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Best Kids Books of the Year

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Sunday, December 14, 2008; Page BW06

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most favorable reviews of the year.

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FOR CHILDREN

ABC3D, by Marion Bataille (Roaring Brook; all ages). It's hard to reinvent the alphabet, but this innovative feat of paper engineering does exactly that using pop-ups, mirrored images, translucent overlays and much more.

-- Kristi Jemtegaard

The Black Book of Colors, by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faría (Groundwood; ages 5-10). Stunning all-black embossed illustrations translate the world of a blind boy into a series of textures and shapes that illuminate the gently poetic text. -- KJ

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, by Marla Frazee (Harcourt; ages 6-9). James and Eamon's adventures are just the thing to get everyone in the right frame of mind for summer in any season.

-- Elizabeth Ward

A Kitten Tale, by Eric Rohmann (Knopf; ages 3-6). Four kittens have never seen snow. Three are scared silly by the very idea, but the fourth "can't wait." -- EW


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