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2001 Award
The Perfect Little Monster
(by Judy Hindley/illus. by Jonathan Lycett-Smith, Candlewick $10.99 Score:) Baby monster seems perfect to his parents, he scowls, howls, and makes great monster messes—but like most of us, he's not quite perfect! 2 and-a-half & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
That's Mine, Horace
(by Holly Keller, Greenwillow $15.95 Score:) Horace loved Walter's little truck so much that he took it home. Keller captures the strong desire to have something versus the guilt of taking something that doesn't belong to you. A good talking book for 3–7s.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
The Honest-to-Goodness Truth
(by Patricia McKissack/illus. by Giselle Potter, Atheneum $16 Score:) Understanding when and how to tell the truth is not always as easy as simply telling the truth and hurting other people's feelings. Children will relate to Libby who is having a struggle with the truth. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
The Feelings Book
(by Todd Parr, Little Brown $5.95 Score:) Here's a good talking book about the many feelings we all get from time to time. Parr's humorous illustrations strike an upbeat mood of their own. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Jingle Bells, Homework Smells
(by Diane de Groat, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) While set in the holiday season, Gilbert's homework problems are universal. He is too distracted to get down to work. Sound familiar? A modern day fable for young procrastinators. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Hooray for Grandparents' Day
(by Nancy Carlson, Viking $15.99 Score:) It's Grandparents' Day and Arnie doesn't have any grandparents to invite. Here's a creative solution to a problem many kids will relate to—honorary grandparents to the rescue! 3–7.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Emily's First 100 Days of School
(by Rosemary Wells, Hyperion $16.99 Score:) Kindergartners will love pouring over the many details in this oversized pictorial journal of the first 100 days of school with all its ups and downs. More than a counting book; it celebrates the adventure of starting school! Also, Timothy Goes to School. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
One More Bunny
(by Rick Walton/illus. by Paige Miglio, Lothrop $15.95 Score:) Understanding the concept of one more is illustrated as bunnies arrive at the playground. Introduced in bouncy rhymes and playful images plus the abstract symbols of simple math facts that are related to each number from 1–10. Also, So Many Bunnies. 5 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Math Together
(Candlewick $19.99 Score:) A collection of paperback books, each introducing very different concepts: reasoning, measurement, problem solving, and counting. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Can You Count to a Googol?
(by Robert E. Wells, Albert Whitman $15.95 Score:) Put a zero after a number and it becomes ten times bigger. In this zippy math concept book, kids who are fascinated by knowing big numbers will get their fill as Wells introduces them pictorially and with simple language to multiples of ten that grow to a Googol! 8 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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