Caldecott Medal

2015 Caldecott Medal Winner:

The adventures of Beekle : the unimaginary friend by Dan Santat

An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.

2015 Caldecott Medal Honor Books:

Nana in the city by Lauren Castillo

A young boy is frightened by how busy and noisy the city is when he goes there to visit his Nana, but she makes him a fancy red cape that keeps him from being scared as she shows him how wonderful a place it is.

The Noisy Paint Box: The  Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock 

Describes how his creative life was profoundly shaped by a neurological condition called synesthesia which caused him to experienced colors as sounds and sounds as colors.

Sam & Dave dig a hole by Mac Barnett

Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

Viva Frida! by Yuyi Morales

Bilingual text, accompanied by colorful photographs, explores the famous artist's life, and illuminates the laughter, love, and tragedy that influenced her work.

The right word : Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet

The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.

This one summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (**this book is a teen graphic novel**)

Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

Previous Winners:

2014: Locomotive by Brian Floca

2013: This is not my hat by Jon Klassen

2012: A ball for Daisy illustrated and written by Chris Raschka

2011: A sick day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Phillip C. Stead

2010: The lion and the mouse by Jerry Pinkney

2009: The House in the Night illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson

2008: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

2007: Flotsam by David Wiesner

2006: The Hello, Goodbye Window illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster

2005: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

2004: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

2003: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann

2002: The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

2001: So You Want to Be President? illustrated by David Small; text by Judith St. George

2000: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

For more information about the Caldecott Medal, including past winners and honor books, visit the ALSC site.