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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Coping with Life's Ups and Downs
Subcategories: Feelings


2014 Awards
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

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2013 Award
Tallulah's Toe Shoes
(by Marilyn Singer/ illus Alexandra Boiger, Clarion $16.99 Score:)

Tallulah, like so many other little ballerinas is longing to toe shoes, the kind that real ballerinas wear when they dance on pointe. Not content to wait, as everyone tries to tell her she must, she takes home a pair of discarded slippers and makes some sad discoveries. Unlike so many ballet stories, this one ends on a hopeful note with a nod to the bigger idea that some things you have to wait for and can't happen instantly.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2013.

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2012 Award
John Jensen Feels Different
(by Henrik Hovland/ illus. Torill Kove, Eermans $17 Score:)

John Jensen not only feels different, he looks a lot different from the folks on the train, office, on the street or in the emergency room. It's the big doctor with enormous ears that helps John understand that we do not all look the same. After all, Doc is an elephant and John is a crocodile. This droll tale will tickle kids and leave them with some ideas to think about, too.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on

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2009 Award
Duck! Rabbit!
(by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld, Chronicle $16.99 Score:)

Good fun here with an optical illusion that goes from duck to rabbitódepending on how you look at it. This is both a funny idea and one that also introduces a big idea about the eye of the beholder. It starts out as a funny little argument and ends on the possibility that otherís point of view just might be true. A big idea! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on

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