The Geisel Award honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children's literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.

Winner is “Charlie & Mouse,” written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Emily Hughes. The book is published by Chronicle Books.

Five Geisel Honor Books also were named: “I See a Cat,” written and illustrated by Paul Meisel and published by Holiday House; “King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats,” written by Dori Hillestad Butler, illustrated by Nancy Meyers and published by Peachtree Publishers; “My Kite Is Stuck! And Other Stories,” written and illustrated by Salina Yoon and published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books; “Noodleheads See the Future,” written by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, illustrated by Tedd Arnold and published by Holiday House and “Snail & Worm Again,” written and illustrated by Tina Kügler and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Charlie & Mouse: Book 1 Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Emily Hughes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452131535
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 11th, 2017

I See a Cat (I Like to Read) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823438495
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Published: Holiday House - September 5th, 2017

King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats Cover Image
ISBN: 9781561458776
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2017

My Kite is Stuck! and Other Stories (A Duck, Duck, Porcupine Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619638907
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

Noodleheads See the Future Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823440146
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Published: Holiday House - May 8th, 2018

Snail and Worm Again: Three Stories About Two Friends Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544792494
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017