We Publish Caldecott Winners
I wanted to know which publisher has put out the most Caldecott-winning books over the last 20 years, so I looked at the data.
But take these numbers with a grain of salt.
The totals were a bit difficult to compile, mostly due to the numerous acquisitions that have taken place in publishing over the last two decades. Harcourt, for example, had some Caldecott Honor/Medal wins before they joined Houghton Mifflin on 2007. I included those in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt total, rather than giving Harcourt their own row.
For imprints, I attributed their Caldecott totals to the larger house they are affiliated with. Roaring Brook Press, for instance, has a number of Caldecott Honor/Medal winning books. I included those with the numbers for Macmillan.
Also something to consider – I don’t have the number of books published overall, so it could be that the houses at the top also put out the most books per year.
Here are the numbers I came up with (leave a comment if you see something I missed):
Anything jump out to you?
Edited to Add:
Thanks to Monica for cluing me in that Fairrosa Cyber Library wrote about this same topic back in August. Not only that, she blows my chart-making skills out of the water – so you should head over there to have a look. Click here to read.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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