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Winners and Honor Books, 1938-2003
Awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Caldecott Medal Book)
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Caldecott Medal Book)

Hardcover from Viking Juvenile
ISBN: 0670878553

Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes--just like this book! When Joseph's coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But what did he make it into after that? And after that?
As children turn the pages of this book, they can use the die-cut holes to guess what Joseph will be making next from his amazing overcoat--while they laugh at the bold, cheerful artwork and learn that you can always make something, even out of nothing.

When Joseph's favorite overcoat gets old and worn, he makes a jacket out of it. When the jacket is more patches than jacket, Joseph turns it into a vest. When the vest's number is up, Joseph makes a scarf. This thrifty industry continues until there's nothing left of the original garment. But clever Joseph manages to make something out of nothing! (And that's the foreshadowed moral of the story.)

In today's throwaway world, Joseph's old-fashioned frugality is a welcome change. Based on a Yiddish song from Simms Taback's youth (lyrics and music reproduced on the last page), the book is filled with rhythms and arresting colors that will delight every reader. As more and more holes appear in Joseph's coat, die-cut holes appear on the pages, hinting at each next manifestation. The illustrations are striking, created with gouache, watercolor, collage, pencil, and ink. Every inch of space is crammed with fanciful, funny details, such as the headline on a discarded newspaper: "Fiddler on Roof Falls off Roof." Taback, esteemed creator of the Caldecott Honor-winning There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and the classic Too Much Noise, has produced a picture book that is as well turned out as its dapper hero. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

 
The Day the Babies Crawled Away
The Day the Babies Crawled Away
by Peggy Rathmann
Hardcover from Putnam Juvenile
ISBN: 039923196X

What a lovely day at the fair. Children lining up for pony rides . . . moms and dads in a pie-eating contest . . . babies chasing butterflies . . . babies heading for the trees . . . I SAY! Where are those babies GOING? Only a small boy sees them leaving and follows as the babies chase butterflies in trees, frogs in a bog, even bats in a cave, ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry, our hero saves the day, making sure that all the babies get home safely from their appealing adventures.
Caldecott Medal winner Peggy Rathmann has created a highly original story told in a lilting text and a bold new style with classic black silhouettes against stunning skies of many colors that change and glow as afternoon turns into evening.
 
A Caldecott Celebration: Seven Artists and their Paths to the Caldecott Medal
A Caldecott Celebration: Seven Artists and their Paths to the Caldecott Medal
by Leonard S. Marcus
Hardcover from Walker Childrens
Media Published: 2008-02-05
ISBN: 0802797032
To celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Caldecott Medal and another decade of award-winning picture books, noted children's book historian Leonard S. Marcus has updated this absorbing and informative picture of the world's most prestigious illustration award and seven of its acclaimed winners: Robert McCloskey, Marcia Brown, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Chris Van Allsburg, David Wiesner, and now Mordicai Gerstein.

Along with a newly added preface and an introduction that provides a historical perspective on the origins of the award, Marcus takes us into the studios and behind the drawing boards of these seven noteworthy artists, each representing a decade of the award's history. Through personal anecdotes and glimpses of their prize-winning books and works in progress--from doodles to sketches to dummies to finished art--readers will find out how their favorite picture books were imagined and created. The artists reveal their inspirations, work processes, and private reactions to receiving this unparalleled honor.

A Caldecott Celebration illuminates the creative process while applauding the talents of the creators themselves. Complete with an up-to-date list of winners, this essential book belongs on the bookshelf of every teacher, parent, child, or book collector who has ever been dazzled by the art of children's book illustration or has aspired to create original work of his or her own.

 
The Three Pigs
The Three Pigs
by David Wiesner
Hardcover from Clarion Books
ISBN: 0618007016
This 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 of pure imagination. The transition signals the start of a freewheeling adventure with characteristic David Wiesner effects cinematic flow, astonishing shifts of perspective, and sly humor, as well as episodes of flight.
Satisfying both as a story and as an exploration of the nature of story, The Three Pigs takes visual narrative to a new level. Dialogue balloons, text excerpts, and a wide variety of illustration styles guide the reader through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. Fans of Tuesday's frogs and Sector 7's clouds will be captivated by old friends the Three Pigs of nursery fame and their companions in a new guise.Once upon a time three pigs built three houses, out of straw, sticks, and bricks. Along came a wolf, who huffed and puffed... So, you think you know the rest? Think again. With David Wiesner at the helm, it's never safe to assume too much. When the wolf approaches the first house, for example, and blows it in, he somehow manages to blow the pig right out of the story frame. The text continues on schedule--"...and ate the pig up"--but the perplexed expression on the wolf's face as he looks in vain for his ham dinner is priceless. One by one, the pigs exit the fairy tale's border and set off on an adventure of their own. Folding a page of their own story into a paper airplane, the pigs fly off to visit other storybooks, rescuing about-to-be-slain dragons and luring the cat and the fiddle out of their nursery rhyme.

