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2014 Award
A Letter for Leo
(By Sergio Ruzzier, Clarion $16.99 Score:)

There's a lovely roundness to this low-key tale of a mailman who never has received a letter. One day he finds a small bird in his mailbox and takes care of it until spring comes. With the arrival of the birds from their winter migration, the little bird leaves Leo, but before long what should arrive? Of course, a letter filled with cheeps.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Me and My Day
(By Liesbet Slegers, Clavis $11.95 Score:)

A sturdy knowing and naming book about a typical day from morning to night. Familiar objects in the world of babies are shown in isolation on one page and in use on the facing page. There is a short text for each item, but basically this is a book for talking and relating to the lap sitter and his world. Also: Me and the Seasons. 12 months & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Take a Look, Vroom
(By Liesbet Slegers, Clavis $11.95 Score:)

Toddlers love transportation and this is one with plenty of ways to travel with extra action slide pages. A step beyond a naming and knowing book, each illustration is named in simple language and opens to reveal hidden passengers. These are sturdy board books with slide action instead of flaps require some hand power and dexterity that may take some practice to do independently. Also see Take a Look, Bunny, on a swing, on a slide, in a sandbox and other familiar toddler haunts. 18 months & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Can You Say It, Too? Roar! Roar!
(By Sebastian Braun, Candlewick $8.99 Score:)

A stout little picture book with flaps that reveal wild animals of the African bush. It purports to teach tots the sounds these less than familiar animals make. This is a stretch, but after a visit to the zoo, some toddlers might like knowing and naming the wild animals they have seen and this is a place you can begin. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Chu's Day
(By Neil Gaiman/illus. Adam Rex, HarperCollins $7.99 Score:)

Great for hamming it up with exaggerated sneezes or near-sneezes as you read this silly story about Chu, a little panda with a mighty big sneeze. Originally published in hardcover, the book is now in a sturdy board book, the kind of format usually done for infants and toddlers. This is a story for older preschoolers who will get the humor of the finale. You have to know the difference between real and make believe to get the joke. Save this for 4-8.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Animal Teachers
(By Janet Halfmann/ illus Katy Hudsom, Blue Apple $17.99 Score:)

How do animals learn? They don't go to school or have books. In a charming and informative book, they learn from their teachers, their mothers, fathers and sometimes the herd they live with in the great outdoor classroom of the world. Each new idea is followed with interactive questions that give children a chance to make the connections between their world and how they learn.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Award
Zoe’s Jungle
(By Bethanie Deeney Muruia, Scholastic $16.99 Score:)

Playing a pretend game in the park, Zoe has just five minutes before she has to go home. For the child listener and page turner there is the lively imagined world of Zoe's chase, punctuated with related but realistic reminders that time for play is almost up. A lively romp with delightful action packed illustrations. 4 & up

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Award
I Feel Five
(By Bethanie Deeney Murguia, Candlewick $16.95 Score:)

Fritz has been looking forward to turning five, yet when the big day arrives he doesn't feel all that different. Of course, since this is a picturebook there is that moment tucked in at the end to make the story complete, yet, perhaps the bigger story is how many children will relate to the real moments of truth, when nothing feels all that different. It's a good story for talking about the typical impatient feelings kids have and their need for tangible proof that they are growing up in so many ways that can't always be measured in inches or candles on the cake.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Awards
Sassy Peek-a-boo Barnyard Blocks
(Sassy $12.99 Score:)

Four textured fabric blocks with interesting patterns, sounds, and peek-a-boo flaps that make them easier for baby to grab and explore. Use these for looking at, touching, and talking games. Stack em up and use a swipe of the hand or a ball to knock them down. They put numbers, letters, and words on them, but by the time baby is ready for those the blocks will be old news. Just enjoy them for their sensory possibilities and for playful games.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Award
Sassy Barnyard Animals Activity Books
(Sassy $6.99 Score:)

For laptime sharing, these small fabric books have a squeaker to grab baby's attention and different textures on each page. We like the piggy book best. There is a somewhat fuzzy velour pig page, a silky smooth page and a bumpy one. Might be useful for diverting attention or passing time in a waiting situation. It also attaches to stroller for gazing.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2014.

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