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Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners and Honor Books

Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Many of us know and love Dr. Seuss, an author who created engaging stories for beginning readers, and this award celebrates books that continue that tradition today. If you need a fun suggestion for a beginning reader, this list has some great ideas. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

2014 Award Recipients and Honor Books:


The watermelon seed by Greg Pizzoli

Ball by word and pictures by Mary Sullivan

Easy Readers 6: Proficient Readers

Dodsworth in New York by written and illustrated by Tim Egan


Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue


Iris and Walter by written by Elissa Haden Guest ; illustrated by Christine Davenier


Houndsley and Catina and the birthday surprise by James Howe ; illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay


Mouse and Mole, fine feathered friends by Wong Herbert Yee

Easy Readers 5: More Challenging Stories

A bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban ; pictures by Lillian Hoban


Star Wars, the clone wars: the secret villain by Rob Valois


Pearl and Wagner: four eyes by Kate McMullan ; pictures by R.W. Alley


Elvis the rooster and the magic words by Denys Cazet


Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish ; pictures by Fritz Siebel

Easy Readers 4: Simple Stories

Camping: a Mr. and Mrs. Green adventure by Keith Baker

George and Martha: the best of friends by written and illustrated by James Marshall


Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day by Jane O'Connor ; cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser ; interior pencils by Ted Enik ; color by Carolyn Bracken


Danny and the dinosaur by story and pictures by Syd Hoff

Easy Readers 3: Beginning Readers

Splat the cat sings flat by Rob Scotton



Go away, crows! by [Harriet Ziefert] ; pictures by Santiago Cohen



Pete's party by written by Jon Scieszka ; characters and environments developed by the Design Garage: David Shannon, Loren Long, David Gordon



Diego saves a butterfly by adapted by Lara Bergen ; illustrated by Warner McGee

Easy Readers 2: Getting Ready to Read

The next step up from our most beginning readers:

Word Bird's shapes by Jane Belk Moncure ; illustrated by Chris McEwan



Amy's big race: the sound of long A
by Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier



Bob Books listen and read 1. Set 1, Beginning readers 1- 4
by text, Bobby Lynn Maslen ; pictures, John R. Maslen



Biscuit plays ball by story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; pictures by Pat Schories

Clifford's best friend by Norman Bridwell


Easy Readers 1: Our Easiest Readers

Looking for our easiest Readers? Here's a few to get you started:

 

Guppy up! by Jonathan Fenske -- Using opposites and rhymes, Guppy is all over the place!

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss — A Dr. Seuss classic featuring basic rhyming pairs to introduce simple words.

Have you seen my cat? by Eric Carle — An easy reading version of Eric Carle.

The big, red blanket by Harriet Ziefert — Harriet Ziefert's easiest readers.

A mop for pop by Foster & Erickson -- word banks feature 

Fish and Frog by Michelle Knudsen ; illustrated by Valeria Petrone

You can also look for more in the series: