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2002 Award
The Chimpanzees I Love
(by Jane Goodall, Scholastic $17.95 Score:) Renowned for her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees, Goodall recounts her experiences in an engaging narrative with interesting photographs of her adventures An inspiring story.

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

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2002 Award
Goin' Someplace Special
(by Patricia C. McKissack/illus. by Jerry Pinkney, Simon & Schuster $16 Score:) 'Tricia Ann's grandmother allows her to go downtown alone to her someplace special - place where everyone is welcome. But getting there is not easy in the Jim Crow South, when people of color could not sit where they pleased on the bus or park bench, in the movies, or a restaurant. What was the one special palace in Nashville where those rules were overruled? The public library.

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

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2002 Award
Davy Crockett Saves the World
(by Rosalyn Schanzer, HarperCollins $16.95 Score:) An outlandish and amusing tall tale. Inspired by the almanacs about the real Davy Crockett, this bigger-than-life tale features young Davy saving earth from a collision with Halley's Comet!

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

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2002 Award
The Orphan Singer
(by Emily Arnold McCully, Scholastic Inc. $16.95 Score:) A poor Venetian family gives up their only daughter to a special orphanage, where they know she will be given musical training they cannot afford. Through the years her family is always there, although they cannot reveal their connection. One week, when they do not arrive, Catarina chances everything to be with them. A tender work of historic fiction about loyalty and love.

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

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2002 Award
Oranges on Golden Mountain
(by Elizabeth Partridge/illus. by Aki Sogabe, Penguin $16.99 Score:) Handsome cut-paper art adds much to this story of a Chinese boy who comes to America to work with his uncle on "Golden Mountain" in the 1800s. He brings with him branches from his mother's orchard which bloom in time, like his life in a new land.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Little Red Riding Hood
(retold by Marjorie Priceman, Simon & Schuster $17.95 Score:) A liberated Granny and Little Red make this an empowering retelling! No woodsmen need apply. In this beautifully crafted pop-up version. Priceman cleverly retells the story for girls of anew century! Likely to be revisited often.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
A Gift from Zeus
(retold by Jeanne Steig/illus. by William Steig, HarperCollins $17.95 Score:) The bare-breasted women on the cover may set off many a giggle, but shouldn't keep you from this delightful collection of 16 favorite myths that are woven together into a story. William Steig, now in his 90s, is still masterful and has lost none of his stylish wit.

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

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2002 Award
Mini Windowsill Garden
(Creativity for Kids $14 Score:) A ceramic set with two mini flowerpots. watering can, tray, and mini hand tools. Kids paint and then plant with soil and fast-growing wheat seed that are also included. Pots are smaller than they look on the box, but charming. A nice gif t for a child to give to a teacher.

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

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2002 Award
Soda Pop Science
(Scientific Explorer $20 Score:) A hands-on kit for making home-made soda pop! Comes with all the ingredients (except sugar and food coloring) to mix up batches of lime, cherry, cinnamon, and vanilla soda. Recipes call for measuring and keeping records of your own secret recipes! A great science and party activity. Adult help for 6 to 9s. Older kids will be able to handle this on their own.

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

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2002 Award
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
(by Doreen Cronin/ illus. by Betty Lewin, Simon & Schuster $15 Score:) Here's one funny way to show kids the power of reading and writing! When the cows find an old typewriter in the barn, they begin sending requests for more heat and other amenities in the barn. An amusing tale! 4-8.

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

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