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
In honor of Dr. Seuss for his creativity andimagination in motivating children to read.
Purpose of Award:To celebrate the most distinguished American books for beginning readers (Pre-K through Grade 2).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Books2011 Medal Winner: Bink & Gollie Written by Kate DiCamillo
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Books2011 Honor Books: