Grabbing the attention of new readers is a difficult task. Using just a few simple words and illustrations to create a quality storyline is an enormous challenge. Each January, the American Library Association presents the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award to “the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.”
Past winners make a great starting place for enjoyable books that delight beginning readers. In anticipation of next year’s Geisel winners, we are always on the look-out for new books that meet the official criteria. On Mondays, you will find these books posted here.
|The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
Mo Willems, author and illustrator
Summary: Pigeon is very angry when the duckling gets a cookie just by asking politely.
|Penny and Her Doll
Kevin Henkes, author and illustrator
Summary: Penny instantly loves the doll her grandmother sends her, but finding the perfect name for her is a challenge.
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