This annual award given by the American
Library Association to
"the artist of the most distinguished
American Picture Book for Children published in
the United States during the preceding year"
was established in 1937, and named in honor of
nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph
Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book,
illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop.
1939 Mei Li, by Thomas
Abraham Lincoln, by Ingri and Edgar Parin
1941 They Were Strong and
Good, by Robert Lawson.
1942 Make Way for Ducklings,
by Robert McCloskey.
1943 The Little House,
by Virginia Lee Burton.
1944 Many Moons,
illustrated by Louis Slobodkin; written by James
1945 Prayer for a Child,
illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones; written by
1946 The Rooster Crows,
by Maude and Miska Petersham.
1947 The Little Island,
illustrated by Leonard Weisgard; written by
Golden MacDonald (pseudonym of Margaret Wise
1948 White Snow, Bright Snow,
illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; written by Alvin
1949 The Big Snow, by
Berta and Elmer Hader.
1950 Song of the Swallows,
by Leo Politi.
1951 The Egg Tree, by
1952 Finders Keepers,
illustrated by Nicolas (pseudonym of Nicholas
Mordvinoff); written by Will (pseudonym of
1953 The Biggest Bear,
by Lynd Ward.
1954 Madeline's Rescue,
by Ludwig Bemelmans.
1955 Cinderella, or the
Little Glass Slipper, illustrated by Marcia
Brown; translated from Charles Perrault by Marcia
1956 Frog Went A-Courtin',
illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; retold by John
1957 A Tree Is Nice,
illustrated by Marc Simont; written by Janice
1958 Time of Wonder, by
1959 Chanticleer and the Fox,
illustrated by Barbara Cooney; adapted from
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Barbara Cooney.
1960 Nine Days to
Christmas, illustrated by Marie Hall Ets;
written by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida.
1961 Baboushka and the Three
Kings, illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov;
written by Ruth Robbins.
1962 Once a Mouse,
retold and illustrated by Marcia Brown.
1963 The Snowy Day, by
Ezra Jack Keats.
1964 Where the Wild Things
Are, by Maurice Sendak.
1965 May I Bring a Friend?
illustrated by Beni Montresor; written by
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers.
1966 Always Room for One
More, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian;
written by Sorche Nic Leodhas (pseudonym of
1967 Sam, Bangs &
Moonshine, by Evaline Ness.
1968 Drummer Hoff,
illustrated by Ed Emberley; text adapted by
1969 The Fool of the World
and the Flying Ship, illustrated by Uri
Shulevitz; retold by Arthur Ransome.
1970 Sylvester and the
Magic Pebble, by William Steig.
1971 A Story A Story,
retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley.
1972 One Fine Day,
retold and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian.
1973 The Funny Little Woman,
illustrated by Blair Lent; retold by Arlene
1974 Duffy and the Devil,
illustrated by Margot Zemach; retold by Harve
1975 Arrow to the Sun,
by Gerald McDermott.
1976 Why Mosquitoes Buzz in
People's Ears, illustrated by Leo and Diane
Dillon; retold by Verna Aardema.
1977 Ashanti to Zulu:
African Traditions, illustrated by Leo and
Diane Dillon; written by Margaret Musgrove.
1978 Noah's Ark, by
1979 The Girl Who Loved Wild
Horses, by Paul Goble.
1980 Ox-Cart Man,
illustrated by Barbara Cooney; written by Donald
1981 Fables, by Arnold
1982 Jumanji, by Chris
1983 Shadow, translated
and illustrated by Marcia Brown; original text in
French, by Blaise Cendrars.
1984 The Glorious Flight:
Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, by
Alice and Martin Provensen.
1985 Saint George and the
Dragon, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman;
retold by Margaret Hodges.
1986 The Polar Express,
by Chris Van Allsburg.
1987 Hey, Al,
illustrated by Richard Egielski; written by
1988 Owl Moon,
illustrated by John Schoenherr; written by Jane
1989 Song and Dance Man,
illustrated by Stephen Gammell; written by Karen
1990 Lon Po Po: A
Red-Riding Hood Story, translated from
Chinese by Ed Young.
1991 Black and White,
by David Macaulay.
1992 Tuesday, by David
1993 Mirette on the High
Wire, by Emily Arnold McCully.
1994 Grandfather's Journey,
by Allen Say; edited by Walter Lorraine.
1995 Smoky Night,
illustrated by David Diaz; written by Eve
1996 Officer Buckle and
Gloria, by Peggy Rathmann.
1997 Golem, by David
1998 Rapunzel, by Paul
1999 Snowflake Bentley,
illustrated by Mary Azarian; written by
Jacqueline Briggs Martin.
2000 Joseph Had a Little
Overcoat, by Simms Taback.
2001 So You Want to Be
President? illustrated by David Small;
written by Judith St. George.
2002 The Three Pigs, by
2003 My Friend Rabbit,
by Eric Rohmann.
2004 The Man Who Walked
Between the Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein.
2005 Kitten's First
Full Moon, by Kevin Henkes.
2006 The Hello, Goodbye
Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka;
written by Norton Juster.
2007 Flotsam, by David
2008 The Invention of Hugo
Cabret, by Brian Selznick.
2009 The House in the Night,
illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan
2010 The Lion & the
Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney.
2011 A Sick Day for Amos
McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written
by Philip C. Stead.
2012 A Ball for Daisy,
by Chris Raschka.
2013 This Is Not My Hat,
by Jon Klassen.
2014 Locomotive, by
2015 The Adventures of
Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, by Dan
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