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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: School
Subcategories: Tales out of School

 


2012 Award
Lost and Found
(by Bill Harley/ illus. Adam Gustavson, Peachtree Press $16.95 Score:)

When Justin lost a hat his Grandmother made for him, his mother insists that he needs to take better care of his things. Justin takes this to heart and discovers a Lost and Found box in Mr. Rumowsky’s office. Each trip into the giant box has its own fears that are overcome. Justin brings forth treasures for others, but not his own missing hat. Still, when Gram comes visiting Justin has a hat that appears to be the missing one. 7 & up.

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

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2012 Award
Bailey at the Museum
(by Harry Bliss, Scholastic $16.99 Score:)

Having a classmate like Bailey, a curious pooch, does make for a lively field trip to the Natural History Museum. Bailey is more than enthusiastic about sampling the dinosaur bones and somewhat under impressed by the Stone Age display. The narrative is told in prose that is lightened up with dialogue bubbles. Thanks to the cartoonish illustrations and the bubbles, we get a take on Bailey's often amusing thoughts as well as those of his teacher, the museum guard and others.

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

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2011 Award
Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine
(by Allison Wortche/illus by Patricia Barton, Knopf $19.99 Score:)

Poor Rosie is a little green with envy. A girl named Violet seems to be best at everything. Rosie can take just so much and then one day, after the class has planted seeds, she wants her plant to be the best. When no one is looking, all-too-human Rosie pokes Violet's sprouting plant into the soil. Almost at once, she regrets what she has done, especially when she learns that Violet has the Chickenpox. While Violet is getting better Rosie finds a way to make things right. A gentle little story that will resonate with early years children. 4-8.

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

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2011 Award
Yoko's Show and Tell
(by Rosemary Wells, Hyperion $15.99 Score:)

Yoko's grandparents send her an antique doll that has been in their family for years. Yoko wants to take Miki to school for show and tell and disobeys her mother's Big No voice. There is plenty of action, suspense and an important lesson to learn in this beautiful little picture book. Rosemary Wells' Japanese textiles are small gems. 3-6

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

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2009 Award
Max and the Dumb Flower Picture
(by Martha Alexander with James Rumford, Charlesbridge $9.95 Score:)

A little gem of a story.  Max’s teacher gives all the children a flower to color that they can give as a gift for Mother’s Day. Max knows his mother would not like a pre-made flower. He refuses to color it. Instead, Max sets an example that inspires his friends and pleases the grown-ups as well.

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

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2001 Award
Hooray for Grandparents' Day
(by Nancy Carlson, Viking $15.99 Score:) It's Grandparents' Day and Arnie doesn't have any grandparents to invite. Here's a creative solution to a problem many kids will relate to—honorary grandparents to the rescue! 3–7.

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

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2001 Award
Jingle Bells, Homework Smells
(by Diane de Groat, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) While set in the holiday season, Gilbert's homework problems are universal. He is too distracted to get down to work. Sound familiar? A modern day fable for young procrastinators. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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1994 Awards
Ramona the Pest
(by Beverly Cleary/illus. by Allen Tiegreen, William Morrow $13.95 Score:) Spunky Ramona almost becomes a kindergarten dropout when the teacher fails to appreciate her original approach to writing. This and the other endearing books in the Blue Chip Ramona series are ideal read-alouds for 6-7s that kids enjoy rereading on their own as their skills grow.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 1994.

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Awards
Amazing Grace
(by Mary Hoffman/ illus. by Caroline Binch, Dial $14 Score:) When her teacher announces the class play will be Peter Pan, Grace wants to be the star. A classmate insists Grace can't get the part because she's a girl and she's black. Thanks to her Gram and Mom, Grace goes for it! 5-8

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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2001 Awards
The Brand New Kid
(by Katie Couric/illus. by Marjorie Priceman, Doubleday $15.95 Score:) Kids who are starting in a new school as well as kids who are returning will relate to this all too familiar story of being an outsider. In lilting verse, Couric spins a little lesson that speaks to being kind and accepting and the courage it sometimes takes to stand up for someone who is being excluded. We want our kids to be kind and often we expect them to be that way naturally. But sometimes we need to be direct about this and The Brand New Kid can help you do that.

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

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