Wiesner, Caldecott Medal recipient for Tuesday, and Caldecott Honor winner for both Sector 7 and Free Fall, prefers not to wait around until pigs fly. He gives them wings (or paper airplanes) and sets them on their way! In his latest flight of fancy, Wiesner uses shifting illustration styles and fonts to startle complacent readers into an imaginary world even as they ponder the conventional structure of story. His trademark crafty humor and skewed perspectives will tickle readers pink (even the nonporcine variety)! (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter

 
Once a Mouse...
Once a Mouse...
by Marcia Brown
Paperback from Aladdin
ISBN: 0689713436

A hermit knows the magic to change a small mouse into a cat, a dog, and a majestic tiger -- and Marcia Brown's magical woodcuts bring this Indian fable to life with the mastery that won her her second Caldecott Medal.
 
Officer Buckle and Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book)
Officer Buckle & Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book)
by Peggy Rathmann
Hardcover from Putnam Juvenile
ISBN: 0399226168

Officer Buckle puts everyone to sleep with his painfully dull if informative lectures on safety, until he takes on a new partner, Gloria, Napville's new police dog, who knows just how to liven up Officer Buckle's safety speeches. BOMC.

Officer Buckle is a roly-poly bloke, dedicated to teaching schoolchildren important safety tips, such as never put anything in your ear and never stand on a swivel chair. The problem is, Officer Buckle's school assemblies are dull, dull, dull, and the children of Napville just sleep, sleep, sleep. That is, until Gloria the police dog is invited along! Stealthily pantomiming each safety tip behind Officer Buckle's back, Gloria wins the children's hearts. Meanwhile Officer Buckle assumes the cheers and laughter are all for him. As the master comedian Jerry Lewis once explained, every slapstick artist needs a straight man! Children will be highly entertained by the laugh-out-loud, adorable illustrations in this 1996 Caldecott Medal winner, while learning the value of teamwork and a pawful of nifty safety tips. (Ages 4 to 8) --Gail Hudson

 
Snowflake Bentley (Caldecott Medal Book)
Snowflake Bentley (Caldecott Medal Book)
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
ISBN: 0395861624
From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley's enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood in his time, but his patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. His story is gracefully told and brought to life in lovely woodcuts, giving children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perseverance but a clear passion for the wonders of nature. "Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." -- Wilson Bentley. SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY won the 1999 Caldecott Medal.Most children are captivated by snow, but how many go on to make it their lifework? This beautiful biography, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal, tells the true story of a Vermont farm boy who was mesmerized by snowflakes. Wilson Bentley was fascinated by the six-sided frozen phenomena, and once he acquired a microscope with a camera, his childhood preoccupation took on a more scientific leaning. Bentley spent his life taking countless exquisite photographs (many that are still used in nature photography today), examining the tiny crystals and their delicate, mathematical structures. Jacqueline Briggs Martin tells this tale with simple, graceful prose that will engage children's imaginations. Edifying and snowflake-scattered sidebars offer more information about Bentley's methods and snowflake science. The artwork of Mary Azarian, whose 19th-century hand-press illustrations decorate the charming Barn Cat, shines once again in Snowflake Bentley, with woodcuts that reveal an appreciation for detail as well as for the man who loved snow. The lovely illustrations and equally fresh text will inspire and comfort youngsters (and grownups too) who wish they could capture snowflakes all year long. (Ages 4 to 8) --Brangien Davis
 
Black and White (Caldecott Medal Book)
Black and White (Caldecott Medal Book)
by David Macaulay
Hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
ISBN: 0395521513
Four stories are told simultaneously, with each double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story?Black and White is an interesting title for a book that aims to prove there's no such thing as black and white. But read on and you will see that irony and playful deception are running themes in this multidimensional, nonlinear picture story, which was awarded the 1991 Caldecott Medal. In it, a normal-looking cow contains a robber literally pointing at one of the plot's various possible outcomes, which remain tentative as long as they are formulated by young readers. Seeing new angles and clues every time they open the book, these readers will probably astound adult onlookers with their excitement and ease at navigating the unknown in a literary medium akin to interactive multimedia.
 

