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Product Type: Books
Age: Infants
Categories: Cloth, vinyl, and board books

 


2010 Award
Dive in, Ducky
(by Annie Kubler, Childs Play $7.99 Score:)

Ducky is ready for the bath and so is baby. Activate the finger puppet attached to the book to give the pages extra interest and added motion. This is one of those sturdy cardboard baby books that reflects typical activities. 

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

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2010 Award
American Babies
(developed by Global Fund for Children, Charlesbridge $6.99 Score:)

A collection of full color photos of a multicultural cast of babies and toddlers. There is a small text but the beauty is in the images on every page. These are taken by many different photographers, every image is a gem. Babies and toddlers like looking at pictures of other children and there's a lot to talk about as you turn the pages, depending on the interest and age of your lapsitter. One time you could find the baby's mouth, eyes, nose, teeth, etc. Another time you can talk about the baby's clothes or expression or what she is eating or looking at. Done on sturdy cardboard stock, this is a book toddlers will enjoy solo after you have shared it a few times. You do need to set the scene by introducing the concepts.

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

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2007 Award
Papa, Papa Flip Book
(by Jean Marzollo/illus Laura Regan, HarperFestival $7.99 Score:)

Pairs of animals, parent and child, are featured in this charming toddler book about the bond between Papas and their little ones. Flip it over and the companion book, Mama, Mama is printed on the reverse side of this sturdy little board book. A classic that speak to the many things parents do for the little ones they love. 1 & up.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2007. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Awards
Baby Love
(by Helen Oxenbury, Little Simon $7.99 Score:)

Four perfect little rhymes with a cast of adorable multicultural babies are seen tickling, romping, clapping and napping in this set of charming board books. These books were all originally published separately in larger formats many years ago. But these mini size books fit little hands even better and nothing is lost in the shrinking size. The four books, Clap Hands, All Fall Down, Tickle, Tickle and Say Goodnight are classics that just got better. They come in a ribbon trimmed red slipcase that ties up to make a perfect baby shower gift or when visiting a new baby.

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

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2010 Awards
Where Is Baby's Belly Button
(by Karen Katz, Little Simon $9.99 Score:)

Karen Katz's award-winning classic is re-issued in an oversized 10th anniversary edition and it's even better than the original. The lift-the-flaps book has a cast of multicultural babies doing what babies do. One hides under a hat until you lift the hat flap and see baby's eyes. Another's mouth is covered till you pull the cup flap. Baby lifts her shirt and there it is--her belly button. This sturdy picture book is printed on sturdy cardboard and will withstand encore readings. It's also short and a lot like games you play to help baby learn the names of body parts. Karen Katz's use of vibrant colors and happy looking babies will make this a favorite book you will need to read again and again! 9 months & up.

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

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2009 Awards
Dwell Studio Look
(Dwell Studio, Blue Apple/Chronicle $6.99 Score:)

Infants will be visually attracted to the bold black and white single images that alternate with the slick feeling ones in color. This may eventually become a knowing, naming and touching book, but for the youngest lapsitter, it is a gazing book. Unlike earlier black and white graphic books with targets and faces and other eye catching images, this one has less high contrast patterns. The items chosen for illustration are also less familiar, i.e. a swan, rhino, camel. They are a little on the abstract side for babies. Still they may hold more visual interest and the satin touch of the forms on the page are sure to interest little hands. 

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Find the Ball
(Manhattan Toy $18 Score:)

A fabric book with a cottony ball sitting in a wagon that is attached with a ribbon. You can put the ball into, behind, through, and under the many spots provided in this little book.  Baby will have fun finding the ball in all the hiding places. Good for peek-a-boo discoveries as you turn the colorful fabric pages. This is safe enough for baby to explore after you have 'read' from front to back.  

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

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2009 Award
Find the Frog
(Manhattan Toy $18 Score:)

A cute fabric book with interesting textures for touchy-feelie explorations and peek-a-boo discoveries hidden behind a pull down satiny lily pad, green felt grass, grey cotton “rock,  green satin leaf, blue shimmery “water” and colorful butterfly wings. There’s lots to talk about, touch and find in this little book for lapsitters.

 

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

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2009 Award
Mommy & Daddy Hugs & Kisses
(by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben, Chronicle $19.99 Score:)

A cute set of board books about babies and their parents. Each book shows animal pairs and ends with baby and Mommy or Daddy. Not much story here, but the art is charming and the concepts are warm and fuzzy. The box is designed so that you can put photos of the little one’s parents on each side of the box…a little extra touch. 1 & up.

 

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

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2009 Awards
Amazing Baby: Baby, Boo!
(Emma Dodd, Silver Dolphin Books $12.95 Score:)

Share this big cardboard book with baby while you are both sitting or stretched out on the floor. It’s a wonderful collection of baby photos that will bring smiles of recognition to your own baby. Each two page spread features a few words that describe the action with a big photograph on the facing page to match.  Try making some of these faces yourself as you read the words and look at the photos together. This ends with a mirror so baby can see your favorite little face!

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

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