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And The Winners Are...
The Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners

The Caldecott and Newbery Awards are the equivalent of the Academy Awards for outstanding children's books. The Caldecott has been awarded since 1938 and the Newbery since 1922.

2015 Caldecott Medal Winner
Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
by Dan Santat

Newbery Medal Winner
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander

Caldecott Medal Winner
by Brian Floca

Newbery Medal Winner
Flora & Ulysses:
The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo

Caldecott Medal Winner
This is Not My Hat
by Jon Klassen

Newbery Medal Winner
The One and Only Ivan
Written by Katherine Applegate

2012 Caldecott Medal Winner
A Ball for Daisy
llustrated and Written by
Chris Rashka

Newbery Medal Winner
Dead End in Norvelt
by Jack Gantos

Caldecott Medal Winner
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Written by Philip C. Stead

2011 Newbery Medal Winner
Moon Over Manifest
by Clare Vanderpool

Caldecott Medal Winner
The Lion & the Mouse
Written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

2010 Newbery Medal Winner
When You Reach Me
by Rachel Stead

2009 Caldecott Medal Winner.
The House in the Night
W ritten by Susan Marie Swanson
iIllustrated by Beth Krommes

2009 Newbery Medal Winner.
The Graveyard Book
Written by Neil Gaiman
iIllustrated by Dave McKean.

2008 Caldecott Medal Winner.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. The 500 page graphic novel uses black and white illustrations to tell an imaginative tale of a man living in Paris in 1931. (Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic.)

Newbery Medal Winner
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz. The book is based on 21 “dramatic individual narratives” and uses a variety of poetry forms. (Candlewick.)

The 2007 Caldecott Medal winner is Flotsam by David Wiesner and the 2007 Newbery Medal was awarded to Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron.

2006 Caldecott Medal was given to "The Hello, Goodbye Window " illustrated by Chris Rashka and written by Norton Juster. The playfully illustrated book describes the experiences of a girl visiting her grandparents. It is published by Michael di Capula Books/Hyperion.

The 2006 Newbery was given to "Criss Cross" by Lynne Rael Perkins. The book experiments with innovative narrative styles to convey the experiences of four adolescents in a small town. It is published by Greenwillow/HarperCollins.

In reading these lists you'll probably remember a number of titles from your own childhood as well as recognize more recent additions. Share these great books with your children.

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CreativeParents Book Question:
The first Newbery winner was "The Story of Mankind" by Hendrik van Loon. Can you name any other books by this author?

Please scroll down for complete lists of Caldecott Medal and Newbery Medal award winners.

Caldecott Medal Winners 1938-2005:

The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. It is awarded by the Association for Library Services to Children a division of the American Library Association.

The 2006 Caldecott Medal was awarded to "The Hello, Goodbye Window " illustrated by Chris Rashka and written by Norton Juster. The playfully illustrated book describes the experiences of a girl visiting her grandparents. It is published by Michael di Capula Books/Hyperion.

The 2005 Caldecott Medal was awarded to" Kitten's First Full Moon"by Kevin Henkes. The book, about a kitten who believes the moon is a bowl of milk, is published by Greenwillow/HarperCollins.

The 2004 Caldecott Medal for illustration was awarded to Mordicai Gerstein for "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers" about Phillipe Petit, the aerialist who, in 1974, walked the tightrope he had set up between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The book was published by Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press.

The 2003 Caldecott Medal for illustration was awarded to Eric Rohmann for "My Friend Rabbit" about a rabbit's attempts to be helpful. The book was published by Roaring Brook Press/Millbrook Press.

The 2002 Caldecott Medal was awarded to David Wiesner for his postmodern version of "The Three Pigs," published by Clarion Books.

