Geisel Award 2018

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: Laurel Snyder
2018 Geisel Award - Winner

Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks.

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Author: Paul Meisel
2018 Geisel Award - Honor
A dog enjoys barking at a cat, a bee, and especially squirrels in this easy-to-read book.

 

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Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
2018 Geisel Award - Honor

In this mystery, Kayla’s dog King is accused of eating treats that she baked for her friend’s puppy. In five chapters King displays his sleuthing talents to track down the culprit and vindicate himself Full-color illustrations combine with declarative sentences to assist readers in decoding complex vocabulary for a successful reading experience.

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Author: Salina Yoon
2018 Geisel Award - Honor

In this sequel to “Duck, Duck, Porcupine,” the hilarious trio continue their antics with LittleDuck saving the day every time. The graphic novel format with its speech bubbles and bold illustrations supports newly independent readers, with each story functioning as a standalone.

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Author: Tedd Arnold
2018 Geisel Award - Honor
Inspired by folktales about fools from around the world, brothers Mac and Mac Noodlehead exasperate Uncle Ziti, are fooled by their friend Meatball, and make a garden for their mother.
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Author: Tina Kugler
2018 Geisel Award - Honor

Snail and Worm’s gentle friendship and support of one another in these humorous and charming stories will delight readers. The seamless introduction of consonant blends and vowel diagraphsexpands new readers’ abilities.