Friday, December 21, 2007

Mock Geisel Award

The Theodor Seuss 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.

Each year our Children's Services department hosts a Mock Geisel Award program for adults who are interested in children's literature. If you would like to participate, the complete Mock Geisel Award reading list can be found here. If you can't join us in person for the discussion, please take a moment to post your comments about any of the books online. We'll be sure to read your comments as part of the discussion.

This year the Mock Geisel Award election will be held on Saturday, January 12th from 2 to 6 p.m. in Children's Services at the Main Library. To sign up, call the Children's Services department at (260) 421-1220 or send an email.

Here is the fourth and final reading list for the Mock Geisel Award:

Arnold, Tedd. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy.
Baker, Barbara. One Saturday Evening.
Bloom, Suzanne. Treasure.
Egan, Tim. Dodsworth in New York.
Gregorich, Barbara. Waltur Paints Himself Into A Corner.
Rylant, Cynthia. Annie and Snowball and the Dress-Up Birthday.
Rylant, Cynthia. Annie and Snowball and the Prettiest House.
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. First the Egg.
Yee, Wong Herbert. Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole.

For information about the other Mock Elections, click here.

See you at the Mock Geisel!