Geisel Award

The Geisel Award, named for Dr. Seuss, 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.


Medal winner
Up, Tall and High!, written and illustrated by Ethan Long (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group).
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Honor Books
Let’s Go for a Drive!, written and illustrated by Mo Willems, (Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group).
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons written by Eric Litwin, created and illustrated by James Dean (HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers)
Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover, written and illustrated by Cece Bell (Candlewick Press).

Medal winner
Tales for Very Picky Eaters written and illustrated by Josh Schneider (published by Clarion Books).

Honor Books
I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems (published by Hyperion Books).
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (published by Candlewick Press).
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See Me Run by Paul Meisel (published by Holdiay House).

Medal winner
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee; illustrated by Tony Fucile (published by Candlewick Press).
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Honor Books
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin (published by Little, Brown and Company).
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We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems (published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group).

Medal winner
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!, written and illustrated by Geoffrey Hayes (published by TOON BOOKS, a division of RAW Junior, LLC)
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Honor Books
I Spy Fly Guy!, written and illustrated by Tedd Arnold (published by Scholastic, Inc.)
Little Mouse Gets Ready written and illustrated by Jeff Smith (published by TOON BOOKS, a Division of RAW Junior, LLC.)
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Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends, written and illustrated by Wong Herbert Yee (published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day, written by Kate McMullan, illustrated by R. W. Alley (published by Dial Books for Young Readers)
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Medal winner
Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems (Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group)
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Honor books
Chicken Said, ‘Cluck!’ by Judyann Ackerman Grant, illustrated by Sue Truesdell (HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers)
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One Boy, written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (A Neal Porter Book published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership)
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Stinky, written and illustrated by Eleanor Davis (RAW Junior/TOON Books)
Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell, photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell (Boyds Mills Press)

Medal winner
There Is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems (Hyperion)

Honor books
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Roaring Brook/Neal Porter)
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Hello, Bumblebee Bat, written by Darrin Lunde, illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne (Charlesbridge)
Jazz Baby, written by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Harcourt)
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Vulture View, written by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Holt)
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Medal winner
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky (Candlewick)
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Honor books
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick)
Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jane Dyer (Harcourt)
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis (HarperCollins)

Medal winner
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Suçie Stevenson (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
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Honor books
Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold (Cartwheel Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.)
A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom (Boyds Mills Press)
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman and illustrated by Betsy Lewin (Harcourt, Inc.)
Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day written by Jean Van Leeuwen and illustrated by Ann Schweninger (Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group)

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