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2006 Award
Big Bugs
(by Seymour Simon, Chronicle $3.95 Score:) Vivid photographs and clear language make this a good choice for bug lovers. Simon, who writes some the best science books for upper grade readers, has switched gears for beginners and created new See More Readers. He uses concrete examples to make connections between what children know and what they are learning. Marked Level 1, there is not a lot on each page, but the language makes a better fit for the next level up. Also recommended, his Amazing Bats and a handsome book, Bridges. 2nd & 3rd grade.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
From Slave to Soldier
(by Deborah Hopkinson/illus. by Brian Floca, Atheneum $14.95 Score:) When Union Soldiers arrive at the farm where Johnny is a slave, they ask him to come along with them. Based on a true life story of a boy who served in the Union army.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Mercy Watson to the Rescue
(by Kate DiCamillo/illus. by Chris Van Dusen, Candlewick $12.99 Score:) Mercy, an indulged “porcine wonder” to her owners, is nothing but a pig to her cranky neighbors. This is the first of a series and Mercy will no doubt continue to pull the wool over the Watsons’ loving eyes. 2nd, 3rd grade.

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

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2006 Award
Sniffles, Sneezes, Hiccups, and Coughs
(by Penny Durant, DK $3.99 Score:) Young readers are often more curious about real things than the usual fiction stories written for beginners. This informative book has simple explanations and clear photos.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Spy Force Series
(by Deborah Abela/illus. by George O’Connor, Simon & Schuster $9.95 Score:) Eleven-year-old Max looks like your everyday kid, but she is a superspy involved in an international agency, Spy Force. In Search of Time and Space is the first in the series and our eleven-year-old reader found it exciting and suspenseful.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Code Talkers
(by Joseph Bruchac, Dial $16.99 Score:) Based on true events during WWII, Joseph Bruchac tells the once-secret story of the Navaho soldiers who served in the Marine Corps using the language of their culture to send messages that were impossible for the enemy to read. Opening with the narrator’s days in an Indian school where his native language was outlawed, there is more than a little irony in this story of courage that saved the lives of scores of GIs in the Pacific. 9 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
A Friend Called Anne
(retold by Carol Ann Lee, Viking $15.99 Score:) Anne Frank’s diary has inspired movies, plays, and a wealth of books. This latest is about Anne and her “best” friend, “Jopie.” This is a book for those who have read the diary. The two girls meet at the Jewish school they must now attend. Their brief, intense friendship and Jacqueline’s own story give readers a fuller sense of their lives. 10 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
(by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Collins has created an entire world of creatures (giant cockroaches, bats) and violet-eyed humans that inhabit the “underland” beneath New York City. Book Three continues with the story of the threat of a plague to the underworld that only Gregor can prevent. 10 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Operation Red Jericho
(by Joshua Mowll, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Pull-out pages of imaginative art add to the incredible mystery adventure told in the form of a diary with sidebars, codes, and made-up photographs. Our readers found the story of two young people in search of their parents grisly at times and suspenseful at every turn, and the graphic quality of the book itself, a treasure of visual surprises. 10 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
The Search for Belle Prater
(by Ruth WHite, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) When Woodrow’s birthday arrives on New Year’s Eve the phone rings, but the person on the other end hangs up. Woodrow is certain it is his mother, Belle Prater, who disappeared a year ago. A sequel to the award-winning Belle Prater’s Boy, this beautifully crafted novel is about young people who not only suffer losses, but have the grit to go on to do something about them. White has also drawn some strong adults that the young people in the story can rely upon. 9–12.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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