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Product Type: Books
Award: Blue Chip
Age: Preschoolers

 

 
2001 Awards
Absolutely Positively Alexander
(by Judith Viorst/illus. by Robin P. Glasser, Atheneum $20 Score:) Now in one volume, three well-loved stories about Alexander, including Alexander, Who's Not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move. 5 & up.

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

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1996 Awards
Going To The Doctor and Going To The Dentist
(by Fred Rogers, Putnam $5.95 Score:)

With photos of preschoolers doing what must be done, Mister Rogers gives kids a preview of routine trips to the doctor and dentist. Though these are old, they do the job better than most. Preparing children for the typical events of a visit to the doctor or dentist can provide a chance to preview the events and reduce some of the angst. 37.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 1996.

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1995 Awards
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
(by Judith Viorst/illus. by Eric Blegvad, Atheneum $12.95 Score:) When his cat, Barney, dies, a young boy deals with his loss by remembering the good things about him. This bittersweet classic says it all. 48.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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1994 Awards
Goodnight Moon
(by M. W. Brown/illus. C. Hurd, HarperCollins $6.95 Score:) Happy news! This bedtime classic is available in a sturdy boardbook that toddlers can enjoy without ripping. The simplicity of the rhyme and the small details of the illustrations have lulled tots to sleep for several generations.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
Jamberry
(by Bruce Degen, HarperCollins $5.95 Score:) A totally delicious nonsense rhyme about every kind of berry in the world. The playful lilting rhyme and rhythm will be enjoyed by toddlers and preschoolers as well. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
Where's Spot?
(by Eric Hill, Putnam $11.95 Score:)

Spot the pup is missing! Where can he be? Lift the flaps and see! This is the original title in the granddaddy series of lift the flap books. There are dozens of variations with Spot searching for friends, hats, books, you-name-it. They work best when the objects are familiar and easy for young children to identify.  Not much story in these little books, but the suspense is toddler-sized. These are well done small mysteries with just the right size and suspense for young page turners.  Be prepared: Little hands may not be able to lift without a rip. The boardbook versions may be a sturdier choice, but some are hard for little fingers,too. Read befroe you buy. This is a well loved but uneven series-some are much better than others. 


Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
You Go Away
(by Dorothy Corey, Albert Whitman $10.95 Score:) With the repeated refrains, "you go away" and "you come back," this reassuring book that tells little ones that although parents sometimes go out for a bit, we do come back. 1-3

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 1994.

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1995 Awards
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
(by Eric Carle, Philomel $15.95 Score:) Toddlers love the repetition of the text, the subject of eating and the sensory fun of poking little fingers into the holes the hungry caterpillar has eaten through. A young science book that will also be enjoyed by preschoolers.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 1995.

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1994 Awards
Caps for Sale
(by Esphyr Slobodkina, HarperTrophy $3.95 Score:) What happens when an old peddler falls asleep and a tree full of monkeys take his stack of hats? With its repetitive refrain and humor, this favorite read aloud gives kids a chance to feel so much smarter than the peddler. A classic!

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
Curious George
(by H. A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin $14.95 Score:) One of many satisfying tales about an adventuresome monkey and the man in the big yellow hat. You probably grew up with this storybook character and his love of independence. Many of the stories will be even more appropriate for early school age kids who identify with George and his hunger for independence and mischievous ways. 3-7

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1994.

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