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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.

No Fooling
Dori Chaconas, author; Lisa McCue, illustrator
Summary: As best friends Cork, a muskrat, and Fuzz, a possum, follow animal tracks through the snowy woods, Fuzz keeps fooling and playing tricks on Cork.
  Katy Duck Meets the Babysitter
Alyssa Satin Capucilli, author; Henry Cole, illustrator
Summary: Katy Duck is unhappy about staying home when her parents go to a party, but her babysitter’s bag full of scarves provides a lot of fun.

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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.”

  Let’s Go for a Drive! Mo Willems, author and illustrator.

Summary: 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.

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.

Please add your own comments below. If you have a book that you would like us to consider, please email us.

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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.”

  Sick Day
David McPhail, author and illustrator
Summary: Loving friendships and caring for loved ones are the subjects of this easy-to-read picture book. When Boy gets sick, family and friends try to help him get well. Boy gets well. But now his friends are sick and now Boy has a chance to help his friends recover.
Amelia Bedelia, Cub Reporter
Herman Parish, author; Lynn Sweat, illustrator
Summary: “After an incident involving a windowpane, a paper boy, and a duck, Amelia Bedelia finds herself reporting for the local school newspaper.  No story is too small for Amelia Bedelia, and she reminds everyone exactly why she’s so sensational!” – front flap

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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.

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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.

  Two for One
Kate DiCamillo and Allison McGhee, authors; Tony Fucile, illustrator.
Summary: “The state fair is in town, and now Bink and Gollie-utter opposites and best friends extraordinaire must use teamwork and their gray matter while navigating its many wonders. Will the energetic Bink win the world’s largest donut in the Whack-a-Duck game? Will the artistic Gollie wow the crowd in the talent show? As the undaunted duo steps into the mysterious tent of fortune-teller Madame Prunely, one prediction is crystal clear: this unlikely pair will always be the closest of pals”– publisher.
  Pearl and Wagner: Five Days Till Summer
Kate McMullan, author; Robert W. Alley, illustrator.
Summary: “Pearl and Wagner are sad to leave their favorite teacher Ms. Star.  Pearl thinks next year’s teacher Ms. Bean looks mean! But is Ms. Bean as bad as she seems?” — book jacket.

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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.

  Step Gently Out
Helen Frost, author; Rick Lieder, photographer
Summary: “Step gently out, be still and look closely at the world just outside your door-you are sure to be amazed by the tiny creatures you can find. You might see a cricket leap and land, a moth open her wings, a spider walking across the air, or maybe even a praying mantis looking back at you!”–Dust jacket.
  Good News Bad News
Jeff Mack, author and illustrator
Summary: “Good news, Rabbit and Mouse are going on a picnic. Bad news, it is starting to rain. Good news, Rabbit has an umbrella. Bad news, the stormy winds blow the umbrella (and Mouse!) into a tree. So begins this clever story about two friends with very different dispositions. Using just four words, Jeff Mack has created a text with remarkable flair that is both funny and touching, and pairs perfectly with his energetic, and hilarious, illustrations…” – front flap

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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 Trail Ride
Catherine Hapka, author; Anne Kennedy, illustrator
Summary: “Meg, Jill, and Annie can steer their ponies. They even know how to trot! So what’s the harm in taking a little trail ride by themselves? The Pony Scouts will soon find out that even though they know a lot, there’s still much for them to learn!” – front flap
Fancy Nancy Fancy Day in Room 1-A
Jane O’Connor, author; Robin Preiss Glaser, illustrator
Summary: “When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song.  But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up.  Oh, but it is a good song, a really wonderful song…” – front flap

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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.

  Annie and Snowball and the Surprise Day
Cynthia Rylant, author; Sucie Stevenson, illustrator
Summary: “Annie is going on a day trip with her Dad and her pet bunny, Snowball.  With Snowball’s help they pick a road on the map and away they go!  Where are they going?  It’s a surprise, even for Dad!” – front flap
Penny and Her Song
Kevin Henkes, author and illustrator
Summary: “When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song.  But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up.  Oh, but it is a good song, a really wonderful song…” – front flap

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