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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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2001 Awards
Who Hoots?
(by Katie Davis, Harcourt $14 Score:) A witty companion to the PLATINUM AWARD winning Who Hops? This will be a hit with preschoolers as they answer the questions and learn a little bit more about familiar animals. A hoot! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Into the A, B, Sea
(by Deborah Lee Rose/illus. by Steve Jenkins, Scholastic $15.95 Score:) From anemones to zooplankton, here's an alphabetical introduction to underwater life done with outstanding collage illustrations. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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1995 Awards
First Discovery Books
(Scholastic $12.95 Score:) This consistently excellent series of small but captivating books give young children a close-up look at animals, plants, and other natural phenomena. Lift-up transparent pages magically change the images and introduce basic concepts. New for 2001 are Lions, Space & Internet.4 & up

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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2001 Award
Fall Leaves Fall!
(by Zoe Hall/illus. by Shari Halpern, Scholastic $15.95 Score:) Collage and cut-paper art make this book about the seasons a treat for the eyes. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Each Living Thing
(by Joanne Ryder/illus. by Ashley Wolff, Harcourt $16 Score:) So often children are curious but fearful of such living things as spiders, snakes, and stinging jellyfish. Wolff's bold illustrations bring them up close as Ryder urges us to appreciate, not fear them. Preachy, but beautiful. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Toot & Puddle: Puddle's ABC
(by Holly Hobbies, Little Brown $14.95 Score:) Otto the turtle wants to know how to write his name, but he doesn't know his letters. It's Puddle to the rescue! He draws pictures, many featuring his good friend Toot. This doesn't live up to the first two Toot & Puddle books that shouldn't be missed.4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
A Pig is Big
(A Pig is Big , Greenwillow $16.95 Score:) A pig is bigóbut compared to what? Florian's watercolors begin with a peek at the pig that gets smaller and smaller as it's compared to a car, truck, neighborhood, city, and universe. A big concept. 4 & up.

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

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2001 Award
Monster Musical Chairs
(by Stuart J. Murphy/illus. by Scott Nash, HarperTrophy $4.95 Score:) Watch out, as the monsters play musical chairs, there's one less monster on each page turn. Done in lively verse, here's an introduction to simple subtraction without the written symbols. 4 & up.

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

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