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2001 Awards
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Profes
(by Dav Pilkey, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) For reluctant readers with a taste for slapstick humor, the third Captain Underpants adventure returns with enough lowdown bathroom humor and sci-fi comic book tricks to satisfy 8s and 9s. All three of the Captain Underpants books in paperback were just released in a boxed set.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Superman's First Flight
(by Michael J. Friedman/illus. by Dean Motter, Scholastic $3.99 Score:) Clark Kent always knew he was different, but he didn't know how different until he sees a bad accident and, without stopping, races to the rescue. His parents try telling him that being different is not so badóbut that's something he has to find out for himself!

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Mr. Putter & Tabby Paint the Porch
(by Cynthia Rylant/illus. by Arthur Howard, Harcourt $13 Score:) In their newest adventure, Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby need to paint the porch but each time they try they get some uncalled-for assistance from a squirrel and chipmunk. This is a lively and moderately easy read. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
The Know-Nothings Talk Turkey
(by Michele S. Spirn/illus. by R.W. Alley, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) Meet Boris, Morris, Norris, and Doris, who are looking for a turkey to serve for Thanksgiving. Imagine their chagrin when their gobbler bites the hands that try to feed him. Also, A Know-Nothing Halloween, with laugh-out-loud humor!

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Gus and Grandpa and Show-and-Tell
(by Claudia Mills/illus. by Catherine Stock, Farrar Straus $13 Score:) Second-grader Gus has problems finding good things for show and tell. When the assignment involves Colorado history Gus finds an authentic mother lodeómake that a Grandpa lode! From a consistently warm and meaningful series. 7 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2000 Awards
Fluffy Series
(by Kate McMullan/illus. by Mavis Smith, Scholastic $3.99 Score:) Funny stories about a classroom guinea pig. Enough action to keep beginners turning pages and laughing out loud. For , look for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Hundredth Day books. 7 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2001 Awards
A Dinosaur Named Sue
(by Fay Robinson, Scholastic $3.99 Score:) With all the news stories about Sue, the largest T-Rex ever found, this photo essay will grab the interest of young readers. This is the exciting story of her discovery.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Arthur's Fire Drill
(by Marc Brown, Random House $3.99 Score:) D.W. learns about fire safety and puts her family through some fire drills. A good discussion book for your family's own emergency plans.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
The Very Boastful Kangaroo
(by Bernard Most, Harcourt $3.95 Score:) A big Kangaroo claims to be able to jump higher than anyone. But, it's a little Kangaroo who outwits the big braggart. Just one of the wonderful Green Light Reader Series with true beginner level 1 and 2 books.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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1995 Awards
Oliver
(by Syd Hoff, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) A reissued classic that will amuse the Go, Dog, Go crowd. Hoff's story has a picture book-like rhythm, humor, and logic. The circus has ordered ten elephants and Oliver is the eleventh. So, poor Oliver goes out into the world to find a home. By the master cartoonist who gave us the classic, Danny and the Dinosaur.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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