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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: School

 

 
2003 Awards
Countdown to Kindergarten
(by Alison McGhee/illus. by Harry Bliss, Harcourt $16 Score:) In a matter of days the heroine will start to school. She knows how to do a lot of things, but not how to tie her shoelaces! Thanks to comic exaggeration kids get the message that whatever their shortcomings, they're not alone. 4 & up.

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

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2003 Awards
First Day
(by Joan Rankin, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) Haybillybun is not at all sure he wants to go to Yappy Puppy Play School. He worries about how he looks and what will be expected of him. A reassuring tale with a happy ending—except for mother, who has a problem letting go. 3–5

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Awards
The Ticky-Tacky Doll
(by Cynthia Rylant/illus. by Harvey Stevenson, Harcourt $16 Score:) When she begins school the little girl in this story has to leave her homemade ticky-tacky doll behind. She misses her doll so much that she is unhappy in school. It's Grandma who finds a small but perfect solution. 4–7.

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

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2003 Awards
If You Take a Mouse to School
(by Laura Numeroff/illus. by Felicia Bond, HarperCollins $15.99 Score:) If you take a mouse to school, it's safe to predict he'll want your lunchbox and then a sandwich and a snack and a notebook and pencils. You get the drift. Fans of this clever little mouse will enjoy his newest adventure. 4–8.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2003.

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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. 4–7.

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
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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2004 Award
Little Brown BEar Won't Go to School
(by Jane Dyer, Little Brown $15.95 Score:) After he is dropped at the school, Little Bear decides he’d rather have a job, like Mama and Papa Bear. But he soon discovers that the only job he’s really ready for is waiting for him in school. Dyer’s drawings are charming and the pace of the book is just right for the kindergartener-to-be. 4.5 & up.

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

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2004 Award
Beverly Billingsly Takes a Bow
(by Alexander Stadler, Harcourt $16 Score:) Beverly dreamed of becoming a star, but at try-outs for the class show, she freezes. But never mind. Beverly, encouraged by her father, determines to be the best shrub in the show. She not only succeeds, she saves the show! 4–8.

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

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