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Age: Early Elementary School Years

 


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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2006 Award
The Wolf's Story
(by Toby Forward/ Izhar Cohen, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Maybe you think you know what happened to Little Red, but here is the wolf’s eye view of that old story! Of course, he meant no harm! Told with great good humor, this is a perfect tale for hamming it up! 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Froggy's Sleepover
(by Jonathan London/illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, Viking $15.99 Score:) For anyone who has had to go pick up a child in the middle of the night, this latest Froggy tale would be a good story to share with your child. While Froggy is excited about his first sleepover, he and his friend Max end up in a nightlong tug of war over where they will sleep. For those with mixed feelings about overnights, this may be a reassuring story. 5–8

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Three French Hens
(by Margie Palatini/illus. by Richard Egielski, Hyperion $15.99 Score:) Three French hens are shipped from Paris to Philippe Renard, but the address is smudged! So the three deliver themselves to the address of Phil the Fox. In this merry mix-up, the generosity of the three saves them from a dreadful fate. When Phil the Fox tries to give his feathered friends Christmas gifts, they announce that they celebrate Hanukkah . . . so they celebrate both holidays. 4 & up.

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

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2006 Award
First Picture Dictionary
(Scholastic $14.95 Score:) Eight-hundred-word “pictionary” with words and pictures organized thematically. Has “magic” transparent pages at start of each section showing objects in home, school, supermarket, farm, and other familiar settings. 3 & up.

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

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2006 Award
When an Elephant Comes to School
(by Jan Ormerod, Orchard $16.95 Score:) Though Elephant seems rather large to be starting school and though he is a bit unsure of how school will be, in no time at all Elephant and his classmates and teacher are having a wonderful time! A happy romp that makes school look too good to miss! 3–6.

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

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