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2002 Award
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
(Laura Joffe Numeroff/illus. by Felicia Bond Harpe, HarperFestival $11.95 Score:) The amusing circular story of what happens if you take a mouse to the movies is now available in a book-and-audio set. Narrated by Jason Alexander. The story is followed by "Mouse's 12 Days of Christmas" and other mouse Christmas carols. Still top rated, If You Give A Mouse a Cookie, Platinum Award '98.

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

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2002 Award
Still the Same Me
(Sweet Honey in the Rock, Rounder, Rounder $10.98 Score:) Once again this superb African-American ensemble gives us an inspired collection of songs and improvisations. Featuring only their voices and percussion instruments, this is a listening treat for the whole family that will move your spirit and your whole being! (800) 768-6337.

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

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2002 Award
Cajun
(Putumayo, Putumayo $15.98 Score:) From the first note, you're transported to the bayous of southwest Louisiana. It's almost impossible to sit still while this collection of Cajun music is on--fun for kids to move to! (888) 788-8629. Also top rated, Le Hoogie Boogie: Louisiana French Music for Children Blue Chip (Michael "Beausoleil" Doucet et al., Rounder $10.98/$15.98). (800) 768-6337.

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

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2002 Award
Kids, Cars & Campfires
(Red House Records, Red House Records $15 Score:) If you were going to buy one new collection of folk tunes, this is it. Bill Staines, Tom Paxton, Sally Rogers, the Chenille Sisters, and other great singers combine forces--the only thing missing are the marshmallows! Songs include "Froggie Went a Courtin'," "Little Brown Dog," and "Your Shoes, My Shoes." (800) 695-4687.

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

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2002 Award
Folksongs & Bluegrass for Children
(Rounder, Rounder $10.98 Score:) From the minute the disc starts spinning, you'll be singing along and tapping your foot! Phil Rosenthal's collection starts with "The Train Song" rolling down the track, and on to "In The Jungle," followed by such well loved songs as "Six Little Ducks," "The Paw Paw Patch," "Mama Don't Allow," and "Aiken Drum" among others. A winner! (800) 768-6337.

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

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2002 Award
Bright Spaces
(Rounder, Rounder $10.95 Score:) A must-have collection of wonderful songs sung by the best in children's music. The voices of Arlo Guthrie, Woody Guthrie, Jessica Harper, Dave Mallett, Cathy and Marcy, and Sweet Honey in the Rock are brought together for this collection to benefit homeless children. Between Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your land" and Dave Mallett's "Garden Song"--all seems right with the world! (800) 768-6337.

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

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2002 Award
Ragtime Romp
(Music for Little People, Music for Little People $9.98 Score:) Put on Ric Louchard's collection of Scott Joplin and watch your child's eyes open wide. "Elite Syncopations" to "The Ragtime Dance" to "The Entertainer"--it's never too early to introduce kids to part of America's musical heritage. (800) 409-2457.

Age: Infants,Toddlers. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Awards
Arthur Goes to the Doctor
(Sony, Sony $12.95 Score:) There are several health-related stories on this excellent video. In the first story Arthur cuts his knee and is afraid to tell his parents. It's D.W. who helps him do the right thing. In the second story D.W. gets poison ivy and the third story deals with Buster and his asthma. This informative film includes a live-action visit to a doctor about asthma. Still top rated: Arthur's Eyes ($12.95 ****), a video that may help kids who are getting used to needing glasses.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Lemonade for Sale
(Reading Rainbow/GPN, Reading Rainbow / GPN $23.95 Score:) From simple bar graphs to the stock exchange, this is a look at the world of business. Featuring Stuart Murphy's Lemonade For Sale, which makes a better video than book. Still top-rated: Math Curse, Jon Scieszka's Platinum Award winning book speaks to the big idea that math is part of just about everything we do. A trip to a giant FedEx center and the studio of an artist designing a giant mural show kids that whatever they do, math is a piece of the pie. Platinum Award '00. Also, How Much is a Million? helps kids conceptualize what a million represents--includes a visit to a Crayola factory. Platinum Award '97. Closed-captioned. (800) 228-4630.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
The Class Artist
(by G. Brian Karas, Greenwillow $15.95 Score:) Deciding how to get started on a big assignment is no small thing for creative thinkers. In this case, Fred gets a big idea for a tipi he wants to make, but his dream is over-the-top impossible to accomplish.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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