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Age: Toddlers
Categories: Concept Books

 


2013 Award
I Spy Pets
(by Edward Gibbs, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

Newest in the I Spy with My Little Eye series. This time the cut out on each page hints about a pet that is revealed with the turn of a page. The special feature of the pet's fur, feathers, scales are seen through a small opening and then are seen in one very lavish illustration on the reveal page. Made with sturdy paper stock, this is made for little hand and their page turning explorations. There is not a lot of language, but there is a lot of possible talk and illustrations that are memorable. Good for knowing and naming fun. 2-5.

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

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2013 Awards
I Spy on the Farm
(by Edward Gibbs, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

Big bold illustrations of familiar farm animals are featured in the playful book with cutout holes that allow a partial view of the animal hidden on the next page. The text offers a clue to help the little listener guess who will show up when the page is turned. Based on the original game and always popular game of I Spy With My Little Eye, this is a fun way to introduce toddlers to knowing and naming, color concepts and animal sounds. It includes letter names. For young toddlers we suggest skipping the letter names - use the sound the letter make as a hint or skip the letters altogether for young listeners. That's something they can grow into.

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

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2010 Award
Ooh La La Polka-Dot Boots
(by Ellen Olson-Brown/ illustrated by Christine Eng, Tricycle Press $14.99 Score:)

For knowing and naming the clothes we wear, this zippy little book has a lots to look at, a simple rhyming text and pages that flip to put on those wonderful polka-dot boots. A multi-cultural cast of kids add to the fun. 2-5.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Hop!
(by Phyllis Root/ illus. by Holly Meade, Candlewick $7.99 & up Score:)

Tuck this into the Easter basket or just bring it home for hopping good fun with words, rhythm, and rhyme. The tongue twisting rhymes are going to be a challenge for speed-readers and amusing to little listeners. Originally published in 2005, this edition is printed on sturdy cardboard pages that can take a lot of bouncing about as well as repeated readings. The images are playful, though somewhat alike since this is all about bunnies that jump, thump, scritch and twitch, and tumble and bumble. 1 & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Maisy's Toys/Los juguetes de Maisy
(Lucy Cousins, Candlewick $5.99 Score:)

One of a new series of bilingual knowing and naming books. If you are raising a bilingual child, your toddler can learn Spanish with Maisy. Familiar objects are illustrated in bold primary colors and ready for talking about in Spanish or English or both. There is no story here, just plenty of action as Maisy and her friends play ball, ride a trike, paint, and push their toy trucks about.  Also in the series of sturdy cardboard dual-language books, look for Maisy's Animals, Clothes, and Food. 

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

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2009 Award
Peek-a-Boo Who?
(by Simms Taback, Blue Apple $8.99 Score:)

There are no real surprises behind the lift the flap pages, yet this is an interesting little book that shows a small cutout image of an animal on the flap. When you lift the flap you see a larger version of the same animal. This will be fun to share with toddlers, especially if you add some sound effects as you talk about the little pig and the …peek-a-boo…big pig!

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

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2009 Awards
1 2 3
(by Simms Taback, Blue Apple and Chronicle $4.99 Score:)

Unlike so many counting books, this one really focuses on the beginning of counting from 1 to 3 and introducing the concept by touching the objects pictured. Designed for the youngest counters, this is printed on cardboard and is small in scale for little hands. This one to one relationship is different from the kind of rote counting that little children often do without understanding the meaning behind the words. As the book suggests at the end, there is no substitute for counting real things and while you’re at it…keep the number of things you count with beginners under five items.

 

 

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2009.

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2009 Awards
Rock & Roll Colors
(by Salina Yoon, Scholastic $7.99 Score:)

An oblong cardboard book with thick pages that allow a color disk to slide from one side of the page to another, coloring the two objects pictures. So on the red page it slides from a strawberry to a ladybug. This is novelty book that does not include orange, brown or black. That said, this is a fun book for developing color awareness, knowing and naming and sheer fun in making something happen. 9 months & up.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2009.

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2009 Award
Toys
(by Salina Yoon, Scholastic $8.99 Score:)

A color concept book with only four colors and an interesting novelty format. Each color is introduced on a page of its own with a pocket that holds a color card. Look at the image, name the object and color.  Now, pull the card out and when you have all the cards they can be fitted together in a puzzle. There are just four colors but this is a playful idea for toddlers.  No guarantee that the cards will not get lost, but the book will still work without them.

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

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2009 Awards
Eating the Rainbow
(by Rena D. Grossman, Star Bright Books $6.95 Score:)

A colorful knowing and naming food book for toddlers. Each two page spread focuses on a single color, with a large photo of a child holding or eating something of that color and four other photos of that color food on the facing page. Printed on sturdy cardboard stock, the photographs feature a multicultural cast of kids and food that is pretty easy to identify. Though litchis and guava may be a stretch, the concepts are basic and ideal for language development.

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

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