Award Winners

Award Winners

Items in bold and with an asterisk are items that New Hartford Public Library owns.  All other items are available through the Mid-York Library System.


Caldecott Medal and Honor Winners

What is the Caldecott Medal?  According to their website:

The Caldecott Medal “shall be awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year. The award shall go to the artist, who must be a citizen or resident of the United States, whether or not he be the author of the text. Members of the Newbery Medal Committee will serve as judges. If a book of the year is nominated for both the Newbery and Caldecott Awards the committee shall decide under which heading it shall be voted upon, so that the same title shall not be considered on both ballots.” In 1977 the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Service to Children rescinded the final part of the 1937 action and approved that “any book published in the preceding year shall be eligible to be considered for either award or both awards.” Separate committees to choose the Newbery and Caldecott Awards were established in 1978 and began with the 1980 selection committees.



The list of Caldecott Winners from 1938 to present can be found here.

1938   Fish, Helen Dean and Lathrop, Dorothy P. (illus.) Animals of the Bible.
1939   Handforth, Thomas Mei Li.
1940   D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Abraham Lincoln.
1941   Lawson, Robert They Were Strong and Good.
**1942   McCloskey, Robert Make Way for Ducklings.
1943   Burton, Virginia Lee The Little House.
**1944   Thurber, James and Slobodkin, Louis (illus.) Many Moons.
1945   Field, Rachel and Jones, Elizabeth Orton (illus.) Prayer for a Child.
1946   Petersham, Maud and Miska The Rooster Crows:  A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles.
1947   Brown, Margaret Wise and Weisgard, Leonard (illus.) The Little Island.
**1948   Tresselt, Alvin and Duvoisin, Roger (illus.) White Snow Bright Snow.
**1949   Hader, Berta and Elmer The Big Snow.
1950   Politi, Leo Song of the Swallows.
**1951   Milhous, Katherine The Egg Tree.
1952   Will and Nicolas (illlus.) Finders Keepers.
**1953   Ward, Lynd Biggest Bear.
**1954   Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline’s Rescue.
**1955   Perrault, Charles and Brown, Marcia (illus.) Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper.
1956   Langstaff, John and Rojankovsky, Feodor (illus.) Frog Went A-Courtin’.
1957   Udry, Janice May and Simont, Marc (illus.) A Tree is Nice.
**1958   McCloskey, Robert Time of Wonder.
1959   Chaucer, Geoffrey and Cooney, Barbara (illus.) Chanticleer and the Fox.
1960   Ets, Marie Hall Nine Days to Christmas.
**1961   Robbins, Ruth and Sidjakov, Nicolas (illus.) Baboushka and the Three Kings.
**1962   Brown, Marcia Once a Mouse–A Fable Cut in Wood.
**1963   Keats, Ezra Jack The Snowy Day.
**1964   Sendak, Maurice Where the Wild Things Are.
1965   De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk and Montresor, Beni (illus.) May I Bring a Friend?
**1966   Leodhas, Sorche Nic and Hogrogian, Nonny (illus.) Always Room for One More.
1967   Ness, Evaline Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine.
