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Product Type: Books
Award: Gold
Review Year: 2013

 


2013 Award
The Black Rabbit
(by Philippa Leathers, Candlewick $14 Score:)

Little rabbit cannot seem to get free of a big black rabbit that follows his every move. As he tries to escape, the suspense grows and rabbit ends up in the deep dark woods where at last he appears to have escaped. But wait! What are those two big eyes that glow in the darkness? With a clever twist, little rabbit is saved. A delightful mix of page-turning humor, mystery, and Science, too.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers
(by Dav Pilkey, Scholastic $9.99 Score:)

In this tenth epic, how will George and Harold be saved from roaming forever as evil zombie nerds? Will Captain Underpants save them? My nine-year old neighbor and his buddies are thrilled that the beat goes on. For reluctant readers this is a sure fire series that can turn the tide.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Here Comes Trouble
(by Corinne Demas/ illus Noah Z. Jones, Scholastic $16.95 Score:)

Emma's dog, Toby does not like cats, especially the cat from next door. So, when Pandora arrives for a visit poor Toby is an unhappy camper in his own home. In a nicely paced and lively story that snooty cat ends (spoiler alert) up a tree and itís Toby who ends up the hero. 

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
The Book Boat's In
(by Cynthia Cotton/ illus. Frane Lessac, Holiday House $16.95 Score:)

You may have borrowed books from the book mobiles that traveled to small towns all over the country. But did you know that in the 19th century when the Erie Canal carried people and supplies westward that book boats travelled the river roads bringing books to faraway places that had no libraries. Illustrated with a folk art look, this little story speaks to a boy's love of books and reading as well as giving young readers a glimpse into the history of libraries. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2013.

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2013 Award
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
(by Jan Pinborough/ illus. Debby Atwell, HMH $16.99 Score:)

Though it's hard to believe, there was a time when there were no children's rooms in public libraries; in fact, children were not welcome inside. But, Anne Carroll Moore, a spunky young woman who loved books thought otherwise. This wonderful biography for young listeners combines history with good storytelling that children can relate to and enjoy. 6-9

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Ball
(by Mary Sullivan, HMH $12.99 Score:)

Just one word and a plaintive playful dog carry this otherwise wordless book on a delightful romp. From the moment he wakes, dog interacts with family and his own lively imagination seeking someone who will play ball! Reading the pictures and telling what's happening is an excellent way to develop comprehension as well as storytelling skills. 4-8

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Dodsworth in Tokyo
(by Tim Egan, HMH $14.99 Score:)

Meet Dodsworth, a sophisticated traveler, who is off to Japan with his duck. Will duck behave? That is the question. On his whirlwind tour of Japan, Dodsworth introduces duck to many seemingly strange customs, using a Japanese word for each as he explains. Illustrations, language, and humor give a new look to this relatively mid-level easy to read story. 2nd grade.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
The Matchbox Diary
(by Paul Fleischman/ illus. Bagram Ibatoulline, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

As a boy, great-grandfather could not write, but he kept a diary of small items that fit in little matchboxes. Each contained a reminder of a story that he now tells to his little great grandchild. This immigrant book gives young listeners a glimpse into the world that so many Italians and others ethnic groups went through. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Rain, Rain Go Away!
(illus. by Caroline Jayne Church, Scholastic $6.99 Score:)

We like books you can sing with babies and toddlers. This metallic covered cardboard book is sturdy enough for repeated sharing and little hands that will want to turn the pages with independence. The familiar Rain, Rain Go Way rhyme needs no introduction to grownups and children alike. 1 & up

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Lois Ehlerts's Growing Garden
(HMH $14.99 Score:)

For the growing season this set of three handsome picture books may well inspire a new crop of young gardeners. These are all reissued in a smaller paperback format that retains the artful look of the originals. Eating the Alphabet is an alphabet book of fruits and veggies. Growing Vegetable Soup is a treasure of artful veggies with a recipe for making soup. Planting a Rainbow is a color concept book with more than 20 different kinds of flowers. The gift package comes with a poster to hang in the kitchen or a child's room.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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