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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: School
Subcategories: Tales out of School

 


2005 Award
Too Loud Lily
(Sofie Laguna/illus. by Kerry Argent, Scholastic $14.95 Score:) Lily, an exuberant hippo, is just too noisy at home and at school. But then one day a new music teacher arrives and Lily's special talents are appreciated! A merry romp that proves there's a time and place for everything!

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2007 Award
First Grade Takes a Test
(by Miriam Cohen/illus. by Ronald Himer, Star Bright Books $15.95 Score:) Anyone who has ever had to give standarized tests to first and second graders will know how smart a book this is! As the first graders confront one list of multiple choice answers after another they cannot help but say that none of the answers are really right. Too bad that we need a book to help kids regain their self esteem, but this will be a good choice before and after the next test comes around. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2008 Award
Knuffle Bunny Too
(by Mo Willems, Scholastic $16.99 Score:) Two girls go to the same school and have the same huggable bunnies. Well, almost the same. Its not till the middle of the night that each girl realizes that the bunny in her bed is not the right bunny! A quick exchange in the middle of the night solves the mix-up and likely the mystery of how they can tell them apart. Willems superimposes his drawings on top of photos of real settings making this interesting visually with lots of extra details to look at in successive readings. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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2002 Award
School Picture Day
(by Lynn Plourde/illus. by Thor Wickstrom, Dutton $16.99 Score:) Josephina Caroleena Wattasheena the First, is mechanically inclined and wants to know how things work. This is a spoof of an annual event that is guaranteed to take the angst out! 5-8

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2003 Award
Guess the Baby
(by Simon French & Donna Rawlins, Clarion $14 Score:) Sam's new baby brother comes for a visit to Mr. Judd's class. The class is given the assignment of bringing in their own baby pictures. While they recognize all their classmates, there's one mystery photo left! The class finds it hard to believe that Mr. Judd was ever a baby. Humorously addresses a common fascination kids have about babies and growing up. 47.

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

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2003 Award
Hunter's Best Friend at School
(by Laura Malone Elliot/illus. by Lynn Munsinger, HarperCollins $15.85 Score:) Two good friends can sometimes lead each other astray. That's what happens when Hunter's best buddy Stripe gets silly and Hunter has to decide whether to behave or go along. .

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

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2003 Award
Lucky Socks
(by Carrie Weston/illus. Charlotte Middleton, Penguin $14.99 Score:) Kevin's luck takes a turn for the better when he wears his yellow socks. So, imagine when he discovers that his socks have disappeared! Superstition starts early!

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

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2003 Award
The Sunday Blues
(The Sunday Blues, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) You don't have to hate school to hate Sunday night and the end of the weekend. With humor and affection Layton paints an ideal Sunday spent with family while Monday looms on the horizon. These are feelings most of us have known along with the rediscovery each Monday that other pleasures await (usually).

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

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2003 Award
The Recess Queen
(by Alexis O'Neill/illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith, Scholastic $15.95 Score:) Mean Jean was the boss of recess. No one would dare to contradict her, until a new girl arrives on the scene. A bit mean spirited, but that's what bullies are like, right? This may just be helpful for kids who are caught in this kind of all-too-typical situation. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Nobody Knew What to Do, A Story About Bullying
(by Becky Ray McCain/ illus. By Todd Leonardo, Albert Whitman $15 Score:) Bullying is a universal problem for school aged kids. This tackles the idea that kids may need to get adult help when others gang up on one child. It's a bit prescriptive, but the message is an important one in certain situations and may be a useful teaching/talking tool for 4-8's.

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

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