The following list reflects Caldecott Medal winners from the award's inception (1938) to the present. Busse Library holdings are shelved in the curriculum center on the lower level. Each entry includes the title's call number.

Winners: 2011-present

  • 2016: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear.  Illustrated by Sophie Blackall, written by Lindsay Mattick. (Little, Brown).  jE MattL4 
  • 2015: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. By Dan Santat. (Little, Brown and Company). jE SantD2
  • 2014: Locomotive. By Brian Floca.(Atheneum Books for Young Readers). j 385.0973 Flo6
  • 2013: This is Not My Hat. Written and illustrated by Jon Klassen. (Candlewick Press). jE KlasJ8
  • 2012: A Ball for Daisy. By Chris Raschka. (Schwarts & Wade Books)   jE RascC2  
  • 2011: A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead. (Roaring Book Press)  jE SteaP3  

Winners: 2010-2000

  • 2010: The Lion and the Mouse. By Jerry Pinkney. (Little, Brown & Company) j 398.2 Pin5
  • 2009: The House in the Night. Illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Liz Garton Scanlon. (Beach Lane Books) jE SwanS5
  • 2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret. By Brian Selznick. (Scholastic Press) j SelzB5
  • 2007: Flotsam. By David Wiesner. (Clarion) jE WiesD35
  • 2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window. Illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster. (Hyperion Books for Children) jE JustN4
  • 2005: Kitten's First Full Moon. BY Kevin Henkes. (Greenwillow Books) jE HenkK63
  • 2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. By Mordicai Gerstein. (Roaring Brook Press) j 791.3 Ger6
  • 2003: My Friend Rabbit. By Eric Rohmann. (Roaring Brook Press) jE RohmE5
  • 2002: The Three Pigs. By David Wiesner. (Clarion Books) jE WiesD69
  • 2001: So You Want to be President? Illustrated by David Small, written by Judith St. George. (Philomel) j 973.099 St6
  • 2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. By Simms Taback. (Viking) jE TabaS5

Winners: 1999-1990

  • 1999: Snowflake Bentley. Illustrated by Mary Azarian, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. (Houghton) j 551.57 Ma7
  • 1998: Rapunzel. By Paul O. Zelinsky. (Dutton) j 398.22 ZEL7
  • 1997: Golem. By David Wisniewski. (Clarion) jE WisnD4
  • 1996: Officer Buckle and Gloria. By Peggy Rathmann. (Putnam) jE RathP6
  • 1995: Smoky Night. Illustrated by David Diaz, written by Eve Bunting. (Harcourt) jE BuntE7
  • 1994: Grandfather's Journey. By Allen Say. (Houghton) jE SayA5
  • 1993: Mirette on the High Wire. By Emily Arnold McCully. (Putnam) jE McCulE6
  • 1992: Tuesday. By David Wiesner. (Clarion Books) jE WiesD7
  • 1991: Black and White. By David Macaulay. (Houghton) j MacaD3
  • 1990: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China. By Ed Young. (Philomel) jE YounE6

Winners: 1989-1980

  • 1989: Song and Dance Man. Illustrated by Stephen Gammell, written by Karen Ackerman. (Knopf) jE AckeK7
  • 1988: Owl Moon. Illustrated by John Schoenherr, written by Jane Yolen. (Philomel) jE YoleJ7
  • 1987: Hey, Al. Illustrated by Richard Egielski, written by Arthur Yorinks. (Farrar) jE YoriA5
  • 1986: The Polar Express. By Chris Van Allsburg. (Houghton) jE VanAlC6
  • 1985: Saint George and the Dragon. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, written by Margaret Hodges. (Little, Brown) j 398.2 Ho2
  • 1984: The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot. By Alice & Martin Provensen. (Viking) j 920 BLE5
  • 1983: Shadow. Translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown. (Scribners) j 841 Ce8 q
  • 1982: Jumanji. By Chris Van Allsburg. (Houghton) jE VanAlC5
  • 1981: Fables. By Arnold Lobel. (Harper) j LobeA4
  • 1980: Ox-Cart Man. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney, written by Donald Hall. (Viking) jE HallD7

