Geisel Award

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.

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Author: Mo Willems
2017 Geisel Award - Winner

Walt is not the tallest or the curliest or the pointiest or even the crunchiest. A confounded blade of grass searches for his 'est' in this hilarious story about growing up.

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Author: David Milgrim
2017 Geisel Award - Honor

Otto the robot builds a spaceship to take him home.

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Author: Greg Pizzoli
2017 Geisel Award - Honor

Owl takes drastic measures to have a good night's sleep.

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Author: Mike Twohy
2017 Geisel Award - Honor

A little mouse is asleep until a ball suddenly bounces into his home, setting off an epic chase - from A to Z.

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Author: Kara LaReau
2017 Geisel Award - Honor

Rat brothers Louie and Ralphie Ratso try to prove they can be as rough and tough as their father in the Big City, but every time they try to show how tough they are, they end up accidentally doing good deeds instead.

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Author: David Adler
2016 Geisel Award - Winner

Mo Jackson is a little boy with a big passion for sports. He may not be the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest player, but he won't let that stop him from playing

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Author: Jonathan Fenske
2016 Geisel Award - Honor

After finding a box just the right size to hide in, a little fox tries to play some tricks on his big friend, Pig, but things do not work out exactly as he planned

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Author: Stephen Savage
2016 Geisel Award - Honor

When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?

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Author: Kevin Henkes
2016 Geisel Award - Honor

An owl, puppy, bear, bunny, and pig wait for marvelous things to happen.