The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

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The Tale of Despereaux

released: 2008

rated: G

length: 93 min.

age: 6+

interests: mice, rats, castles, princesses, cooking, updated fairy tales, adventure

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The Tale of Despereaux

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 2004

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

by Kate diCamillo

Age: 7+

Interests: mice, castles, princesses, rats, soup, cooking

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The Funny Little Woman

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1973

The Funny Little Woman

Arlene Mosel, author

Blair Lent, illustrator

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1972

36 pp.

Age: 3+

Interests: folktales, Japan, cooking, magic, caves

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Pumpkin Soup

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1998

Helen Cooper

New York: Doubleday, 1998

29 pp

Age: 3 +

Interests: animals, cooking

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The Little Bear Movie (2001)


Rated: G
Length:  75 min.
Age: 2 and up.

Scary Factor: a mountain lion slinks around but is quickly chased off; flashback to Cub getting separated from his parents during a storm, which isn’t altogether scary simply because it is a flashback; mountain lion returns at end, menaces Goose and Little Bear, then is scared off

Interests: animals, nature

Next: Little Bear TV series
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Never Take a Pig to Lunch: And Other Poems About the Fun of Eating

Nadine Bernard Westcott, ed. and illustrator

New York: Orchard Books, 1994

63 pp.,  56 poems

age 4 and up

Interests: food, poetry, eating, gross stuff

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