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2006 Award
Honey...Honey...Lion!
(by Jan Brett, Putnam $16.99 Score:) An African folktale about a honeyguide bird and a honey badger who usually work together. But one day the badger fails to share and the next day the clever bird leads him to a less-than-sweet treat. 4 & up.

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

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2006 Award
Little Bear, You're a Star!
(by Jean Marzollo, Little Brown $12.99 Score:) With a Greek chorus of birds running along the bottom of the pages, here is an amusingly light and airy spin on the Greek myth of Callisto and Arcas, and how the constellations Ursa Major and Minor came to be. As in her collection of Bible stories, Marzollo introduces children to some of the big stories with child-sized versions that are entertaining and memorable. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Smithsonian Rock & Fossil Hunter
(by David Burnie, DK $9.99 Score:) One of an excellent new series designed for young readers. There are activities to do as well as foldout covers with clear images of typical rocks and fossils to spot. An informative and inviting format for young science explorations. Also in the series, by various authors: Star Gazer, Bird Watcher, Bug Hunter.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Prehistoric Actual Size
(by Steve Jenkins, Houghton Mifflin $16 Score:) It isnít about the facts, though this is a picture book crammed full of facts and tidbits of information. In this case, itís far more about the wonder of these amazing specimens, shown in their actual size. Though they canít fit in their entirety, Jenkins show you enough of a detail to deliver the big ideas. Imagine a dragonfly with wings more than two feet across, or a terror bird large enough to eat a horse! Of course, we do not know how large or small horses were in those days. Also top rated, I See a Kookaburra! Introducing animals from differing habitats. 6 & up.

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

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2006 Award
Egypt: In Spectacular Cross Section
(by Stephen Biesty, Scholastic $18.99 Score:) Stunning illustrations fill this oversized view of ancient Egypt. He shows us an 11-year-old boy and his father on a 30-day journey up the Nile to the Valley of the Kings. Miniatures to study in cutaway views and text that explains the details.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Why?
(by Lila Prap, Kane Miller $14.95 Score:) Why do hyenas laugh? In bold print around the amusing illustration, there are all sorts of silly answers. But to the right a scientific explanation tells all. A collection of questions about animals such as the zebra, kangaroo, monkey, and many more are answered in the same way. Kids might enjoy making up more Q & As to go with other animals. 6 & up.

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

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2006 Award
From Rags to Riches: A History of Girls' Clothing in America
(by Leslie Sills, Holiday House $16.95 Score:) Future clothing and costume designers or those keen on clothes will enjoy this pictorial history. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Patchwork Path, A Quilt Map to Freedom, The
(by Bettye Stroud/illus. by Erin S. Bennett, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) A father and daughter attempt to escape the plantation in this handsomely illustrated work of historic fiction. Using quilt patterns that were really messages, escaping slaves found help along the way on their journey to freedom. 7 & up.

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

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2006 Award
I Could Do That!
(by Linda Arms White/illus. by Nancy Carpenter, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) Esther Morris was a determined young girl who always felt she could meet whatever challenge came her way. In time, she not only moves to the frontier, to the Wyoming Territory, she also manages to become the first woman elected to public office in the United States, and gets the vote for Wyoming women! 7 & up.

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

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2006 Award
Memories of Survival
(by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz and Bernice Steinhardt, Hyperion $15.99 Score:) Embroidered panels are done by a survivor of the Holocaust in Poland and are accompanied with her own words and a commentary by her daughter. Stunning! 10 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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