Favorite Caldecott Books 1938-1959

Our favorite Caldecott books are going to be winners with your kids, too!

My goal? To introduce you to some new children’s books that your own kiddos will fall in love with and treasure for years to come. To see which ones we love from the past decades, visit our other lists in this series!

For more reading ideas, visit our extensive list of childrens books for kids!

You can find these Caldecott favorites at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.

Favorite Caldecott Books 1938-1959

Favorite Caldecott Books

These early winners of the Caldecott Awards has staying power!

And while the list is jam-packed with goodies, I’m going to let you know my family’s personal favorites, from books they’ve worn thin to ones we just can’t pass up when we’re at the library.

What are the Caldecott Book Awards?

The Caldecott Medal is highly regarded in the children’s book world and is a prestigious American children’s book award that is presented annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

The award is given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in the previous year.

It was first awarded in 1938 and is named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.



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