Winners: 1979-1970

  • 1979: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. By Paul Goble. (Bradbury) jE GoblP5
  • 1978: Noah's Ark. By Peter Spier. (Doubleday) jE SpieP6
  • 1977: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions. Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon, written by Margaret Musgrove. (Dial) j 960 Mu3 q
  • 1976: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears. Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon, text retold by Verna Aardema. (Dial) j 398.2 Aa9
  • 1975: Arrow to the Sun. By Gerald McDermott. (Viking) j McdeG3
  • 1974: Duffy and the Devil. Illustrated by Margot Zemach, text retold by Harve Zemach. (Dial) jE ZemaH4
  • 1973: The Funny Little Woman. Illustrated by Blair Lent, text retold by Arlene Mosel. (Dutton) jE MoseA4
  • 1972: One Fine Day. Retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian. (Macmillan) jE HogrN6
  • 1971: A Story, A Story. Retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley. (Atheneum) jE HaleG7
  • 1970: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. By William Steig. (Windmill Books) jE SteiW7

Winners: 1969-1960

  • 1969: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship. Illustrated by Uri Shulevitz, story retold by Arthur Ransome. (Farrar) jE RansA4
  • 1968: Drummer Hoff. Illustrated by Ed Emberley, text adapted by Barbara Emberley. By E.L. Konigsburg (Prentice-Hall) jE EmbeB4
  • 1967: Sam, Bangs & Moonshine. By Evaline Ness. (Holt) jE NessE7
  • 1966: Always Room for One More. Illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian, text by Sorche Nic Leodhas. (Holt) j 398.8 Nic2
  • 1965: May I Bring a Friend? Illustrated by Beni Montresor, story by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. (Atheneum) jE DeReB5
  • 1964: Where the Wild Things Are. By maurice Sendak. (Harper) jE SendM8
  • 1963: The Snowy Day. By Ezra Jack Keats. (Viking) jE KeatE8
  • 1962: Once a Mouse. Retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown. (Scribner) j 398.24 Bro6
  • 1961: Baboushka and the Three Kings. Illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov, story by Ruth Robbins. (Parnassus) j 398.2 Rob2
  • 1960: Nine Days to Christmas. Illustrated by Marie Hall Ets, text by Ets and Aurora Labastida. (Viking) jE EtsM6

Winners: 1959-1950

  • 1959: Chanticleer and Fox. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney, story adapted from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Cooney. (Crowell) jE CoonB3
  • 1958: Time of Wonder. By Robert McCloskey. (Viking) jE McClR8
  • 1957: A Tree is Nice. Illustrated by Marc Simont, story by Janice Udry. (Harper) jE UdryJ7
  • 1956: Frog Went A-Courtin'. Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky, story retold by John Langstaff. (Harcourt) jE LangJ4
  • 1955: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper. Illustrated by Marcia Brown, story translated by Brown. (Scribner) j 398.2 Per3
  • 1954: Madeline's Rescue. By Ludwig Bemelmans. (Viking) jE BemeL6
  • 1953: The Biggest Bear. By Lynd Ward. (Houghton) jE WardL3
  • 1952: Finders Keepers. Illustrated by Nicholas Mordvinoff, text by William Lipkind. (Harcourt) jE LipkW4
  • 1951: The Egg Tree. By Katherine Milhous. (Scribner) jE MilhK4
  • 1950: Song of the Swallows. By Leo Politi. (Scribner) jE PoliL7

Winners: 1949-1940

  • 1949: The Big Snow. By Berta & Elmer Hader. (Macmillan) jE HadeB3
  • 1948: White Snow, Bright Snow. Illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, story by Alvin Tresselt. (Lothrop) jE TresA8
  • 1947: The Little Island. Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard, text by Margaret Wise Brown. (Doubleday) jE BrowMg64
  • 1946: The Rooster Crows. By Maud & Miska Petersham. (Macmillan) j 398.8 P
  • 1945: Prayer for a Child. Illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones, text by Rachel Field. (Macmillan) j 242 F
  • 1944: Many Moons. Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin, story by James Thurber. (Harcourt) jE ThurJ62
  • 1943: The Little House. By Virginia Lee Burton. (Houghton) jE BurtV6
  • 1942: Make Way for Ducklings. By Robert McCloskey. (Viking) jE McClR6
  • 1941: They Were Strong and Good. By Robert Lawson. (Viking) j 920 Law6
  • 1940: Abraham Lincoln. By Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire. (Doubleday) j 920 Li3 q

Winners: 1939-1938

  • 1939: Mei Li. By Thomas Handforth. (Doubleday) jE HandT6
  • 1938: Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book. Illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop, text selected by Helen Dean Fish. (Lippincott) j220.8 L S