Caldecott Award

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, written and illustrated by Dan Santat (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.)

Honor Books

Nana in the City written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo, (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art, illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (Candlewick Press)

Viva Frida, written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales (Roaring Brook Press, a Neal Porter Book)

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)


Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

Honor Books

Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker (Candlewick Press)

Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle (Chronicle Books)

Mr. Wuffles! written and illustrated by David Wiesner (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing)

This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press)
Y PZ7.K6781446 Th 2012

Honor Books
Creepy Carrots!, illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division)
Y PZ7.R33213 Cre 2012

Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
Y PZ7.B26615 Ext 2012

Green, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press)
Y PZ 8.3.S4504 Gre 2012

One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo (Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)
Y PZ7.B9832 On 2012

Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)
Y PZ7.L8288 Sl 2012

A Ball for Daisy illustrated and written by Chris Raschka (published by Schwartz & Wade Books).
Y PZ7 .R1814 Bal 2011

Honor Books
Blackout illustrated and written by John Rocco (published by Disney-Hyperion Books).
Grandpa Green illustrated and written by Lane Smith (published by Roaring Brook Press).
Y PZ7 .S6538 Gr 2011
Me...Jane illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell (published by Little, Brown and Company).
Y PZ7 .M478443 Me 2011

A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead; written by Philip C. Stead (published by Roaring Brook Press).
Y PZ 7 .S808566 Si 2010

Honor Books
Dave the Potter: Artist , Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier; written by Laban Carrick Hill (published by Little, Brown and Company).
Y NK4210.D247 H55 2010
Interrupting Chicken illustrated and written by David Ezra Stein (published by Candlewick Press).
Y PZ 7 .S8179 Int 2010

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