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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Holiday Books

 


2001 Awards
This Next New Year
(by Janet Wong/illus. by Yangsook Choi, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) Not long after January 1st passes comes the "next" new year—the lunar, or Chinese New Year. Wong calls it a second chance for hope. With few words and vibrant images some of the customs and their meaning are captured in this lively book. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Santa's New Suit
(by Laura Rader, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) Santa is just plain tired of wearing the same old red suit. But his attempts to find a new look are not well received. Does the suit make the man? A clever twist> & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Snowie Rolie
(by William Joyce, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) Olie takes his new friend, Mr. Snowie, to Chillsville where they meet a well-known resident, Klanky Klaus. Fans of Joyce's Rolie Polie will enjoy this snowy adventure. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Truffle's Christmas
(by Anna Currey, Orchard $15.95 Score:) Little mouse Truffle fears that he made a big mistake. He asked Santa for a toy instead of the blanket his family needs to keep warm. He ventures out to find Santa to change his list. A warm and cozy ending makes this a good choice for the holidays. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Zelda and Ivy One Christmas
(by Laura M. Krasnosky, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Two lovable siblings celebrate Christmas with wishes that come true and good cheer for their neighbor, too. A book about giving—not just getting! 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2000 Awards
Eight Days of Hanukkah
(by Harriet Ziefert/illus. by Melinda Levine, Viking $10.99 Score:) A simple counting book with all the symbols of the holiday from dreidels to latkes. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2000.

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2000 Awards
Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat
(by Naomi Howland, Clarion $15 Score:) Borrowing an old folktale device of a bountiful pot that won't stop giving, Howland has spun a tale that's as delicious as a plate full of latkes with sugar on top! 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2000 Award
Thanksgiving Day
(by Anne Rockwell/illus. by Lizzy Rockwell, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) Using a Thanksgiving play in school each child takes a part in explaining the important people who made the first Thanksgiving possible. 4 and up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2002 Award
The Runaway Rice Cake
(Ying Chang Compestine/ Illus. by Tungwi Chau, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) Following the tradition of the classic Runaway Gingerbread Boy this Chinese New Years story unfolds when the only rice cake a family has jumps out of the pan and runs away. Instead of a big bad wolf tricking the boy, here the Rice cake gets eaten up by a strange old women who is hungry. It's the family's generosity that is rewarded in the end and the Changs share a feast! A recipe for making your own rice cake is included along with some notes about celebrating Chinese New Year.

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

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2002 Award
Mim's Christmas Jam
(by Andrea Davis Pinkney/illus. by Brian Pinkney, Harcourt $16 Score:) It's 1915 and Pap is up in New York City, building something called the subway. His bosses, nicknamed Mean and Evil, don't care one whit about holiday cheer until Pap offers them a taste of Mom's Belly-Hum Jam. A deliciously satisfying holiday tale.

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

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