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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
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Max's brothers have grand collections that everyone makes a big fuss over. Benjamin collects stamps and Karl collects coins, and neither one will share with their little brother. So Max decides to start a collection of his own. He's going to collect words. He starts with small words that he cuts out of newspapers and magazines, but soon his collection has spilled out into the hall. All the while, his brothers are watching. Benjamin brags that he has one thousand stamps. Karl is just a few coins short of five hundred. But a thousand stamps is really just a bunch of stamps, and a lot of coins is only a heap of money. A pile of words, however, can make a story.
Bright, bold pictures incorporating clever wordplay accompany this highly original tale about a younger brother's ingenuity. This title has Common Core connections.
Max's Words is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Delaware Blue Hen Book Master List, Alabama Children's Choice Book Award Master List, Alabama Children's Choice Book Award ML, Wyoming Buckaroo Book Award Master List (Wyoming Library Association), Book Sense Children's Pick, NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Maser List, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste, GA Picture Storybook Award ML, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Master List, Maine Lupine Award Master List, Georgia Children's Book Award Master List (University of GA), Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, Wyoming Buckaroo Book Award Master List, North Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, North Carolina Children's Book Award ML, FL Reading Assoc Children's Book Award ML, Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award Master List, School Library Best Books of the Year, Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master List, Illinois Monarch K-3 Children's Choice AW ML