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Age: Late Elementary School Years

 


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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2006 Award
How to Make Monstrous, Huge, Unbelievably Big Bubbles
(by David Stein et al, Klutz $16.95 Score:) David Stein’s “Bubble Thing” does make monstrous, 10-20 foot big, amazing bubbles. An updated classic, with full-color photos and clear tips on how to get results. Our 9-year-old tester and her dad gave this a rave review! Still top rated, PLATINUM AWARD-winning The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes ($16.95 ) Instructions for ten different paper airplanes. 7 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
e.guides Human Body
(by Richard Walker et al, DK $17.99 Score:) One of a series of single-volume encyclopedias with solid information, illustrations, and a link to fuller information online that has been produced by DK and Google. Others in the series include Insects, Mammals, and Rocks & Minerals. Each book has dedicated pages with more information and downloadable images that would spruce up a school project.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
I Can't Stop! A Story about Tourette Syndrome
(by Holly Niner, Albert Whitman $15.95 Score:) Nathan’s problem began with a tick. In time, his tick went away, but was followed by other uncontrollable actions. At first Nathan is teased and his parents tells him to stop. Although there is no cure for TS, once they discover the reason for his actions, everyone is better able to cope.

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

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2006 Award
Little Stevie Wonder
(by Quincy Troupe/illus. by Lisa Cohen, Houghton Mifflin $18 Score:) Stevie Wonder’s story is told in lyrical prose. It’s a bit over the top, but just may be an inspiring book for a child who is musical or blessed with some other gift. There is a very short CD with this book—only two songs on the disk—which might be disappointing to someone who doesn’t read the fine print!

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

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2007 Award
Sharks and Other Sea Monsters
(by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, Candlewick $27.99 Score:) In typical fashion, Sabuda has created yet another incredible pop-up book. This is darker and the information denser than most. If your young reader is taken with the world of sharks, whales, scorpions, and prehistoric sea monsters that still live, this is a book to dive into. There will be lots of ooohs and aahhhhs as the pages, large and small, pop open. They say 5 & up; we think this will be a waste for kids under 7 or 8 but enjoyed by those well beyond—say 40 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later 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
Rainforest
(by Thomas Marent, DK $40 Score:) Every coffee table should have this stunning book that is chock full of stunning photographs of the plants, animals, birds, and insects that inhabit this precious habitat. Includes a CD with sounds of the rainforest. Magnificent!

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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