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Product Type: Books
Award: Platinum
Age: Late Elementary School Years
Review Year: 2012

 


2012 Award
The Land of Neverbelieve
(by Norman Messenger, Candlewick $17.99 Score:)

Take off on a journey to an island that is totally fantastical. But you must be quick, as the island of Neverbelieve can rise up and walk away. Illustrated in soft watercolors, Messenger gives the reader a tour of his imagined island with crowded pages of strange trees, houses, creatures, and people (with cloven feet) that inhabit this unbelievable place. Many pages have gates that open to reveal still more sightings and short exclamations. Trees formed of ropes, bricks, chocolate, to name but a few, are sure to inspire creative kids to draw their own Neverbelieve worlds. A fun journey to share--with so much to see. Kids are sure to return to this one again and again. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Nic Bishop Snakes
(Nic Bishop, Scholastic $17.99 Score:)

As one who is ophidiphobic, it is a tribute to Nic Bishop that I went beyond the covers of his latest.  Bishop serves up magnificent photographs and as always, a fact filled text that is fascinating. He shows us snakes as small as a shoelace to one that is big enough to swallow a dog. Sure to make a hit with snake-lovers and kids who like their books to be a little edgy. 8 & up

Age: Later School Years, Tweens. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Awards
Helen's Big World, The Life of Helen Keller
(by Doreen Rappaport/ illus. Matt Tavares, Hyperion $17.99 Score:)

A new generation will marvel at the inspiring story of Helen Keller who was unable to hear, see, or speak due to an illness that struck in childhood. Combining a narrative with direct quotes from Helen Keller, Doreen Rappaport has woven the familiar story of Helen and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, with a quiet elegance. Add to this the painterly illustrations by Matt Travares. Though this is a picture book format, it is definitely an inspiring story for older children 7-9.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Star Wars; A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure
(by Matthew Reinhart, Orchard $36.99 Score:)

Based on the new Star Wars Cartoon series, this is a pop-up book of dreams! The pages have several smaller pops as well as the big ones that spring on every turn. There are Battle Beasts, Destroyer Droids, ETR Interceptor, and Lord Darth Vader with his light saber that actually changes colors! Whoa! The ultimate gift of the year for Star Wars fans of all ages.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens, Teens, Adult. Award Year: 2012.

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