All selected for fun,engaging stories and for using vocabulary and pictures/illustrations that really supports beginning readers.
1. Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Ms. Craighead April 27, 2012 Grade Level: 2nd Grade http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward/geiselabout
2. What’s so great about the Geisel Award? http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geise laward/geiselabout The Geisel Award is a book award given to the authors and illustrators that have made the best book for early readers in the past year. The winning books are seen as some of the best books for helping children to love learning how to read.
3. Why is the award called the “Geisel”? The Geisel Award was named after Theodor Geisel. He is one of the world’s most famous authors of children’s books. Geisel’s books have helped many children learn how to read. You might know him as... Dr. Seuss!http://www.partymart.com/usa/party-supplies/licensed-party-supplies-costumes/dr-seuss-cat-in-the-hat/dr-seuss-cat-in-the-hat-deluxe-adult-hat-1-unit.html
4. Who gives the award? The Association for Library Service to Children, or ALSC, is in charge of deciding the winners of the Geisel award as well as the honor books. ALSC is a large group, part of the American Library Association, that helps librarians that work with children. It works to help these librarians learn and grow so they can help students learn and grow, too! A committee, or small group, of seven people picked by the president of ALSC votes for the book they think should be given the Geisel Award that year.
5. How is the award winner picked? In order for a book to be voted as the winner for the coming year, the book must…Be published in the United States in the last year.Be turned in for review by December 31.Be written for early readers, children from preschool to 2nd grade.Share a fun, exciting story that a child will want to read.Have simple sentences and be between 24 and 96 pages long.Have “new words…added slowly” and repeated often (ALSC, 2012c).Use pictures that help explain what words mean.
6. When is the award given?The award is given every year in JanuaryJanuary. 2013 The Geisel Award was created in 2004. But the first winner was not named until 2006! So far, a winner has been found every year. Since 2006, there has been 7 winners and 24 honor books.
7. Which books have gotten the award? 2006 Winner Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant 2009 Winnerhttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/henry-and-mudge-and-the-great-grandpas-cynthia-rylant/1020158025 Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ are-you-ready-to-play-outside-mo- willems/1100556779 2012 Winner Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tales-for-very-picky-eaters-josh- schneider/1100046048
8. Would you like to learn more about the Geisel Award? To the Geisel Glog!
9. ReferencesAssociation of Library Service to Children. (2012a). About ALSC. Retrieved from American Library Association website: http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalscAssociation of Library Service to Children. (2012b). Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. In About the Geisel Award. Retrieved from American Library Association website: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward/geisel aboutAssociation of Library Service to Children. (2012c). Theodor Seuss Geisel Award terms and criteria. In Geisel Award Terms and Criteria. Retrieved from American Library Association website: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward/geisel awardtermscriteria/geiselawardtermscriterAssociation of Library Service to Children. (2012d). (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award winners and honor books, 2006-present. In Geisel Award Past Winners. Retrieved from American Library Association website: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward/geisel awardpastwinners
10. ReferencesCandlewickPress. (2010, July 19). Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee book trailer [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd3cXLHzcHADr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. (2004). All about Dr. Seuss. Retrieved from Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums website: http://www.catinthehat.org/history.htmGoodreads, Inc. (2012). Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winners. Retrieved from: http://www.goodreads.com/award/show/414-theodor-seuss- geisel-awardWashington Educational Telecommunication Association. (n.d.) An interview with Audrey Geisel. Retrieved from Reading Rockets website: http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/readacross/seuss/
11. ReferencesImages:Association of School Library Service to Children. (2012e). Theodor Seuss Geisel Award medal [Online image]. In About the Geisel Award. Retrieved from American Library Association website: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward/geisel aboutAvery, L. (2010, March 4). Theodore-Seuss-Geisel [Online image]. In Top 10 best-selling fiction authors of all time. Retrieved from: http://akorra.com/2010/03/04/top-10-best-selling-fiction-authors- of-all-time/Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. (2004). Dr. Seuss [Online image]. In All About Dr. Seuss. Retrieved from Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums website: http://www.catinthehat.org/history.htm
12. ReferencesPartyMart.com Worldwide, Inc. (2011). Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat deluxe adult hat [Online image]. Retrieved from PartyMart.com website: http://www.partymart.com/usa/party- supplies/licensed-party-supplies-costumes/dr-seuss-cat-in-the- hat/dr-seuss-cat-in-the-hat-deluxe-adult-hat-1-unit.htmlBook cover images retrieved from: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/