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2001 Awards
Horsefly
(by Alice Hoffman/illus. by Steve Johnson & Lou Fa, Hyperion $15.99 Score:) Jewel, who is afraid of horses, intends to never ride one, ever! So when a tiny foal arrives, Jewel is upset that her grandfather expects her to care for the runty thing. As time passes, Jewel begins to feel differently about "Bug," even before she discovers his magical wings! A delightful flight of fancy! 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
You Can't Take a Balloon Into the National Gallery
((by Jacqueline P. Weitzman & Robin P. Glasser), Dial $16.99 Score:) Grandma is taking her grandkids to the National Gallery. A photographer volunteers to hold onto their balloon, but when it flies away, she takes off on a fast-paced chase through the capital with historic figures to spot throughout. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
The Butterfly
((by Patricia Polacco), Philomel $16.99 Score:) In the dark of night a "ghost" of a girl appears in Monique's bedroom. But she is no ghost! Set in Nazi occupied France, this suspenseful story tells of the terror, courage, and friendship of a French family that helped a Jewish family hide and escape. Based on true events, Polacco's artful blend of image and story are bittersweet reminders of a cruel time when even butterflies were not free. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Yoshi's Feast
((by Kimiko Kajikawa /illus. by Yumi Heo) , DK $15.95 Score:) Yoshi, a Japanese fan maker, loves the smell of his neighbor Sabu's broiled eels. But Yoshi is too tight-fisted to buy dinner, so Sabu decides to charge for the pleasure of smelling his eels. A witty, cleverly crafted tale with stylish art. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Martha and Skits
((by Susan Meddaugh) , Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:) Martha, our favorite talking dog, is back and she's not the one and only any more. Skits, a rambunctious pup, has arrived and is upsetting everything-including Martha's alphabet soup! But living up to Martha's special way with words makes her a hard act to follow! Like a true big sister, Martha finds a way to let Skits be a star. 4-8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
The Magic Kerchief
((by Kirby Larson/illus. by Rosanne Litzinger) , Holiday House $15.95 Score:) Nasty old Griselda is transformed into a kinder and gentler neighbor when she receives a magic kerchief from a mysterious traveler. A good "do unto others" story.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Wemberly Worried
((by Kevin Henkes), Greenwillow $15.95 Score:) Wemberly is a worrier-she has always been a worrier. Small wonder that when she is about to start school she worries extra hard. But, fear not, by the end of the day Wemberly is telling her teacher not to worry!

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
One Lonely Sea Horse
((by Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers), Scholastic $15.95 Score:) They're back! Who else could take a bunch of bananas and turn them into octopuses that offer hugs to a seahorse made of beets? A deliciously imaginative counting book from the artists who did How Are You Peeling?

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
(by Jane Yolen/illus. by Mark Teague, Scholastic $15.95 Score:)

What happens when a little dinosaur doesn't want to go to bed? Like most kids, little dinos need drinks, one more story, and a hug and kiss! Teague's humorous oversized illustrations tickle the funny bone. For kids who understand the difference between real and make believe. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2001 Awards
What Grandmas Do Best/What Grandpas Do Best
((by Laura Numeroff/illus. by Lynn Munsinger, Simon, Simon & Schuster $14 Score:) Start with Grandmas or Grandpas, but when you flip the book only the pictures change gender. Another reassuring love note that says either grandparent can care for you and give lots of love! A delightful sequel! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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