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2007 Award
Weedflower
(by Cynthia Kadohata, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) While Sumiko experiences discrimination in her home town before the war, the attack on Pearl Harbor changes her life forever. Her family is sent to an internment camp where she befriends a Native American. A compelling view of this dark period in American history (for a non-fiction account, see Dear Miss Breed, review below).

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Christmas
(by Robert Sabuda, Orchard $12.99 Score:) A small gem of a pop-up with a single page for each letter of the word Christmas…starting with a candle and ending with Santa. Splendid choice for anyone on your list. 5-55 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Create-a-Card
(by jame Bull, DK $15.99 Score:) Kids will find quality materials and an idea book that demonstrates how to make pop up and other interesting cards. The twenty colorful blank cards and matching envelopes are packaged with markers, glitter paste, tissue paper, colored paper, and stickers. This is a fun choice for making invitations and greeting cards that will become family treasures. 5-10.

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

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2007 Award
Probuditi!
(by Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin $18.95 Score:) This would have been on the Platinum Award list in our book, but it arrived too late. As always, Chris Van Allsburg spins a wonderful story that is full of suspense with a dollop of magic. After seeing a magician do hypnosis Calvin and his buddy Rodney come home and build a machine and try to hypnotize his little sister Trudy. Much to his surprise it works and then Calvin cannot figure out how to snap her out of it. Little sisters who are often left behind by big brothers will love this get even tale. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
(illus. by Rosemary Wells, Scholastic $6.99 Score:) Charming illustrations accompany this little book with the traditional rhyme. Add this one to your books to sing collection.

Age: Infants,Toddlers. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Please Don't Upset P.U. Zorilla!
(by Lynn Rowe Reed, Random House $15.95 Score:) A certain well-meaning skunk arrives in town and asks the mayor for work. P.U. does a fine job until one thing or another manages to upset him and P.U.! You get the picture. Given one last chance, it turns out that P.U.’s powerful scent serves to save the day. A contrived, but nice little story that kids are sure to relate to, since they too, sometimes fall short of unrealistic expectations. 4-8.

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

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2007 Award
Busy Barnyard
(by John Schindel/ photos by Steven Holt, Tricycle Press $6.99 Score:) Close up photos of barnyard animals with a rhyming text about their actions. Some will be a stretch, even for adult readers…How about “pigs bossing? “This is there to rhyme with the “chicken crossing,” but never mind. Most of the rhymes are fine, the photos are clear, and there is a lot to talk about.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Is There Really a Human Race?
(by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell, HarperCollins $16.99 Score:) Some mighty big questions are here that have been teased out with amusing illustrations. This is a book that should lead to some talking and thinking beyond the sometimes punny funny attempts to get a smile. This may be one of those books that is more for adults than all but the most subjective kids. They say 4-8. We’d say more like 7 & up, up, up.

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

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2007 Award
Sam's Winter Hat
(by Albert Lamn/ illus. by David McPhail , Scholastic $6.99 Score:) Winter has come and Sam is lucky to have a fine red coat, green fuzzy mittens and a blue wooly hat. But as he loses each of his things there is a repetitive rhythm to the little story that toddlers will soon catch onto and enjoy. Too bad the red coat is not as red as red should be. It’s a short and sweet story for 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Foam Gliders
(by the editors of Klutz, Klutz $9.95 Score:) With just a little help kids can put together a fleet of foam gliders and let the high flying fun begin. Punch them out of the spiral pages and follow the simple directions. These call for some dexterity, but are relatively simple to construct. Test fly them inside to find the one that flies the highest, furthest, and trickiest. This is an inexpensive book/toy that is ideal for play date or a rainy day at home. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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