Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

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  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

    1. 1. Theodor Seuss Geisel Award a.k.a. Dr. Seuss(March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” ~ Dr. Seuss
    2. 2. In honor of Dr. Seuss for his creativity andimagination in motivating children to read.
    3. 3. Purpose of Award:To celebrate the most distinguished American books for beginning readers (Pre-K through Grade 2).
    4. 4. Why is this award important ?Books that are chosen:Encourage and support beginningreaders.Motivate young children to read.Create a positive and successfulreading experience from start to finish.
    5. 5. Facts:Given each year to an author andillustrator of a book published in theUnited States during the preceding year.The award was established in 2004 andfirst presented in January of 2006.The winner receives a bronze medal.Honor books receive certificates.
    6. 6. Book Criteria:Subject matter must be intriguing.May or may not contain short chapters.New words should be added slowlyenough to make learning them a positiveexperience.Words should be repeated to ensureknowledge retention.
    7. 7. Book Criteria (cont.):Sentences must be simple andstraightforward.Must be a minimum of 24 pages but nolonger than 96 pages.Illustrations demonstrate the story beingtold.Plot advances from one page to the next.
    8. 8. Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Books2011 Medal Winner: Bink & Gollie Written by Kate DiCamillo
    9. 9. Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Books2011 Honor Books:
    10. 10. Past Medal Winners:
    11. 11. Past Honor Books:
    12. 12. Resources:ALSC’s Theodor Seuss Geisel Awardhttp://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward/index.cfmDr. Seuss Biographyhttp://www.biography.com/articles/Dr-Seuss-9479638Seussvillehttp://www.seussville.com/main.php?section=events&eventID=generalBook Covershttp://www.flr.follett.com

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