Geisel Award 2017

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: 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.