2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award


The American Library Association announced its 2021 Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Many recognize Dr. Seuss as an author who created engaging stories for beginning readers, and this award celebrates books that continue and improve on 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.

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2021 Geisel Award Winner

What happens when the book gets it wrong? Max is not a cat-- Max is a dog! But much to his dismay, this book keeps instructing readers to "see the cat." How can Max get through to the book that he is a dog? Laugh out loud funny, especially when you get to the hippo bit.

2021 Geisel Honor Books

The bear in my family by Maya Tatsukawa

It's not easy living with a bear, but one little boy learns that sometimes, a bear in the family can end up to be the best thing in the world.

Ty's travels : zip, zoom! by Kelly Starling Lyons

Ty cannot wait to ride his new scooter, but when he has a hard time learning and wants to quit, a new friend encourages him to give it another try.

What about worms!? by Ryan T. Higgins

Tiger unwittingly helps some worms overcome their fear of tigers with a well-placed, informative book, but will a wormy hug aid a fearful Tiger?

Where's baby? by Anne Hunter

Papa Fox is looking for Baby Fox, who is just out of his sight ... but not ours!