Favorite Caldecott Books 1980-1989

The 80s had some of our favorite Caldecott books!

Are you ready for a great listing of The Caldecott Medal Winners and Honor Recipients through the 80s (big hair and neon workout clothes aside)?

Snuggle up with your little one for some great reading!. 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.

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.

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

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

Favorite Caldecott Books 1980-1989 | Mommy Evolution

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.

My Boys’ Favorites Caldecott Winners

We have a number of favorites, but Ben’s Trumpet and Jumanji have excellent audio tracks to go with these books!

They are well worth checking out!




  1. Fantastic! Just added some books to my list 🙂

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