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Product Type: Books
Award: Blue Chip
Age: Early Elementary School Years

 

 
1996 Awards
Going To The Doctor and Going To The Dentist
(by Fred Rogers, Putnam $5.95 Score:)

With photos of preschoolers doing what must be done, Mister Rogers gives kids a preview of routine trips to the doctor and dentist. Though these are old, they do the job better than most. Preparing children for the typical events of a visit to the doctor or dentist can provide a chance to preview the events and reduce some of the angst. 37.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 1996.

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1995 Awards
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
(by Judith Viorst/illus. by Eric Blegvad, Atheneum $12.95 Score:) When his cat, Barney, dies, a young boy deals with his loss by remembering the good things about him. This bittersweet classic says it all. 48.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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1994 Awards
Curious George
(by H. A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin $14.95 Score:) One of many satisfying tales about an adventuresome monkey and the man in the big yellow hat. You probably grew up with this storybook character and his love of independence. Many of the stories will be even more appropriate for early school age kids who identify with George and his hunger for independence and mischievous ways. 3-7

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1994.

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1994 Awards
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
(by Laura J. Numeroff/illus. by Felicia Bond, HarperCollins $12.95 Score:) What happens if you give a mouse a cookie? Why, of course, he's going to want a glass of milk. Kids love the delicious cause-and-effect way the story builds. This was the first of a delightful series.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1994.

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1995 Awards
The Nutshell Library
(by Maurice Sendak, HarperCollins $12 Score:) Each of the four little books in this collection is a gem in its own right. Fours adore the defiant "Pierre" who declares he doesn't care...until a lion teaches him to do so. Then there's the most delicious compendium of months to sip and chant in "Chicken Soup and Rice". "One Was Johnny" is a counting book and "Alligators All Around" an amusing alphabet. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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1993 Awards
Tar Beach
(by Faith Ringgold, Crown $14.95 Score:) In this flying fantasy, Cassie Lightfoot takes off from her tar beach, the rooftop of her home in Harlem, claiming whatever she sees as her very own. Cassie wears the lights of the George Washington Bridge like a diamond necklace. Illustrations began as a story quilt that hangs in the Guggenheim Museum. 5-9.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1993.

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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
(Viking $13.95 Score:) At last, we are privy to what really happened when a fellow by the name of A. Wolf, a poor wolf wanted to borrow a cup of sugar from a certain pig. A great way to help kids begin to think about how point of view can change a story. 5-8.

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

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Great Dinosaur Atlas
(by William Lindsay/illus. by Giuliano Formari, Simon & Schuster $14.95 Score:) An oversized coffee-table kind of dream book for dinoholics. Solid information, stunning illustrations, and maps. This is more for browsing than reading from cover to cover. 5 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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1995 Awards
Oliver
(by Syd Hoff, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) A reissued classic that will amuse the Go, Dog, Go crowd. Hoff's story has a picture book-like rhythm, humor, and logic. The circus has ordered ten elephants and Oliver is the eleventh. So, poor Oliver goes out into the world to find a home. By the master cartoonist who gave us the classic, Danny and the Dinosaur.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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1995 Awards
Molly's Pilgrim
(by Barbara Cohen/illus. by Michael Deraney, Lothrop $3.99 Score:) A young Russian Jewish immigrant is taunted by her classmates because of her clothes and accent. She brings in an unusual pilgrim doll for her 3rd grade Thanksgiving project. A modern-day story brings rich meaning to the religious freedom we celebrate. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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