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Product Type: Books
Age: Infants
Categories: Cloth, vinyl, and board books


2005 Award
Baby Animals
(DK $7.99 Score:) On one side of each double-page spread is a large picture of a baby animal; on the facing page are three smaller photographs of the baby animal doing different things (napping, washing, hiding). The images of the tiger, kittens, and elephants are so striking, that there’s lots to share and talk about with your baby. 6 mos. & up.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Wake Up and Time for Bed
(Sue King, Chronicle $5.95 Score:) Wiggle the pages and the illustrations seem to magically move as they follow a toddler getting washed, dressed, eating and going out to play; or getting ready for bed. Not much story, but plenty of action and things to talk about. 1 & up.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Awards
What's That Sound
(Soft Play $24.95 Score:) Ernie wants to know what to call each of the items that makes a special sound in this cloth book. There’s a squeakiy duck, a ringing phone, a choo-choo train, a boing, boing ball, a chirping bird, a mooing cow, and a big bus that says beep! An interactive book that adults will need to activate at first. A good take along travel toy.

Age: Infants,Toddlers. Award Year: 2005.

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2006 Award
Fluffy Chick and Friends
(Priddy Books $8.95 Score:) A fabric book with interesting textures on every page that introduce familiar animals. Small rhyming couplets tell about a rooster, duck, sheep, horse, cow, goat, pig, and goose . . . each with a special texture to explore. A well crafted book that is both safe and entertaining, and keys into baby’s sensory learning style. 6 mos. & up.

Age: Infants,Toddlers. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
More Fun With Maisy!
(by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick $4.99 Score:)

A lift-the-flap book with a repetitive refrain that reinforces the idea that lots of things are fun and even more fun when you do them with someone else.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2006. Click here to purchase the product on

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2010 Award
(by Phyllis Root/illus. by Holly Meade, Candlewick $5.99 Score:)

Mama Duck calls, “Quack, quack, quack!” and five baby ducklings hatch with a crack, crack, crack! Tots will enjoy the rhythm of this short celebration of ducklings as they flap their wings, wibble and wobble and splish, splosh, splash! This won our Platinum Award in hardcover and is newly reintroduced in a sturdy boardbook format that is ideal for beginning page turners and those who like to taste their reading material. 6 mos. & up.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on

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2010 Award
Maisy's Book Tower
(by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick $9.99 Score:)

Welcome back! These chunky “knowing and naming” books have ben reintroduced and make a terrific baby shower gift or a treat when you are going to visit a toddler. Boxed together this set of four little books that fit perfectly into tiny hands. You’ll find lots to talk about as you name the familiar items in Maisy’s Favorite Animals, Toys, Things, or Clothes. These are sturdy enough for babies and toddlers to handle as they discover the mechanics of turning pages and pointing to objects. As always, Lucy Cousins bright palette is like eye candy for little ones who will rcognize the foods, clothes, toys, and animals they see. Also nice, a small tower with four of The Very Best Mother Goose books reissued in the same chunky book format. These are illustrated by Rosemary Wells and include many of the most familiar rhymes such as Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, and Pat a Cake.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on

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2008 Award
Baby's Day
(by Michel Blake/ photos by Trish Gant, Candlewick $5.99 Score:) Photos of an adorable African American baby playing with familiar toys—a rattle, teether, bunny, and book— are printed in black and white with the item featured printed in primary colors. Each of the “knowing and naming” items are on their own separate page. Pages are graduated, not cut to the same size, making them easy to turn. 6 months & up. Let’s Play is designed the same way, but features older tots with clothing and playing with less familiar items. 18 months & up.

Age: Infants,Toddlers. Award Year: 2008.

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2009 Award
Watch Me Hop!
(by Rebecca Young/ illus. Von Glitschka/ design by , Scholastic $12.99 Score:)

Each animal is introduced with a small verse that describes the animal’s action—but the best of all—the illustrations move! Holographic images of eight animals come to life as you wiggle the book. Printed on sturdy cardboard pages this will withstand the kind of handling it will have to take. Be sure to add some animal sounds as you share it. This is going to be a winner with all ages!

Age: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on

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2009 Awards
Global Babies
(Global Fund for Children, Charlesbridge $6.95 Score:)

Photographs of babies from all over the world fill this beautiful little book. Wearing their colorful native dress these adorable infants with their big eyes look out from the pages of the book reminding us all of the universal need for caring about these innocents with whom we share the planet. This is done in a board book format to make a sturdy book for little ones to handle. But, in fact, this is a book for everyone…in our multicultural world. Give it as a Valentine to support community base organizations that serve vulnerable children through the Global Fund for Children. All ages.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on

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