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Product Type: Books
Award: Platinum
Review Year: 2012

 


2012 Award
Let's Go for a Drive!
(by Mo Willems, Hyperion $8.99 Score:)

Piggie and Elephant Gerald are planning to go for a drive. Of course, first they have to gather all the essentials for their trip--a map, sunglasses, an umbrella, bags...but wait. What about a car? Does Piggie have a car? Does Elephant? Gosh, what now? Leave it to this imaginative pair to find a satisfying solution. Written for the beginning reader, this has tons of repetition that will give 1st graders the pleasure of being enabled to read the whole thing with a little help. Level 1

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Awards
Helen's Big World, The Life of Helen Keller
(by Doreen Rappaport/ illus. Matt Tavares, Hyperion $17.99 Score:)

A new generation will marvel at the inspiring story of Helen Keller who was unable to hear, see, or speak due to an illness that struck in childhood. Combining a narrative with direct quotes from Helen Keller, Doreen Rappaport has woven the familiar story of Helen and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, with a quiet elegance. Add to this the painterly illustrations by Matt Travares. Though this is a picture book format, it is definitely an inspiring story for older children 7-9.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Goldilocks and Just One Bear
(by Leigh Hodgkinson, Candlewick $15.99 Score:)

This further adventure of Goldilocks and Baby Bear takes place in the city where a not so little Baby Bear has wandered by mistake. In a goofy adventure the tables are turned and the two classic characters rediscover each other. Sure to amuse older children who know the original tale well.   They say 3 & up, but we say old 4-5-year olds will see the connections and enjoy comparing the old and the new.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Star Wars; A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure
(by Matthew Reinhart, Orchard $36.99 Score:)

Based on the new Star Wars Cartoon series, this is a pop-up book of dreams! The pages have several smaller pops as well as the big ones that spring on every turn. There are Battle Beasts, Destroyer Droids, ETR Interceptor, and Lord Darth Vader with his light saber that actually changes colors! Whoa! The ultimate gift of the year for Star Wars fans of all ages.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens, Teens, Adult. Award Year: 2012.

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2012 Award
How to Babysit a Grandpa
(by Jean Reagan/ illus. by Lee Wildish, Knopf $16.99 Score:)

Kids love upside down humor and this is a fun-filled example. Grandpa is coming over and the child narrator gives young listeners many important tips on how to be a good baby-sitter with Grandpa. From the moment he arrives the games begin and dear old Grandpa has to find his grandchild. After that there are tips on snacks to offer, getting ready to go outdoors and coming home to play good games. The cartoonish illustrations match the playful tone of this little book that is sure to tickle babysitting grandparents as well as their grandkids. 3-6.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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