Charlotte Zolotow Award
|Charlotte Zolotow Award|
|Awarded for||outstanding writing in a picture book published in the United States in the preceding year|
|Presented by||Cooperative Children's Book Center|
The Charlotte Zolotow Award is an American literary award presented annually for outstanding writing in a picture book published in the United States during the preceding year. By contrast, the Caldecott Medal is for outstanding illustration in a picture book. The Zolotow award was established in 1998 by the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education and named to honor the work of Charlotte Zolotow, an American children's book editor and author. Ms. Zolotow worked with Harper Junior Books for 38 years during which time she wrote more than 70 picture books. Zolotow attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison on a writing scholarship from 1933-36. The Cooperative Children's Book Center is a children's literature library of the School of Education, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
- Any picture book for young children (birth through age seven) originally written in English, and published the United States between January 1 and December 31 is eligible for consideration.
- The book may be fiction, nonfiction or folklore, as long as it is presented in picture book form and aimed at the birth through seven age range.
- Translated books, poetry collections, and easy readers are not eligible.
- The Committee selects one winner each year.
- It may also designate up to five honor books and up to ten titles to be included on a highly commended list that will call attention to outstanding writing in a picture book.
The winner is announced in January each year. A bronze medallion is formally presented to the winning author in the spring during an annual public event that honors the career of Charlotte Zolotow.
|2014||Lemony Snicket||The Dark||Winner|
|2013||Jacqueline Woodson||Each Kindness||Winner|
|2012||Patrick McDonnell||Me... Jane||Winner|
|2011||Rukhsana Khan||Big Red Lollipop||Winner|
|2011||Bob Graham||April and Esme: Tooth Faries||Honor|
|2011||Sandra Markle||Hip-Pocket Papa||Honor|
|2011||Phillip C. Stead||A Sick Day for Amos McGee||Honor|
|2011||Mo Willems||City Dog, Country Frog||Honor|
|2010||Carmen Tafolla||What Can You Do With a Paleta?||Winner|
|2010||Florence Parry Heide||Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of A Girl Who Floated)||Honor|
|2010||David Ezra Stein||Pouch!||Honor|
|2009||Bob Graham||How to Heal a Broken Wing||Winner|
|2009||Jim Averbeck||In a Blue Room||Honor|
|2009||Jen Bryant||A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams||Honor|
|2009||Fran Manushkin||How Mama Brought the Spring||Honor|
|2009||James Rumford||Silent Music: A Story of Bagdhad||Honor|
|2009||Uri Shulevitz||How I Learned Geography||Honor|
|2009||Elizabeth and Ali Alalou||The Butter Man||Recommended|
|2009||Mary Amato||The Chicken of the Family||Recommended|
|2009||Andy Cutbill||The Cow That Laid an Egg||Recommended|
|2009||Greg Foley||Don't Worry Bear||Recommended|
|2009||Kevin Henkes||Old Bear||Recommended|
|2009||Megan McDonald||Hen Hears Gossip||Recommended|
|2009||Charles R. Smith, Jr.||Dance with Me||Recommended|
|2009||Gwendolyn Zepeda||Growing Up with Tamales||Recommended|
|2008||Greg Foley||Thank You, Bear||Winner|
|2007||Peter McCarty||Moon Plane||Winner|
|2006||Mary Ann Rodman||My Best Friend||Winner|
|2005||Kevin Henkes||Kitten's First Full Moon||Winner|
|2004||Amy Schwartz||What James Likes Best||Winner|
|2003||Holly Keller||Farfallina & Marcel||Winner|
|2002||Margaret Willey||Clever Beatrice||Winner|
|2001||Kate Banks||The Night Worker||Winner|
|2000||Molly Bang||When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry....||Winner|
|1998||Vera B. Williams||Lucky Song||Winner|