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Geisel Award

The Geisel Award 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.

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2019

Winner

Fox the Tiger
Fox the Tiger by  Corey R Tabor Fox decides to become a tiger because they are fast and sneaky, and soon, his other animal friends are joining in.

2018

Winner

Charlie & Mouse
Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder Charlie and Mouse, two young brothers, enjoy a day out together, attending an imaginary party and collecting rocks.

2017

Winner

We are Growing!
We are Growing! by Laurie and Mo Willems Keller Illustrated by Laurie and Mo Willems Keller Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. He is not the anything-est! As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own!

2016

Winner

Don't Throw it to Mo!
Don't Throw it to Mo! by David A. Adler Illustrated by Sam Ricks Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins football team. The kids on the rival team tease him for being a 'butterfingers' who's too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo's coach has a plan up his sleeve to turn Mo's little size into a big win for the Robins.

2015

Winner

You Are (Not) Small
You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang Illustrated by Christopher Weyant Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!

2014

Winner

The Watermelon Seed
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.

2013

Winner

Up, Tall and High!
Up, Tall and High! by Ethan Long Illustrated by Ethan Long Through illustrations and simple text, birds demonstrate the meanings of the words up, tall, and high.

2012

Winner

Tales for Very Picky Eaters
Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider Illustrated by Josh Schneider A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like.

Honor Books

2011

Winner

Bink and Gollie
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo Illustrated by Tony Fucile Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

2010

Winner

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes Illustrated by Geoffrey Hayes Two mice meet their new neighbor and discover that she is not as scary as they feared.

2009

Winner

Are You Ready to Play Outside?
Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems Illustrated by Christian Robinson Friends Elephant and Piggie are playing outside when it starts to rain, and then they must decide what to do.

2008

Winner

There Is a Bird on Your Head
There Is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems Illustrated by Christian Robinson Gerald the elephant discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head-- two birds on your head! Piggie will try to help her best friend.

2007

Winner

Zelda and Ivy : The Runaways
Zelda and Ivy : The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky Illustrated by Laura McGee Kvasnosky In three short stories, two fox sisters run away from home, bury a time capsule, and take advantage of some creative juice.

2006

Winner

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Sucie Stevenson When Henry and his dog Mudge go with Henry's parents to visit Great-Grandpa Bill in the home with lots of other grandpas, they lead them all on a wonderful adventure.