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Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners

Description: The (Theodore 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.


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You Are (Not) Small

by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant

2015 Geisel Medal Winner! Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Medal Winner

Year: 2015

The Watermelon Seed

by Greg Pizzoli

With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Medal Winner

Year: 2014

A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant & Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems

Piggie is upset because a whale took the ball she found, but Gerald finds a solution that pleases all of them. Images are described.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2014

Ball

by Mary Sullivan

A dog with a ball is one of the most relentlessly hopeful creatures on Earth. After his best little-girl pal leaves for school, this dog hits up yoga mom, baby, and even the angry cat for a quick throw. No luck.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2014

Up, Tall And High!

by Ethan Long

Three side-splitting stories in one great picture book! In three laugh-out-loud situations, an irresistible cast of colorful birds illustrate the concepts of "up," "tall" and "high.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Medal Winner

Year: 2013

Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems

Elephant Gerald and Piggie want to go for a drive, but as Gerald thinks of one thing after another that they will have to take along, they come to realize that they lack the most important thing of all.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2013

Tales For Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider

2012 Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award! James is a very picky eater. His dad has to get creative--very creative--in order to get James to eat foods he thinks he doesn't like.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Medal Winner

Year: 2012

I Want My Hat Back

by Jon Klassen

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011! A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Images and image descriptions available.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2012

I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems

Meet Elephant Gerald and Piggie. Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Broke My Trunk! Gerald tells Piggie the long, crazy story about breaking his trunk. Will Piggie end up with a long, crazy story of her own?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2012

Bink and Gollie (Bink and Gollie #1)

by Alison Mcghee and Kate Dicamillo

Winner of the 2011 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award! Two roller-skating best friends --one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Medal Winner

Year: 2011

Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same!

by Grace Lin

Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2011

We Are in a Book!

by Mo Willems

Elephant and Piggie are best friends. In We Are in a Book! Elephant and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2011

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!

by Geoffrey Hayes

Benny and his sister Penny know it's wrong to sneak into someone else's backyard but their mysterious new neighbor--or is it a monster?--may be a thief. They go snooping and discover a lot about themselves and ... a new friend.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Medal Winner

Year: 2010

Little Mouse Gets Ready

by Jeff Smith

TOON BOOKS: bringing new readers to the pleasure of COMICS! Can Little Mouse get ready in time? THERE IS A LOT TO DO before Little Mouse is ready to go visit the barn. Will he master all the intricacies of getting dressed, from snaps and buttons to Velcro and tail holes?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2010

Mouse and Mole Fine Feathered Friends

by Wong Herbert Yee

It is a blustery spring day, and Mouse and Mole are very excited. They are going to go bird watching! They are planning to make bird books! Mouse and Mole pack paper and crayons and hurry outside. It turns out, birds are not so easy to watch.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2010

I Spy Fly Guy!

by Tedd Arnold

When Fly Guy and Buzz play hide-and-seek, Fly Guy hides in his favorite place, the garbage can. But as Buzz finishes counting, the garbageman drives away with the garbage and Fly Guy, too!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2010

One Funny Day (Pearl and Wagner #1)

by Kate Mcmullan

April Fools' Day is not a happy one for Wagner the mouse because his best friend, Pearl the rabbit, and other children and adults at school keep tricking him.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2010

Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by Mo Willems

The optimistic Piggie and pessimistic Elephant are back. Piggie can't wait to go out and play in the sunshine. But will a rainy day ruin all the fun?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Medal Winner

Year: 2009

There Is a Bird on Your Head!

by Mo Willems

Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In There Is a Bird On Your Head!, Gerald discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head--two birds on your head!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Medal Winner

Year: 2008

First the Egg

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The caterpillar or the butterfly? These and other origin questions are answered in a short collection of verses.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2008

Vulture View

by April Pulley Sayre

Turkey vultures soar on the balmy air, looking for their next stinky feast. These birds don't hunt-they like their food to be already dead, and their eating habits serve a very important ecological role. Vultures are part of nature's clean-up crew.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2008

Zelda and Ivy, the Runaways

by Laura Mcgee Kvasnosky

In three short notes, two fox sisters run away from home, bury a time capsule, and take advantage of some creative juice.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Medal Winner

Year: 2007

Not a Box

by Antoinette Portis

A box is just a box... unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. Images and image descriptions available.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2007

Henry And Mudge And The Great Grandpas

by Cynthia Rylant and Su├žie Stevenson

Henry (and of course Mudge) loves to visit Great Grandpa Bill. He lives in a house with a lot of other grandpas who like to play with a little boy and his dog.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Award: Medal Winner

Year: 2006

A Splendid Friend, Indeed (Goose and Bear Stories)

by Suzanne Bloom

Bear wants to read and write and think. Goose wants to talk and talk and talk. Can Bear and Goose be friends? (Board Book Edition]

Date Added: 07/13/2017


Award: Honors Book

Year: 2006


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