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This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

2013 Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is given for the best illustrated children's book of the year, and we couldn't agree more with the judges who chose This Is Not My Hat. Jon Klassen was also given a Caldecott Honor this year for illustrating Extra Yarn which makes him one talented illustrator. This is Not My Hat is dead-pan funny, thought provoking and visually rich making it a perfect pick for kids this year.

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Caldecott Award Winners

2013

This is Not My Hat, illustrated and written 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 and written by Philip C. Stead

2010

The Lion & the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney

2009

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

2008

The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick

2007

Flotsam, illustrated by David Wiesner

2006

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

2005

Kitten's First Full Moon, illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes

2004

The Man Who Walked Between The Towers, illustrated and written by Mordicai Gerstein

2003

My Friend Rabbit, illustrated and written by Eric Rohmann

2002

The Three Pigs, by David Wiesner

2001

So You Want to Be President?, illustrated by David Small

2000

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, illustrated by Simms Taback

1999

Snowflake Bentley, illustrated by Mary Azarian, text by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

1998

Rapunzel, illustrations & text by Paul O. Zelinsky

1997

Golem, illustrations & text by David Wisniewski

1996

Officer Buckle and Gloria, illustrations & text by Peggy Rathmann

1995

Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, text by Eve Bunting

1994

Grandfather's Journey, illustrated by Allen Say, text edited by Walter Lorraine

1993

Tuesday, illustrations & text by David Wiesner

1992

Mirette on the High Wire, illustrations & text by Emily Arnold McCully

1991

Black and White, illustrations & text by David Macaulay

1990

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, illustrations & text by Ed Young

1989

Song and Dance Man, illustrated by Stephen Gammell, text by Karen Ackerman

1988

Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr, text by Jane Yolen

1987

Hey, Al, illustrated by Richard Egielski, text by Arthur Yorinks

1986

The Polar Express, illustrations & text by Chris Van Allsburg

1985

Saint George and the Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, text retold by Margaret Hodges

1984

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, illustrations & text by Alice & Martin Provensen

1983

Shadow, illustrations & text by Marcia Brown original text in French by Blaise Cendrars

1982

Jumanji, illustrations & text by Chris Van Allsburg

1981

Fables, illustrations & text by Arnold Lobel

1980

Ox-Cart Man, illustrated by Barbara Cooney, text by Donald Hall

1979

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, illustrations & text by Paul Goble

1978

Noah's Ark, illustrations & text by Peter Spier

1977

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon, text by Margaret Musgrove

1976

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon, text retold by Verna Aardema

1975

Arrow to the Sun, illustrations & text by Gerald McDermott

1974

Duffy and the Devil, illustrated by Margot Zemach, text retold by Harve Zemach

1973

The Funny Little Woman, illustrated by Blair Lent, text retold by Arlene Mosel

1972

One Fine Day, illustrations & text retold by Nonny Hogrogian

1971

A Story A Story, illustrations & text retold by Gail E. Haley

1970

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, illustrations & text retold by William Steig

1969

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz, text retold by Arthur Ransome

1968

Drummer Hoff, illustrated by Ed Emberley text adapted by Barbara Emberley

1967

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine, illustrations & text by Evaline Ness

1966

Always Room for One More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian text adapted by Sorche Nic Leodhas

1965

May I Bring a Friend?, illustrated by Gerald McDermot, text by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

1964

Where the Wild Things Are, illustrations & text by Maurice Sendak

1963

The Snowy Day, illustrations & text retold by Ezra Jack Keats

1962

Once a Mouse, illustrations & text by Marcia Brown

1961

Baboushka and the Three Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov text by Ruth Robbins

1960

Nine Days to Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets text by Marie Hall Ets & Aurora Labastida

1959

Chanticleer and the Fox, illustrated & text adapted by Barbara Cooney

1958

Time of Wonder, illustrations & text by Robert McCloskey

1957

A Tree Is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont text by Janice Udry

1956

Frog Went A-Courtin', illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky text retold by John Langstaff

1955

Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, illustrated & text translated by Marcia Brown

1954

Madeline's Rescue, illustrations & text by Ludwig Bemelmans

1953

The Biggest Bear, illustrations & text by Lynd Ward

1952

Finders Keepers, illustrated by Nicholas Mordvinoff text by William Lipkind

1951

The Egg Tree, illustrations & text by Katherine Milhous

1950

Song of the Swallows, illustrations & text by Leo Politi

1949

The Big Snow, illustrations & text by Berta & Elmer Hader

1948

White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin text retold by Alvin Tresselt

1947

The Little Island, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard text retold by Golden MacDonald

1946

The Rooster Crows, illustrations & text by Maude & Miska Petersham

1945

Prayer for a Child, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones text by Rachel Field

1944

Many Moons, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin text by James Thurber

1943

The Little House, illustrations & text by Virginia Lee Burton

1942

Make Way for Ducklings, illustrations & text by Robert McCloskey

1941

They Were Strong and Good, illustrations & text by Robert Lawson

1940

Abraham Lincoln, illustrations & text by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

1939

Mei Li, illustrations & text by Thomas Handforth

1938

Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book, illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop text selected by Helen Dean Fish

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