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Age: Early Elementary School Years
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2009 Award
The Yellow Tutu
(by Kirsten Bramsen and illus. by Carin Bramsen, Random House $15.99 Score:)

For her birthday Margo gets a yellow tutu that she loves to wear...even on her head. She loves it so much she cannot understand why all the kids in school make fun of her, all but one. A sweet story about imagination, friendship, and daring to be different. 


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

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2001 Awards
Emily's First 100 Days of School
(by Rosemary Wells, Hyperion $16.99 Score:) Kindergartners will love pouring over the many details in this oversized pictorial journal of the first 100 days of school with all its ups and downs. More than a counting book; it celebrates the adventure of starting school! Also, Timothy Goes to School. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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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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2002 Award
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
(by Kevin Henkes, - Not Selected - $15 Score:) Lilly loved school and her wonderful teacher, until she learns that following the rules is not always so easy! If you know any kids who are having problems with rules-don't miss this one. It's got humor as well as an underlying message without being preachy.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Welcome To Kindergarten
(by Anne Rockwell, - Not Selected - $15.95 Score:) Kindergarten visits for preschoolers are an annual event. This big book will help your preschooler prepare for or relive the big day. ALthough no two kindergartens are exactly alike, it might be fun to talk about how the one int he book is like or different from the one your child visits.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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Baloney
(by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, Viking $15.99 Score:) It seems that being late to school is a problem even on another planet and excuses have a familiar ring-no matter what language they're told in!

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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