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Product Type: Books
Age: Toddlers

 


2014 Award
Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa!
(By Petr Horacek, Candlewick $7.99 Score:)

A true baby book designed for lap sitters and their readers. There is no real story here, but lovely illustrations with easy to lift shaped pages that tots will be able to do independently as they get older. Basically this is a knowing-and-naming book that builds language. Readers will want to ham-it-up as they make the animal sounds of these familiar creatures—a donkey, sheep, pig, dog, ca, goose, and cow. In time, children will like pretending they are reading it themselves.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Me and My Day
(By Liesbet Slegers, Clavis $11.95 Score:)

A sturdy knowing and naming book about a typical day from morning to night. Familiar objects in the world of babies are shown in isolation on one page and in use on the facing page. There is a short text for each item, but basically this is a book for talking and relating to the lap sitter and his world. Also: Me and the Seasons. 12 months & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Take a Look, Vroom
(By Liesbet Slegers, Clavis $11.95 Score:)

Toddlers love transportation and this is one with plenty of ways to travel with extra action slide pages. A step beyond a naming and knowing book, each illustration is named in simple language and opens to reveal hidden passengers. These are sturdy board books with slide action instead of flaps require some hand power and dexterity that may take some practice to do independently. Also see Take a Look, Bunny, on a swing, on a slide, in a sandbox and other familiar toddler haunts. 18 months & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Award
Can You Say It, Too? Roar! Roar!
(By Sebastian Braun, Candlewick $8.99 Score:)

A stout little picture book with flaps that reveal wild animals of the African bush. It purports to teach tots the sounds these less than familiar animals make. This is a stretch, but after a visit to the zoo, some toddlers might like knowing and naming the wild animals they have seen and this is a place you can begin. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Awards
Maisy's World of Animals
(Lucy COusins, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

Another in Lucy Cousin’s First Science series. This time out she takes toddlers on a tour of the habitats of animals all over the world. From the far northern Arctic to the mountains, deserts, savannah, ocean, jungle, and all the way to the Antarctic, there are tabs to pull and flaps to lift. With limited text, but lots of colorful images, this is a fun way to introduce some big concepts to beginners. There is lots to talk about on every spread.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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Color for Baby
(By Yana Peel, Candlewick $21.99 Score:)

Four board books come boxed as an art show for babies. They feature more than forty famous works by contemporary artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and others. Each little accordion paged book features a single color, as well. These are fun to share and talk about. There are no words on the page--they will come from what you and your lap sitter have to say about what you see. Sure to appeal to art lovers, this may be more for adults than babies, that said, art lovers will bring their own stories to these pages and that is what lap babies need. 

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Awards
Hide and Seek Harry Around the House
(by Kenny Harrison, Candlewick $6.99 Score:)

Toddlers are going to feel so wise when they find Harry the hippo who tries to hide on every page of this charming board book. Of course they are smarter than silly Harry who is much too big to hide in the house. That is the joke and kids like such obvious humor. Also fun, Hide and Seek Harry At the Beach.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Awards
Summer Beach Day
(By Liesbet Siegers, Clavis $5.99 Score:)

A toddler board book all about the typical things found and used at the beach. This is a step beyond the simple knowing and naming books with single images and a single word on every page. It is more like what you would say in looking at such a book, only it's spelled out for the reader. A companion book, Spring Joy does the same with the previous season. 1 & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Awards
Whose Hat is That?
(By Anita Bijsterbosch, Clavis $16.99 Score:)

A hat flies in the wind and lands on various animals that all claim to be the owner of the hat. This is a repetitive refrain book that children of a certain age love, since it is so predictable. It is also a knowing and naming book that presents less than fully realistic images of familiar animals. With some prompting, older toddlers will soon recognize these variations. Of course. in the end the hat is returned to the rightful owner and all is well in the world. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Mama, Baby, & Other First Words
(by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober, Downtown Bookworks $7 Score:)

One of the Art from the Start boardbooks for the very young that uses fine art painting of Mamas, Papas, and others as a novel way to introduce naming and knowing familiar images. Written in simple rhymes this little volume includes paintings by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Vincent Van Gogh, Roy Lichtenstein and many others. A charming way to introduce art and language. Marked for 3 & up. We think even younger lap-sitting tots will like these images and listening to you talking about them.  Also in the series a collection called Animals in Art.

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

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