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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers

 


2006 Award
We've All Got Bellybuttons!
(by David Martin/illus by Randy Cecil, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Toddlers and young preschoolers will enjoy the repetitive questions and active replies built into this jolly romp of a book. A playful book that introduces a big concept, namely that we all have a lot in common—hands for clapping, feet for kicking, and belly buttons for tickling. 2–5.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Winter's Tale
(by Robert Sabuda, Simon & Schuster $26.95 Score:) Save this to share together—little hands are apt to destroy it—as they will be thrilled with the stunning pop-ups that glitter with scenes of winter and white owls, bunnies, bears, deer, and a fabulous moose! Enjoy this with and without the words; with large and small pop-ups on every fold, it’s a double “oooh!” through and through! All ages.

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

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2006 Award
Diary of a Spider
(by Doreen Cronin/illus. by Harry Bliss, HarperFestival $15.99 Score:) Like her amusing Diary of a Worm, this new diary gives us an inside view of the eight-legged world of a young spider who has an unlikely friend, Fly. Not quite as funny as the original, but likely to amuse young readers. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
The Dog Who Cried Wolf
(by Keiko Kasza, Putnam $15.99 Score:) Moka is a dog who loves his girl, Michelle, until she reads a story about wolves that inspires Moka to run away and be free. In his adventure with independence, Moka discovers real wolves and that home is not as boring as he thought. 4–8.

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

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2006 Award
Granite Baby
(by Lynne Bertrand/illus. by Kevin Hawkes, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) In the tradition of the tall tale, this story of a wailing baby is likely to amuse big sisters and brothers who have endured the endless cries of a new baby. Kevin Hawkes’ art gives this yarn a giant-sized lift. 4–8.

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

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2006 Award
Pirate Girl
(by Cornelia Funke/illus. by Kerstin Meyer, Scholastic $15.95 Score:) When Captain Firebeard captures a little red-headed girl named Molly, he thinks he will get a huge ransom for her. But, alas, the joke’s on Redbeard when Molly’s mom comes to the rescue. “The Ransom of Red Chief” it’s not, but it’s a good yarn for young pirate lovers. 4–8.

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

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2006 Award
Three French Hens
(by Margie Palatini/illus. by Richard Egielski, Hyperion $15.99 Score:) Three French hens are shipped from Paris to Philippe Renard, but the address is smudged! So the three deliver themselves to the address of Phil the Fox. In this merry mix-up, the generosity of the three saves them from a dreadful fate. When Phil the Fox tries to give his feathered friends Christmas gifts, they announce that they celebrate Hanukkah . . . so they celebrate both holidays. 4 & up.

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

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2006 Award
First Picture Dictionary
(Scholastic $14.95 Score:) Eight-hundred-word “pictionary” with words and pictures organized thematically. Has “magic” transparent pages at start of each section showing objects in home, school, supermarket, farm, and other familiar settings. 3 & up.

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

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2006 Award
When an Elephant Comes to School
(by Jan Ormerod, Orchard $16.95 Score:) Though Elephant seems rather large to be starting school and though he is a bit unsure of how school will be, in no time at all Elephant and his classmates and teacher are having a wonderful time! A happy romp that makes school look too good to miss! 3–6.

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

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2006 Award
Super Sue at Super School
(by Cressida Cowell/illus. by Russell Ayto , Candlewick $8.99 Score:) A novelty pull-the-tabs book for those who may be feeling a bit shy about saying good-bye. Let’s hope they all have the good fortune of Super Sue who bounces through that first day of school and makes a good friend, too! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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