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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: First Little Stories, Adventures and Mysteries

 


2014 Award
A Letter for Leo
(By Sergio Ruzzier, Clarion $16.99 Score:)

There's a lovely roundness to this low-key tale of a mailman who never has received a letter. One day he finds a small bird in his mailbox and takes care of it until spring comes. With the arrival of the birds from their winter migration, the little bird leaves Leo, but before long what should arrive? Of course, a letter filled with cheeps.

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

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2014 Award
A Library Book for Bear
(By Bonny Becker/ illus by Kady MacDonald Denton, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

Just when you thought you did not need another book about bears or another one about going to the library, along comes an absolute gem with perfect picture book pace and pitch. Bear regrets that he agreed to go to the library with his friend Mouse. Of course, bear goes but takes his negative views along. With few words and illustrations that deliver more than words alone could ever do, this is an endearing story about a bear who knows what he wants and gets it, too. 4 & up.

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

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2014 Award
Is There a Dog in This Book?
(by Viviane Schwarz, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

Viviane Schwarz takes the lift the flap book to a new and more sophisticated level. Unlike the usual toddler flap books this one has an amusing story line. Put simply, it's about three cats who think there is a dog in their house and they are afraid of dogs--but as the story moves along one of the cats thinks a dog might be nice to pet. In just a few amusing pages the tone of the story changes as the cats and dog begin to trust each other. It's hard to say how many times this lift the flap book will entertain, but let's just say, it is a lively and fun read the first time through. 3-7


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

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2014 Awards
Whose Hat is That?
(By Anita Bijsterbosch, Clavis $16.99 Score:)

A hat flies in the wind and lands on various animals that all claim to be the owner of the hat. This is a repetitive refrain book that children of a certain age love, since it is so predictable. It is also a knowing and naming book that presents less than fully realistic images of familiar animals. With some prompting, older toddlers will soon recognize these variations. Of course. in the end the hat is returned to the rightful owner and all is well in the world. 2 & up.

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

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2013 Award
Winter is for Snow
(by Robert Neubecker, Hyperion $16.95 Score:)

Two points of view on the subject of winter and snow bounce back and forth. One child loves everything about the cold snowy days, while the other is more a stay-at-home hates the cold type. The latter sounds a bit more adult-like, but it is hard to know when such attitudes begin. In any case, the art sets the mood and the snow and winter just build into an irresistible marshmallow delicious world that includes holidays for everyone. Even the most anti-winter ones among us will not be able to resist. 3-5

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

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2013 Awards
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to School?
(by Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson/ illus. by L, Amazon $16.99 Score:)

No reluctance about going to school in this bouncy picture book. Kitty Cat's day is full of fun and the daily events of early school days. Told in bouncy verse that is reminiscent of that old rhyme, "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Go upstairs..." 2 & up.

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

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2013 Award
Maisy's Fairground
(by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick $17.99 Score:)

Just in time for summer and all the annual fairground attractions, Maisy and her pals will give little ones a preview of the fun they may expect to have or the fun of replaying some of the rides they may have enjoyed. The action packed pull tabs make the bumper cars move, and there's a bouncy castle, a swing that goes high and low, a giant slide, a roller coaster, ferris wheel, treats to eat and a merry-go-round, of course. You'll want to use this together, since little hands may accidentally break the paper engineering pieces. That said, this is a fun interactive book. 3 & up.

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

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2013 Award
Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?
(by Eve Bunting/ illus. Sergio Ruzzier, Houghton Mifflin $16.99 Score:)

Duck cannot find his new blue socks. So begins this journey in verse with Duck asking fox and ox and finally the peacocks if they, by chance, have seen his socks. This will be a fun read-aloud and a good one for breaking the code for beginning readers. It's a one-joke book that is pretty predictable, but probably satisfying enough to hear more than once. 4-7

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

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2013 Award
Puffin Peter
(by Petr Horáček, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

A young science book starring two puffins that get separated in a storm. A friendly whale tries to help Peter find Paul based on Peter’s short descriptions of his friend. When he says his friend is black and white the whale takes him to the penquins. When he says Paul is noisy he takes him to a flock of parrots. In searching for Paul we get to see a nice variety of birds until at last Paul and Peter have their happy reunion. A small story with lovely illustrations for young listeners. 3 & up.

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

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2013 Award
Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg
(by Lori Mortensen/ illus. Michael Allen Austin, Clarion $16.99 Score:)

The chase is on, Cowpoke Clyde has a dirty dawg who needs a bath. In this merry romp dawg keeps getting the best of Clyde and the other animals on the ranch. A fun yarn told in verse that makes for an amusing read-a-loud. 4-8

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

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