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Caldecott Medal Awards 1960s

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

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
Illustrated by Uri Shulevitz

1969
The czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship.

Drummer Hoff

Drummer Hoff
Illustrated by Ed Emberley

1968
Cumulative folk song in which seven soldiers build a magnificent cannon.

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

1967
A little girl learns to tell the difference between make believe and real life.

Always Room for One More

Always Room for One More
Illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian

1966
A generous family always has room for another person.

May I Bring a Friend?

May I Bring a Friend?
Illustrated by Beni Montresor

1965
A well mannered little boy has permission to bring his animal friends to visit the king and queen.

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

1964
Max sails to the land of the wild things, where he becomes king.

The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

1963
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

Once a Mouse

Once a Mouse

1962
As it magically changes from mouse, to cat, to dog, to tiger, a hermit's pet becomes increasingly vain.

Baboushka and the Three Kings

Baboushka and the Three Kings
Illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov

1961
An old woman who was too busy to travel with the wise men to find the Child now searches endlessly for Him each Christmas season.

Nine Days to Christmas

Nine Days to Christmas

1960
Ceci anxiously awaits her first posada.