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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: School

 


2002 Award
The Class Artist
(by G. Brian Karas, Greenwillow $15.95 Score:) Deciding how to get started on a big assignment is no small thing for creative thinkers. In this case, Fred gets a big idea for a tipi he wants to make, but his dream is over-the-top impossible to accomplish.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2001 Award
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 little story of being an outsider. In lilting verse, Couric spins a little lesson that speaks to being kind and accepting and having the courage sometimes to stand up for someone who is being excluded. 5& up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2002 Award
A Fine, Fine School
(by Sharon Creech/illus. by Harry Bliss, HarperCollins $16 Score:) Our readers were tickled by this tale of a school principal who thought his students, teachers, and school were so fine, that they should come on weekends, holidays, and even during the summer! He finally realizes that too much of a good thing is not so great. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
The Frog Principal
(by Stephanie Calmenson/illus. by Denise Brunkus, Scholastic $16 Score:) The beloved principal has an unfortunate encounter with a clumsy, not-too-talented magician who turns him into a frog. A "riv-vit-ing" and amusing story! 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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Stop, Drop and Roll
(by Margery Cuyer/illus. by Arthur Howard, Simon & Schuster $16 Score:) In a sequel to 100th Day Worries, our worrier Jessica is overwhelmed with fears about all the serious stuff that she needs to remember about fire prevention. Amusing and informative! 5–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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2002 Award
You Cant Judge a Book by Its Cover Cool Rules for School
(by Judge Judy Sheindlin/illus. by Bob Tore, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) Using well-known sayings that you probably heard as you were growing up, Judge Judy has constructed hypothetical situations with multiple-choice solutions. Like her first book, this is a good book for sharing with kids and oiling the wheels for talking through some touchy but typical dilemmas kids face. 7–12.

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

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2005 Award
I am Too Absolutely Small for School
(Lauren Child, Candlewick $16.99 Score:) With her usual determination, Lola has decided that she is not ready for school. After all, she has a lot of things to do at home! Once again, her big brother Charlie convinces her that school is not all bad. Comforting for kids not sure about the whole growing-up thing! 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
The Blue Ribbon Day
(Katie Couric/illus. by Marjorie Priceman, Random House $17.95 Score:) Is there anyone who has not known the disappointment of not being picked for the team? Ellie and Carrie, the same clever pair from The Brand New Kid, are back with their winning ways in this sequel that addresses an all-too-familiar childhood problem. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
The Bully Blockers Club
(Teresa Bateman/illus. by Jackie Urbanovic, Whitman $15 Score:) Lotty and a lot of others are bothered by a bully in school who knows just when to annoy others—when the teacher is not looking. Lotty cleverly finds a solution. A good choice for a not-so-uncommon problem. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth
(Alison McGhee/illus. by Harry Bliss, Harcourt $16 Score:) The first grade teacher is thought to be an alien who steals teeth from her students. Of course, the reality is much more comforting; students who lose a tooth get a piece of candy. Learning not to believe everything people tell you is an important message. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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