- Meaghan O'Brien
You are invited to join members of the library's Youth Services Team as they choose the title they think will win this year's Geisel Award. The youth services staff will hold a mock awards ceremony prior to the actual announcement. Please join us at 3 p.m on Wednesday, January 23, in the Headquarters Library Theater.
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is awarded annually to the author and illustrator of a children’s beginning reader book published in the United States in the preceding year. The award is named in honor of the world-renowned children’s author Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. The actual award winner for 2012 will be announced at 8:00 a.m. PT on January 28, 2013. You can also watch the award announcements via videocast.
On January 23rd, team members will present and discuss the following titles which they have chosen as finalists:
Bink & Gollie, Two for One by Kate DiCamillo
The state fair is in town, and now Bink and Gollie—utter opposites and best friends extraordinaire—must use teamwork and their gray matter while navigating its many wonders. Will the energetic Bink win the world’s largest donut in the Whack-a-Duck game? Will the artistic Gollie wow the crowd in the talent show? As the undaunted duo steps into the mysterious tent of fortune-teller Madame Prunely, one prediction is crystal clear: this unlikely pair will always be the closest of pals.
Let’s Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems
Elephant Gerald and Piggie want to go for a drive, but as Gerald thinks of one thing after another that they will have to take along, they come to realize that they lack the most important thing of all.
Monkey and Elephant by Carole Lexa Schaefer
In three episodes two friends cool off on a hot day, sing songs, and outsmart some riffraff wildcats.
Penny and her Song by Kevin Henkes
Penny comes home from school eager to share her own song, but must wait until the time is right to teach it to her parents and the babies.
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder
Close-up photos and lightly-rhymed declarative verse capture a bug’s-eye view of nature and encourage children to experience the world outside their doors with care and openness. Includes insect facts.