrated by Christopher Bing        
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type  by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin
  • Olivia  by Ian Falconer   

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback | 2000

Honor Books:   

  • A Child’s Calendar  by John Updike, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman        
  • Sector 7  by David Wiesner    
  • When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry  by Molly Bang        
  • The Ugly Duckling  by Jerry Pinkney, adapted from Hans Christian Andersen
Newbery

Newbery Medal Winners & Honor Books

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson2023

2023 Honor Books:

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera2022

Honor Books:

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller2021

Honor Books:

New Kid by Jerry Craft2020

Honor Books:

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina2019

Honor Books:

  • The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr
  • The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly2018

Honor Books:

  • Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill  |  2017

Honor Books

  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan by Ashley
  • Bryan
  • The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and their Holy Dog written by Adam Gidwitz,
  • illustrated by Hatem Aly
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña2016

Honor Books

  • The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander  |  2015

Honor Books:

  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo  |  2014

Honor Books:

  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
  • One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawte

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate  |  2013

Honor Books:

  • Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin 
  • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos  |  2012

Honor Books:

  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai 
  • Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin 

Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool  |  2011

Honor Books:

  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
  • Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead  |  2010

Honor Books:

  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin 
  • The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman2009

Honor Books:

  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, illus. by David Small
  • The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

Good Masters, Sweet Ladies by Laura Amy Schlitz, Robert Byrd2008

Honor Books:

  • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis  
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt  
  • Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson  

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron2007

Honor Books:

  • Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord  

Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins2006

Honor Books:

  • Whittington by Alan Armstrong, illustrated by S.D. Schindler  
  • Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti  
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale 
  • Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott 

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata2005

Honor Books:

  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko 
  • The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights” by Russell
  • Freedman
  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt 

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo2004

Honor Books:

  • Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes  
  • An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi 2003

Honor Books:

  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer  
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • A Corner of The Universe by Ann M. Martin  
  • Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan  

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park2002

Honor Books:

  • Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath  
  • Carver: A Life In Poems by Marilyn Nelson

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck2001

Honor Books:

  • Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer  
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos 
  • The Wanderer by Sharon Creech 

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis2000

Honor Books:

  • Getting Near to Baby by by Audrey Couloumbis
  • Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
  • 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola