The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published that year. It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Together with the Newbery Medal, it is the most prestigious American children's book award.

The Caldecott Honor citation is conferred annually to worthy runners-up.

Criteria for the award:
* The book must be published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Where the Wild Things Are
The Lion and the Mouse
Kitten's First Full Moon
A Ball for Daisy
The House in the Night
The Polar Express
The Hello, Goodbye Window
My Friend Rabbit
The Three Pigs
Make Way for Ducklings
The Snowy Day
The Adventures of Beekle by Dan SantatSam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac BarnettThe Right Word by Jennifer Fisher BryantSparky! by Jenny OffillFirefly July A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko
2015 Mock Caldecott
80 books — 233 voters
The Matchbox Diary by Paul FleischmanBluebird by Bob StaakeThe Dark by Lemony SnicketHank Finds an Egg by Rebecca DudleyHave You Seen My New Blue Socks? by Eve Bunting
2014 Caldecott Hopefuls
13 books — 15 voters

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakMake Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskeyThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsThe Polar Express by Chris Van AllsburgThe Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
Caldecott Medal Winners
78 books — 321 voters
A Fine Dessert by Emily JenkinsLast Stop on Market Street by Matt de la PenaFloat by Daniel MiyaresWaiting by Kevin HenkesMy Pen by Christopher Myers
2016 Mock Caldecott
57 books — 80 voters

In a Blue Room by Jim AverbeckWe are the Ship by Kadir NelsonWabi Sabi by Mark ReibsteinOld Bear by Kevin HenkesHow I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz
2009 Caldecott Contenders
37 books — 92 voters
Extra Yarn by Mac BarnettAnd Then It's Spring by Julie FoglianoGreen by Laura Vaccaro SeegerThis is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenThe Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
2013 Mock Caldecott
97 books — 238 voters

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