2003

My Friend Rabbit illustrated and written by Eric Rohmann - Winner
Honor Books
The Spider and the Fly illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi 
Hondo & Fabian illustrated and written by Peter McCarty
Noah's Ark illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney

2002

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner - Winner
Honor Books
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. illustrated by Bryan Collier
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins illustrated by Brian Selznick 
The Stray Dog by Marc Simont

2001

So You Want to Be President? illustrated by David Small - Winner
Honor Books
Casey at the Bat illustrated by Christopher Bing
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Olivia by Ian Falconer

2000

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback - Winner
Honor Books
Sector 7 by David Wiesner
The Ugly Duckling illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
A Child's Calendar illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry... by Molly Garrett Bang

1999

Snowflake Bentley illustrated by Mary Azarian - Winner
Honor Books
No, David! by David Shannon
Snow by Uri Shulevitz 
Tibet: Through the Red Box by Peter Sís
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney

1998

Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky - Winner
Honor Books
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback 
Harlem: A Poem by Walter Dean Myers

1997

Golem by David Wisniewski - Winner
Honor Books
The Graphic Alphabet by David Pelletier
Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho
The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
Starry Messenger by Peter Sís

1996

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann - Winner
Honor Books
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson
The Faithful Friend by Robert San Souci 

1995

Smoky Night by David Diaz (text by Eve Bunting) - Winner
Honor Books
Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs
Time Flies by Eric Rohmann
John Henry by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney

1994

Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say - Winner
Honor Books
Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone and Ted Lewin
In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
Owen by Kevin Henkes
Raven by Gerald McDermott
Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka

1993

Mirette on the High Wire by Emily McCully - Winner
Honor Books
Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams and Carole Byard
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

1992

Tuesday by David Wiesner - Winner
Honor Book
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

1991

Black & White by David Macaulay - Winner
Honor Books
More More More Said the Baby: 3 Love Stories by Vera B. Williams
Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault & Malcolm Arthur and Fred Marcellino

1990

Lon Po Po by Ed Young (translator) - Winner
Honor Books
Bill Peet: An Autobiography by Bill Peet
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel and Trina Schart Hyman
The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci and Jerry Pinkney

1989

Song & Dance Man by Stephen Gammell (text by Karen Ackerman) - Winner
Honor Books
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap by Dianne Snyder and Allen Say
Free Fall by David Wiesner
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall
Mirandy and Brother Wind by Patricia C. McKissack and Jerry Pinkney

1988

Owl Moon by John Schoenherr (text by Jane Yolen) - Winner
Honor Books
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe

1987

Hey, Al by Richard Egielski (text by Arthur Yorinks) - Winner
Honor Books
Alphabatics by Suse MacDonald
Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky
The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi 

1986

Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg - Winner
Honor Books
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant and Stephen Gammell

1985

Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges and Trina S. Hyman - Winner
Honor Books
Hansel and Gretel by Rika Lesser and Paul O. Zelinsky
Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri 
The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe

1984

The Glorious Flight by Alice Provensen and Martin Provensen - Winner
Honor Books
Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Garrett Bang

1983

Shadow by Blaise Cendrars and Marcia Brown - Winner
Honor Books
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant and Diane Goode

1982

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg - Winner
Honor Books
On Market Street by Arnold Lobel
Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak 
A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard, Alice Provensen, and Martin Provensen
Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker and Stephen Gammell

1981

Fables by Arnold Lobel - Winner
Honor Books
The Bremen-Town Musicians by Ilse Plume
The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang
Mice Twice by Joseph Low 
Truck by Donald Crews

1980

Ox Cart Man by Barbara Cooney (text by Donald Hall) - Winner
Honor Books
Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg
The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz 

1979

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble - Winner
Honor Books
Freight Train by Donald Crews
The Way to Start a Day by Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall

1978

Noah's Ark by Peter Spier - Winner
Honor Books
Castle by David Macaulay
It Could Be Worse by Margot Zemach

1977

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon (illustrator), and Margaret W. Musgrove - Winner
Honor Books
The Amazing Bone by William Steig
The Contest by Nonny Hogrogian

1976

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon (illustrator) - Winner
Honor Books
The Desert Is Theirs by Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall
Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola

1975

Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale by Gerald McDermott - Winner
Honor Books
Jambo Means Hello by Muriel Feelings and Tom Feelings

