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

 

Trick or Treat?
(by Bill Martin Jr. & Michael Sampson/ illus. by Pa, Simon & Schuster $14.95 Score:) Though not a scary holiday book, this starts out like a counting word play book with a little trick or treater collecting goodies as he visits each floor in his building. But on the tenth floor there's Merlin who casts a spell and seemingly spoils the ride down. Happily, Daddy's hug at the first floor undoes the spell and all ends well. But we think preschoolers won't get this- maybe not 1st or 2nd graders, either.

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

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2004 Award
Julius's Candy Corn
(by Kevin Henkes, HarperCollins $6.99 Score:) Julius is waiting for his friends to come to his Halloween party. Well, maybe not waiting exactly. Hes admiring the cupcakes and counting the candy corn on each. Oh-oh hes done more than count that candy corn! After you share this a few times, have your little one tell you the story from the pictures. 21?25.

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

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2004 Award
Thanks for Thanksgiving
(Julie Markes/illus. by Doris Barrette, HarperCollins $12.99 Score:) With a warm autumnal feel, Markes chronicles all the things a brother and sister are thankful for in this retro-feeling ode to a traditional family at Thanksgiving. 4 & up.

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

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2005 Award
The Thanksgiving Door
(Debby Atwell, Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:) When an old couple's Thanksgiving dinner is burned by accident, little did they think it would turn into the best Thanksgiving. Quite by chance they go to a restaurant run by an immigrant family. Though they are closed, the grandmother of the family insists on making a place for them both. 48. For older readers, see Molly's Pilgrim (by Barbara Cohen, Lothrop $3.99).

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
(Karma Wilson/illus. by Jane Chapman, McElderry Books $16.95 Score:) All of bear's friends are desperate to share Christmas with their friend so they spend the days and nights keeping the bear awake. There's even a visit from Santa Claus. A charming new Christmas story with joyful illustrations. 37.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
How Santa Really Works
(Alan Snow, Atheneum $15.95 Score:) Snow's illustrations are deliciously detailed, showing the underground workshop and staff at the North Pole. The CIA, Christmas Intelligence Agency, keeps him posted on who's been bad or good. The only drawback is that the level of detail will be lost on younger true believers. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Santa Claus Is Comin to Town
(J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie/illus. by Steven K, HarperCollins $16.99 Score:) Kellogg creates a joyous and bustling celebration as the town gets ready for Santa. He brings the 1934 classic song to life, capturing the excitement of the season. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Uncles and Antlers
(Lisa Wheeler/illus. by Brian Floca, Atheneum $15.95 Score:) A jolly romp as Octavia the reindeer extols the virtues of her seven uncles. A bouncing rhyme with lots of counting mixed in, they all join in once a year to help pull Santa's sleigh. No Rudolph in this version! 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Mrs. Greenberg's Messy Hanukkah
(Linda Glaser/illus. by Nancy Cote, Albert Whitman $15.95 Score:) Even though it's the first night of Hanukkah, Rachel's mother says they will not make latkes until next week when their relatives come for dinner. Rachel visits her elderly neighbor Mrs. Greenberg and convinces her that they should make latkes. A mess ensues, but Rachel's parents step in and everyone has a special night. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2006 Award
Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert
(by Marla Frazee, Harcourt $16 Score:)

Here at the Toy Portfolio we understand just what it is that Santa goes through in finding just the right toy for just the right child. We do it the year ’round. So our hat’s off to the busy old fellow. We relate to his post-its and like his wardrobe, too. He often consults us, you know.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2006. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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