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Product Type: Books
Age: Late 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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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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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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2002 Award
The Chimpanzees I Love
(by Jane Goodall, Scholastic $17.95 Score:) Renowned for her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees, Goodall recounts her experiences in an engaging narrative with interesting photographs of her adventures An inspiring story.

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

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2002 Award
The Elephant Book
(by Ian Redmond, Candlewick $17.95 Score:) A moving photo essay about the African elephant and its struggle to survive extinction. Originally issued 10 years ago, this handsome book has striking photos and an informed text. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
The Man-Eating Tigers of Sunarbans
(by Sy Montgomery/ photos by Eleanor Briggs nor, Houghton Mifflin $16 Score:) Using the suspenseful style of a mystery, this is an outstanding information book about India's man-eating tigers and their world. This is something of a grisly mystery and not for young readers. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2005 Award
Animal Snackers
(Betsy Lewin, Holt $15.95 Score:) Junk food snacks may be an issue with kids, but this collection will have young readers crying "gross!" and "yuck!" as they discover what animals eat for snacks. Lewin captures it all in delicious verse and impish images.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2003 Award
Backyard Detective, Critters Up Close
(by Nic Bishop, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Beautiful to look at, Bishop's photographs give you a close-up look at more than 125 critters in their mini-worlds. Pages of facts and projects alternate with stunning double-page spreads of critters in their habitats. This has a search-and-find discovery quality to it with some details enlarged with magnifying lenses. 610.

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

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2003 Award
Mammoth
(by Patrick O'Brien, Holt $16.95 Score:) What happened to the ancient relatives of the elephant? Who were their enemies? When did they vanish from the face of the earth? An informative introduction to creatures that lived in the time of cavemen. 7 & up.

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

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