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Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Reference Books

 


2012 Award
2013 Almanac for Kids
(Scholastic $13.99 Score:)

Everyone in the family will enjoy dipping into this compendium of interesting facts about the tallest, deepest, most, least and other such trivia. As always the colorful pages of this annual are crammed full of stats and facts that will inform and entertain. 8 & up.


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

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2012 Award
My Pop-Up World Atlas
(by Anita Ganeri and Stephen Waterhouse, Candlewick $18.99 Score:)

Anyone who has worked with early school age children knows how fascinated they are by maps. An interest in geography begins early! Perhaps it has to do with their budding abilities to deal with symbolic thinking. As they begin to learn that a word can stand for a thing, they can make another leap in understanding that a map can stand for the land and water we live on. In this bright and clever pop-up book they will find a single map for each of the continents of the world with pops, flaps and tons of facts that will invite lots of talking and discoveries each time they return to it. The cover is the least interesting part of the book. Open it and enjoy! A parent/child book for sharing.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2012.

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2010 Award
Scholastic Children's Dictionary
(Scholastic $19.99 Score:)

Designed for 8 year olds and up, this student's dictionary is useful for looking up spellings, definitions, and even for browsing, as many kids will do. It is chock full of colorful photographs, maps, word histories, and sample sentences to give words context. They have used a simplified pronunciation guide, main entries are printed in red so they stand out, and words have parts of speech labels. This new dictionary has 136 pages more than the last edition and added features that deal with emerging technology. 8 & up.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2010.

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2009 Award
Flags of the World
(by Sylvie Bednar, Abrams Books $19.95 Score:)

A handsome resource book that students will no doubt use for class projects where a flag of the world is needed. But this book goes beyond that simple image with a short explanation about the history of the symbols on the flags and a little something about the country itself. It also gives the bare statistics about the region, capital, official language, area, highest point. There is a well-labeled world map in the front of the book so students can find the countries they are looking at in the body of the book. A handsome book that will be enjoyed by browsers, as well as those doing ‘research’ for school. 

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

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2001 Awards
Animal Atlas
(by Barbara Taylor/illus. by Kenneth Lilly, Knopf $20 Score:) An oversized book illustrated with maps and full-color paintings of animals arranged by geographic locations. Filled with clear info, such as what animals eat and where and how they build their homes. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Children's Atlas of the Universe
(Reader's Digest, 989 Sports $24.99 Score:) For the young astronomer, a rich mix of maps, facts, and even doable projects.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Factastic Book of 1001 Lists
(by Russell Ash, DK $14.95 Score:) Looking for the biggest, fastest, worst, first, or last? Ash's lists cover it all. 8 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
National Audubon Society First Field Guides
(Scholastic $11.95 Score:) Designed to be used in the field or as a resource at home, each of these handsome books has hundreds of photos, clear information, and a "spotter's card," a quick reference card to identify an animal or plant. Titles include: Birds, Insects, Reptiles, Rocks, and Trees. New for , Shells.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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Awards
National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorer
(National Geographic Society, 989 Sports $24.95 Score:) Stunning images from space, photos, and handsome physical maps introduce each continent and its people with political maps that zoom in on countries and states. This book could not have existed when today's parents were in school, but it could turn kids into map lovers instead of map phobics!

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

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2001 Awards
Peterson Field Guides
(by Jonathan Latimer et al., Houghton Mifflin $5.95 Score:) New paperback guides for young naturalists. Illustrated with close-up photos and crisp easy-to-read information, these are a good place to start. Titles include Butterflies, Caterpillars, Shorebirds, and others.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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