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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Fantasies

 


2014 Awards
Zoes 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
Big Bad Bubble
(by Adam Rubin/ illus Daniel Salmieri, Clarion $16.99 Score:)


It's good fun to be more knowledgeable than the big scary monsters in a story and these monsters maybe big, but they are anything than scary! In fact, you could call them the scardy-cat monsters of La-la land. What is it they worry about? Mostly it's bubbles that they fear and the exaggerated claims of the harm they might cause. This is all because one of them was once hit by a bubble gum bubble that hit him in the face. Spoiler alert: In the end the monsters overcome their fear of bubble, but if its not bubbles, there's always something new to worry about--isn't there? This storybook reminded the reviewer of the 24-hour news cycle spin. A fun way to introduce kids to the idea of not believing everything you hear. 4-8

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

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2013 Award
Journey
(by Aaron Becker, Candlewick $15.99 Score:)

Remember little Harold with his Purple Crayon? Flash forward to a somewhat older girl with a magical red crayon in her lonely room. When her parents are too busy to give her the time of day, she draws her way out of her confining home and into a world where quick thinking and her magic crayon transport her on a wondrous journey that goes far beyond the imaginary world of Harold's. A wordless page-turning adventure that children can tell in their own words or silently to themselves. A keeper!

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Otto the Book Bear
(by Katie Cleminson, Disney $16.99 Score:)

One day, Otto Bear, who lives in a book, discovers that he and his book have been abandoned when his children leave. Poor Otto is left to roam the city and he is most unhappy until he finds a big building lit up with a golden glow. He climbs the steps and discovers a world of other book bears and books that are enjoyed by many, many children in the public library.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Dark Night
(by Dorothee de Monfreid, Random House $14.99 Score:)

This little fantasy adventure comes under the heading of safe-scare, allowing a small boy to conquer his fears and triumph with a little help from another small creature. It all begins when Felix is walking home through the dark woods and he is frightened by a terrible noise. Feliz hides inside a hollowed out tree as a succession of wild animals appear. Magically he finds a door in the tree and behind that door a small rabbit with a big plan. This is a whimsical story in which the little guys win with just enough excitement to make it fun. 4 -7.

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

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2001 Awards
Martha and Skits
((by Susan Meddaugh) , Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:) Martha, our favorite talking dog, is back and she's not the one and only any more. Skits, a rambunctious pup, has arrived and is upsetting everything-including Martha's alphabet soup! But living up to Martha's special way with words makes her a hard act to follow! Like a true big sister, Martha finds a way to let Skits be a star. 4-8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Where Do Balloons Go?
(by Jamie Lee Curtis/illus. by Laura Cornell, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) Did you ever wonder where all those "oops, I lost it" balloons go? Curtis and Cornell take us on an airy adventure of possibilities. Don't miss their PLATINUM AWARD winning, When I Was Little. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Three More Stories You Can Read to Your Dog
(by Sara S. Miller/illus. by True Kelley, Houghton Mifflin $14 Score:) Happily, dogs can't read or write, which gives Miller the freedom to write these funny and oh-so-true stories about "every dog." Anyone who has given a pooch a bath, gone to the vet, or tried reading when a pup wants to play will laugh-out-loud at these canine chronicles. 48.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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1994 Awards
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
(by Laura J. Numeroff/illus. by Felicia Bond, HarperCollins $12.95 Score:) What happens if you give a mouse a cookie? Why, of course, he's going to want a glass of milk. Kids love the delicious cause-and-effect way the story builds. This was the first of a delightful series.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
The Little Engine That Could
(by Watty Piper/illus. by George and Doris Hauman, Putnam $4.95 Score:) Who will help the little Blue Engine and all the toys over the mountain? A well-loved story that talks to the importance of perseverance and confidence.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 1994.

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