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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Holiday Books

 


2001 Awards
The Nutcracker
(by David & Noelle Carter, Simon & Schuster $19.95 Score:) Best known for his pop-up bug books, Carter and his wife orchestrate a very special bug-less Nutcracker treat that's reminiscent of old-fashioned holiday cards—each capturing a different scene from Hoffman's classic tale. 5 & up.

Age: 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
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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2001 Awards
Moishe's Miracle
(by Laura Krauss Melmed/illus. by David Slonim, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) Moishe, a generous farmer, is given a pan that produces endless latkes until his selfish, greedy wife steals the pan and unleashes demons. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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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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1995 Awards
Molly's Pilgrim
(by Barbara Cohen/illus. by Michael Deraney, Lothrop $3.99 Score:) A young Russian Jewish immigrant is taunted by her classmates because of her clothes and accent. She brings in an unusual pilgrim doll for her 3rd grade Thanksgiving project. A modern-day story brings rich meaning to the religious freedom we celebrate. 6 and up.

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

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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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