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Product Type: Books
Age: Toddlers
Categories: Family and Friends

 

 
2013 Awards
Pip and Posy The Snowy Day
(Axel Scheffler, Candlewick $12.99 Score:)

Pip and Posy enjoy all the typical fun of a snowy day until they have a snow throwing quarrel over making a snow mouse or snow rabbit. A small story about friends who learn how to make up. A bit didactic, but may be a helpful way of talking about a typical preschool problem ( or should we say, a life problem, that is seldom solved so easily.) Maybe we will send our review copy on to Congress.

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

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2010 Award
What Will You Be, Sara Mee?
(by Kate Aver Avraham/ illus. by Anne Sibley O’Brie, Charlesbridge $16.95 Score:)

A first birthday is a major event in most cultures. In this charming picture book, her big brother Chong is excited that the big day of her tol, her traditional Korean 1st birthday celebration, has finally come. He looks forward to the game they will play to find out what she will become--a scholar or a writer or a cook or an artist? Bold images in brilliant colors show the many ways the family celebrates.

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

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2010 Award
Guess How Much I Love You All Year Long
(by Sam McBratney/ illus. Anita Jeram, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

Four seasons are celebrated in style in this darling collection of stories with the Big and Little Nutbrown Hares. An oversized picture book with four tender stories about colors, growing up, playing pretend, and an I spy game that is a valentine! These are each little stories to share with your toddler. Read one or read them all, but be prepared to read these endearing little stories again and again. Oddly enough this was published abroad in 2007, but this is a first edition in the United States--thanks goodness they finally did this one! 18 months & up.

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

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2010 Award
The Fathers Are Coming
(by Margaret Wise Brown/ illus. Stephen Savage, McElderry/Simon & Schuster $16.99 Score:)

"It's nighttime and the fathers are coming home."  That's how this lyrical bedtime book begins. Now, the fathers who return to their little ones are a fish, a bug (a father ladybug, of all things), a rabbit, daddy longlegs, a dog, bird, snail, lion, pig, and of course, a boy's father. The story is told in few words, indeed there is not much story, but the comfort of being together, written in a time when 'togetherness' ruled, resonates many decades later and makes for a cozy book to share. Written by the creator of Good Night Moon. 3 & up.

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

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2009 Award
Piglet and Granny
(by Margaret Wild/ illus. by Stephen M. King, Abrams Books $15.99 Score:)

Piglet is waiting for Granny to come visit. She meets all the animals in the neighborhood as she does all the happy things Granny has taught her to do. A charming little story with a repetitive refrain that children will like chiming in on as the old-fashioned story unfolds. 2 1/2 - 6.

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

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2001 Awards
Hug
(by Jez Alborough, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

A little chimp travels through the jungle in search of a hug. While he finds many other animals hugging, it's not until he finds his mommy that our little chimp is content. Told with few words and charming illustrations, this story is sure to lead to some hug time of your own. Now available in a sturdy boardbook that will get lots of lugging that leads to hugging!

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Good Job, Little Bear
(by Martin Waddell/illus. by Barbara Firth, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Little Bear wants an audience as he tries new things. That's just what Big Bear provides. It's Big Bear's being there that gives Little Bear the courage to try new things. 2 & up. Also, Just You and Me (by Sam McBratney/illus. by Ivan Bates, Candlewick $15.99). 2 and-a-half & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2002 Award
Fix-it
(by David McPhail, Dutton $6.99 Score:) Here's a board book version of an old favorite. Young Emma gets up early to watch TV, but, guess what? The TV doesn't work and no one is able to fix it! Not Mother Bear, Father Bear or even the Fix-it man. What can Emma do? Surprise, even when Papa bear discovers how to fix the TV, Emma has made a more important discovery about the power of books! This is dressed up in a toddler format, but the story is still more suited for preschoolers. 3-6.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
The Daddy Book
(by Todd Parr, Little Brown $14.95 Score:) Dedicated to the proposition that not all dads are alike, this good natured happy book of daddies celebrates their differences as well as the universal things that all dads have in common. Parr's colorful illustrations and spare text leave room for lots of looking and talking. 2-5.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
The Mommy Book
(by Todd Parr, Little Brown $14.95 Score:) Dedicated to the proposition that not all moms are alike, this good natured happy book of mommies celebrates their differences as well as the universal things that all moms have in common. Parr's colorful illustrations and spare text leave room for lots of looking and talking. Companion to The Daddy Book. 2-5.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2002.

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