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

 


2003 Award
Guess the Baby
(by Simon French & Donna Rawlins, Clarion $14 Score:) Sam's new baby brother comes for a visit to Mr. Judd's class. The class is given the assignment of bringing in their own baby pictures. While they recognize all their classmates, there's one mystery photo left! The class finds it hard to believe that Mr. Judd was ever a baby. Humorously addresses a common fascination kids have about babies and growing up. 4–7.

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

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2003 Award
Hunter's Best Friend at School
(by Laura Malone Elliot/illus. by Lynn Munsinger, HarperCollins $15.85 Score:) Two good friends can sometimes lead each other astray. That's what happens when Hunter's best buddy Stripe gets silly and Hunter has to decide whether to behave or go along. .

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

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2003 Award
Lucky Socks
(by Carrie Weston/illus. Charlotte Middleton, Penguin $14.99 Score:) Kevin's luck takes a turn for the better when he wears his yellow socks. So, imagine when he discovers that his socks have disappeared! Superstition starts early!

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

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2003 Award
The Sunday Blues
(The Sunday Blues, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) You don't have to hate school to hate Sunday night and the end of the weekend. With humor and affection Layton paints an ideal Sunday spent with family while Monday looms on the horizon. These are feelings most of us have known along with the rediscovery each Monday that other pleasures await (usually).

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

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2003 Award
The Recess Queen
(by Alexis O'Neill/illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith, Scholastic $15.95 Score:) Mean Jean was the boss of recess. No one would dare to contradict her, until a new girl arrives on the scene. A bit mean spirited, but that's what bullies are like, right? This may just be helpful for kids who are caught in this kind of all-too-typical situation. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Nobody Knew What to Do, A Story About Bullying
(by Becky Ray McCain/ illus. By Todd Leonardo, Albert Whitman $15 Score:) Bullying is a universal problem for school aged kids. This tackles the idea that kids may need to get adult help when others gang up on one child. It's a bit prescriptive, but the message is an important one in certain situations and may be a useful teaching/talking tool for 4-8's.

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

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2004 Award
Crazy Hair Day
(Barney Saltzberg, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Stanley Birdbaum got all ready for Crazy Hair Day in his school, only to discover when he got there that it was School Picture Day! What can poor Stanley do? It’s not Stanley but his best friend and classmates who find a memorable solution—a photo finish! 5–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Evie & Margie
(Bernard Waber, Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:) How can two best friends both play Cinderella in the school play? Waber manages to pack in enough humor with the pain of jealousy to make this entertaining as well as thought-provoking. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Little Brown BEar Won't Go to School
(by Jane Dyer, Little Brown $15.95 Score:) After he is dropped at the school, Little Bear decides he’d rather have a job, like Mama and Papa Bear. But he soon discovers that the only job he’s really ready for is waiting for him in school. Dyer’s drawings are charming and the pace of the book is just right for the kindergartener-to-be. 4.5 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
The Best Class Picture Ever!
(by Denis Roche, Scholastic $15.95 Score:) Class 202 has no permanent teacher, their class pet is missing, and it’s picture day! A lively slice of life from a second grade group that finds their pet and a new teacher. 6–9.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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