NAPPA 2006: Books for Babies and Toddlers

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By Helen Foster James, Ed.D., and Kathleen Krull

Nappa Gold Winners
This year's NAPPA winners herald the return of favorite characters and announce the grand entrance of new ones in must-read stories that make you laugh, think and wonder. Happy reading!

Gold Award Winners

AN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Messages from the Heart: My Blanket, by Sandra Magsamen; Little, Brown; 2006; $14.99. This beautifully stitched book about a blanket opens into a cuddly, baby-sized quilt.

AN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Mommy Hugs, by Karen Katz, Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2006, $12.95. Mommy and baby cuddle and count, starting their day with hugs and ending with a kiss.

Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Tot: Songs & Rhymes for Toilet Training, by Bruce Lansky, illustrated by Anne Catharine Blake, Meadowbrook Press, 2006, $12.95. Humorous and entertaining motivation for toilet learning. Includes a CD.
Your Personal Penguin, by Sandra Boynton, Workman Publishing, 2006, $6.95. A perky board book with endearing lyrics to a song you can download.

Honors Award Winners

If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby, by Fran Hodgkins, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant; Dawn Publications, 2005; $8.95. This charming bedtime book features babies and their parents in nature, while wishing every little one sweet dreams.

Welcome, Precious, by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Bryan Collier; Orchard Books/Scholastic, 2006; $16.99. An African-American couple illustrates the universal greeting of love that is felt when a baby is welcomed into the home. The author and illustrator are former Coretta Scott King Award winners.

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