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2013 Caldecott Medal Winner:
This is not my hat by Jon Klassen
A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.
2013 Caldecott Medal Honor Books:
Creepy carrots! words Aaron Reynolds ; pictures Peter Brown
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.
Extra yarn by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.
One cool friend story by Toni Buzzeo ; pictures by David Small
Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.
Sleep like a tiger written by Mary Logue and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski.
At bedtime a young girl asks "Does everything in the world go to sleep?"
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