Back ALA Caldecott Medal

Simple News Pro
  ALA Caldecott Medal  
1 - Hot Dog

Doug Salati - Knopf Books for Young Readers

From a critically acclaimed creator comes this summery picture book featuring an overheated - and overwhelmed - pup who finds his calm with some sea, sand, and fresh air."An utter joy from beginning to end!" - Sophie Blackall, two-time Caldecott Medal winnerIt's summer in the city,...
Read More check catalog
2 - Watercress

Andrea Wang

Driving through Ohio in an old Pontiac, a young girl's parents stop suddenly when they spot watercress growing wild in a ditch by the side of the road. Grabbing an old paper bag and some rusty scissors, the whole family wades into the muck to collect as much of the muddy, snail covered...
Read More check catalog
3 - We Are Water Protectors

Carole Lindstrom - Roaring Brook Press

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, Carole Lindstrom's bold and lyrical picture book We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguarding the Earth's water from harm and corruption.Water is the first medicine.It affects and connects...
Read More check catalog
4 - The Undefeated

Kwame Alexander - Versify

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable...
Read More check catalog
5 - Hello Lighthouse

Sophie Blackall - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A lavish new picture book from Caldecott-winner Sophie Blackall that will transport readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. Inside, the daily life...
Read More check catalog
6 - Wolf in the Snow

Matthew Cordell - Feiwel & Friends

Winner of the 2018 Caldecott MedalA girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts,...
Read More check catalog
7 - Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Javaka Steptoe - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator AwardJean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere:...
Read More check catalog
8 - Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Lindsay Mattick - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

"Finding Winnie introduces young readers to the fascinating world of nonfiction with a Caldecott Medal winning story of the bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. " - Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorA #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable...
Read More check catalog
9 - The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend (Caldecott Medal Winner)

Dan Santat - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

. Dan Santats Caldecott Medal-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a humorous and thoughtful celebration of friends.This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when...
Read More check catalog
10 - Locomotive

Brian Floca - Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books

The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America's early railroads, from the creator of the "stunning" (BOOKLIST ) Moonshot.It is the summer of 1869, and trains,...
Read More check catalog
11 - This Is Not My Hat

Jon Klassen - Candlewick

The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner!From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly) , trouble could be...
Read More check catalog
12 - A Ball for Daisy

Christopher Raschka - Schwartz & Wade Books

Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott MedalThis New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite...
Read More check catalog
13 - A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Philip Christian Stead - Roaring Brook Press

The Best Sick Day Ever and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races...
Read More check catalog
14 - The Lion & the Mouse

Jerry Pinkney - Little

In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from...
Read More check catalog
15 - The House in the Night

Susan Marie Swanson - Houghton Mifflin Company

2009 Caldecott Medal Winner A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this Caldecott Medal-winning bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers - a key, a bed,...
Read More check catalog
16 - The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Brian Selznick - Scholastic Press

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover...
Read More check catalog
17 - Flotsam

David Wiesner - Clarion Books

A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam - anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery:...
Read More check catalog
18 - The Hello, Goodbye Window

Chris Raschka - Hyperion Book CH

This is a love song devoted to that special relationship between grandparents and grandchild. The kitchen window at Nanna and Poppy's house is, for one little girl, a magic gateway. Everything important happens near it, through it, or beyond it. Told in her voice, her story is both a voyage...
Read More check catalog
19 - Kitten's First Full Moon

Kevin Henkes - Greenwillow Books; 1 edition

What a night! The moon is full. Kitten is hungry and inquisitive and brave and fast and persistent and unlucky . . . then lucky! What a night!
Read More check catalog
20 - The Man Who Walked Between The Towers

Mordicai Gerstein - Roaring Brook Press

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own:...
Read More check catalog
21 - My Friend Rabbit

Eric Rohmann - Roaring Brook Press

Rabbit saves the day in a most ingeneous way.When Mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble isn't far behind. From Caldecott Honor award winner Eric Rohmann comes a brand-new picture book about friends and toys and trouble, illustrated in robust, expressive...
Read More check catalog
22 - The Three Pigs

David Wiesner - Clarion Books

This Caldecott Medal-winning picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf's huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story . . . and into the realm...
Read More check catalog
23 - So You Want to Be President?

Judith St. George - Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers

So you want to be President! Why not? Presidents have come in every variety. They've been generals like George Washington and actors like Ronald Reagan, big like William Howard Taft and small like James Madison, handsome like Franklin Pierce and homely like Abraham Lincoln.From the embarrassment...
Read More check catalog