Who Are Some of the Notable Caldecott Winners?


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Notable Caldecott Medal winners include Marcia Brown, Barbara Cooney, Leo and Diane Dillon, Chris van Allsburg and Chris Raschka. These artists have all received the Caldecott Medal twice.

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Marcia Brown received medals in 1955 for "Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper" and in 1962 for "Once A Mouse." Barbara Cooney received the medal in 1959 for "Chanticleer and the Fox” and in 1980 for “Ox-Cart Man.” Leo and Diane Dillon received medals in 1976 for “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears” and in 1977 for “Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions.” Chris van Allsburg received medals in 1982 for “Jumanji” and in 1986 for “The Polar Express.” Chris Raschka received medals in 2006 for “The Hello, Goodbye Window” and in 2012 for “A Ball for Daisy.”

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, awards the Caldecott Medal annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Recent recipients include Brian Floca in 2014 for “Locomotive” and Dan Santant in 2015 for “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.”

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