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


2013 Award
Bugs: A Stunning Pop-up Look at Insects, Spiders, and Other Creepy-Crawlies
(by George McGavin/ illus Jim Kay, Candlewick $19.99 Score:)

Although this is a pop-up, the reading level and fine print are definitely way beyond beginners. The paper crafting is detailed and sure to please. Entomologist, George McGavin gives budding scientists a guided tour of a wasp's nest, where bugs live, a cockroach's body, and more. 7 & up

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

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2001 Awards
Big Book of Bugs
(by Theresa Greenaway, DK $14.95 Score:) Bug lovers will enjoy the close-up photos and nuggets of information in this oversized book. 5 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2002 Award
Waiting For Wings
(by Lois Ehlert, Harcourt $17 Score:) Breathtakingly vibrant collages spill over the pages of htis glorious early science book that is told in rhyme. Like the eggs that hatch into caterpillars that spin cacoons and emerge as butterflies, Ehlert's pages grow larger and fuller as the metamorphosis comes about. A beauty! 3-6

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2004 Award
Big Bugs! Giant Creepy Crawly Pop Ups
(by Keith Faulkner/ illus. By Stephen Holmes/paper , Scholastic $10.95 Score:) Big fold-out pages introduce young bug lovers to the answer to a riddle and disclose an amazingly oversized, bigger-than-life pop-up bug. Short and easy for young scientists. 3-6.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2003 Award
Face to Face with the Ladybug
(by Valerie Tracqui/photos by Patrick Lorne, Charlesbridge $9.95 Score:) Close-up photos of ladybugs at each stage in their development make this splendid to look at. Written for young readers, this nevertheless is packed with solid information about a bug most kids can see in the real world. 5–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
(by Seymour Simon, HarperCollins $15.99 Score:) If your child is fascinated (or horrified) by spiders, here’s a book with interesting facts and stunning photographs. Also new, Hurricanes. Newly reissued from Simon, Earth, Our Planet in Space (Simon & Schuster $17.95 ). 7–11.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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