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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Coping with Life's Ups and Downs

 

 
2013 Awards
Baby and Me
(by Emma Dodd, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

With tabs to pull and textures to touch and feel, this is a sturdy book for new big sisters who like to play at being Mommy. Baby and Me would make a good big sister gift, along with a new baby doll to care for and love. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2013.

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2013 Award
Tallulah's Nutcracker
(Clarion $16.99 Score:)

When Tallulah is chosen to be a mouse with a real ballet company she has great dreams of being a star. To become a professional dancer is her dream. All goes well until the night opening night when Tallulah's dreams get tripped up. For all the little ballerinas who will be going to The Nutcracker ( or perhaps dancing in one) Tallulah's story will resonate and reassure them, too. Bravo, Tallulah! 4-8

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

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2013 Award
Bobbo Goes to School
(by Shirley Hughes, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

Lily is having a bad day. She is not really helping her busy mom. Then to make matters worse she tosses her toy dog, Bobbo in the air and he goes flying off on top of the school bus. Will Lilly find Bobbo? A small adventure with just enough suspense to satisfy young listeners. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2013.

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2013 Awards
Look What I Can Do!
(by Nancy Viau/ illus. Anna Vojtech, Abrams $16.95 Score:)

Have you ever thought about what it must be like to learn to catch a fish for a bear cub or catch a fly if you were a little frog? In this rather unscientific book, each of the young creatures has a task it aspires to and accomplishes. Like the child at the end of the book who wants to hop, skip and hit a ball, learning is not always easy. A reassuring picture book that may help young doubters who are often impatient to grow up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Tallulah's Toe Shoes
(by Marilyn Singer/ illus Alexandra Boiger, Clarion $16.99 Score:)

Tallulah, like so many other little ballerinas is longing to toe shoes, the kind that real ballerinas wear when they dance on pointe. Not content to wait, as everyone tries to tell her she must, she takes home a pair of discarded slippers and makes some sad discoveries. Unlike so many ballet stories, this one ends on a hopeful note with a nod to the bigger idea that some things you have to wait for and can't happen instantly.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2013.

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2012 Award
Olive and the Big Secret
(Tor Freeman, Candlewick $15.99 Score:)

Keeping a secret is so hard to do. That's what Olive finds out, the hard way. After trying hard not to tell, she confides in a friend who has trouble holding on to the secret, too. An amusing little tale that goes full circle and opens the way to talk about secrets. 4 - 7

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

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2012 Award
I Have Two Homes
(by Marian DeSmet/ illus. Hynke Talsma, Clavis $15.95 Score:)

Nina's story of life in a family of divorce is, as the jacket suggests, an "uncomplicated" account of what it is like to have two homes. It is a sad tale and reads more like bibliotherapy. Yet, we think it worth noting, since it can be a conversation opener for families dealing with similar situations. Sometimes a book can open the floodgates or at least help children know that they are not unique and that others have lived through such events.

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

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2012 Award
One Special Day
(by Lola M. Schaefer/ illus. Jessica Meserve, Hyperion $16.99 Score:)

Spenser is many things....he is strong as a bear, funny as a monkey, wild as a tiger....but when his parents bring home the new baby, he becomes gentle. Children will like knowing and naming the creatures on each turn page while parents will no doubt like the underlying message of big brothers and sisters being gentle. 2-4

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

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2012 Award
Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur, A First Book of Manners
(by Judy Sierra/illus. by Tim Bowers, Knopf $16.99 Score:)

A book about manners with a big dash of humor. This will make the whole notion of politeness more palatable. It all begins when a little girl meets a dinosaur in the supermarket--where else would that happen? The two have repeated encounters that necessitate predictable courtesies that children will enjoy chiming in on. 3-6

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

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2011 Award
Love Waves
(by Rosemary Wells, Candlewick $15.99 Score:)

A tad sentimental, but a love story that assures little ones that when mom and dad go to work they are still sending them love waves. You'll have to decide for yourself. Is this for grown ups or children?
They say 3-7. We'd say 30 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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