Geisel Award 2014

most distinguished book for beginning readers

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. The award was established in 2004 and first presented in 2006.

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Author: Greg Pizzoli
2014 Geisel Award - Winner

With perfect comic pacing, Pizzoli introduces a funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? With bold color and beautiful sense of design, Pizzoli's picture book debut takes this familiar childhood worry and gives presents a true gem

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Author: Mo Willems
2014 Geisel Award - Honor

Piggie is happy when she finds a ball, but is soon devastated when a BIG guy takes it from her. What will she and Gerald do?! Elephant & Piggie fans can find out in the pair's 19th adventure!

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Author: Mary Sullivan
2014 Geisel Award - Honor

In this close-to-wordless picture book, young readers will see a dog's day-to-day struggle with trying to find a partner to just throw the ball.

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Author: Kevin Henkes
2014 Geisel Award - Honor

Penny feels guilty after taking a beautiful blue marble that she sees in Mrs. Goodwin's grass, but gets a pleasant surprise when she goes to return it the next day.