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2003 Award
Cleo in the Snow
(by Caroline Mockford, $6.99 Score:) Move over Spot! Here's a cat with adventure in her heart! Now that she's found a home and love she's ready to enter the bigger world. When Cleo awakes she goes outside, and with her, we capture the wonder of the first snow! Also charming, Cleo On the Move, in which Cleo and her child move to a new house. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Awards
Michael Forman's Playtime Rhymes
(by Michael Forman, Candlewick $18.99 Score:) A companion to Foreman's Mother Goose, this is a collection of beautifully illustrated classics that you will use as baby grows into a toddler and preschooler. From "Patty Cake" to "Old MacDonald," action songs have simple directions.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Awards
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
(by Zita Newcome, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) More than fifty hand-clapping, finger-snapping, action games and rhymes wonderfully illustrated with close-up directions for motions and jolly looking toddlers. An active way to develop language and concepts. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Awards
Peek-a-Boo, You!
(by Roberta Grobel Intrater, Scholastic $9.95 Score:) Big photos of babies are half hidden behind the big peek-a-boo lift-up flaps. There's a baby hidden by a blanket, a handkerchief, a teddybear, a hat, and other familiar objects in this playful lap book to share with toddlers. 1 & up.

Age: Infants,Toddlers. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Ello
(Mattel $19.95 Score:) Designed to attract girls to construction toys, this is an innovative building system with panels and Matisse-inspired cutout disks that can be joined with square and circular connectors, string and slender sticks for adding extra flair. Research has indicated that playing with blocks and building sets help to develop important spatial relations and math skills needed for later achievement in math, engineering and science. Unfortunately too many sets on the market are geared only for boys. We particularly liked the look of the Ello-opolis set, which has a modern art feel, or the underwater Ello Aquaria set. (Imagine Matisse or Calder designing a construction set!) They have an engaging color palette (refreshingly not all pink!) and have interesting building pieces that lend themselves for open-ended play.

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

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2003 Award
One Bright Penny
(by Geraldine McCaughrean/ illus. by Paul Howard, Viking $15.99 Score:) Pa challenges his three children to fill the barn for a penny and he will give them the farm. One child fills it with feathers, another with candle light, but the third try proves to be the winning one. Has a nice country twang of a storyteller's yarn! 4-8.

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

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2003 Award
What About Me?
(by Ed Young, Philomel $16 Score:) A young boy goes to the Grand Master seeking knowledge. But the Grand Master wants and needs a carpet and so begins the boy's journey during which he discovers several larger truths about himself and others. Based on a Middle Eastern folktale this circular teaching tale is illustrated with collage and watercolors. 5-9.

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

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Scranimals
(by Jack Prelutsky/illus. by Peter Sis, Greenwillow $16.95 Score:) More pleasing than a tossed salad or a zoo that's full, a hybrid collection of scrambled animal/plants. Zany, zippy rhymes about such never-before seen creatures as the beautiful rhinocerose, poor avacadodos or the detested radishark! Sis's illustrations lend just the right dollop of humor to Prelutsky's silly rhymes. 4-9.

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

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2002 Award
Talkin' About Bessie
(by Nikki Grimes/ illus. by E.B. Lewis, Orchard $16.95 Score:) The story of an aviator pioneer, Elizabeth Coleman, is told by each of the many people who knew her. Their multiple voices add up to an original kind of biography that reveals the kind of determination and grit this woman needed to become the first African American femal pilot. She not only overcame her gender, she did it in the face of poverty and race in a time when others might have given up.

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

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2002 Award
School Picture Day
(by Lynn Plourde/illus. by Thor Wickstrom, Dutton $16.99 Score:) Josephina Caroleena Wattasheena the First, is mechanically inclined and wants to know how things work. This is a spoof of an annual event that is guaranteed to take the angst out! 5-8

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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