Wednesday, April 11, 2012

We've Moved!

Please visit us at ACPL's new kids' blog, One Book, Two Books, Old Books, New Books

Find our latest Mock Geisel nominees by selecting "Mock Geisel" in the drop down category box on the right-hand side of the new blog.

We look forward to seeing you at our new blog!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

And the REAL Geisel Winner is...

Tales for Very Picky Eaters written and illustrated by Josh Schneider

Three Geisel Honor Books were selected. They are:

I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

See Me Run by Paul Meisel

Congratulations to all the winners.

It was a great year for Children's Books!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

And the Winner Is....

On Sunday, December 4th, the Allen County Public Library hosted a Mock Geisel Election for Families. After counting over 50 votes, we arrived at our Mock Geisel 2012 winner as well as three Honor Books. The winner is -- Drum Roll, please --

Fly guy Vs. the Flyswatter! by Tedd Arnold
Summary: A hilarious new Fly Guy adventure -- when Fly Guy joins Buzz's class on a trip to a flyswatter factory, it's the "best field trip ever!" When Fly Guy goes to school with Buzz, they learn that his class is taking a field trip to a flyswatter factory! BAD NEWZZ! Fly Guy tries to hide in Buzz's pocket, but when the tour guide starts insulting flies, Buzz cannot help but stick his head out. A robotic flyswatter named the Super Swatter detects Fly Guy, and Fly Guy causes a hilarious ruckus in his efforts to escape. At the end of this zany adventure, the flyswatter factory announces an end to its factory tours and the students use their free flyswatters as art to celebrate the "best field trip ever!"

Three Honor Books were selected:

I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems

Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems

Dixie by Grace Gilman

What great choices!  Now we just need to wait until January 23rd for the ALA Youth Media Awards to find out what the REAL winners are!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Mock Geisel Election for Families

Families are invited to visit Children's Services at the Main Library between NOW and December 4. Help us choose the "best" early reader for children in our MONTH LONG Mock Geisel Election. Books on the reading list below are available for viewing. Everyone -- adults and children alike -- may fill out a ballot and vote for their favorite new early reader, one vote per day per person, please.

On Sunday, December 4, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. we'll be holding our Mock Geisel for Families program. Come and learn about the Geisel Award and take part in the last vote before our Mock Winner is announced. We'll also have refreshments and book give-aways. We hope you'll join us!

Fly Guy Vs. the Flyswatter! by Tedd Arnold

Frog and Friends by Eve Bunting

Cork & Fuzz: The Swimming Lesson by Dori Chaconas

Carl and the Baby Duck by Alexandra Day

The Lion and the Mice by Rebecca Emberley

Harry to the Rescue by Thea Feldman

Tucker's Beetle Band by Thea Feldman

Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos

Dixie by Grace Gilman

A Monster IS Coming by David L. Harrison

A Poor Excuse for a Dragon by Geoffrey Hayes

Dear Dragon Goes to the Market by Margaret Hillert

Ducks Go Vroom by Jane Kohuth

Hippo and Rabbit in Three Short Tales by Jeff Mack

Tricky Tooth by Fran Manushkin

Buzz Beaker and the Outer Space Trip by Cari Meister

Buzz Beaker and the Speed Secret by Cari Meister

Joe and Sparky, Superstars! by Jamie Michalak

Dude: Fun with Dude and Betty by Lisa Pliscou

Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell by Cynthia Rylant

Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider

Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems

I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems

Flappy and Scrappy by Arthur Yorinks

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Real Winners!

Congratulations to the winners!

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award 2011
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Tony Fucile

Geisel Honor Books:
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin
We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems

Monday, December 6, 2010

ACPL Mock Geisel 2011 Award Winners

The ACPL Mock Geisel 2011 Award goes to:

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin

Three honor books were named:
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies by Erica Silverman, illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Scat, Cat! by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Paul Meisel
We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dick and Jane and Vampires by Laura Marchesani

Dick and Jane and Vampires by Laura Marchesani

Dick and Jane meet a creepy, cape-wearing vampire and, unexpectedly, they all become friends.

Grosset & Dunlap, 2010.