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1 Me...Jane
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2 I Want My Hat Back
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3 Grandpa Green
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4 Perfect Square
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5 Blackout
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6 Little White Rabbit
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7 Where's Walrus?
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8 Stars
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9 Wonderstruck
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10 Queen of the Falls
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11 Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in ...
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12 Balloons Over Broadway: The...
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13 Brother Sun, Sister Moon: S...
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14 Melvin and the Boy
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15 Say Hello to Zorro!
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16 Blue Chicken
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17 Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat
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18 The Man in the Moon (The Gu...
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19 These Hands
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20 Heart and Soul: The Story o...
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21 A Nation's Hope: The Story ...
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22 The Cazuela That the Farm M...
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23 I Broke My Trunk!
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24 Meadowlands: A Wetlands Sur...
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25 Peaceful Pieces: Poems and ...
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26 Cloudette
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27 The Secret River
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28 A Ball for Daisy
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29 Drawing from Memory
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30 A Pet for Petunia
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31 Basketball Belles: How Two ...
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32 Tweak Tweak
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33 Never Forgotten
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34 Naamah and the Ark at Night
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35 Goyangi Means Cat
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36 Underground: Finding the Li...
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37 Bone Dog
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38 I'm Not.
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39 A Butterfly Is Patient
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40 All the Water in the World
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41 Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in...
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41 Can We Save the Tiger?
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43 The Secret Box
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44 Where's My T-R-U-C-K?
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45 Neville
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46 Before You Came
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47 Follow Me
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48 Tyrannosaurus Dad
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48 A Cat Like That
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50 The House Baba Built: An Ar...
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51 Orani: My Father's Village
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51 Farmyard Beat
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51 Over and Under the Snow
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54 Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit:...
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55 Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln
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56 Mouse & Lion
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57 A Child's Garden of Verses
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58 The Voyage of Turtle Rex
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59 Tell Me the Day Backwards
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60 Pablo Neruda: Poet of the P...
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61 For the Love of Music : the...
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61 Bee & Bird
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63 Monkey Truck
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64 Mama and Me
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65 Dear Hot Dog
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65 I Love You Because
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65 The Fabulous Flying Machine...
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68 Do You Know Which Ones Will...
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69 Maximum City: Bombay Lost a...
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70 Your Moon, My Moon: A Grand...
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71 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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71 Charlie the Ranch Dog
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73 Lala Salama: A Tanzanian Lu...
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74 A Dazzling Display of Dogs
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75 A Giant Crush
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76 The Third Gift
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77 Donovan's Big Day
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78 The Money We'll Save
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79 Bumble-Ardy
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80 Planting the Wild Garden
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81 Mary and Her Little Lamb
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82 Hopper and Wilson
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83 Ten Rules You Absolutely Mu...
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message 1: by John (new)

John Tiny Little Fly was published in 2010. http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethin...


message 2: by Jess (new)

Jess I believe Kady MacDonald Denton is Canadian, which would make The Queen of France ineligible - am I right?


message 3: by John (new)

John Jess--You're correct. The Queen of France is ineligible.


message 4: by John (new)

John 999 Tadpoles is ineligible for the Caldecott Medal.


message 5: by Ed (new)

Ed Even though I love Press Here, it is not eligible for the Caldecott (See http://www.hbook.com/2011/12/blogs/ca... from Horn Books). Great book and my kids love it, but unfortunately doesn't meet the Caldecott criteria.


message 6: by John (new)

John I think Press Here has a good chance of winning the Batchelder Award.


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Ohhh, I love this list. I've always had a soft spot for good children books, since I was a reading child :D
I'll probably add so many titles to my to-buy list from this.


message 8: by Jess (new)

Jess I removed Press Here since it's not eligible.


message 9: by Luann (new)

Luann I removed a bunch of novels from the list. Someone must not know what "Caldecott" means. Or they just add their favorite books to any and all lists? Books like Bossypants by Tina Fey, Pride and Prejudice, A Game of Thrones, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Book Thief???


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