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Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners

Description: 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. #award #kids


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Not a Box

by Antoinette Portis

Don't miss this wholly original celebration of the power of imagination, winner of a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award

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.

Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over inside a cardboard box, and through play, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.

The simple text makes the book appropriate for toddlers, but the message and retro feel of the book also lead to it being an original and compelling gift to mark an occasion such as a graduation.

Date Added: 09/04/2019


Year: 2007

Award: Honors Book

We Are in a Book!

by Mo Willems

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

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

Using vocabulary perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a mind-bending story that is even more interactive than previous Elephant & Piggie adventures. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo won't be able to put this book down--literally!

Date Added: 07/12/2019


Year: 2011

Award: Honors Book

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?

Date Added: 07/13/2017


Year: 2006

Award: Honors Book

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. Splashing in puddles scare them away. Stepping on crunchy leaves does too.

Mole rubs his snout. Mouse twirls her tail. Together, they come up with a plan to get closer to the birds. A plan that includes glue and feathers...

Join Mouse and Mole on another high-flying adventure in which teamwork, brainstorming, and good ideas always make for a fun day out!

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2010

Award: Honors Book

A Big Guy Took My Ball!

by Mo Willems

Meet Elephant Gerald and Piggie, winners of two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals and recipients of two Geisel Honors!

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 A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too... but is he big enough to help his best friend?

Images are described.

Other books in this series are available in this library.

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

Award: Honors Book

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?

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2012

Award: Honors Book

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. In her signature poetic, energetic style, acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre introduces young readers to the world of the turkey vulture. The gorgeous illustrations by Caldecott Honor-winning artist Steve Jenkins capture these birds in all their surprising majesty.

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2008

Award: Honors Book

Little Mouse Gets Ready

by Jeff Smith

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? Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Smith (BONE) and his determined Little Mouse reveal all the smallest pleasures of this daily task.

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2010

Award: Honors Book

Hi! Fly Guy

by Tedd Arnold

When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2006

Award: Honors Book

One Funny Day

by Kate Mcmullan

An Easy-to-Read Book.

Laughter is the best medicine for Pearl and Wagner!

Wagner is having a bad day. He oversleeps and is late for school. His best friend, Pearl, his teacher, and even the school librarian are acting very strangely. And the lunch lady is serving bug juice!

Why?

It's April Fools' Day!

But when Pearl picks another partner for the class dance contest, she's not joking around. It's one unfunny day for poor Wagner ... until he dreams up the perfect way to get the last laugh!

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2010

Award: Honors Book

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. Forced to go solo, the dog begins a hilarious one-sided game of fetch until naptime's wild, ball-centric dream sequence. The pictures speak a thousand words in this comic book-style ode to canine monomania. Ball? Ball.

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2014

Award: Honors Book

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

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2008

Award: Honors Book

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

by Mo Willems

Meet Elephant Gerald and Piggie, winners of two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals and recipients of two Geisel Honors!

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 Let's Go for a Drive! Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road! But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2013

Award: Honors Book

Cowgirl Kate And Cocoa

by Erica Silverman

Cowgirl. Kate and her cowhorse, Cocoa, who is always hungry, count cows, share a story, and help each other fall asleep. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2006

Award: Honors Book

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. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor-- and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

Images and image descriptions available.

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2012

Award: Honors Book

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!

A very worried Buzz follows the truck to the dump, where he sees zillions of flies. Where is Fly Guy? Time after time, Buzz thinks he spies Fly Guy, only to be snubbed, boinked, or bitten. Then he realizes they've been playing a game. He yells, "I give up. You win!" And Fly Guy leaves his new hiding place -- he was on top of Buzz's hat all along!

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2010

Award: Honors Book

Ling and Ting

by Grace Lin

Ling & Ting are twins. They like to stick together. They get haircuts and they make dumplings. They do magic tricks and they read books. They stick together and look alike. But they are not exactly the same.

Have fun with Ling and Ting!

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2011

Award: Honors Book

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! Can Piggie help her best friend?

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Medal

Date Added: 06/07/2019


Year: 2008

Award: Medal Winner

Fox the Tiger

by Corey R. Tabor

Fun-loving, mischievous Fox wishes he were a tiger. Tigers are big and fast and sneaky. So he decides to become one! Soon Turtle and Rabbit are joining in the fun. But will Fox want to be a tiger forever?

In Fox the Tiger, this winning trickster character and his animal friends learn that the best thing to be is yourself. Fox the Tiger is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.

Date Added: 04/03/2019


Year: 2019

Award: Medal Winner

We Are Growing!

by Mo Willems and Laurie Keller

Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. He is not the anything-est! As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own!

Date Added: 05/14/2018


Year: 2017

Award: Medal Winner

Charlie & Mouse

by Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes

Four hilarious stories, two inventive brothers, one irresistible story! Join Charlie and Mouse as they talk to lumps, take the neighborhood to a party, sell some rocks, and invent the bedtime banana. With imagination and humor, Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes paint a lively picture of brotherhood that children will relish in a format perfect for children not quite ready for chapter books.
Winner of the 2018 Theodore Seuss Giesel Award

Date Added: 02/12/2018


Year: 2018

Award: Medal Winner

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!

by Geoffrey Hayes

In the second comic-book-style title to star brother and sister mice Benny and Penny, the fussy duo track down a mysterious new kid who may have climbed over the fence into their yard and stolen Benny's pail (a no-no).

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Medal

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2010

Award: Medal Winner

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. He presents James with a series of outlandish scenarios packed with fanciful and gross kid-friendly details--like pre-chewed gum as an alternative to broccoli and lumpy oatmeal that grows so big it eats the dog--in an effort to get James to eat. But it is eventually James himself who discovers that some foods are not so bad, after all, if you're willing to give them a try. This irreverently hilarious early reader, it explores a universal point of contention between parent and child in a playful, satisfying way.

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Medal

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2012

Award: Medal Winner

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. " First, a short peacock proves that he may not be tall, but he definitely isn't small. Then, a resourceful bird helps his penguin friend find a way to fly. Finally, two birds want to live in the same tree, but what goes up must come down! Each short story features a flap that reveals a surprise twist. With fun fold-outs, easy-to-read text, and a hilarious cast of characters, these stories beg preschoolers and emerging readers to act them out again and again.

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Medal

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2013

Award: Medal Winner

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.

Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Medal

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Year: 2007

Award: Medal Winner


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