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Caldecott Medal and Honor Books to 1970
Best picture books chosen by the American Library Association.
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2014
Winner
Locomotive by Floca, Brian

Honor Books
Flora and the Flamingo by Idle, Molly Schaar
Journey by Becker, Aaron
Mr. Wuffles! by Wiesner, David
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2013
Winner
This is Not My Hat by Klassen, J.

Honor Books
Creepy Carrots! by Reynolds, Aaron
Extra Yarn by Barnett, Mac
Green by Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
One Cool Friend by Buzzeo, Toni
Sleep Like a Tiger by Logue, Mary
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2012
Winner
A Ball for Daisy by Raschka, Christopher

Honor Books
Blackout by Rocco, John
Grandpa Green by Smith, Lane
Me-- Jane by McDonnell, Patrick
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2011
Winner
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Stead, Philip Christian

Honor Books
Dave the Potter : Artist Poet Slave by Hill, Laban Carrick
Interrupting Chicken by Stein, David Ezra
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2010
Winner
The Lion and the Mouse by Pinkney, Jerry

Honor Books
All the World by Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton
Red Sings from Treetops by Sidman, Joyce
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2009
Winner
The House in the Night by Swanson, Susan Marie

Honor Books
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Frazee, Marla
How I Learned Geography by Shulevitz, Uri
A River of Words : The Story of William Carlos Williams by Bryant, Jennifer
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2008
Winner
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Selznick, Brian

Honor Books
Henry's Freedom Box: Underground Railroad True Story by Levine, Ellen
First the Egg by Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
The Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Sis, Peter
Knuffle Bunny Too by Willems, Mo
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2007
Winner
Flotsam by Wiesner, David

Honor Books
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by McLimans, David
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Weatherford, Carole Boston
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2006
Winner
The Hello Goodbye Window by Juster, Norton

Honor Books
Hot Air by Priceman, Marjorie
Rosa by Giovanni, Nikki
Song of the Water Boatman: Other Pond Poems by Sidman, Joyce
Zen Shorts by Muth, Jon J.
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2005
Winner
Kitten's First Full Moon by Henkes, Kevin

Honor Books
Coming On Home Soon by Woodson, Jacqueline
Knuffle Bunny by Willems, Mo
The Red Book by Lehman, Barbara
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2004
Winner
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Gerstein, Mordicai

Honor Books
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Willems, Mo
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Chodos-Irvine, Margaret
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Jenkins, Steve
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2003
Winner
My Friend Rabbit by Rohmann, Eric

Honor Books
Hondo & Fabian by McCarty, Peter
Noah's Ark by Pinkney, Jerry
The Spider and the Fly by Howitt, Mary Botham
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2002
Winner
The Three Pigs by Wiesner, David

Honor Books
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Kerley, Barbara
Martin's Big Words by Rappaport, Doreen
The Stray Dog by Simont, Marc
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2001
Winner
So You Want to be President? by St. George, Judith

Honor Books
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Cronin, Doreen
Casey at the Bat by Thayer, Ernest Lawrence
Olivia by Falconer, Ian
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2000
Winner
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Taback, Simms

Honor Books
A Child's Calendar by Updike, John
Sector 7 by Wiesner, David
The Ugly Duckling by Pinkney, Jerry
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really Really Angry... by Bang, Molly
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1999
Winner
Snowflake Bentley by Martin, Jacqueline Briggs

Honor Books
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and his Orchestra by Pinkney, Andrea Davis
No David! by Shannon, David
Snow by Shulevitz, Uri
Tibet : Through the Red Box by Sis, Peter
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1998
Winner
Rapunzel by Zelinsky, Paul O.

Honor Books
The Gardener by Stewart, Sarah
Harlem : A Poem by Myers, Walter Dean
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Taback, Simms
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1997
Winner
Golem by Wisniewski, David

Honor Books
The Graphic Alphabet by Pelletier, David
Hush! : A Thai Lullaby by Ho, Minfong
The Paperboy by Pilkey, Dav
Starry Messenger by Sis, Peter
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1996
Winner
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Rathmann, Peggy

Honor Books
Alphabet City by Johnson, Stephen
The Faithful Friend by San Souci, Robert D.
Tops and Bottoms by Stevens, Janet
Zin! Zin! Zin! by Moss, Lloyd
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1995
Winner
Smoky Night by Bunting, Eve

Honor Books
John Henry by Lester, Julius
Swamp Angel by Isaacs, Anne
Time Flies by Rohmann, Eric.
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1994
Winner
Grandfather's Journey by Say, Allen

