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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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2001 Awards
I Love You Like Crazy Cakes
(by Rose Lewis/illus. by Jane Dyer, Little Brown $14.95 Score:) Heart-melting art blends with prose in this moving celebration of love and adoption. Although the baby is from China, the feeling and mood make this a universal story. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Rosie and Tortoise
(by Margaret Wild & Ron Brooks, DK $14.95 Score:) Many books deal with the new baby in the family, but this one is about a super-little baby and an older sib's reluctance to even hold him. A good choice for families with delicate preemies. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2000 Award
Just Like a Baby
(by Rebecca Bond, Little Brown $16 Score:) Each member of the family adds a unique talent to making a cradle ready for the new baby they are waiting to welcome. A joyful celebration. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2000.

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2001 Awards
Hi New Baby!
(by Robie Harris/illus. by Michael Emberly, Candlewick $16.99 Score:) Although many big sibs have warm and positive feeling for the new baby, some feel genuinely displaced. No book can solve these feelings, but here's a useful story that helps kids know other kids have felt the same way. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Win or Lose by How You Choose!
(by Judy Sheindlin/illus. by Bob Tore, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) Unlike her TV persona, Judge Judy makes no decisions in this thought-provoking book that should lead to some lively family conversations. There are multiple-choice answers to questions like: "You pick up the phone and accidentally hear your sister talking to her boyfriend… You are home alone and someone knocks on the door." You may be surprised by some of your kids' answers! 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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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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