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

 


2003 Award
Ten Red Apples: A Bartholomew Bear Counting Book
(by Virginia Miller, Candlewick $13.95 Score:) With each turn of the page, Bartholomew plays under and in a beautiful old apple tree as a small story unfolds. Best of all, the apples on the tree turn red one at a time so there is something new to count at every turn. A concept book that's on the mark for 2–5.

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

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2003 Award
Twelve Hats for Lena
(by Karen Katz, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) Suppose you could make a hat for each month of the year. What would you put on them to reflect the season or important holiday? Done in charming collage with gouache and colored pencils, this is a book that should inspire young artists as well as introduce them to the names of the months of the year.

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

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2003 Award
Alphabet Under Construction
(by Denise Fleming, Holt $16.95 Score:) Mouse is constructing each of the letters with an action word that matches the letter, as in Measuring the M and Nailing the N. After talking about the meaning of some of these terms, have fun finding other action words that match.

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

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2003 Award
America, a Patriotic Primer
(by Lynne V. Cheney/illus. by Robin P. Glasser, Simon & Schuster $16.99 Score:) An ABC that celebrates some very important names such as J for Jefferson and K for King, as in Martin Luther King Jr., and some very big concepts such as E for equality and F for freedom. Many of the ideas here will go over the heads of the intended audience, but Glasser's detailed illustrations lend themselves to lots of talking along with the big ideas Cheney introduces.

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

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2003 Award
Math for All Seasons
(by Greg Tang/illus. by Harry Briggs, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Following up on the success of Grapes of Math, here's another set of mind-stretching math riddles. While this is probably a read-it-once kind of book, it's great fun. It may also change the way kids look at puzzles and encourage some creative problem solving. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
100 School Days
(by Anne Rockwell/illus. by Lizzy Rockwell, HarperCollins $14.99 Score:) Celebrating the 100th day of school has become a tradition, especially in children's books. This one breaks the process down to a series of 10s with collections that children bring for the 20th, 30th, and so on. Sure to inspire some counting in school or at home. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Who Sees the Lighthouse?
(by Ann Fearington/illus. by Giles Laroche, Putnam $15.99 Score:) Who sees the lighthouse? Some do, some don't. Stunning cut-paper art is coupled with a counting book that inspires more thinking than simple counting. 4–8.

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

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2003 Award
The M&M's Counting Book
(by Barbara B. McGrath/ illus. by Roger Glass, Charlesbridge $16.95 Score:) If you don't object to turning candy into math games, this is a fun book. We have trouble with having kids put candy they are going to eat on a library book that has passed through who know what hands. That said, this starts out as a color, shape and counting book for beginning math students. It introduces the many sets that can add up to twelve and has a happy tasty ending that teaches subtraction. Grade One-Two

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
One Nighttime Sea
(by Deborah Lee Rose/ illus. By Steve Jenkins, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) This is not a simple counting book. Like their Into the A,B, Sea Alphabet, this is a slightly more sophisticated math/science book, introducing young readers to some fairly uncommon sea creatures. The lilting verse and paper-cut art make this an interesting oceangoing counting book. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
Hands Can
( by Cheryl Willis Hudson/photos by John-Francis Bo, Candlewick $14.95 Score:) Marvelous photos of kids doing hands-on things are punctuated with simple rhymes that show and tell familiar things hands can do. Some of the activities are definitely not toddler-esque, as in tying shoes. But never mind—they can untie their shoes! 2–5.

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

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