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
The Lion and the Mouse
Where the Wild Things Are
Kitten's First Full Moon
A Ball for Daisy
The Polar Express
The House in the Night
The Hello, Goodbye Window
Make Way for Ducklings
The Snowy Day
My Friend Rabbit
The Three Pigs
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la PenaA Fine Dessert by Emily JenkinsFloat by Daniel MiyaresWaiting by Kevin HenkesWolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
2016 Mock Caldecott
90 books — 178 voters
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
79 books — 243 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 — 243 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
79 books — 358 voters

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