Honor Books
In the Small Small Pond by Fleming, Denise
Owen by Henkes, Kevin.
Peppe the Lamplighter by Bartone, Elisa
Raven : A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by McDermott, Gerald
Yo! Yes? by Raschka, Christopher
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1993
Winner
Mirette On the High Wire by McCully, Emily Arnold

Honor Books
Seven Blind Mice by Young, Ed
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Scieszka, Jon
Working Cotton by Williams, Sherley Anne
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1992
Winner
Tuesday by Wiesner, David

Honor Books
Tar Beach by Ringgold, Faith
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1991
Winner
Black and White by Macaulay, David

Honor Books
More More More Said the Baby by Williams, Vera B.
Puss in Boots by Perrault, Charles
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1990
Winner
Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Young, Ed

Honor Books
Bill Peet by Peet, Bill
Color Zoo by Ehlert, Lois
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Kimmel, Eric A.
The Talking Eggs : A Folktale from the American South by San Souci, Robert D.
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1989
Winner
Song and Dance Man by Ackerman, Karen

Honor Books
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap by Snyder, Dianne
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Marshall, James
Mirandy and Brother Wind by McKissack, Pat
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1988
Winner
Owl Moon by Yolen, Jane

Honor Books
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by Steptoe, John
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1987
Winner
Hey Al by Yorinks, Arthur

Honor Books
Alphabatics by MacDonald, Suse
Rumpelstiltskin by Zelinsky, Paul O.
The Village of Round and Square Houses by Grifalconi, Ann
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1986
Winner
The Polar Express by Van Allsburg, Chris

Honor Books
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Wood, Audrey
The Relatives Came by Rylant, Cynthia
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1985
Winner
Saint George and the Dragon : a Golden Legend by Hodges, Margaret

Honor Books
Hansel and Gretel by Lesser, Rika
Have You Seen My Duckling? by Tafuri, Nancy
The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend by Steptoe, John
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1984
Winner
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25 1909 by Provensen, Alice

Honor Books
Little Red Riding Hood by Hyman, Trina Schart
Ten Nine Eight by Bang, Molly
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1983
Winner
Shadow by Cendrars, Blaise

Honor Books
A Chair for My Mother by Williams, Vera B.
When I Was Young in the Mountains by Rylant, Cynthia
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1982
Winner
Jumanji by Van Allsburg, Chris

Honor Books
On Market Street by Lobel, Anita
Outside Over There by Sendak, Maurice
A Visit to William Blake's Inn by Willard, Nancy
Where the Buffaloes Begin by Baker, Olaf
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1981
Winner
Fables by Lobel, Arnold

Honor Books
Truck by Crews, Donald
The Bremen Town Musicians by Plume, Ilse
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Bang, Molly
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1980
Winner
Ox-Cart Man by Hall, Donald

Honor Books
Ben's Trumpet by Isadora, Rachel
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Van Allsburg, Chris
The Treasure by Shulevitz, Uri
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1979
Winner
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Goble, Paul

Honor Books
Freight Train by Crews, Donald
The Way to Start a Day by Baylor, Byrd
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1978
Winner
Noah's Ark by Spier, Peter

Honor Books
Castle by Macaulay, David
It Could Always be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale by Zemach, Margot
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1977
Winner
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Musgrove, Margaret

Honor Books
The Amazing Bone by Steig, William
Hawk I'm Your Brother by Baylor, Byrd
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1976
Winner
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale by Aardema, Verna

Honor Books
Strega Nona : an Old Tale by De Paola, Tomie
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1975
Winner
Arrow to the Sun by McDermott, Gerald

Honor Books
Jambo Means Hello; Swahili Alphabet Book by Feelings, Muriel L.
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1974
Winner
Duffy and the Devil by Zemach, Harve

Honor Books
Cathedral by Macaulay, David
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1973
Winner
The Funny Little Woman by Mosel, Arlene

Honor Books
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs by
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by McDermott, Gerald
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1972
Winner
One Fine Day by Hogrogian, Nonny

Honor Books
Hildilid's Night by Duran, Cheli
Moja Means One; Swahili Counting Book by Feelings, Muriel L.
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1971
Winner
A Story a Story: An African Tale by Haley, Gail E.

Honor Books
Frog and Toad are Friends by Lobel, Arnold
In the Night Kitchen by Sendak, Maurice
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1970
Winner
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by Steig, William

Honor Books
Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse by Lionni, Leo
Goggles! by Keats, Ezra Jack
Thy Friend Obadiah by Turkle, Brinton
The Judge by Zemach, Harve
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