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

 


2002 Award
Mim's Christmas Jam
(by Andrea Davis Pinkney/illus. by Brian Pinkney, Harcourt $16 Score:) It's 1915 and Pap is up in New York City, building something called the subway. His bosses, nicknamed Mean and Evil, don't care one whit about holiday cheer until Pap offers them a taste of Mom's Belly-Hum Jam. A deliciously satisfying holiday tale.

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

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2002 Award
Christmas Cobwebs
(by Odds Bodkin/illus. by Terry Widener, Harcourt $16 Score:) When fire destroys their home, the only treasures an immigrant family have left are sparkling glass ornaments that Papa is forced to sell. But does that mean their tree will be bare? Not in a season of miracles!

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

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2002 Award
Christmas Magic
(by Jan Brett, Penguin $50 Score:) Seven of Brett's well loved picture books are in this giant-sized treasure. The Mitten; The Hat; Wild Christmas Reindeer; Twelve Days of Christmas; Trouble with Trolls; Night Before Christmas and Christmas Trolls are all here in one volume. Visit janbrett.com to download some of her art, too!

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

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2002 Award
Christmas Magic
(by Michael Garland, Penguin $15.99 Score:) A new boy has moved in next door and he is shy. But, thanks to the magic of a "snow lady" named Katrina, Emily and her new neighbor, Will, are bound to become friends!

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

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2002 Award
How Santa Lost His Job
(by Stephen Krensky/illus. by S.D. Schindler, Simon & Schuster $15 Score:) Muckle, one of Santa's elves, believes that his new high-tech machine, the Deliverator, can do a better job than Santa. Of course, the tale ends in a reassuring message that new isn't always better.

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

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2002 Awards
Hannahs Bookmobile Christmas
(by Sally Derby/ illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska, Holt $16.95 Score:) It's Christmas Eve day and Hannah is traveling with her aunt Mary in the bookmobile. Problem is, there's a blizzard blowing up and there's some question of how Hannah will get home. Not to worry, they won't go hungry, what with all the treats their loyal readers along the way bring. Among them is a child in a wheeled chair (a nice touch, since such children are often left out of picture books. This is a warm inter-generational book that puts books and caring at the center of the holiday season. They say 4-7. we'd say more like 5-8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2003 Award
Christmas Day in the Morning
(by Pearl S. Buck/illus. by Mark Buehner, HarperCollins $16.99 Score:) Rob wants to give his father something special for Christmas, something that will show him how much he loves him. But what can it be? An old-fashioned story about doing, not buying, from a master storyteller. Reissued in a handsome storybook with illustrations that give a timeless story new life. 510.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Christmas Window Art
(by Barbara Kane, Klutz $19.95 Score:) Window art for the holidays has a new look! Using the black paint outline plus five other colors to fill in the spaces, kids trace designs and lift off beautiful stickers that adhere to windows, mirrors or other smooth surfaces. Also for the holidays, Kane's book of Candy Projects will turn ready made candies into artistic treats and games. 8 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2005 Award
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
(Karma Wilson/illus. by Jane Chapman, McElderry Books $16.95 Score:) All of bear's friends are desperate to share Christmas with their friend so they spend the days and nights keeping the bear awake. There's even a visit from Santa Claus. A charming new Christmas story with joyful illustrations. 37.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
How Santa Really Works
(Alan Snow, Atheneum $15.95 Score:) Snow's illustrations are deliciously detailed, showing the underground workshop and staff at the North Pole. The CIA, Christmas Intelligence Agency, keeps him posted on who's been bad or good. The only drawback is that the level of detail will be lost on younger true believers. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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