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This page will contain a list of all major children's literature awards. Whenever I get them read I will put my summery of them on here. I hope to get all of them read someday. Wish me luck!!
Randolph CALDECOTT Medal Winners
1938
Animals of the Bible by Helen Dean Fish ill by Dorthy P. Lathrop
1939
Mei Li by Thomas Handforth
1940
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
1941
They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson
1942
Make Way fo Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
1943
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
I loved the pictures of this book! During the whole book, the picture of the house does not move (even remains in the same spot of the pages). The seasons change around the house and the years go by but still the house stays the same. The story is told by the house's point of view. The story teaches that for every person (or House) there is a place and be patient because you will find it.
1944
Many Moons by James Thurber ill by Louis Slobodkin
1945
Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field ill by Elizabeth Orton Jones
1946
The Rooster Crows ill by Maud and Miska Petersham
1947
The Little Island by Golden MacDonald ill by Leonard Weisgard
1948
White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt ill by Roger Duvoisin
1949
The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader
1950
Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi
1951
The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhouse
1952
Finders Keepers by Will
1953
The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward
The black and white pictures have a lot of depth and reality. I didn't really like the story at all. You think that Johnny is going to have to shot his bear. This may upset small children. Then all of a sudden they are trapped in a pen. Johnny then gets rescued by men who are capturing animals for the zoo. The bear gets to live in the nice cage at the zoo instead of running free on Johnny's farm or in the woods. I could find no moral in this story.
1954
Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans
1955
Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper by Charles Perrault ill by Marcia Brown
1956
Frog Went A-Courtn' retold by John Langstaff ill by Feodor Rojankovsky
1957
A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry ill by Marc Simont
1958
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
Mr. Mclosky allows all to have a look at what a summer would be like on a little Maine Island. The pictures permit the story to come a love in brilliant pastels and vibrant colors. The story tells of a couple kid's summer in Maine. Finding porpoises playing, birds laughing at the wake left behind a boat, and of course a Hurricane. I loved the picture when the window blows open. This story is perfect for any age but the older ones would be more patient since this is a longer story. There really is no moral just a pleasant story.
1959
Chanticleer and the Fox adapted from Chaucer ill by Barbra Cooney
The illustrations from Chancticleer and the Fox. where modeled after real life chickens and the widow's world was based on real rare manuscripts to have the medieval world come alive. The book tells a moral: flattery will never lead to prosper. This story may frighten those preschool to kindergarten but anything above that should be fine.
1960
Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida
1961
Babouska and the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins ill by Nicholas Sidjakov
1962
Once a Mouse by Marcia Brown
1963
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
1964
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
1965
May I Bring a Friend? By Beatrice Schenk de Regniers ill by Beni Montresor
1966
Always Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas ill by Nonny Hogrogian
1967
Sam, Bangs, & Moonshine by Evaline Ness
1968
Drummer Hoff by Barbara Emberley ill by Ed Emberley
1969
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship retold by Arthur Ransome ill by Uri Shuleviz
1970
Sylvester and the Majic Pebble by William Steig
1971
A Story, a Story by Gail E. Haley
1972
One fine Day by Nonny Hogrogian
1973
The Funny Little Women retold by Arlene Mosel ill by Blair Lent
1974
Duffy the Devil retold by Harve Zemach ill by Margot Zemach
1975
Arrow to the Sun by Gerald McDermott
1976
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema ill by Leo and Diane Dillion
1977
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove ill by Leo and Diane Dillion
1978
Noah's Ark ill by Peter Spier
1979
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Gobel
1980
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall ill by Barbara Cooney
Each new page is like a new painting fit to put on the walls of your house. The country side comes alive as the Ox-Cart Man goes along his everyday life. The story is full of repeating and in fact the whole story goes in a circle. It teaches that if you work hard then you will prosper. This book would be great for any age.
1981
Fables by Arnold Lobel
1982
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
1983
Shadow by Blaise Cendras ill by Marcia Brown
1984
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice and Martian Provensen
1985
Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges ill by Trina Schart Hyman
1986
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
1987
Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks ill by Richard Egielski
1988
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen ill by John Schoenherr
1989
Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman ill by Stephen Gammell
1990
Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China translated and ill by Ed Young
1991
Black and White by David Macaulay
1992
Tuesday by David Wiesner
1993
Mirette on the High Wire by Wmily Arnold McCully
1994
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
1995
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting ill by David Diaz
1996
Office Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
1997
Golem by David Wisniewski