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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.  To powerfully engage the grown-up who is listening to the story is even more difficult, but this is exactly what Keven Henkes accomplishes  in Penny and Her Marble.

As a fan of Kevin Henkes books, I was expectPenny and Her Marbleing  another delightful tale.  I was not expecting Penny’s soul searching, thought provoking honesty.  Does the marble really belong to Penny and if not, what should she do with it?

With a particularly engaging storyline, this a great read-aloud –  something not often true with beginning readers. Henkes imaginative descriptive writing is highlighted by his soft water color and ink illustrations that lead the reader forward toward a satisfying conclusion.  You will want to leave plenty of time for discussion.  Perhaps you can even come up with some alternative endings to the story.  So snuggle down with your little ones or early readers and enjoy!

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This December, our Mock Geisel Election for Families was held here at the ACPL Main Library.  There were clear winners that tied for first place.  It may come as no surprise that families who already love Mo Willems books selected Listen to My Trumpet and The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? as their favorite books for early readers.

We are now eagerly awaiting January when the American Library Association presents the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award  to “the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.”  In the mean time, be sure to enjoy one of the past winners  that will delight beginning readers.

 Listen to My Trumpet duckling gets a cookie

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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.

  Clara and Clem Take a Ride
Ethan Long, author and illustrator
Summary: “When Clara and Clem build a car out of blocks, they have no idea where it will take them. But with a little imagination, the two take the trip of a lifetime down winding roads, up tall mountains, and across the sky”– Publisher.

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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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