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2001 Award
Works: Fabulous Foods
(Sony $12.95 Score:) The best title in this "Work" series looks at familiar products and how they are made. Here, learn how apple juice, yogurt, bread, blueberries, and pasta are made. Footage of cows being milked and blueberries being cleaned and sorted fascinated our testers. In My House looks at flowers, mail service, and how bricks, baskets, and pottery are made. Narrated by kids who wear a "magic" hat, these are pretty straightforward-not incredibly compelling, but informative for "how do they do that?" curiosity. Fun and Games was a disappointingly slow look at how crayons and toys are made. Will be enjoyed by the next age group. 4-9

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

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2001 Awards
Video Soup Mozart Nature Symphonies
(em-bry-on-ics $14.95 Score:) Disregard the "12 month & up" label. There's much to speak about as the sound track plays real, nonsynthesized Mozart that is perfectly in sync with breathtaking film clips of wildlife underwater, in the sky, from the North Pole to the South, and all points in between! Watch it together or play the music for its own sake. Trust us-it's a winner! 2 & up, up, up!

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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1994 Awards
Doing Things
(Bo Peep Productions $14.95 Score:) Every video library should have Doing Things! With almost no talking or cutesy narrative, we watch kids and familiar barnyard animals go through the routines of the day-eating, washing, and playing. There's something new to see each time you watch. The cast of kids is multiethnic and the music is fun but not too intrusive. Doing Things leaves the talking to you and your kids. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 1994.

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My First Real Mother Goose
(Scholastic $6.99 Score:) What's notable about this very old-fashioned checkerboard edged collection? They have added African American children to the illustrations!

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: .

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Mother Goose Remembers
(by Clare Beaton, Barefoot Books $16.99 Score:) One of the most exquisite books we've come across. Beaton's appliqué illustrations are to be treasured, with a well-rounded collection of classic rhymes.

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

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Mother Goose
(illus. by Sylvia Long , Chronicle $19.95 Score:) Children will enjoy all the details and little surprises in and around Long's sparkling illustrations in this collection of 75 classic rhymes.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: .

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1996 Awards
Cleared For Takeoff
(Fred Levine Productions $14.95 Score:) Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a fast-paced look at commercial aviation that follows a mother and three kids on a trip from start to finish. Interesting information and film footage takes kids behind the scenes at the airport. From the maker of the granddaddy of construction videos, Road and House Construction Ahead. 2 1/2 & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 1996.

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2001 Award
The Baby's Game Book
(selected by Isabel Wilner/illus. by Sam Williams, Greenwillow $15.95 Score:) New parents know playing with baby is important and this book shows them many classic knee, finger, and face games—35 in all, with lively illustrations.

Age: Infants,Toddlers. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
The Tigger Movie
(Disney $24.99 Score:)

Poor Tigger is looking for someone to go bouncing with, but none of his pals are big on bouncing. So Tigger goes looking for his Tigger family. When he can't find them, Roo, Pooh, and all his pals dress up as Tiggers. It takes an avalanche (a not too scary one) to make him understand that the friends who love and worry about you are family, too. Now on DVD, this is the 10th Anniversary edition with two new Tigger Adventures.


Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2001. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2000 Awards
Baby Story
(Chimeric $29.95 Score:) Create your own story about your baby with favorite photos and captions. Decorate the pages with over 100 stickers, choose color, and the book will be returned professionally typeset and bound. Kit price includes one copy, but you can order additional copies. A great shower present.

Age: Infants,Toddlers. Award Year: 2000.

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