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.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book is “See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog,” written by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka and published by Candlewick Press.

Four Geisel Honor Books were named:
“The Bear in My Family,” written and illustrated by Maya Tatsukawa and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House; “Ty’s Travels: Zip, Zoom!” written by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Nina Mata and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers; “"What About Worms!?” written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins and published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group; and “Where’s Baby?” written and illustrated by Anne Hunter and published by Tundra Books of Northern New York, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Company.

See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536204278
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

The Bear in My Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525555827
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2020

Ty's Travels: All Aboard! (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062951076
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368045735
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 19th, 2020

Where's Baby? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735264984
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Published: Tundra Books - January 7th, 2020