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Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners


     2010s  |   2000s  |

The Dr. Seus Award, first presented in 2006, is given to the author and illustrator of the "most distinguished contribution
to the body of American children's literature known as beginning reader books." (ALA: Dr. Seuss Award)


* indicates winning title

2014
* The Watermelon Seed - Greg Pizzoli
Ball - Mary Sullivan
A Big Guy Took My Ball! - Mo Willems
Penny and Her Marble - Kevin Henkes

2013
* Up, Tall and High! - Ethan Long
Let's Go for a Drive! - Mo Willems
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons - Eric Litwin, text; James Dean, creator & illus.
Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover - Cece Bell

2012
* Tales for Very Picky Eaters - Josh Schneider
I Broke My Trunk - Mo Willems
I Want My Hat Back - Jon Klassen
See Me Run - Paul Meisel

2011
* Bink and Gollie - Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee, text; Tony Fucile, illus.
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! - Grace Lin
We Are in a Book! - Mo Willems

2010
* Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! - Geoffrey Hayes
I Spy Fly Guy! - Tedd Arnold
Little Mouse Gets Ready - Jeff Smith
Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends - Wong Herbert Yee
Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day - Kate McMullan, text; R.W. Alley, illus.

2009
* Are You Ready to Play Outside? - Mo Willems
Chicken Said, "Cluck!" - Judy Ackerman Grant, text; Sue Truesdell, illus.
One Boy - Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Stinky - Eleanor Davis
Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator - Sarah C. Campbell, text; Sarah C. Campbell & Richard P. Campbell, photographs

2008
* There Is a Bird On Your Head! - Mo Willems
First the Egg - Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Hello, Bumblebee Bat - Darrin Lunde, text; Patricia J. Wynne, illus.
Jazz Baby - Lisa Wheeler, text; R. Gregory Christie, illus.
Vulture View - April Pulley Sayre, text; Steve Jenkins, illus.

2007
* Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways - Laura McGee Kvasnosky
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride - Kate DiCamillo, text; Chris Van Dusen, illus.
Move Over, Rover! - Karen Beaumont, text; Jane Dyer, illus.
Not a Box - Antoinette Portis

2006
* Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas - Cynthia Rylant, text; Suçie Stevenson, illus.
Hi! Fly Guy - Tedd Arnold
A Splendid Friend, Indeed - Suzanne Bloom
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa - Erica Silverman, text; Betsy Lewin, illus.
Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day - Jean Van Leeuwen, text; Ann Schweninger, illus.





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