The House in the Night

The 2009 Randolph Caldecott Medal

by Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes
Houghton Mifflin, 2008, ISBN 13: 978-0618862443, $17 hardcover, 40 pp. 

A timeless good-night book for the very young, inspired by the pattern of the traditional poem, "This is the key of the kingdom”.
Pre-K to Grade 1. 


  • The 2009 Randolph Caldecott Medal
  • Starred review: Kirkus
  • Starred review: Booklist
  • Starred review: The School Library Journal
  • Starred review: Publishers Weekly
  • A Junior Library Guild Premiere Selection
  • 2008 Parents' Choice Approved
  • AARP Books for Grandparents
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2008
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2008
  • New York Public Library's Children's Books 2008: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • San Francisco Chronicle's Best Holiday Books for Young Readers
  • ABC Best Books for Children
  • 2008 Booklist Top of the List - Youth Picture Book
  • CJ 1st Picture Book Festival, Seoul, Korea
  • Minnesota Book Award for Children's Literature