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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Science
Subcategories: Animals

 


2013 Award
Shark-Tastic
(by Lori Stein, Downtown Bookworks $11.99 Score:)

Part of a new series known as 'science with stuff', in this case, a few real honest-to-goodness (and capable of badness) shark teeth! A visually dynamic book with real life photos of all kinds of sharks. This is a book kids can dip into and read in short takes. There are sections about the sharks anatomy, their sizes, their teeth, and more than you ever imagined about these giants of the sea. 8 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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Awards
Stripes of all Types
(by Susan Stockdale, Peachtree Press $11.59 Score:)

Told in rhyme, this lovely-to-look-at young science book features animals from many habitats that have stripes. Although some of the art is a bit stylized, the animals are easily recognizable and identifiable. At the back of the book the animals are named and described. There is also a game to play of identifying their patterns. 4 & up.

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

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2012 Award
Just Ducks
(by Nicola Davies/ illus. Salvatore Rubbino, Candlewick $15.99 Score:)

As a kid, going to the park to feed the ducks was a weekly treat. All the stale bread of the week was saved in a special bag that we took to the Bronx Zoo on Sunday morning. This little book might have added much to those trips. Most kids don't have the language that describes all the doings of the ducks. Here, in the middle of the city, on a duck pond, we get up close for a good look at how the ducks eat, preen, dabble, and attract mates. The narrative is augmented with clear factoids that better define the typical actions of Mallards. A nice young science book that will extend what kids can see if feeding the ducks is on your agenda. 4-7

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

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2012 Award
Dolphin Baby!
(by Nicola Davies/ illus. Brita Granstrom, Candlewick $15.99 Score:)

Through painterly illustrations and clearly written prose, young readers follow a dolphin baby and its mother from the first breath through the major events of the first six months of life. The simple telling is done in print and extra information is printed in cursive style. Use it as a read aloud or share the reading with young readers who are learning to decode the two very different styles of the written word.

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

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2011 Award
Even as Octopus Needs a Home
(by Irene Kelly, Holiday House $16.95 Score:)

A fascinating collection of animal homes are shown in this young science book. From treetop chimps to spiders in underwater bubbles, Irene Kelly shows the great variety of places animals live in. The art is playful but realistic enough to inform and the text is lively while conveying a sense of how and why the animals live where they do.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
About Raptors
(by Cathryn Sill/ illus. by John Sill, Peachtree $16.95 Score:)

A young science book that explains clearly that raptors are birds of prey and what characteristics they share. The stunning paintings add artistic quality to a book for young readers. The text is not complicated and it is followed with a glossary with more information about each of the birds. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
African Acrostics
(by Avis Harley/ photos by Deborah Noyes, Candlewick $17.99 Score:)

It’s hard to say what will hold you more, the elegant acrostic poems or glorious photographs. Some of the poems rhyme, others do not…but they are all playful and capture the sense of the creature caught on each facing page. Young people will enjoy reading the up and down acrostic generally found in the first letter of each line. But the poems and portraits of each folio add much more than a little ‘trick’ on each page. These are striking images from game parks in Africa.

 

 

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Eye-Popping 3-D Pets
(by Barry Rothstein and Betsy Rothstein, Chronicle $19.99 Score:)

These are no ordinary 3-D photos. Phantograms, as they call them do literally rise from the page when you look at them through the special 3-D glasses.There are 28 phantogram pets in this oversized book. Some look like they are sitting or standing and ready to jump off the pages of this novelty book. There is a text with interesting information, but this is a book about seeing 3-D. 8 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Never Smile at a Monkey
(by Steve Jenkins, Houghton Mifflin $16 Score:)

A fascinating non-fiction book about things you might never expect about many wild animals. Although few kids would be likely to pet a platypus(it has venomous spurs on its hind legs) or pick up a cone shell(it has poisonous barbs) these are a collection of strange factoids kids like to read about. The handsome art adds to the pleasure, but it’s the weirdness of the hidden dangers that is more likely to interest young readers. 8 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2000 Awards
The Emperor's Egg
(by Martin Jenkins/illus. by Jane Chapman, Candlewick $16.99 Score:) Did you know an Emperor penguin is almost four feet tall and eats nothing for two full months while he waits for his chick to hatch? Totally cool! PLATINUM AWARD '00. 7 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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