1968   Emberley, Barbara and Emberley, Ed (illus.) Drummer Hoff.
**1969   Ransome, Arthur and Shulevitz, Uri (illus.) The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale.
**1970   Steig, William Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
1971   Haley, Gail E. A Story, a Story: An African Tale.
1972   Hogrogian, Nonny One Fine Day.
1973   Mosel, Arlene and Lent, Blair (illus.) The Funny Little Woman.
1974   Zemach, Harve and Zemach, Margot (illus.) Duffy and the Devil: A Cornish Tale.
1975   McDermott, Gerald Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale.
**1976   Aardema, Verna and Dillon, Leo and Diane (illus.) Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale.
1977   Musgrove, Margaret and Dillon, Leo and Diane (illus.) Ashanti to Zulu, African Traditions.
1978   Spier, Peter Noah’s Ark.
1979   Goble, Paul The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.
**1980   Hall, Donald and Cooney, Barbara (illus.) Ox-Cart Man.
**1981   Lobel, Arnold Fables.
**1982   Van Allsburg, Chris Jumanji.
**1983   Cendrars, Blaise and Brown, Marcia (illus.) Shadow.
**1984   Provensen, Alice and Martin The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot, July 25, 1909.
**1985   Hodges, Margaret and Hyman, Trina Schart (illus.) Saint George and the Dragon.
**1986   Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express.
**1987   Yorinks, Arthur and Egielski, Richard (illus.) Hey, Al!
1988   Yolen, Jane and Schoenherr, John (illus.) Owl Moon.
**1989   Ackerman, Karen and Gammell, Stephen (illus.) Song and Dance Man.
**1990   Young, Ed Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China.
**1991   Macaulay, David Black and White.
**1992   Wiesner, David Tuesday.
**1993   McCully, Emily Mirette on the High Wire.
1994   Say, Allen Grandfather’s Journey.
1995   Bunting, Eve and Diaz, David (illus.) Smoky Night.
1996   Rathmann, Peggy Officer Buckle and Gloria.
**1997   Wisniewski, David Golem.
**1998   Zelinsky, Paul O. Rapunzel.
**1999   Martin, Jacqueline Briggs and Azarian, Mary (illus.) Snowflake Bentley.
**2000   Taback, Simms Joseph Had a Little Overcoat.
**2001   St. George, Judith and Small, David (illus.) So You Want to be President.
**2002   Wiesner, David The Three Pigs.
2003   Rohmann, Eric My Friend Rabbit.
2004 Gerstein, Mordicai The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.
**2005 Henkes, Kevin Kitten’s First Full Moon.
**2006 Juster, Norton and Raschka, Chris (illus.) The Hello, Goodbye Window.
**2007 Wiesner, David Flotsam.
**2008 Selznick, Brian The Invention of Hugo Cabret:  A Novel in Words and Pictures.
**2009 Swanson, Susan Marie and Krommes, Beth (illus.) The House in the Night.
**2010 Pinkney, Jerry The Lion & the Mouse.
**2011 Stead, Philip Christian and Stead, Erin E. (illus.) A Sick Day for Amos McGee.
**2012 Raschka, Christopher A Ball for Daisy.
**2013 Klassen, Jon This is Not My Hat.
**2014 Floca, Brian Locomotive.
**2015 Santat, Dan The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.
**2016 Blackall, Sophie Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear.
**2017 Steptoe, Javaka Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.


