NAPPA 2006: Books for Ages 6 & Up

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By Helen Foster James, Ed.D., and Kathleen Krull

Nappa Gold Winners
This year's NAPPA winners herald the return of favorite characters and announce the grand entrance of new ones in must-read stories that make you laugh, think and wonder. Happy reading!

Gold Award Winners

yle="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Dooby Dooby Moo, by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, Atheneum, 2006, $16.95. Farmer Brown's clever animals create laugh-out-loud fun when they perform in the county fair's talent show.

yle="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Ella Sets the Stage, by Carmela D'Amico, illustrated by Steven D'Amico, Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, 2006, $16.99. Ella the Elephant's school is holding a talent show, but Ella doesn't think she has any talent.

Flotsam, Clarion Books, 2006, $17. An exquisite, intriguing, floating fantasy about a boy and the camera he finds on the beach, like so much flotsam. Accomplished with no words.
The Flower Ball, by Sigrid Laube, illustrated by Silke Leffler, Pumpkin House, 2006, $15.95. A quirky, radiant story about prejudice between vegetables and flowers, all whimsically resolved at a dance.
Olivia Forms a Band, by Ian Falconer, Atheneum, 2006, $17.95. Everyone's favorite diva returns to form a band.
The Paper Bag Princess, 25th Anniversary Ed.: The Story Behind the Story, by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko, Annick Press, 2005, $19.95. Author and illustrator provide the background of this popular book; original story included.

Honors Award Winners

Chowder, by Peter Brown; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 2006; $15.99. From the opening page with our bulldog-hero sitting human-style on the toilet, we know we're in for a hip saga of a dog who's more adult than adults.

The First Music, by Dylan Pritchett, illustrated by Erin Bennett Banks; August House Publishers, 2006; $16.95. This book rocks. All the African jungle animals - even the fearful frogs - discover how to go from noise to music for the first time.

Get Organized Without Losing It, by Janet S. Fox; Free Spirit Publishing, 2006; $8.95. Here are some simple and practical suggestions for getting organized, including memory tricks, useful tools and other tips to help kids have less stress and more success.

The Pledge of Allegiance, by Barbra Clack; Bright Sky Press, 2005; $15.95. Presented through collage and drawings, this patriotic book provides an explanation of the Pledge and some important American symbols.

Tam and Cam: The Ancient Vietnamese Cinderella Story, by Minh Quoc, illustrated by Mai Long; East West Discovery Press, 2006; $16.95. This Vietnamese and English book lends proof that Cinderella, here aided by Buddha, translates into every culture.

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