The 2006 winners of the Sakura Medal Book Award

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Picture Book

Mystery at the Club Sandwich by Doug Cushman
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Chapter Book

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
With a lonely boy named Ben on board, the brave young dragon Firedrake sets out on a magical journey to find the mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace forever. Flying over moonlit lands and sparkling seas, they encounter fantastic creatures, summon up surprising courage -- and cross the path of a ruthless villain with an ancient grudge who's determined to end their quest. Only a secret destiny can save the dragons in this enchanting adventure about the true meaning of home.

Middle School / High School

Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz
Eccentric billionaire Nikolai Drevin if the target of eco-terrorists who claim his project Ark Angel--the first luxury hotel in outer space--is a danger to the environment. The group will stop at nothing to destroy the project, even if it means killing millions of innocent people, unless Alex can stop them.

Japanese High School

Koufukuna Shokutaku by Maiko Seo
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