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Children's Literature

Find information about the CSULB University Library's Children's Collection as well as information about children's literature in general.

The Caldecott Medal


The Caldecott Medal is awardced to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. It is announced each year in January by the American Library Association.

Caldecott Winners 2008-Present

Hot Dog

Winner 2023


Caldecott Winner 2022

cover art

The Undefeated

Winner 2020

Hello Lighthouse

Winner 2019

Wolf in the Snow

Winner 2018

Radiant Child

Winner 2017

Finding Winnie

Winner 2016
Finding Winnie Book Trailer Video

Beekle, the Unimaginary Friend

Winner 2015


Winner 2014

This Is Not My Hat

Winner 2013

A Ball for Daisy

Winner 2012

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Winner 2011

The Lion and the Mouse

Winner 2010

The House in the Night

Winner 2009

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Winner 2008

Caldecott Winners 1984-2007

Flotsam cover


Winner 2007

The Hello, Goodbye Window cover

The Hello, Goodbye Window

Winner 2006

Kitten's First Full Moon cover

Kitten's First Full Moon

Winner 2005

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers cover

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Winner 2004

My Friend Rabbit cover

My Friend Rabbit

Winner 2003

The Three Pigs cover

The Three Pigs

Winner 2002

So You Want to Be President? cover

So You Want to Be President?

Winner 2001

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat cover

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

Winner 2000

Snowflake Bentley cover

Snowflake Bentley

Winner 1999

Rapunzel cover


Winner 1998


Officer Buckle and Gloria

Smoky Night

Grandfather's Journey

Mirette on the Highwire


Black and White

Lon Po Po

Song and Dance Man

Owl Moon

Hey, Al

Winner 1987

The Polar Express

Winner 1986

Saint George and the Dragon

Winner 1985

The Glorious Flight

Winner 1984

Caldecott Medal Winners 1962-1983


Winner 1983


Winner 1982

Fables cover


Winner 1981

Ox-Cart Man cover

Ox-Cart Man

Winner 1980

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses cover

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

Winner 1979

Noah's Ark cover

Noah's Ark

Winner 1978

Ashanti to Zulu

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Arrow to the Sun

Duffy and the Devil

The Funny Little Woman

One Fine Day

A Story, a Story

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

Drummer Hoff

Sam, Bangs and Moonshine

Always Room for One More

May I Bring a Friend?

Where the Wild Things Are

The Snowy Day

Once a Mouse...

Caldecott Medal Winners 1938-1961

Baboushka and the Three Kings cover

Baboushka and the Three Kings

Winner 1961

Nine Days to Christmas cover

Nine Days to Christmas

Winner 1960

Chanticleer and the Fox

Winner 1959

Time of Wonder

Winner 1958

Tree Is Nice

Winner 1957

Frog Went A-Courtin'

Winner 1956


Winner 1955

Madeline's Rescue

Winner 1954

The Biggest Bear

Winner 1953

Finders Keepers

Winner 1952

The Egg Tree

Winner 1951

Song of the Swallows

Winner 1950

The Big Snow

Winner 1949

White Snow, Bright Snow

Winner 1948

The Little Island

Winner 1947

The Rooster Crows

Winner 1946

Prayer for a Child

Winner 1945

Many Moons

Winner 1944

The Little House

Winner 1943

Make Way for Ducklings

Winner 1942

They Were Strong and Good

Winner 1941

Abraham Lincoln

Winner 1940

Mei Li

Winner 1939

Animals of the Bible cover

Animals of the Bible

Winner 1938