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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers

 


2008 Award
Olivia Helps With Christmas
(by Ian Falconer, Atheneum $18.99 Score:) Saucy as ever and full of holiday spirit, Olivia takes a few too many things into her own porcine hooves. She feeds the baby blueberry pie and oh, my, she tosses her cookies. You will have a good laugh when she ingeniously finds a very small tree for the table top—the top of another tree. With fold out gates and lots of humor, this is sure to please the grown-ups who will surely be asked to read it again and again. 4-8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
The Perfect Nest
(by Catherine Friend/illus. by John Manders, Candlewick $16.99 Score:) If you love hamming it up and using many voices doing it, find someone to read this out loud to! Great good fun begins when Jack the Cat decides he will build a perfect nest to attract egg laying birds for his breakfast omelet. Enter Chicken , Duck and Goose! It’s a deliciously funny read aloud! 4-8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
I'm Not Scared
(by Jonathan Allen, Hyperion $14.99 Score:) Baby owl is out for a stroll and annoyed when all the animals he meets ask if he’s scared. After all, he’s an owl, isn’t he? Even Papa makes the mistake of treating him like he might be scared. In fact, it’s wise Papa who reassures Baby that it is all right to be a little scared of the dark sometime. Might be a comforting choice for those who worry about the dark and night. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
Silly School
(by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Frances England $15.95 Score:) A reluctant preschooler refuses each member of the family who tries to sell her on going to school. Finally, there is one thing that Beth wants most of all–to play with her friends. Imagine where they are!

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?
(y Bill Martin Jr./ illus. by Eric Carle, Holt $16.95 Score:) Using the same format as the classic picturebook, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, this new book features a baby bear and a cast of slightly less familiar creatures. As always, Carle’s collage images are beautiful to look at and expand the young child’s view of the animal world. Save this for the child who knows the familiar animals and is ready to move on to flying squirrels, blue herons, mule deer, prairie dogs and the like. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
Duck Dunks
(by Lynne Berry/ illus. by Hiroe Nakata, Holt $16.95 Score:) A bouncy bright tale of a day at the beach with 5 lively ducks. Told in light verse that goes with the sunny day and the typical fun to be found at the shore. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas
(by Sally Lloyd-Jones/ illus. by Michael Emberly, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) If you have grandchildren, this is a book they need. An amusing instruction guide for how to pamper one’s grandparents, as in giving them your hand when you cross the street and allowing them to help build sand castles and knocking the castles down so they can rebuild them. Yes, this is good fun to share. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
Yoko Writes Her Name
(by Rosemary Wells, Hyperion $15.99 Score:) Yoko is excited to be going to Kindergarten, but when she gets there she is not so happy any more. Her writing in Japanese is seen as scribbling by classmates who tell her she will not graduate. Not to worry. This is a good one for talking about misinformation that often creates the kind of needless worry Yoko has in this little drama. As always, Rosemary Wells’ artwork adds much to the little story. 3-6.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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2009 Award
I Love Grandma
(by Lizi Boyd, Candlewick $8.99 Score:) A sturdy book with heavy card paper that won’t rip when shared on a visit to Grandma’s. There is also a Grandpa, Mommy and Daddy version in the series. The young storyteller is a green frog who goes to Grandma’s when parents are away. It’s very much a here and now story of the ordinary things they do. Here Granny is on the silly side, so this is a light and entertaining little book for young listeners 2-4.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2009.

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