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Great Dinosaur Atlas
(by William Lindsay/illus. by Giuliano Formari, Simon & Schuster $14.95 Score:) An oversized coffee-table kind of dream book for dinoholics. Solid information, stunning illustrations, and maps. This is more for browsing than reading from cover to cover. 5 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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1995 Awards
Oliver
(by Syd Hoff, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) A reissued classic that will amuse the Go, Dog, Go crowd. Hoff's story has a picture book-like rhythm, humor, and logic. The circus has ordered ten elephants and Oliver is the eleventh. So, poor Oliver goes out into the world to find a home. By the master cartoonist who gave us the classic, Danny and the Dinosaur.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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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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1994 Awards
The Runaway Bunny
(by Margaret Wise Brown illus. by Clement Hurd, HarperCollins $12 Score:) A little bunny declares his independence and his mother assures him that wherever he goes she'll be there for him. For little ones this is a comforting tale with the added joy of playful illustrations. Finding mother rabbit in her many guises is part of the fun.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
Tale of Peter Rabbit
(by Beatrix Potter, Penguin $5.95 Score:) A timeless tale of a mischievous bunny who goes where he is not supposed to and suffers the consequences of his actions. Don't miss some of the other gems in the Potter collection such as Jemima Puddleduck and the Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Ver
(by Judith Viorst/illus. by Ray Cruz, Atheneum $13.95 Score:) Is there anyone who hasn't had one of those terrible, horrible, no good days when nothing goes right? A perfect blend of comic relief and self-recognition serves as a comfort to young listeners. 5 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
Ramona the Pest
(by Beverly Cleary/illus. by Allen Tiegreen, William Morrow $13.95 Score:) Spunky Ramona almost becomes a kindergarten dropout when the teacher fails to appreciate her original approach to writing. This and the other endearing books in the Blue Chip Ramona series are ideal read-alouds for 6-7s that kids enjoy rereading on their own as their skills grow.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
Martha Speaks
(by Susan Meddaugh, Houghton Mifflin $13.95 Score:) A funny caper about a dog that starts talking after eating alphabet soup. In fact, Martha talks so much she gets scolded and clams up until one night her gift of gab saves more than the day. 4-8

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
(by William Steig, Farrar Straus $12.95 Score:) Young Sylvester finds a magic pebble that grants him one wish too many. It is his devoted parents who free Sylvester form the magic. A not-to-be missed Caldecott Award-winning classic that speaks about love and interdependence and being careful about what you wish for-since they might come true. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 1994.

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1996 Awards
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
(by Lloyd Moss/illus. by Marjorie Priceman, Simon & Schuster $14.95 Score:) With witty verse and playful illustrations, this is a lyrical introduction to musical instruments and musical groups. From solo to chamber orchestra, this is also a noteworthy counting book. 5-9.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1996.

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