Last week, Michele Knott posted her thoughts on possible books to win the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award, one of the ALA Youth Media Awards. However, the Geisel Award always is a bit of a puzzle to me. Sometimes it goes to a picture book with text that is easy for beginning readers to read independently. Sometimes it goes to an early reader. And sometimes, it goes to an early chapter book. Mo Willems has been a frequent winner of the award.
Here are a few books to consider....
A Pig, A Fox, and Stinky Socks by Jonathan Fenske (Penguin, February 2017)
The first book in the Pig & Fox series won a honor award in 2016. Will book 2 also be recognized?
We Need More Nuts! by Jonathan Fenske (Penguin, September 2017)
Fenske also had another early reader out this year. Will these nutty characters see some bling?
It's Shoe Time! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! #4) by Bryan Collier, Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion, October 2017)
Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie Likes Reading series continues with a book written and illustrated by Bryan Collier.
The illustrations are beautiful in this one, and I think will enjoy this book.
I Love You Like a Pig by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli (Balzer & Bray, September 2017)
Mac Barnett has never won a Geisel, but illustrator Greg Pizzoli has won a Geisel honor.
Have you come across an books that you think have a chance of winning the 2018 Geisel Award?
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