The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is a literary award given by the American Library Association to recognize the “author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.” Each year, a few runners up are named Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Books
The award is named for Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
This year, the award was given to Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor. The Adventures of Otto: See Pip Flap by David Milgrim, Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier, King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth by Dori Hillestad Butler and Nancy Meyers, and Tiger vs. Nightmareby Emily Tetri were named Honor Books.
Fox the Tiger by Corey R. Tabor
Fun-loving, mischievous Fox wishes he were a tiger. Tigers are big and fast and sneaky. So he decides to become one! Soon Turtle and Rabbit are joining in the fun. But will Fox want to be a tiger forever? In Fox the Tiger, this winning trickster character and his animal friends learn that the best thing to be is yourself.
Fox the Tiger is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.
The Adventures of Otto: See Pip Flap by David Milgrim
See Tweet fly. Fly, Tweet, fly. Pip wants to fly too—flap, flap, flap! Can Otto help Pip find a way to soar in the sky?
This Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read with bright illustrations and minimal text is perfect for the true emergent reader.
Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier
Fox and Chick don’t always agree. But Fox and Chick are always friends. With sly humor and companionable warmth, Sergio Ruzzier deftly captures the adventures of these two seemingly opposite friends. The luminous watercolor images showcased in comic-book panel form will entice emerging readers, while the spare text and airiness of the images make this early chapter book accessible to a picture book audience as well.
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King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth by Dori Hillestad Butler and Nancy Meyers
A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery. Kayla lost a tooth, but now it’s missing! What does Kayla know? -Her tooth is not inside the tooth fairy pillow. It’s not inside her backpack. It’s not inside the car. What does King know? -Mason’s hand smells like the tooth fairy pillow. How will they solve the mystery?
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Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri
Tiger is a very lucky kid: she has a monster living under her bed. Every night, Tiger and Monster play games until it’s time for lights out. Of course, Monster would never try to scare Tiger–that’s not what best friends do. But Monster needs to scare someone…it’s a monster, after all. So while Tiger sleeps, Monster scares all of her nightmares away. Thanks to her friend, Tiger has nothing but good dreams. But waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big and mean that Monster can’t fight it alone. Only teamwork and a lot of bravery can chase this nightmare away.