In addition to the books that arrived earlier this month, we have just received a shipment of Caldecott Medal books. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist (not necessarily the author) of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in a particular year. The Caldecott Medal and the Newberry Medal are the highest awards in children’s literature in the United States.

Caldecott Medal Winners and Honor Books

The following books have been added to our library.

  • 2006 Medal Winner: The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster
  • 2006 Honor Book: Zen Shorts illustrated and written by Jon J. Muth
  • 2005 Honor Book: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale illustrated and written by Mo Willems
  • 2004 Honor Book: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
  • 2003 Medal Winner: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
  • 1999 Honor Book: No, David! by David Shannon
  • 1996 Medal Winner: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
  • 1988 Medal Winner: Owl Moon illustrated by John Schoenherr, written by Jane Yolen
  • 1988 Honor Book: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe
  • 1964 Honor Book: Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • 1963 Medal Winner: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • 1949 Medal Winner: The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader
  • 1948 Medal Winner: White Snow, Bright Snow illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, written by Alvin Tresselt

You can read more about the Caldecott Medal on the American Library Association website and Wikipedia. You can also see a list of the award winning books (both medal winners and honor books) on the ALA site.