And the winner is . . . We Are Growing! A Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie Like Reading! Book, written and illustrated by Laurie Keller, published by Disney-Hyperion
And the honor books are:
Go Otto Go, written and illustrated by David Milgrim, published by Simon Spotlight
Good Night Owl, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, published by Disney-HyperionThe Infamous Ratsos, written by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Matt Myers, published by Candlewick Press
Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! An Alphabet Caper, written and illustrated by Mike Twohy published by Balzer + Bray
Congratulations to all the book creators! What a wide-ranging group of winners the committee has selected, from picture books to readers, and an alphabet caper to a beginning chapter book. Here at Guessing Geisel we’re still gathering our thoughts and will be back later with a longer reaction. But for now, thank you to the Geisel Award committee and all the award committees for your hard work this year, and congratulations on selecting your winners.
Shilo Halfen, Chair