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

 


2008 Award
I Spy Phonics Fun
(by Jean Marzollo/illus. Walter Wick, Scholastic $12.99 Score:)

A little box of 12 slender books, each looks at two letters at a time. A riddle with the letter and it’s sound are introduced on the left side of the page and the child reader/listener must find it on the facing page to the right. This is phonics for beginners, working on short vowels only and looks for rhyming words as well. There are also flashcards and suggestions for parents. A playful way to develop connections with letters and the sounds they say. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose
(Leo and DIane Dillon, Harcourt $17 Score:)

Full of action, humor and wonder, these illustrations of Mother Goose rhymes with number connections are full of vitality. It’s a fresh take on familiar and not so well know rhymes to enjoy with preschoolers and beyond. 3-7.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
In the Town All Year Round
(by Rotraut Susanne Berner, Chronicle $16.99 Score:)

Remember your Richard Scary books with all the buy street scenes with so many small details to discover? This is a more European version with surprises in every window, upstairs and down. There are no words to read, except for signs. Each scene is crowded with realistic as well as whimsical characters do what they do. A splendid book for developing language and attention to details on a printer page. Children will enjoy talking about the things they see as well as browsing alone. An over-sized book that is perfect for lap time together and solo discoveries. 4-7.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
B is for Baseball, Running the Bases from A to Z
(by Sara Gillingham, Chronicle $15.99 Score:)

Young baseball fans who may not otherwise be enchanted with an alphabet book, may be engrossed with this alphabetical tour of baseball words and objects. Combining old photos, illustrations and baseball words—this is sure to be a “hit” with little leaguers. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
I Spy A to Z, A Book of Picture Riddles
(by Jean Marzollo/ photos Walter Wick , Scholastic $16.99 Score:)

In a redesigned version of their I Spy Phonics, this updated book can be used with children of varying ages in different ways. Author Jean Marzollo gives parents helpful suggestions for encouraging kids to read the “rebus pictures in the text and find them in the big picture. Use it for developing rhyming skills, memory, and finally phonics. You’ll find the way kids enjoy this book changes as they are developing new skills. 4-8

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009.

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2009 Awards
Shape
(by David Goodman and Zoe Miller, Tate $22.5 Score:)

This big square book is full of colorful examples that introduce the basic concepts of geometric shapes. The bright photographs give you plenty to talk about as you share this with preschoolers and early school years children. There are some activities suggested...we would add the simple idea of giving children the three dimensional objects to hold in their hands to reinforce the shape concepts they can only look at in a book. 3-7

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009.

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2009 Award
Shape
(by David Goodman and Zoe Miller, Tate/Abrams $22.99 Score:)

This big square book is full of colorful examples that introduce the basic concepts of geometric shapes. The bright photographs give you plenty to talk about as you share this with preschoolers and early school years children. There are some activities suggested...we would add the simple idea of giving children the three dimensional objects to hold in their hands to reinforce the shape concepts they can only look at in a book. 3-7

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2002 Awards
Catch That Goat!
(by Polly Alakija, Barefoot Books $16.99 Score:) Ayoka was supposed to take care of the family goat. Oh, oh! That runaway goat has gone to the market! In a romp through a Nigerian market, this is a spirited counting book with details to explore on every page, including a sighting of that runaway goat! Lyrical African names and repetitive pattern makes for a fun read aloud! 2-6.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2003 Award
Dog Food
(by Saxton Freymann/illus. by Joost Elffers, Scholastic $12.95 Score:) Combines word play and food play in a delicious little book of dogs made out of bananas, pears, peppers, and more. As always, this creative team makes fruits and veggies something kids enjoy!

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
One Rainy Day
(by Valeri Gorbachev, Philomel $15.99 Score:) A charmingly patterned counting book in which Pig recounts (sorry) to his friend Goat why he got all wet during a rainy day in the forest. He runs into two porcupines, three buffaloes, four leopards, and five lions… you get the idea.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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