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Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Geisel Award is given each year to the authors and illustrators of the most distinguished American book
for beginning readers published in English. The winners, who receive a bronze medal, are recognized for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to actively engage children in reading.  Honor Book authors and illustrators receive certificates for their achievement. 


2017 Medal Winner

We Are Growing: A Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Book by Laurie Keller


2017 Honor Books

Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli
Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! An Alphabet Caper by Mike Twohy
Go Otto Go! by David Milgrim
The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau


2016 Medal Winner

Don’t Throw It to Mo! by David A. Adler


2016 Honor Books
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box by Jonathan Fenske
Waiting by Kevin Henkes
Supertruck by Stephen Savage


2015 Medal Winner

You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang


2015 Honor Books

Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page by Cynthia Rylant
Waiting is Not Easy (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems


2014 Medal Winner

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli


2014 Honor Books

Ball by Mary Sullivan

A Big Guy Took My Ball (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes


2013 Medal Winner

Up, Tall and High! by Ethan Long


2013 Honor Books

Let’s Go for a Drive (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell


2012 Medal Winner

Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider


2012 Honor Books

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

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

See Me Run by Paul Meisel

2011 Medal Winner

Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo


2011 Honor Books

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by  Lin Grace

We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems


2010 Medal Winner

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes


2010 Honor Books

I Spy Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold

Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith

Mouse and Mole, Fine Feathered Friends by Wong Herbert Yee

Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan


2009 Medal Winner

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


2009 Honor Books

Chicken Said, “Cluck!” by Judyann Ackerman Grant

One Boy by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Stinky by Eleanor Davis

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell


2008 Medal Winner

There Is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems


2008 Honor Books

First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde

Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler

Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre


2007 Medal Winner

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways by Laura Kvasnosky


2007 Honor Books

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo

Move Over, Rover by Karen Beaumont

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis


2006 Medal Winner

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant


2006 Honor Books

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman

Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day by Jean Van Leeuwen


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