2001: So You Want to Be President by David Small (Philomel)
2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback (Viking)
1999: Snowflake Bentley, Illustrated by Mary Azarian; text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Houghton)
1998: Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky (Dutton)
1997: Golem by David Wisniewski (Clarion)
1996: Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam)
1995: Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz; text: Eve Bunting (Harcourt)
1994: Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say; text: edited by Walter Lorraine (Houghton)
1993: Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully (Putnam)
1992: Tuesday by David Wiesner (Clarion Books)
1991: Black and White by David Macaulay (Houghton)
1990: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young (Philomel)
1989: Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell; text: Karen Ackerman (Knopf)
1988: Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr; text: Jane Yolen (Philomel)
1987: Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski; text: Arthur Yorinks (Farrar)
1986: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
1985: Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret Hodges (Little, Brown)
1984: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen (Viking)
1983: Shadow, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in French: Blaise Cendrars (Scribner)
1982: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton)
1981: Fables by Arnold Lobel (Harper)
1980: Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: Donald Hall (Viking)
1979: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble (Bradbury)
1978: Noah's Ark by Peter Spier (Doubleday)
1977: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: Margaret Musgrove (Dial)
1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema (Dial)
1975: Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott (Viking)
1974: Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve Zemach (Farrar)
1973: The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent; text: retold by Arlene Mosel (Dutton)
1972: One Fine Day, retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Macmillan)
1971: A Story A Story, retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley (Atheneum)
1970: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (Windmill Books)
1969: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz; text: retold by Arthur Ransome (Farrar)
1968: Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley; text: adapted by Barbara Emberley (Prentice-Hall)
1967: Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness (Holt)
1966: Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian; text: Sorche Nic Leodhas, pseud. [Leclair Alger] (Holt)
1965: May I Bring a Friend? illustrated by Beni Montresor; text: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (Atheneum)
1964: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
1963: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)
1962: Once a Mouse, retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
1961: Baboushka and the Three Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov; text: Ruth Robbins (Parnassus)
1960: Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets; text: Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida (Viking)
1959: Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; text: adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney (Crowell)
1958: Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
1957: A Tree Is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont; text: Janice Udry (Harper)
1956: Frog Went A-Courtin', illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; text: retold by John Langstaff) (Harcourt)
1955: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia Brown; text: translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
1954: Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)
1953: The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward (Houghton)
1952: Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicolas, pseud. (Nicholas Mordvinoff); text: Will, pseud. [William Lipkind] (Harcourt)
1951: The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous (Scribner)
1950: Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi (Scribner)
1949: The Big Snow by Berta & Elmer Hader (Macmillan)
1948: White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; text: Alvin Tresselt (Lothrop)
1947: The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; text: Golden MacDonald, pseud. [Margaret Wise Brown] (Doubleday)
1946: The Rooster Crows by Maude & Miska Petersham (Macmillan)
1945: Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; text: Rachel Field (Macmillan)
1944: Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; text: James Thurber (Harcourt)
1943: The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton)
1942: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
1941: They Were Strong and Good, by Robert Lawson (Viking)
1940: Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (Doubleday)
1939: Mei Li by Thomas Handforth (Doubleday)
1938: Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop; text: selected by Helen Dean Fish (Lippincott)

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The Newbery Award Winners 1922-2007:
for more recent winners scroll up to the very top of the page.

Here are books your grandparents read, you read growing up and your kids are reading. Share your favorite characters and other memories. Did any of these books affect your life? Let us know how.

Awarded annually by the American Library Association since 1922 to the most distinguished writing in a children's book.

In 2007 the Newbery Medal went to Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron.

The 2006 Newbery was awarded to "Criss Cross" by Lynne Rael Perkins. The book experiments with innovative narrative styles to convey the experiences of four adolescents in a small town. It is published by Greenwillow/HarperCollins.

The 2005 Newbery was awarded to "Kira-Kira" by Cynthia Kadohata. The book, about the struggles of a Japanese-American girl whose family moves to Georgia in the 1950's, is published by Atheneum/Simon and Schuster.

The 2004 Newbery Medal for children's literature was awarded to Kate DiCamillo for "The Tale of Despereaux," a fable about a princess, a mouse and a rat. The book was published by Candlewick Press.

The 2003 Newbery Medal for children's literature was awarded to Avi for "Crispin: The Cross of Lead" which takes place in 14th-century England. The publisher is Hyperion Books for Children.

The 2002 Newbery Medal for children's literature was awarded to Linda Sue Park for "A Single Shard," published by Clarion Books. "A Single Shard" is an historic novel set in 12th-century Korea.

(spelling note: The correct spelling of the award is Newbery. We've corrected our scattered misspellings. We wondered why some folks have found our site when they've searched under such incorrect spellings are Newbury and Newberry. Thanks to some thoughtful visitors for pointing out our error.)

2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar
1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry
1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
1989: Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman
1988: Lincoln by Russell Freedman
1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt
1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn by Nancy Willard
1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
1980: A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos
1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper
1975: M.C. Higgins, The Great by Virginia Hamilton
1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong
1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander
1968: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska
1964: It's Like This, Cat by Emily Cheney Neville
1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
1957: Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson
1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
1954: ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene DuBois
1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty
1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy
1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon
1934: Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs
1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis
1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
1928: Gayneck: The Story of a Pigeon by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
1927: Smoky the Cowhorse by Will James
1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Joseph Finger
1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes
1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon

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