Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Books

Winners from 2006 to 2020

2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners

Stop! Bot!
Written & illustrated by James Yang
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Rear Window meets Wes Anderson meets Richard Scarry in this fun picture book follow-up to Bus! Stop!

In this very young picture book mystery, a little boy out for a walk with his family stops to show a building doorman his new “bot”: “I have a bot!” Only he doesn’t have it for long, because it floats up out of his hands like an escaped balloon. “Stop! Bot!” Springing to action, the kind doorman runs up to each floor of the building to try and catch it — along with the help of each floor’s resident. But while everything looks normal at first, every floor (and resident) is a little more wacky and unusual than the last! Musicians, baseball players, zoo animals, and finally a very large monkey all play a part — but will they rescue the Bot before it’s too late?! Children will love all the funny details in this very playful picture book!

Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!
Written & illustrated by Cece Bell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell comes an offbeat, pitch-perfect storybook for beginning readers that will have them in fits of giggles.

“Maybe your foot smells good. Maybe your foot smells great. But I will not smell your foot until you say PLEASE.”

Meet Chick and Brain. And their friend Spot. Chick likes to follow the rules. Brain might not be as smart as he looks. And Spot just wants to eat lunch. In a graphic reader loaded with verbal and visual humor, Cece Bell offers a comical primer on good manners gone awry. Simple, silly, and perfectly suited for its audience, this tale of Chick and Brain’s constant misunderstandings and miscommunications proves once again that Cece Bell is a master at meeting kids where they are.

The Book Hog
Written & illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

The Book Hog loves books-the way they look, the way they feel, the way they smell-and he’ll grab whatever he can find. There’s only one problem: he can’t read! But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature-loving pig discovers the treasure that books really are. Geisel Medalist Greg Pizzoli presents a new character who is sure to steal your heart in this picturebook full of humorous charm and vivid illustrations.

Flubby Is Not a Good Pet!
Written & illustrated by J E Morris
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet Flubby–the lovably lazy feline who prefers a purr-fectly laid-back lifestyle! Flubby is a large, sleepy cat who refuses to do the things that other pets do. He won’t sing, catch, or even jump! But when a scary situation brings Flubby and his owner together, they realize they really do need each other–and that makes Flubby a good pet after all.

    All Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners

    Multiple Award Winners

    Stop! Bot! book
    James Yang
    Picture book
    3.0
    Noodleheads See the Future book
    Mitch Weiss, Martha Hamilton, Tedd Arnold
    Chapter book
    I See a Cat book
    Paul Meisel
    Picture book
    Go, Otto, Go! book
    David Milgrim
    Picture book
    Up, Tall and High book
    Ethan Long
    Picture book
    See Me Run book
    Paul Meisel
    Picture book
    Stinky book
    Eleanor Davis
    Picture book
    Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator book
    Richard P. Campbell, Sarah C. Campbell
    Picture book
    One Boy book
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Picture book
    Chicken Said, "Cluck!" book
    Sue Truesdell, Judyann Ackerman Grant
    Picture book
    Vulture View book
    Steve Jenkins, April Pulley Sayre
    Picture book
    First the Egg book
    Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Picture book
    Move Over, Rover! book
    Jane Dyer, Karen Beaumont
    Picture book
    Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride book
    Chris Van Dusen, Kate DiCamillo
    Chapter book
    Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day book
    Ann Schweninger, Jean Van Leeuwen
    Picture book

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