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2002 Awards
A Trip to the Dentist Through Pinatta's View
(Boggle-Goggle $14.95 Score:) Move over, Oprah! Pinatta, a lively talk show star-puppet, hosts a preschooler and her mom on the subject of going to the dentist. Practicing is one way to overcome fears about a first trip to the dentist, and this includes a nice blend of live-action footage with puppets.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Sing Down the Moon
(Willie Bell Music $18.99 Score:) Here's an artful blend of music and storytelling with a southern twang! Billed as musical theater for the family, these Appalachian tales, produced by the Theatre of the First Amendment at George Mason University, are performed by a winning cast of actors and singers with a refreshingly regional sound of their own! There are two disks full of Jack tales and other mountain lore to enjoy- one story at a time, or from start to finish.

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

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2002 Award
Kipper Tiger Tales
(Lyrick Studios $9.98 Score:) The original Kipper video received a Platinum Award in 2000. Like Mark Inkpen's storybooks featuring Kipper the dog, each little vignette has a small adventure without the all-too-typical terrifying drama that has marked so much of today's video for the very young. This year's Kipper Tiger Tales only rates a four - it features his know-it-all pal Tiger; more preschoolish than the original. We found Pools, Parks and Picnic (two stars) way too slow - it made both toddler and adult viewers ready for naptime!

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Giants, Ghost, and Goblins
(Barefoot Books, Barefoot Books $19.99 Score:) Jerry Nelson uses a delightful variety of voices as he brings to life Giants, Ghosts, and Goblins, a collection of suspenseful tales from around the world on two CDs. Nelson is narrating from book of the same name by John Matthews/illus. by Giovani Manna ($19.95). Unlike listening to a novel, this has several stories to listen to in shorter sessions. Grandmother's Stories, subtitled Wise Woman Tales From Many Cultures, narrated by Olympia Dukakis, looked promising but not ready for testing.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Be a Hula Girl
(Kuleana Productions $14.95 Score:) We were testing a luau craft kit when this wonderful dancing video arrived from Hawaii. Our 8-year-old testers followed every motion and learned how to dance and move to the traditional music. We liked how the instructor kept reminding them to smile! You can buy the video alone, or with a raffia skirt and beads ($24.95). This would be fun to use for a luau party.

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

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2002 Award
Families of the World Series
(Master Communications $19.95 Score:) Narrated by a child from the featured country, these are low on energy but high on information about the food, work, school, and customs, told from a child's point of view. More like social studies films for school or libraries, these are nevertheless one way to introduce kids to faraway places. Earlier videos cover, among other places, China, Thailand, Mexico, India, and this year, Korea and Israel. 30 minutes.

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

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2002 Award
Dragonwings
(Laurence Yep HarperChildren's Audio, HarperChildren's Audio $29.95 Score:) At last an unabridged version of this award-winning story of a Chinese boy who comes to live with a father he has never known. Set in San Francisco in 1909, this is a memorable and inspiring story about the immigrant experience. Narrated by Tony award winner B.D. Wong.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Abiyoyo
(Pete Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs/illus. by Micha, Simon & Schuster $19.95 Score:) In this South African story a boy and granddaddy annoy the town with their music and magic. But when a giant appears, it's their magic and music that save the town! New for 2002, Abiyoyo Returns (no CD): years have passed, their overgrown town needs a dam. But when a huge boulder can't be moved, someone remembers Abiyoyo and Granddaddy with his flute, who are called into action. There's a new harmony as they all learn to live together!

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

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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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