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Caldecott Medal Awards 1950s

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children for the best American picture book for children.

Chanticleer and the Fox

Chanticleer and the Fox

1959
A sly fox tries to outwit a proud rooster through the use of flattery.

Time of Wonder

Time of Wonder

1958
Follows the activities of two children spending their summer vacation on an island off the coast of Maine.

A Tree is Nice

A Tree is Nice
Illustrated by Marc Simont

1957
A lovely celebration of the value and beauty of trees.

Frog Went A-Courtin'

Frog Went A-Courtin'
Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky

1956
Illustrates the well-known American folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and the mouse.

Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper

Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper

1955
A familiar story for many young listeners, this award-winning version can be compared to numerous other adaptations including, of course, the one made famous by Disney.

Madeline's Rescue

Madeline's Rescue

1954
A hound rescues a schoolgirl from the Seine, becomes a beloved school pet, is chased away by the trustees, and returns with a surprise.

The Biggest Bear

The Biggest Bear

1953
Johnny goes hunting for a bearskin to hang on his family's barn and returns with a small bundle of trouble.

Finders Keepers by Will and Nicolas

Finders Keepers by Will and Nicolas

1952
Two dogs each claim a bone they have found and ask passersby for help in deciding ownership.

The Egg Tree

The Egg Tree

1951
Katy's Easter morning discovery renews the tradition of the Easter egg tree.

Song of the Swallows

Song of the Swallows

1950
Sad when the swallows leave for the winter, young Juan prepares to welcome them back to the old California Mission at Capistrano on St. Joseph's Day the next spring.