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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Science
Subcategories: Things and How They Work

 


2014 Award
Giant Vehicles
(by Rod Green/ illus by Stephen Biesty, Candlewick $15.99 Score:)

Look inside some of the gigantic vehicles of the world, from double decker Airbus to the biggest dump truck, helicopter and submarine ever built. This is no picture book for beginners. Much of the detailed text is done as labels in bite sized pieces of information. So kids can choose to read them all or skim and return to read another time. They can lift the flaps to get a close up views of what is under the "hood" so to speak. This is marked 5-9, but could be enjoyed by older kids who are interested in mechanical details that go well beyond 5 year olds.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat
(by Carlyn Beccia, Houghton Mifflin $17 Score:)

Kids of a certain age love being grossed out and this is one of the best of that genre because it isn't merely yucky, it is full of fascinating information about old and gross sounding cures that have been used through the ages. It is set up in a true false format asking readers to speculate on the effectiveness of rubbing moldy bread on your leg, putting mustard on your head or tying earthworms around your neck. The art is as gross out as the ideas of using mummy powder or a dead man’s skull or maggots to cure what ails you. A thought provoking book that combines science and history in a picturebook for older readers. 7 & up.

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

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2000 Awards
Bridges Are to Cross
(by Philemon Sturges/illus. by Giles Laroche, Putnam $15.99 Score:) Brilliant cut-paper art makes this book a visual feast for the eyes. It takes you across bridges of steel, wood, stone, and bricks on crossings for llamas, trains, horses, cars, and people all over the world. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2002 Award
Egyptian Mummies
(by Delia Pemberton, Harcourt $18 Score:) Pemberton takes us on a terrific tour of seven mummies from the British Museum. Strikes the right balance of factual information, interesting trivia, and photographs for those who are fascinated by all things mummy!

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

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2002 Award
The Great Ships
(by Patrick O'Brien, - Not Selected - $16 Score:) From Viking longboat to the nuclear aircraft carrier, Enterprise, this is a pictorial history of ships. Glorious paintings of famous ships from all over the world are accompanied with short but clear stories about their part in maritime history. Ships of explorers, warriors, and merchants- they are all here. 6-10.

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

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2003 Award
Here Come Our Firefighters!
(by Chris Demarest, Little Simon $10.95 Score:) A pop up novelty book with lots of tabs to pull and flaps to lift that activate the firefighters. There's a pole one slides down, hoses to unfurl and amazing pop-ups that capture the excitement of the firefighter's day. After a visit to the firehouse this book will be right on the mark for re-living that kind of typical field trip.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Hairdo! What We Do and Did to Our Hair
(by Ruth Freeman Swain/illus. by Cat Bowman Smith, Holiday House $16.99 Score:) Imagine hair with beeswax melting in it or lard and flour to hold it in place! An entertaining history of hair that is as unusual as this team's earlier award winner, Bedtime! 6–9.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
How Do You Know What Time It Is?
(by Robert E. Wells, Albert Whitman $14.95 Score:) A history of how we measure time, from the Egyptians to the present day. A lot of big concepts are introduced in this slim book. They won't be learned in one sitting, but this is a good place to start. From the author of Can You Count to a Googol? 7–10.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Garage
(by Steve Augarde, Charlesbridge $14.95 Score:) An interactive pop-up book with a hydralic lift to move a car up, tools inside of pull out drawers, , a winch for lifting the engine and doors to open the body shop and paintshop. Lots to talk about here for the child who can't get enough of the sights and sound of the garage. 4-7

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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