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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Concept Books
Subcategories: Math

 


2003 Award
Twelve Hats for Lena
(by Karen Katz, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) Suppose you could make a hat for each month of the year. What would you put on them to reflect the season or important holiday? Done in charming collage with gouache and colored pencils, this is a book that should inspire young artists as well as introduce them to the names of the months of the year.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Math for All Seasons
(by Greg Tang/illus. by Harry Briggs, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Following up on the success of Grapes of Math, here's another set of mind-stretching math riddles. While this is probably a read-it-once kind of book, it's great fun. It may also change the way kids look at puzzles and encourage some creative problem solving. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
100 School Days
(by Anne Rockwell/illus. by Lizzy Rockwell, HarperCollins $14.99 Score:) Celebrating the 100th day of school has become a tradition, especially in children's books. This one breaks the process down to a series of 10s with collections that children bring for the 20th, 30th, and so on. Sure to inspire some counting in school or at home. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Who Sees the Lighthouse?
(by Ann Fearington/illus. by Giles Laroche, Putnam $15.99 Score:) Who sees the lighthouse? Some do, some don't. Stunning cut-paper art is coupled with a counting book that inspires more thinking than simple counting. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
The M&M's Counting Book
(by Barbara B. McGrath/ illus. by Roger Glass, Charlesbridge $16.95 Score:) If you don't object to turning candy into math games, this is a fun book. We have trouble with having kids put candy they are going to eat on a library book that has passed through who know what hands. That said, this starts out as a color, shape and counting book for beginning math students. It introduces the many sets that can add up to twelve and has a happy tasty ending that teaches subtraction. Grade One-Two

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
One Nighttime Sea
(by Deborah Lee Rose/ illus. By Steve Jenkins, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) This is not a simple counting book. Like their Into the A,B, Sea Alphabet, this is a slightly more sophisticated math/science book, introducing young readers to some fairly uncommon sea creatures. The lilting verse and paper-cut art make this an interesting oceangoing counting book. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
We All Went on Safari
(by Laurie Krebs/illus. by Julia Cairns, Barefoot Books $15.95 Score:) Handsome illustrations of the wild life of Tanzania are combined with lilting verse in this counting book. A glossary includes more facts about the animals, the Maasai people, the meaning of their names, and a pronunciation guide for counting in Swahili. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Less Than Zero
(by Stuart J. Murphy/illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, HarperCollins $15.99 Score:) Perry the Penguin wants a scooter and needs eight clam shells to buy one. Readers follow along as Perry’s "fortune" goes up and down. Good introduction to negative numbers, as well as money management and delayed gratification! 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Math Appeal
(by Greg Tang/illus. by Harry Briggs, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Like the original Grapes of Math, these math riddles deliver new ways of looking at and solving math problems by grouping, subtraction, multiplying, and seeing patterns. The riddles give young readers hints (the answers and solutions are thankfully at the back of the book). Also see Math for All Seasons. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
My First Number Book
(by Jane Yorke, DK $16.99 Score:) Don’t be put off by the preschool-looking cover. This counting book is filled with photos and examples of items to count and compare. Many of the concepts go well beyond simple counting and are more appropriate for kindergarteners and first graders. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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