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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: First Little Stories, Adventures and Mysteries

 


2010 Award
Sally's Great Balloon Adventure
(by Stephen Huneck, Abrams Books $16.95 Score:)

Following the delicious scent of fried chicken Sally, a curious Labrador retriever finds her way into the gondola of a hot air balloon. By accident, she pulls the ropes and takes off on a flying adventure. There's just enough suspense and daring-do to keep the attention of preschoolers. The art work, done with bold wood block prints is handsome. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!
(by Laura Numeroff/ illus. Felicia Bond, HarperCollins $6.99 Score:)

Young children don't always quite understand what Valentine's Day is about. In this little board book Mouse makes special Valentines for each of his friends, with a reason for remembering each of them.
Why not use this as a springboard for some happy gluing time with doilies and hearts. Preschoolers just love any opportunity for squeezing that glue out and making cards for friends and family.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2010.

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2010 Award
The Perfect Gift
(by Mary Newell DePalma, Scholastic $16.99 Score:)

Lori, a little bird has discovered a strawberry that she wants to take to he grandma. But that perfect gift falls into the river and although all her friends along the way do their best to retrieve it, a greedy croc spoils everything--well, almost everything. But then Lori gets an idea and she and her friends come up with an even more perfect gift that they make together. A sweet little story without being saccharine. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Awards
Silly Little Goose
(by Nancy Tafuri, Scholastic $8.99 Score:)

"One windy morning Goose sets out to make a nest--" but each place she tries to do so the other barnyard creatures warn is a mistake. Finally, she find a cozy place--a straw hat that is just right! This was originally published in a hardcover version. Now it is done on sturdy board pages. Tafuri's illustrations match the clear simple text that is perfect for toddlers. There is a lot to talk about on every page as the story of the arrival of the goslings unfolds. 18 months and up.

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

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2010 Award
Sheep in a Jeep
(by Nancy Shaw/ illus. Margot Apple, Houghton Mifflin $6.99 Score:)

Welcome back! These zany Sheep in a Jeep have been among the missing for a few seasons. Originally released in 1986, some of todayís parents may have enjoyed this when they were little lap-sitters. Itís a great read aloud for toddlers with its bouncy rhythm and rhyme. Published on sturdy stock this is a board book that you will be reading aloud again and again. There are other books in the series, but this is the best of the lot. 2 & up.

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

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2009 Award
The Little Dump Truck
(by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Bob Kolar, Holt $12.99 Score:)

Hard Hat Harry and his little dump truck go through all sorts of work. Told in verse with bright lively illustration all on sturdy stock for active page turners, this is a good choice for older toddlers and young preschoolers who love trucks. 

 

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2009.

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2009 Award
Chief Rhino to the Rescue
(by Sam Lloyd, Henry Holt $14.99 Score:)

An action packed story of a Rhino Fire chief who rushes to a fire that turns out to be a birthday cake emblazoned with 100 candles. The amusing art adds to the fun and the wise old woman who forgives the silly Rhino, since he was trying to do a good thing. It's a light bit of froth with a cherry on top ending.

 

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

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2009 Award
Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli
(by Barbara Jean Hicks/ illus. by Sue Hendra, Knopf $16.99 Score:)

Told in lively verse, this big picture book features a cast of non-threatening monsters. Indeed, the poor creatures are more threatened than the other way around by a waitress who tries to feed them broccoli. The happy ending with kids who do like broccoli will probably convince no one to try the stuff, but it just might. This is more about the verse than changing eating habits.

 

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2009.

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2009 Award
Dewey, There's a Cat in the Library
(by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter, illus. by Steve Ja, Little, Brown $16.99 Score:)

Dewey is one smart kitten. When he lands in the book return box of the library he finds a home and wins over even the most reluctant patron. Based on an adult book about Dewey, this is a love story about the warmth found in libraries; not about fuel oil but people. 

 

 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009.

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2008 Award
A Very Special Snowflake
(by Don Hoffman/illus. by Todd Dakins, Scholastic $3.99 Score:)

When the big snow begins to fall Jeff and Veronica take their dog Snowflake out to play. Almost at once, their pooch dives into a snowbank and the two go searching for him. Kids will be able to find Snowflake as the children in the story fail to find him until the end. A simple little story for beginning listeners.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2008.

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