January 24, 2012

2012 Geisel Award Winner is Tales for Very Picky Eaters

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On Monday, January 23rd, the American Library Association announced the winner and honors books of the 2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. This is the third of a series of posts on this year's ALA award winning children's books. The first post was on the 2012 Newbery Medal Winner and the second post was on the 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner.

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and / or illustrator(s) with the most outstanding contribution of beginner reading books in American Literature.  Mr. Geisel, also knows as Dr. Seuss, is most noteably known for creating easy to read books such as The Cat and the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.

The 2012 Geisel Award winner is Tales for Very Picky Eaters written and illustrated by Josh Schneider.


In 2012, there were three Geisel honors books:  I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems (an elephant and piggie book), I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, and See Me Run by Paul Meisel.



There are many other Children's Book Awards given throughout the year in the United States. Most are given through the first half of the year.

The 2012 Geisel Award Winner was originally published on Books My Children Read blog.

January 23, 2012

The 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner is A Ball for Daisy

On Monday, January 23rd, the American Library Association announced the winner and honors books of the 2012 Caldecott Medal.  This is the second of a series of posts on this year's ALA award winning children's books.  The first was on the 2012 Newbery Medal Winner.

The Caldecott Medal is given annually to the illustrator with the best american published picture book.  Randolph Caldecott was a 19th century illustrator of childrens books.

The 2012 Caldecott Medal winner is A Ball for Daisy illustrated and written by Chris Raschka



In 2012, there were three Caldecott honors books:  Blackout illustrated and written by John Rocco, Grandpa Green illustrated and written by Lane Smith, and Me...Jane illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell



There are many Children's Book Awards given throughout the year in the United States. Most are given through the first half of the year.

The 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner was originally published on Books My Children Read blog.

The 2012 Newbery Medal Winner is Dead End in Norvelt

This week I will be posting all of the American Library Association winners and honors books.  The first post in this series is the 2012 Newbery Medal Winner. 

The Newbery Medal is named after John Newbery, an eighteenth century English bookseller.  The Newbery Medal, first awarded in 1922, encourages original children's books and innovation in the area of Children's literature.

The 2012 Newbery Medal Winner is Dead End in Norvelt written by Jack Gantos.



There were two 2012 Newbery Honors books, Breaking Stalin's Nose written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin and Inside Out and Back Again written by Thanhha Lai.




There are many Children's Book Awards given throughout the year in the United States.  Most are given through the first half of the year. 

The 2012 Newbery Medal Winner was originally published on Books My Children Read blog.