Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners and Honor Books

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  • This is the list of Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners and Honor Books that I own.
  • 2006

  • Award Winner:
  • Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Suçie Stevenson
  • Honor Books:
  • Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
  • A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom
  • Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman and illustrated by Betsy Lewin
  • Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day by Jean Van Leeuwen and illustrated by Ann Schweninger
  • 2007

  • Award Winner:
  • Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
  • Honor Books:
  • Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
  • Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jane Dyer
  • Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
  • 2008

  • Award Winner:
  • There Is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems
  • Honor Books:
  • First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde, illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne
  • Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
  • Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
  • 2009

  • Award Winner:
  • Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems
  • Honor Books:
  • Chicken Said, ‘Cluck!’ by Judyann Ackerman Grant, illustrated by Sue Truesdell
  • One Boy written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Stinky written and illustrated by Eleanor Davis
  • Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell, photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell
  • 2010

  • Award Winner:
  • Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes
  • Honor Books:
  • I Spy Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
  • Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith
  • Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends by Wong Herbert Yee
  • Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan
  • 2011

  • Award Winner:
  • Bink and Gollie written by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee
  • Honor Books:
  • Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! written and illustrated by Grace Lin
  • We Are in a Book! written and illustrated by Mo Willems
  • 2012

  • Award Winner:
  • Tales for Very Picky Eaters written and illustrated by Josh Schneider
  • Honor Books:
  • I Broke My Trunk written and illustrated by Mo Willems
  • I Want My Hat Back written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
  • See Me Run written and illustrated by Paul Meisel
  • 2013

  • Award Winner:
  • Up, Tall and High! written and illustrated by Ethan Long
  • Honor Books:
  • Let’s Go for a Drive! written and illustrated by Mo Willems
  • Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
  • Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover written and illustrated by Cece Bell
Author Comments: 

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.