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2001 Award
3 Magic Balls
(by Richard Egielski, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) Rudy works in his uncle's toy store and is supposed to take care of three special rubber balls. Temptation steps in, and as Rudy takes the balls out of the display case, his bouncing adventure begins. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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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 Awards
Three More Stories You Can Read to Your Dog
(by Sara S. Miller/illus. by True Kelley, Houghton Mifflin $14 Score:) Happily, dogs can't read or write, which gives Miller the freedom to write these funny and oh-so-true stories about "every dog." Anyone who has given a pooch a bath, gone to the vet, or tried reading when a pup wants to play will laugh-out-loud at these canine chronicles. 4–8.

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

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Strega Nona Takes a Vacation
(by Tomie dePaola, Putnam $16.99 Score:) by Tomie dePaola, Putnam $16.99) When the lovable witch, Strega Nona, dreams of her childhood she decides to return to her grandmother's seaside house. While Strega's away, the bumbling Big Anthony stirs up a bubbly mess as dePaola serves up a tale overflowing with mirth! 4-8.

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

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The Remarkable Farkle McBride
(by John Lithgow/illus. by C.F. Payne, Simon & Schuster $16 Score:) A musical genius, Farkle learns to play many instruments but tires of each of them. Fickle Farkle is destined for the one instrument that all others must follow—the baton! An amusing intro to the orchestra. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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2001 Awards
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
(by Edward Ardizzone, Lothrop $16 Score:) Tim longs to go to sea, but when he is told he's too young, he stows away. Generations of young listeners have lived vicariously through the many reissued adventures of Tim, hero of a timeless series worth sharing anew. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Dancing in the Wings
(by Debbie Allen/illus. by Kadir Nelson, Dial $16.99 Score:) Sassy dreams of being a ballerina but she's teased by her friends that her legs are too long and her feet are too big. In the end, a ballet director sees her potential and Sassy, not her friends, gets to attend the dance festival. Talks to believing in yourself and your dreams. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Buttons
(by Brock Cole, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) Father ate so much that he burst his britches and lost his buttons! His three daughters each plan how to get their dad new buttons. One goes in search of a wealthy husband, one joins the army, and the other hopes buttons will fall out of the sky. Perhaps not p.c., but a very funny story. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Pete and Polo's Big School Adventure
(by Adrian Reynolds, Orchard $15.95 Score:) Pete's stuffed polar bear goes to school with him and both Pete and Polo discover that being on their own is fun! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Little Miss Spider at Sunny Patch School
(by David Kirk, Scholastic $12.95 Score:) More than a catalog of bugs, this little tale features Miss Spider starting off to school and not feeling sure of herself or her talents. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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