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Product Type: Books
Age: Toddlers
Categories: Cloth, vinyl, and board books


2006 Awards
I Went Walking
(by Sue Williams/illus. by Julie Vivas, Harcourt $10.95 Score:)

Reintroduced in a very large 10" square board book format, this is a BLUE CHIP animal and color identification book with repetitive lines. Because of its size it is heavy to handle, but otherwise still a fine read-aloud favorite of toddlers. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2006. Click here to purchase the product on

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2006 Award
More Fun With Maisy!
(by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick $4.99 Score:)

A lift-the-flap book with a repetitive refrain that reinforces the idea that lots of things are fun and even more fun when you do them with someone else.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2006. Click here to purchase the product on

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2010 Award
(by Phyllis Root/illus. by Holly Meade, Candlewick $5.99 Score:)

Mama Duck calls, “Quack, quack, quack!” and five baby ducklings hatch with a crack, crack, crack! Tots will enjoy the rhythm of this short celebration of ducklings as they flap their wings, wibble and wobble and splish, splosh, splash! This won our Platinum Award in hardcover and is newly reintroduced in a sturdy boardbook format that is ideal for beginning page turners and those who like to taste their reading material. 6 mos. & up.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on

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2007 Award
Breakfast Time & Good Morning Sun!
(by Harriet Ziefert/ illus by Lisa C Ernst, Blue Apple $6.95 Score:) These cardboard books illustrate a slice of life in the typical day of a baby. Breakfast and waking up. There’s no text to speak of, but soft illustrations with familiar subject matter to talk about as you turn the pages. In fact, these both include small cutouts on the side of the pages designed to help baby learn to turn the pages. In fact, since most books do not have such features, learning to turn will probably have no great value, but the books are a nice addition to first books for lap time sharing.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2007.

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2008 Award
Baby's Day
(by Michel Blake/ photos by Trish Gant, Candlewick $5.99 Score:) Photos of an adorable African American baby playing with familiar toys—a rattle, teether, bunny, and book— are printed in black and white with the item featured printed in primary colors. Each of the “knowing and naming” items are on their own separate page. Pages are graduated, not cut to the same size, making them easy to turn. 6 months & up. Let’s Play is designed the same way, but features older tots with clothing and playing with less familiar items. 18 months & up.

Age: Infants,Toddlers. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
Petting Farm
(Scholastic $12.99 Score:)

For babies and toddlers this touch and feel book has textures for little fingers, clear photo illustrations that introduce farm animals to know and name. The book also includes a wonderful DVD with more action and music than talking. It is slow paced enough for older toddlers to follow and informative enough for young preschoolers. The book and DVD could stand on their own, together they make a package that will appeal to families with babies and older sibs.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on

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2009 Awards
Story Sounds Noisy Farm
(Soft Play $19.95 Score:)

Interactive books with sounds are not usually high on our list. But, this is one of a series that really works well. Little Pig is looking for his mom. For the young listener the fun is in finding Mommy pig by pushing the plush heads of a cow, hen, sheep and horse who help piglet find his Mama. Just a little touch activates the moo, baa, cluck and neigh as Piglet fins his way to the one who says oink. Also fun, the Noisy Jungle book and Noisy Pals. These are all fun choices for 2’s and up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2009.

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2009 Awards
Mommy, Carry Me Please!
(by Jane Cabrera, Holiday House $6.95 Score:)

What little child has not asked to be carried, please. This little board book has a slew of creatures, each asking their mommies to carry them in their own particular a kangaroo's pouch, on a spider's back, in a tiger's mouth. You might even call this a young science book for beginners. As always, Jane Cabrera's bright colorful illustrations add much to the book. Also great fun, Cabrera's Old Mother Hubbard.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on

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2009 Award
Watch Me Hop!
(by Rebecca Young/ illus. Von Glitschka/ design by , Scholastic $12.99 Score:)

Each animal is introduced with a small verse that describes the animal’s action—but the best of all—the illustrations move! Holographic images of eight animals come to life as you wiggle the book. Printed on sturdy cardboard pages this will withstand the kind of handling it will have to take. Be sure to add some animal sounds as you share it. This is going to be a winner with all ages!

Age: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on

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2009 Awards
Global Babies
(Global Fund for Children, Charlesbridge $6.95 Score:)

Photographs of babies from all over the world fill this beautiful little book. Wearing their colorful native dress these adorable infants with their big eyes look out from the pages of the book reminding us all of the universal need for caring about these innocents with whom we share the planet. This is done in a board book format to make a sturdy book for little ones to handle. But, in fact, this is a book for everyone…in our multicultural world. Give it as a Valentine to support community base organizations that serve vulnerable children through the Global Fund for Children. All ages.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on

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