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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Concept Books

 


2004 Award
Carlo Likes Colors
(y Jessica Spanyol, Candlewick $14.95 Score:) There is more than one color on each of these pages, so this is not a beginner’s concept book. The pages are busy and full of details to look at. For the very young this can be a distraction. For the older preschooler it will be a discovery game. Also, see Carlo Likes Counting & Carlo Likes Reading. 4–6.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
We All Went on Safari
(by Laurie Krebs/illus. by Julia Cairns, Barefoot Books $15.95 Score:) Handsome illustrations of the wild life of Tanzania are combined with lilting verse in this counting book. A glossary includes more facts about the animals, the Maasai people, the meaning of their names, and a pronunciation guide for counting in Swahili. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
ABC A Child's First Alphabet Book
( by Alison Jay, Dutton $15.99 Score:) Just when you think you’ve seen enough alphabet books, along comes a beauty like this gem. Painted in folk-artist style, one large object dominates the page, but several other small objects that start with the same sound are hidden in the scene for children to discover. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Z Goes Home
(by Jon Agee, Hyperion $16.95 Score:) A decidedly imaginative book featuring the journey of the letter Z on its way home. A sophisticated alphabet that’s more about discoveries you must make in the art than it is about letter names. 5–8.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Less Than Zero
(by Stuart J. Murphy/illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, HarperCollins $15.99 Score:) Perry the Penguin wants a scooter and needs eight clam shells to buy one. Readers follow along as Perry’s "fortune" goes up and down. Good introduction to negative numbers, as well as money management and delayed gratification! 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Math Appeal
(by Greg Tang/illus. by Harry Briggs, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Like the original Grapes of Math, these math riddles deliver new ways of looking at and solving math problems by grouping, subtraction, multiplying, and seeing patterns. The riddles give young readers hints (the answers and solutions are thankfully at the back of the book). Also see Math for All Seasons. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
My First Number Book
(by Jane Yorke, DK $16.99 Score:) Don’t be put off by the preschool-looking cover. This counting book is filled with photos and examples of items to count and compare. Many of the concepts go well beyond simple counting and are more appropriate for kindergarteners and first graders. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Math-terpieces
(by Greg Tang/illus. Greg Poprocki, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Tang has taken a new turn in the road. Now his math problems are related to illustrations of famous paintings by such artists as Van Gogh, Warhol, Dali, & Picasso. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2005 Award
Joey and Jet
(James Yang, Atheneum $15.95 Score:) While Joey and his dog Jet play a game of fetch throughout their neighborhood, the place concepts of between, through, over, under, and around are playfully explored. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2006 Award
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack
(by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, Atheneum $12.95 Score:) From the creators of Clack, Clack, Moo, this is a lively alphabet book with many of the barnyard gang rushing off to a picnic. There’s not a lot of story but the action words and lilting language are one way to turn young listeners’ attention to the A, B, C’s.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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