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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Holiday Books
Subcategories: Halloween

 


2001 Awards
Attack of the 50-Foot Teacher
(by Lisa Passen, Holt $16 Score:) After Miss Irma Birmbaum gives homework on Halloween she is magically transformed into a fifty-foot giant who is reminded of the joys of the season. 5–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
A Big Spooky House
(by Donna Washington/illus. by Jacqueline Rogers, Hyperion $15.99 Score:) Taken from the oral tradition, this spooky tale builds and builds as a big, strong braggart tries to face down his fears of the mysterious John he keeps hearing about. 5–9.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2002 Award
Nursery Crimes
(by Arthur Geisert, Houghton Mifflin $16 Score:) Jambo and Marva and their family of pigs run a small tree nursery where they specialize in turkey topiaries and pumpkins. But one autumn the turkey trees keep vanishing! A small mystery with marvelous seasonal art and a happy ending.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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Trick or Treat?
(by Bill Martin Jr. & Michael Sampson/ illus. by Pa, Simon & Schuster $14.95 Score:) Though not a scary holiday book, this starts out like a counting word play book with a little trick or treater collecting goodies as he visits each floor in his building. But on the tenth floor there's Merlin who casts a spell and seemingly spoils the ride down. Happily, Daddy's hug at the first floor undoes the spell and all ends well. But we think preschoolers won't get this- maybe not 1st or 2nd graders, either.

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

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2004 Award
Julius's Candy Corn
(by Kevin Henkes, HarperCollins $6.99 Score:) Julius is waiting for his friends to come to his Halloween party. Well, maybe not waiting exactly. He’s admiring the cupcakes and counting the candy corn on each. Oh-oh he’s done more than count that candy corn! After you share this a few times, have your little one tell you the story from the pictures. 21?2–5.

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

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2003 Award
The Experiment of Doctor Vermin
(by Tim Egan, Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:) It's not always easy to find a Halloween story with suspense that is not too scary. Here's an amusing story about an evil doctor who turns a pig into a giant and two wolves turned into humans. Fear not, the experiments fail and the bad doctor is taken away! Also top rated, Nursery Crimes (by Arthur Geisert, Houghton Mifflin) PLATINUM AWARD '02. 5–8

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Halloween is...
(by Gail Gibbons, Holiday House $16.95 Score:) An overview of the origins and traditions of Halloween. Gay illustrations overcome some of the less-than-jolly information. 5–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
The Runaway Pumpkin
(by Kevin Lewis/illus. by S. D. Schindler, Orchard $15.95 Score:) Follow the rolling pumpkin as it thumps and bumps its way past all the members of the Baxter family and ends up doing what pumpkins do. A fun read-aloud. 3–6.

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

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