Newbery Medal and Honor Winners

What is the Newbery Medal?  According to their website:

The Medal shall be awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published by an American publisher in the United States in English during the preceding year. There are no limitations as to the character of the book considered except that it be original work. Honor books may be named. These shall be books that are also truly distinguished.


The list of Newbery Winners can be found here.

1922 Van Loon, Hendrik W. The Story of Mankind.
1923  Lofting, Hugh The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle.
1924 Hawes, Charles The Dark Frigate.
1925 Finger, Charles Tales from Silver Lands.
**1926 Chrisman, Arthur Shen of the Sea.
1927 James, Will Smoky the Cowhorse.
1928 Mukerji, Dhan Gay-Neck, The Story of a Pigeon.
1929 Kelly, Eric P. The Trumpeter of Krakow.
1930 Field, Rachel Hitty, Her First Hundred Years.
1931 Coatsworth, Elizabeth The Cat Who Went to Heaven.
1932 Armer, Laura Waterless Mountain.
1933 Lewis, Elizabeth Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze.
1934 Meigs, Cornelia Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women.
1935 Shannon, Monica Dobry.
**1936 Brink, Carol Caddie Woodlawn.
**1937 Sawyer, Ruth Roller Skates.
1938 Seredy, Kate The White Stag.
**1939 Enright, Elizabeth Thimble Summer.
1940 Daugherty, James Daniel Boone.
**1941 Sperry, Armstrong Call it Courage.
**1942 Edmonds, Walter The Matchlock Gun.
1943 Gray, Elizabeth Janet Adam of the Road.
**1944 Forbes, Esther Johnny Tremain.
**1945 Lawson, Robert Rabbit Hill.
1946 Lenski, Lois Strawberry Girl.
**1947 Bailey, Carolyn Miss Hickory.
**1948 DuBois, William Pene The Twenty-One Balloons.
**1949 Henry, Marguerite King of the Wind.
**1950 De Angeli, Marguerite The Door in the Wall.
1951 Yates, Elizabeth Amos Fortune, Free Man.
**1952 Estes, Eleanor Ginger Pye.
**1953 Clark, Ann Nolan Secret of the Andes.
1954 Krumgold, Joseph …And Now Miguel.
**1955 De Jong, Meindert The Wheel on the School.
1956 Latham, Jean Lee Carry on Mr. Bowditch.
**1957 Sorensen, Virginia Miracles on Maple Hill.
1958 Keith, Harold Rifles for Watie.
**1959 Speare, Elizabeth George The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
1960 Krumgold, Joseph Onion John.
**1961 O’Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins.
1962 Speare, Elizabeth George The Bronze Bow.
**1963 L’Engle, Madeline A Wrinkle in Time.
**1964 Neville, Emily It’s Like This, Cat.
**1965 Wojciechowska, Maia Shadow of a Bull.
1966 Trevino, Elizabeth Borton de I, Juan de Pareja.
1967 Hunt, Irene Up a Road Slowly.
**1968 Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
1969 Alexander, Lloyd The High King.
**1970 Armstrong, William H. Sounder.
**1971 Byars, Betsy Summer of the Swans.
**1972 O’Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.
**1973 George, Jean Craighead Julie of the Wolves.
1974 Fox, Paula The Slave Dancer: A Novel.
1975 Hamilton, Virginia M.C. Higgins, the Great.
**1976 Cooper, Susan The Grey King.
**1977 Taylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
**1978 Paterson, Katherine Bridge to Terabithia.
**1979 Raskin, Ellen The Westing Game.
1980 Blos, Joan W. A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal, 1830-32: A Novel.
1981 Paterson, Katherine Jacob Have I Loved.
**1982 Willard, Nancy A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers.
**1983 Voigt, Cynthia Dicey’s Song.
**1984 Cleary, Beverly Dear Mr. Henshaw.
**1985 McKinley, Robin The Hero and the Crown.
**1986 MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall.
**1987 Fleischman, Sid The Whipping Boy.
**1988 Freedman, Russell Lincoln: A Photobiography.
1989 Fleischman, Paul Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices.
**1990 Lowry, Lois Number the Stars.
**1991 Spinelli, Jerry Maniac Magee.
**1992 Naylor, Phyllis Shiloh.
**1993 Rylant, Cynthia Missing May.
**1994 Lowry, Lois The Giver.
**1995 Creech, Sharon Walk Two Moons.
**1996 Cushman, Karen The Midwife’s Apprentice.
**1997 Konigsburg, E. L. The View From Saturday.
**1998 Hesse, Karen Out of the Dust.
**1999 Sachar, Louis Holes.
2000 Curtis, Christopher Bud Not Buddy.
**2001 Peck, Richard A Year Down Yonder.
2002 Park, Linda Sue A Single Shard.
**2003 Avi Crispin: The Cross of Lead.
**2004 DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux :  Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread.
2005 Kadohata, Cynthia Kira-Kira.
**2006 Perkins, Lynne Rae Criss Cross.
**2007 Patron, Susan The Higher Power of Lucky.
**2008 Schlitz, Laura Amy Good Masters!  Sweet Ladies!  Voices from a Medieval Village.
**2009 Gaiman, Neil The Graveyard Book.
**2010 Stead, Rebecca When You Reach Me.
**2011 Vanderpool, Clare Moon Over Manifest.
**2012 Gantos, Jack Dead End in Norvelt
**2013 Applegate, Katherine The One and Only Ivan.
**2014 DiCamillo, Kate Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.
2015 Alexander, Kwame The Crossover.
2016 Matt de la Peña Last Stop on Market Street.
2017 Barnhill, Kelly The Girl Who Drank the Moon.



Coretta Scott King Winners


The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.  The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.  


 The list of Coretta Scott King Winners can be found here.


Pura Belpre

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking ( REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.


The list of Pura Belpre winners can be found here.


Walter Award

The Walter Award was established in order to promote diversity.  Please visit this site for more information.  We Need Diverse Books  is an excellent site and resource for parents, educators, and librarians interested and invested in finding resources and materials that reflect all children.

2018 Winners

2017 Winners

2016 Winners