Caldecott Honor Book
The Caldecott Honor Books are runners-up to the Caldecott Medal, is awarded for the previous year’s most distinguished American picture book for children.
The award was named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.
Learn more: official Caldecott Medal and Honor homepage.
Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1937)
This is a compilation of longer traditional nonsense verse such as The Robber Kitten and Frog Went A-Courting. Many are quite violent.
King Douda enlists the seven Simeons to help him find a bride.
Andy and the Lion (1938)
A little boy named Andy was interested in lions. On his way to school, he met a real lion with a thorn stuck in its paw.
The classic tale of Snow White.
Wee Gillis (1938)
This is the story of how Wee Gillis decides whether to live in the Scottish lowlands like his mother’s family or in the highlands like his father’s people. This is the second book by the author and illustrator of Ferdinand.
Cock-a-Doodle Doo (1939)
In this case it’s a rooster raised by a duck in a familiar story.
The smallest of the twelve French orphans under the care of Madame Clavel wakes up one night with a tummy ache.
An American ABC (1941)
Each letter has a large illustration and a patriotic essay.
April’s Kittens (1941)
April’s cat Sheba has three kittens. But her father insists that theirs is strickly a one-cat household. April must give up three cats, but which ones?
Nothing At All (1941)
When his two visible brothers are chosen as pets by a two children, their invisible brother realizes he must get to work and make himself visible so he too can become a pet.
Explore the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway with Paddle.
A Child’s Good Night Book (1943)
A first going to bed book.
The Mighty Hunter (1943)
The mighty hunter skips school to go hunting, but an encounter with a bear makes him decide that he should work on his education.
The Christmas Anna Angel (1944)
The Christmas Anna Angel makes Christmas cakes for Anna and her brother.
Little Lost Lamb (1945)
The little black lamb wanders off from the flock, but the shepherd and his dog go back up the mountain to find him.
We don’t love people because they are beautiful. They are beautiful because we love them.
McElligot’s Pool (1947)
You don’t know what you might catch when you go fishing in McElligot’s pool.
Song of Robin Hood (1947)
Eighteen of the original ballads of Robin Hood are illustrated here. Most of them also have accompanying music.
Blueberries for Sal (1948)
The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day.