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Caldecott Medal Awards 1990s

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

Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley
Illustrated by Mary Azarian

1999
A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

1998
A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story.

Golem

Golem

1997
A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague.

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Officer Buckle and Gloria

1996
The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckley safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.

Smoky Night

Smoky Night
Illustrated by David Diaz

1995
When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.

Grandfather's Journey

Grandfather's Journey

1994
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.

Mirette on the High Wire

Mirette on the High Wire

1993
Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.

Tuesday

Tuesday

1992
Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

Black and White

Black and White

1991
Four brief "stories" about parents, trains, and cows, or is it really all one story?

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

1990
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.