1974

Duffy and the Devil by Harve Zemach - Winner
Honor Books
Cathedral by David Macaulay
Three Jovial Huntsmen by Susan Jeffers

1973

The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent (illustrator) - Winner
Honor Books
Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott
Hosie's Alphabet by Leonard Baskin
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs by Nancy Eckholm Burkert (illustrator)
When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor and Tom Bahti 

1972

One Fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian - Winner
Honor Books
Hildilid's Night by Cheli Durán Ryan and Arnold Lobel
If All the Seas Were One Sea by Janina Domanska
Moja Means One by Muriel Feelings and Tom Feelings

1971

A Story, a Story: An African Tale by Gail E. Haley - Winner
Honor Books
The Angry Moon by William Sleator and Blair Lent
Out of Print - Try Used Books
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

1970

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig - Winner
Honor Books
Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse by Leo Lionni 
Goggles by Ezra Jack Keats
The Judge by Harve Zemach and Margot Zemach
Pop Corn & Ma Goodness by Edna Mitchell Preston and Robert Andrew Parker
Thy Friend, Obadiah by Brinton Turkle

1969

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by Arthur Ransome - Winner
Honor Books
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky by Elphinstone Dayrell and Blair Lent

1968

Drummer Hoff by Barbara Emberley - Winner
Honor Books
The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen and Ed Young
Frederick by Leo Lionni 
Seashore Story by Taro Yashima

1967

Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine by Evaline Ness - Winner
Honor Books
One Wide River to Cross by Barbara Emberley and Ed Emberley

1966

Always Room for One More by Sorche Leodhas and Nonny Hogrogian - Winner
Honor Books
Hide and Seek Fog by Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin
Just Me by Marie Hall Ets
Tom Tit Tot by Evaline Ness

1965

May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers - Winner
Honor Books
A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill and Ed Young
Rain Makes Applesauce by Julian Scheer and Marvin Bileck 
The Wave by Margaret Hodges and Blair Lent

1964

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - Winner
Honor Books
All in the Morning Early by Sorche Nic Leodhas and Evaline Ness
Mother Goose & Nursery Rhymes by Phillip Reed (illustrator)
Swimmy by Leo Lionni 

1963

Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats - Winner
Honor Books
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow and Maurice Sendak 
The Sun Is a Golden Earring by Natalia M. Belting and Bernarda Bryson

1962

Once a Mouse by Marcia Brown - Winner
Honor Books
The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up by Alice E. Goudey and Adrienne Adams
The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Peter Spier (illustrator)
Little Bear's Visit by Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak 

1961

Baboushka and the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins - Winner
Honor Book
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni 

1960

Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida - Winner
Honor Books
Houses from the Sea by Alice E. Goudey and Adrienne Adams
The Moon Jumpers by Janice May Udry and Maurice Sendak 

1959

Chanticleer and the Fox by Geoffrey Chaucer and Barbara Cooney - Winner
Honor Books
The House That Jack Built by Antonio Frasconi 
Umbrella by Taro Yashima
What Do You Say, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin and Maurice Sendak 

1958

Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey - Winner
Honor Books
Anatole and the Cat by Eve Titus and Paul Galdone
Fly High, Fly Low by Don Freeman

1957

Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry and Marc Simont (illustrator) - Winner
Honor Books
Anatole by Eve Titus and Paul Galdone
Gillespie and the Guards by Benjamin Elkin and James Daugherty
Lion by William Péne du Bois
Mr. Penny's Race Horse by Marie Hall Ets
1 Is One by Tasha Tudor

1956
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Frog Went A-Courtin' by John Langstaff and Feodor Rojankovsky (illustrator) - Winner
Honor Books
Crow Boy by Taro Yashima
Play with Me by Marie Hall Ets

1955

Cinderella by Charles Perrault and Marcia Brown (illustrator) - Winner
Honor Books
Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes by Marguerite de Angeli (illustrator)
The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh and Helen Sewell
Wheel on the Chimney by Margaret Wise Brown and Tibor Gergely

1954

Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans - Winner
Honor Books
A Very Special House by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak 
Green Eyes by A. Birnbaum
Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer and Robert McCloskey
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen and Marcia Brown
When Will the World Be Mine? by Miriam Schlein and Jean Charlot

1953

The Biggest Bear by Lynd Kendall Ward - Winner
Honor Books
Ape in a Cape by Fritz Eichenberg
Five Little Monkeys by Juliet Kepes
One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey
Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault and Marcia Brown
The Storm Book by Charlotte Zolotow and Margaret Bloy Graham

