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Age: Late Elementary School Years

 


2007 Award
1001 Nights
(Haba $35 Score:) This is a handsome set of tiles that can be used in open-ended format to create a skyline of minarets and domes, à la 1001 Arabian Nights. There are multiple patterns that children can follow, and matching the tiles calls for visual perception. A good quiet time activity. (800) 468-6873.

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

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2007 Award
Egyptology Puzzle
(Mudpuppy Press $11 Score:) Based on the book Egyptology from Candlewick, this handsome 100-piece puzzle is smartly designed with good clues in the graphics. If you have a child in the midst of all things Egyptian, this will be a prize! Puzzle image is printed on the metal storage tin. 7 & up. (212) 354-8840.

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

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2007 Award
Dinosaur Excavation Kit
(Usborne $17.99 Score:) Archeologists in training will have fun digging out the bones of a T-Rex from the clay block. Complete with goggles*, brush, chisel, and hammer. Assemble the bones and read the book, which introduces beginning readers to the many kinds of dinosaurs. No glue included. *These goggles are not actually safety devices.

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

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2007 Award
Marshall Brodien Magic Wand Set
(Cadaco $19.99 Score:) It takes some reading and practice to perfect these showy magic tricks with a light-up magic wand. Don’t tell—the magic is all based on the use of magnets. 7 & up. (800) 621-5426.

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

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2007 Award
Greatest Dot to Dot Books , The
(Monkeying Around $5.95 Score:) These are not your grandpa’s dot to dot book! Smallest books use numerals from 40–140; larger books use numerals from 50–460. 7–’tweens. (800) 553-4300.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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It's All About Me
(Klutz $14.95 Score:) Our testers loved filling in the answers to this personality quiz. This book allows kids to share their thoughts and write down feelings about themselves, their parents and friends. 8 & up. If you have a detail-oriented child, Paper Stained Glass ($19.95 4) will make the time fly. It is really an advanced form of color-by-number. Working on sheer vellum with felt markers, this craft takes up a lot of “are we there yet?” restlessness. For fun once you arrive, bring along The Foam Airplane Book ($14.95 4). 8 & up. (800) 737-4123.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Super Story Recorder
(Cranium $19.99 Score:) ) Much like a Mad Lib, Super Story Recorder prompts players to answer certain questions that are then incorporated into a themed story (which you pick with a spin of the dial). Once we got the hang of waiting for beeps to record our answers, it was fun to play. 6 & up. (877) 272-6486.

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

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Speed Stacks
(Play Along $39.99 Score:) This is a game that has caught on in gym classes in middle schools and high schools across the country. It's a great way to build eye-hand coordination as well as concentration. The idea is to stack and unstack the cups in the shortest amount of time. Fun and active - and great for the age that usually just wants to plug into their video games.

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

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2007 Award
Leg Warminators
(Fashion Angels Enterprises $17.99 Score:) Feel like having a "Flashdance" flashback? Try this fun kit that uses a really oversized plastic spool knitter to make retro leg warmers. New for a whole new generation of tweens, this is a good project to try together. One tester made this her "gift" to make and give to her friends. Younger crafters will need help getting started.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
ProBuilder PredorX Turbo SRA
(Mega Bloks $14.99 Score:) Our testers were really happy with the directions that came with this challenging kit that builds a blue/green/silver racing car with racing deco and rubber wheels. It has a bonnet hood that opens and alternative suspension adjustment. Also available, Pursuit Mk7 SRA in white with black and red trim. Best of all, unlike many other kits from this company--it stayed together! 8 & up

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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