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100th Day Worries
(by Margery Cuyler/illus. by Arthur Howard, Simon & Schuster $16 Score:) Jessica's big worry is what kind of collection of 100 things she can bring to school on the 100th day. Cuyler has come up with a playful math concept book that shows the many ways a set of objects can add up or multiply into 100. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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2001 Awards
1,2,3 POP!
(by Rachel Isadora, Viking $15.99 Score:) In a companion to the award winning ABC POP!, Isadora pays homage to pop artists with images in the style of Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Oldenburg. A witty treat! 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Touchdown Mars!
(by Peggy Wethered & Dr. Kenneth Edgett/illus. by M, Putnam $15.99 Score:) Take a trip to Mars on an alphabetical adventure. The alphabet provides the framework for a good deal of science information and detailed illustrations for space minded kids. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
There's a Zoo in Room 22
(by Judy Sierra/illus. by Barney Saltzberg, Harcourt $16 Score:) From Amanda Anaconda to a Zorilla (hint, it's black and white and not a zebra), a collection of zippy rhymes about a possible classroom pet for Room 22. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Fed Up!
(by Rex Barron, Putnam $15.99 Score:) Yummy fruits and veggies are dramatically poised to avoid being eaten in this amusing alphabet book. Each page is accompanied by phrases that begin with a single sound, as in "Lemons loathe Limes" and "Yakking Yams". 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
To Dinner, For Dinner
(by Tolowa M. Mollel/illus. by Synthia Saint James, Holiday House $16.95 Score:) A little rabbit makes a deal with the leopard that she'll be his dinner when she's bigger. Fuko the mole comes up with a plan for outsmarting the leopard. Size is no match for wise! 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
The Language of Birds
(by Rafe Martin/illus. by Susan Gaber, Putnam $15.99 Score:) A retelling of a Russian fairytale of two brothers, one kind, the other selfish. Vasilii is a greedy liar while Ivan is a dreamer. Though Ivan is ridiculed, his kind heart eventually leads to greater rewards. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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Gershon's Monster
(by Eric A. Kimmel/illus. by Jon J. Muth, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Gershon never regretted his mistakes. He simply threw them into the cellar and for the New Year he tossed them into the sea. But when he is blessed with children he learns to rethink his self-centered ways. Suspenseful & satisfying! 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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2001 Awards
The Eagle & the Wren
(retold by Jane Goodall/illus. by Alexander Reichst, North-South $15.95 Score:) Who can fly the highest? All the birds get into a boasting contest that can only be won on the wing. As one bird after another gives up it appears that eagle has won until a tiny wren crawls out of the eagle's feathers and continues to fly. A charming tale about how we need each other. 48.

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

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Clever Tortoise
(by Francesca Martin, Candlewick $14.99 Score:) Elephant and Hippopotamus both boast that they are the most powerful animal. It is the smart tortoise who outwits both animals with a tug of war. An enjoyable retelling of an African tale. 6& up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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