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Age: Early Elementary School Years

 


2006 Award
Mama Panya's Pancakes
(By Mary and Rich Chamberlin/illus. by Julia Cairns, Barefoot Books $16.99 Score:) Adika seems to be two steps ahead of his Mama as he invites too many people to join them for pancakes for dinner. Set in a village in Kenya, with many sights to see, this charming storybook unfolds its tale of generosity being rewarded. You can identify animals in the glossary or whip up a batch of pancakes with Mama Panya’s recipe. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Piggy and Dad Go Fishing
(by David Martin/illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, Candlewick $14.99 Score:) If you’ve ever had trouble putting a worm on a hook or wanted to throw back any poor fish that made the mistake of getting caught, you’ll love this father and son pair of pigs who end up feeding the fish instead of eating them! A great catch. 4–7.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Humphrey's Bear
(by Jan Wahl/illus. by William Joyce, Hyperion $16.95 Score:) Dad thinks Humphrey may be too old for sleeping with his teddy bear. But Humphrey rushes off to bed and his adventure with bear. His dad later remembers how much he too enjoyed sailing off with this very same bear. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack
(by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, Atheneum $12.95 Score:) From the creators of Clack, Clack, Moo, this is a lively alphabet book with many of the barnyard gang rushing off to a picnic. There’s not a lot of story but the action words and lilting language are one way to turn young listeners’ attention to the A, B, C’s.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
What Does Bunny See?
(by Linda Sue Park/illus. by Maggie Smith, Clarion $15 Score:) Bunny hops through the garden discovering a world of colors. Smith’s flowers are lush and reinforce color concepts within the context of a small story. 3–6.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
One Smart Goose
(by Caroline J. Church, 3M $16.95 Score:) One little goose manages to outfox the big bad fox that chases all the other geese. Knowing how to disappear is the Smart Goose’s secret that leads to a merry chase. Undergoose wins! A happy solution in a world where the small are not usually mighty. An introduction to the concept of camouflage in nature. 3–6.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Winter's Tale
(by Robert Sabuda, Simon & Schuster $26.95 Score:) Save this to share together—little hands are apt to destroy it—as they will be thrilled with the stunning pop-ups that glitter with scenes of winter and white owls, bunnies, bears, deer, and a fabulous moose! Enjoy this with and without the words; with large and small pop-ups on every fold, it’s a double “oooh!” through and through! All ages.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
The Dog Who Cried Wolf
(by Keiko Kasza, Putnam $15.99 Score:) Moka is a dog who loves his girl, Michelle, until she reads a story about wolves that inspires Moka to run away and be free. In his adventure with independence, Moka discovers real wolves and that home is not as boring as he thought. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Granite Baby
(by Lynne Bertrand/illus. by Kevin Hawkes, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) In the tradition of the tall tale, this story of a wailing baby is likely to amuse big sisters and brothers who have endured the endless cries of a new baby. Kevin Hawkes’ art gives this yarn a giant-sized lift. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Pirate Girl
(by Cornelia Funke/illus. by Kerstin Meyer, Scholastic $15.95 Score:) When Captain Firebeard captures a little red-headed girl named Molly, he thinks he will get a huge ransom for her. But, alas, the joke’s on Redbeard when Molly’s mom comes to the rescue. “The Ransom of Red Chief” it’s not, but it’s a good yarn for young pirate lovers. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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