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Age: Early Elementary School Years

 


2007 Award
MOMMY?
(by Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks, Matthew Reinhar, Scholastic $25 Score:) Sendak has taken a classic theme—the search for a missing mother—and transformed it into a zany one-word pop-up joke. Not for the timid, this pops from one page to the next with a boy who looks a lot like Max asking for “Mommy?” From one page to the next, classic monsters such as Frankenstein and Dracula pop off the pages. When Mommy finally pops out of the closet, we think the joke will be lost on anyone under the age of 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Sabuda and Reinhart Present: Castle
(by Kyle Olman/illus. by Tracy Sabin, Scholastic $19.99 Score:) For the child who is taken with medieval times and castles, this is a must-have treasure. Awesome pop-ups of buildings, knights, and serfs all come to life with paper engineered to leap off the pages. An informative text may eventually be read—after all the wows! 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Alphabet Explosion! Search and Count from Alien to Zebra
(by John Nickle, Random House $16.95 Score:) Search each of the pages for an amazing number of objects and actions that start with the featured letter. Take the letter G, for example—there are 25 Gs, as in glass, golfing, golf club, grinning, green, etc. This is not an alphabet book for beginners. But it is fun for 5–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Adele & Simon
(by Barbara McClintock, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) In turn-of-the-20th-century Paris, young Adèle picks up her little brother Simon after school, warning him not to lose his things on the way home. What follows is a series of lost objects that must be found in the Breugelesque crowd scenes. McClintock’s romp through old Paree includes a sighting of Miss Clavell and Madeline, ah oui! 5–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Happy Birthday, Jamela!
(by Niki Daly, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) Jamela is about to have a birthday. When she goes shopping for a special dress, she finds “princess shoes” that would be perfect. But Mama says she needs sturdy school shoes. Jamela, inspired by the sparkly shoes, decorates her new school shoes. Although Mama is annoyed, an artist neighbor is impressed. Jamela manages to get her wish—even before she blows out the candles on her cake. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Olivia Forms a Band
(by Ian Falconer, Atheneum $17.95 Score:) It’s the Fourth of July, and how can you have fireworks without a band? That is what Olivia wants to know. Fear not, the ever-resourceful Olivia has enough imagination to become a one-pig band! 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Pancakes for Supper!
(by Anne Isaacs/illus. by Mark Teague, Scholastic $16.99 Score:) Broadly based on the Little Black Sambo story, this has none of the usual baggage. Unlike recent retellings, it is not a conscious PC rendering. Here, the heroine falls out of her parents’ wagon and cleverly avoids being eaten alive by giving each of five wild animals a piece of her clothing that they believe makes them most attractive. When the five disagree on who is the best, they end up in a chase that turns them into maple syrup. You guessed it—young Toby and her parents use that sweet ending on their pancakes. A keeper. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Flotsam
(by David Wiesner, Clarion $16 Score:) What a splendid, imaginative work! Told without words, this seaside fantasy takes off when a camera washes up on the shore. It is found by a boy who has the film developed and discovers in the images a magnificent underwater world—as well as children from all over the world who have seen its wonders. Wiesner spins his own brand of magic! 5–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Museum Trip
(by Barbara Lehman, Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:) A wordless gem of an adventure. On a class trip to the museum, a boy gets separated from his group. While looking for them, he finds his way into a small room. There he finds a collection of mazes on display and is transformed to fit into the mazes. As the young reader finds the path through the mazes he and the boy save themselves and leave the museum triumphant. In fact, the young hero of the story and the museum guard both wear the same golden medal. Another winner from the author of The Red Book. 5 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Pandora's Box
(retold and illustrated by Jean Marzollo, Little Brown $12.99 Score:) Get ready to laugh out loud—a rare event when reading a Greek myth. If you take your myths solemnly, you may be troubled when Prometheus steals fire from Zeus and cooks oatmeal for his brother. On the other hand, there's something wonderfully childlike about the troubles that come flying out of Pandora's box, as well as comforting in knowing that hope and curiosity are not lost. Marzollo's unique telling of this and Let's Go, Pegasus! have humor and a good page-turning pace for beginning myth readers. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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