1952

Finders Keepers by William Lipkind, Nicolas Mordvinoff, and Nicolas Will - Winner
Honor Books
All Falling Down by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham
Bear Party by William Péne du Bois
Feather Mountain by Elizabeth Olds
Mr. T.W. Anthony Woo by Marie Hall Ets
Skipper John's Cook by Marcia Brown

1951

Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous - Winner
Honor Books
Dick Whittington and His Cat by Marcia Brown
If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
The Most Wonderful Doll in the World by Phyllis McGinley and Helen Stone (illustrator)
T-Bone, the Baby Sitter by Clare Newberry
The Two Reds by William Lipkind and Nicholas Mordvinoff
Out of Print - Try Used Books

1950

Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi - Winner
Honor Books
Ethan Allen by Stewart Holbrook and Lynd Ward
Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss
The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss and Marc Simont
Henry Fisherman by Marcia Brown
The Wild Birthday Cake by Lavinia Davis and Hildegard Woodward

1949

The Big Snow by Berta Hader and Elmer Hader - Winner
Honor Books
All Around the Town by Phyllis McGinley and Helen Stone
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Fish in the Air by Kurt Wiese
Juanita by Leo Politi 

1948

White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin (illustrator) - Winner
Honor Books
Bambino the Clown by George S. Schreiber
McElligot's Pool by Dr. Seuss
Roger and the Fox by Lavinia Davis and Hildegard Woodward
Song of Robin Hood by Anne Malcolmson and Virginia Lee Burton (editor)
Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

1947

The Little Island by Golden MacDonald and Leonard Weisgard (illustrator) - Winner
Honor Books
Boats on the River by Marjorie Flack and Jay Hyde Barnum (illustrator)
Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street by Leo Politi 
Rain Drop Splash by Alvin Tresselt and Leonard Weisgard (editor)
Sing in Praise: A Collection of the Best Loved Hymns by Opal Wheeler and Marjorie Torrey
Out of Print - Try Used Books
Timothy Turtle by Al Graham and Tony Palazzo

1946

Rooster Crows by Miska Petersham and Maud Petersham - Winner
Honor Books
Little Lost Lamb by Golden MacDonald and Leonard Weisgard (illustrator)
My Mother Is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Becky Reyher and Ruth C. Gannett
Sing Mother Goose by Opal Wheeler and Marjorie Torrey
You Can Write Chinese by Kurt Wiese

1945

Prayer for a Child by Rachel L. Field and Elizabeth Orton Jones - Winner
Honor Books
The Christmas Anna Angel by Ruth Sawyer and Kate Seredy
In the Forest by Marie Hall Ets
Mother Goose by Tasha Tudor (illustrator)
Yonie Wondernose by Marguerite de Angeli, Maud Petersham, and Miska Petersham

1944

Many Moons by James Thurber and Louis Slobodkin (illustrator) - Winner
Honor Books
A Child's Good Night Book by Margaret Wise Brown and Jean Charlot
Good Luck Horse by Chin-Yi Chan and Plato Chan
Out of Print - Try Used Books
The Mighty Hunter by Berta Hader and Elmer Hader
Pierre Pigeon by Lee Kingman and Arnold E. Bare
Small Rain: Verses from the Bible by Jessie Orton Jones and Elizabeth Orton Jones

1943

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton - Winner
Honor Books
Dash and Dart by Mary Buff and Conrad Buff
Marshmallow by Clare Newberry

1942

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey - Winner
Honor Books
An American ABC by Maud Petersham and Miska Petersham
In My Mother's House by Ann Nolan Clark and Velino Herrera (illustrator)
Nothing at All by Wanda Gág
Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling

1941

They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson - Winner
Honor Book
April's Kittens by Claire Newberry

1940

Abraham Lincoln by Ingri D'Aulaire and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire (illustrator) - Winner
Honor Books
The Ageless Story by Lauren Ford
Out of Print - Try Used Books
Cock-A-Doodle Doo by Berta Hader and Elmer Hader
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

1939

Mei Li by Thomas Handforth - Winner
Honor Books
Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty
Barkis by Clare Newberry
The Forest Pool by Laura Adams Armer
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Wanda Gág
Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson

1938

Animals of the Bible by Dorothy P. Lathrop, Helen D. Fish (editor) - Winner
Honor Books
Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Helen D. Fish and Robert Lawson
Seven Simeons by Boris Artzybasheff
Out of Print - Try Used Books
 

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