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2001 Awards
Promises
(by Elizabeth Winthrop/illus. by Betsy Lewin, Clarion $16 Score:) Sarah's mom has cancer and although she can't promise she'll never get sick, there are promises she can keep as she recovers her strength. Also sensitive and reassuring, The Paper Chain (by Claire Blake et al., Health Press) 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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1996 Awards
Going To The Doctor and Going To The Dentist
(by Fred Rogers, Putnam $5.95 Score:)

With photos of preschoolers doing what must be done, Mister Rogers gives kids a preview of routine trips to the doctor and dentist. Though these are old, they do the job better than most. Preparing children for the typical events of a visit to the doctor or dentist can provide a chance to preview the events and reduce some of the angst. 37.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 1996.

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2001 Awards
A New Room for William
(by Sally Grindley/illus. by Carol Thompson, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Moving is tough, but moving because of a divorce is a double whammy! Yet the two often go together and this small tale may help kids understand that this problem may be painful but is not unique. 4 & up.

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

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2000 Awards
Mama and Daddy Bear's Divorce
(by Cornelia M. Spelman/illus. by Kathy Parkinson, Albert Whitman $13.95 Score:) Dinah Bear is frightened when she learns that the two people she loves best are getting divorced. A reassuring story that says important things stay the same. 36

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2001 Awards
On the Day His Daddy Left
(by Eric & Kathleen Adams/illus. by Layne Johnson, Albert Whitman $14.95 Score:) Like so many children of divorce, Danny is afraid that his parents' divorce is his fault. An excellent talking book for kids who may not be able to ask the question out loud. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2000 Awards
Goodbye Hello Kit
(ParentingPacks, 989 Sports $19.95 Score:) This kit includes a countdown calendar and a book that kids can write or dictate and illustrate. Comes with postcards for sending new address to friends plus a booklet of great ideas for kids of varying ages. (888) 277-2257.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2000 Awards
Good-Bye, House
(by Robin Ballard, Greenwillow $14 Score:) Room by room, a child says good-bye to the house she has always lived in. A tender book with an upbeat ending. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2000.

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2001 Awards
Absolutely Positively Alexander
(by Judith Viorst/illus. by Robin P. Glasser, Atheneum $20 Score:) Now in one volume, three well-loved stories about Alexander, including Alexander, Who's Not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move. 5 & up.

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

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2000 Awards
Over the Moon
(by Karen Katz, Holt $15.95 Score:) Exuberant illustrations and a joyful text recount the happy story of anticipating an adoptive baby's birth, the excitement of getting everything ready, and the happiness everyone shares when the baby finally comes home! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2000.

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2001 Awards
Mommy Far, Mommy Near: An Adoption Story
(by Carol A. Peacock/illus. by Shawn C. Brownell, Albert Whitman $15.95 Score:) A reassuring story for children who are questioning why their birth mothers gave them up. This picture book deals with issues seemingly unique to multicultural/Chinese adoption, but really universal for adopted children and their families. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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