Caldecott Honor Books

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the ALSC, a division of the ALA, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Every year the Caldecott committee also cites other books as worthy of attention. These books are referred to as Caldecott Honor Books.

See all Caldecott Honor winners: https://www.goodreads.com/award/show/...

Vote for your favorite Caldecott Honor books here. There is also a list to vote for your favorite Caldecott Medal Winners .

See also
List for nerdcott

Caldecott Terms and Conditions:
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottterms/caldecottterms

Caldecott Contenders aka Mock Caldecotts by year:
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

See also
Best Picture Books
Best Popular Picture Books on Goodreads
Children's Picture Books With Beautiful illustrations
Wordless Picture Books>
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259 books · 201 voters · list created July 19th, 2008 by Luann (votes) .
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message 1: by Antoine (new)

Antoine This can't be a be a complete list, can it?


message 2: by Antoine (new)

Antoine OK, I added at least on book for each year from 1938-55. Now I am tire of it. But there is a list of all the honor books here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldecot...


message 3: by Luann (new)

Luann I cleaned up the list - removed a few Caldecott Medal winners that had been added and some Robert Stanek picture books that I guess someone thought were worthy of a Caldecott Honor.


message 4: by David (new)

David This list needs to be edited - about 15 chapter books listed - Little House on the Prairie #56 on through Heidi #95, plus some other picturebooks that don't belong.


message 5: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Jan 09, 2012 11:34AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for not being a Caldecott Honor book:

The Cat in the Hat
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Little House on the Prairie
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Hobbit
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Green Eggs and Ham
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Charlotte's Web
The Cricket in Times Square
The Boxcar Children
Old Yeller
The Incredible Journey
Where the Wild Things Are (Caldecott Medal winner)
The Complete Hans Christian Anderson
Peter Pan
Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party
You're Finally Here!
Where the Red Fern Grows
Heidi
Horton Hears a Who!
Oh Say Can You Say?
I Spy a Freight Train
Stuart Little
The Trumpet of the Swan
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Walt Disney's Winnie-the-Pooh
Walt Disney's The Ugly Duckling
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Benji
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Hansel and Gretel
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
Clifford the Big Red Dog
The Little Red Hen
The Emperor's New Clothes
Are You My Mother?


message 6: by Jo (new)

Jo Added Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell, which was recently named a Caldecott Honor book. :)


message 7: by Mr. Paul (new)

Mr. Paul I've been working on adding the rest of the honor books, but I'm maxed out. Can't add more than 100 titles. I've added all honors since 1960, if someone else wants to work backward from there.


message 8: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell I've done from 1950 to 1959.


message 9: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell and now I've done all from 1949 to the beginning - so presumably the list is full now.


message 10: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell wow. with 118 voters and 235 books, I'd expect more books with votes. Only 58 books have more than 2 votes. Only 95 books have more than 1 vote.

Has anyone out there read a large number of these? So far I've read and reviewed 14 of the top 100.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I don't think I've read more than ten (or don't remember doing so). But so many have come out since I was of the age to read them!


message 12: by Michelle (new)

Michelle I've been collecting the award books since my kids were born (15 years ago) and have 41 of the top 100. I don't know any of the books from the last 5 years.


message 13: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell I last checked into to this list in january. The list is up 22 voters to 140 and up 3 books to 238. 77 books have at least 3 votes (up 13) and 123 books have at least 2 votes (up 28). And I've read and reviewed 56 of the top 100 (up 42) plus 5 more.

I'm still finding it a pretty fun and varied list and easily find-able at the library.


message 14: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Still working my way through this list, solidly on the second page now. It is beginning to be harder to find the books - I still haven't located Dash and Dart. And I am still being surprised by books on this list - different points of view, changes in what we think a good book is over time, subject matter.


message 15: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell I'd appreciate if others on this list would vote for books that have only one vote after verifying that they are really Caldecott's. If someone leaves goodreads their votes go away so it is good to have cover.


message 16: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell http://www.ala.org/news/press-release...

“Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat,” illustrated by Javaka Steptoe is the 2017 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Javaka Steptoe and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named: “Leave Me Alone!” illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership; “Freedom in Congo Square,” illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford and published by Little Bee Books, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing Group; "Du Iz Tak?" illustrated and written by Carson Ellis, and published by Candlewick Press; and "They All Saw a Cat," illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel and published by Chronicle Books LLC.


message 17: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell https://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...

"Wolf in the Snow," illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell is the 2018 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was published by Feiwel and Friends, an Imprint of Macmillan.

Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named: "Big Cat, little cat," illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership; "Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut," illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes, and published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a Denene Millner Book; "A Different Pond," illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi and published by Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint and "Grand Canyon," illustrated and written by Jason Chin, a Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership.


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