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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

March 2007


In 2004, in recognition of the particular and important role of Dr. Seuss in the emergence of the beginning reader book as a new category of children’s book, the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) established the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. The award honors creativity and imagination in literary and artistic achievements that engage children in reading.

The beginning reader book experience can be thought of as a interaction between the book and the emergent or newly independent reader– without the necessary presence or input of a third party. Can a picture book be a beginning reader book? Yes! In fact, there are no limitations as to the character of a book considered for Geisel Award recognition except that it must be an original work and that it must function successfully as a beginning reader book.

Take a look at the 2007 Geisel Award books, and be sure to borrow them for YOUR beginning reader!

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways *Click here to request this book*

2007 Geisel Medal Winner:

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways

written and illustrated by Laura McGee Kvasnovsky

Three stories of the popular fox sisters who are determined to avoid the dreaded cucumber sandwiches their dad is preparing.

Previous Books in this Series:



Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride *Click here to request this book*

2007 Geisel Honor Book:

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris van Dusen

Watch out!  Mr. Watson’s regular Saturday drive takes a turn when his favorite pig, Mercy, ends up behind the wheel.

Other Books in this Series:



Move over, Rover! *Click here to request this book*

2007 Geisel Honor Book:

Move Over, Rover!

by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by Jane Dyer

It’s raining cats and dogs, and Rover is snuggled safe and dry in his doghouse, until a soggy menagerie of animals appears, one by one, looking for a cozy place to wait out the storm.




Not a Box *Click here to request this book*

2007 Geisel Honor Book:

Not a Box

written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis

Imagination is hard at work when Bunny plays with, in, and on a cardboard box.




For more information on the Geisel Award and all the winners to date, please click here.


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