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Age: Preschoolers
Categories: History

 


2011 Award
Balloons over Broadway
(by Melissa Sweet, Houghton Mifflin $16.99 Score:)

Ever wonder how the Macy's Day Parade came into being? In a biography for young readers, Melissa Sweet tells the story of Tony Sarge, the immigrant boy who loved to make puppets and grew up to invent upside-down marionettes that we all marvel at each Thanksgiving.  We think this is best for school aged kids.

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

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2009 Award
Stagecoach Sal
(by Deborah Hopkinson/ illus. by Carson Ellis, Hyperion $16.99 Score:)

When her dad is stung by a hornets, Sal takes over as stagecoach driver and runs into the scoundrel, Poetic Pete. But have no fear this larger than life size gal manages to get the mail through and capture the villain, too! This is a lively vehicle for giving kids a glimpse of the old west. Based on several true-life characters, this is a work of historic fiction with opportunities for singing some of our best known folksongs. A storybook that can be partly sung and enjoyed by young listeners/singers. 4-8.

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

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2009 Award
Roadwork
(by Sally Sutton/ illus. by Brian Lovelock, Candlewick $15.99 Score:)

Building a road becomes a lyrical tale with bold illustrations that capture the action and all the big machines needed for the job. Children’s fascination with both trucks and construction make this a sure fire choice they will enjoy chanting as they become familiar with the rhymes that echo the action as the road takes shape. This is sure to be a noisy read-aloud with lots of help from listeners. 3 & up.

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

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2008 Award
Mega Trucks
(by Deborah Murrell and Chistiane Gunzi, Scholastic $9.99 Score:)

Kids who are fascinated with trucks will enjoy pouring over the photos of the massive vehicles pictured here. Laced with informative factoids, this is mostly about looking at the photographs and being astounded by the work they do. 4-8

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
A Walk in New York
(by Salvatore Rubbino, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

Unlike a lot of glitzy books about New York, this is a lively tour of the city by a boy and his dad. It is full of snippets of information as well as breezy paintings of places such as Grand Central, a fold out of the Empire State Building, and views of Greenwich Village and the harbor. 4-8.

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

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2004 Award
My New York
(by Kathy Jakobsen, Little Brown $18.95 Score:) Ten years ago this marvelous folkart tour of New York City made our top picks of the year list. Now it has been updated a perfect example of making a good thing better. We have to admit we are totally biased when it comes to our home to wn. Giant gatefolds open for panoramic views of the Empire State building and then the view from above. There is Radio City Music Hall complete with Rockettes, the Thanksgiving Parade, Fourth of July, Rockefeller Center at Christmas and Times Square on New Years Eve. A feast for the eyes ! Whether you have visited or are planning a visit, this gem takes you to all the landmarks that children will want to visit or recall. The revised edition shows the site of the World Trade Center on the map and in the final dedication page. This came too late for our 2004 book, but it is bound to be around for years to come. We are looking forward to seeing the Christmas edition. All Ages.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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