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Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Science
Subcategories: Animals

 


2014 Awards
Animal Teachers
(By Janet Halfmann/ illus Katy Hudsom, Blue Apple $17.99 Score:)

How do animals learn? They don't go to school or have books. In a charming and informative book, they learn from their teachers, their mothers, fathers and sometimes the herd they live with in the great outdoor classroom of the world. Each new idea is followed with interactive questions that give children a chance to make the connections between their world and how they learn.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2014.

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2014 Awards
Maisy's World of Animals
(Lucy COusins, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

Another in Lucy Cousinís First Science series. This time out she takes toddlers on a tour of the habitats of animals all over the world. From the far northern Arctic to the mountains, deserts, savannah, ocean, jungle, and all the way to the Antarctic, there are tabs to pull and flaps to lift. With limited text, but lots of colorful images, this is a fun way to introduce some big concepts to beginners. There is lots to talk about on every spread.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2014. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2014 Awards
My Bibi Always Remembers
(by Toni Buzzeo/ illus Mike Wohnoutka , Hyperion $16.99 Score:)

Lovely oversized illustrations capture the life of an elephant herd in Africa's parched savannah and the role Bibi the Grandmother and other female elephants play in protecting their young. Playful little Tembo likes playing tag, chewing the juicy leaves of trees, chasing a stork and other diversions. Whenever Tembo gets separated she squeals and her mama or aunties hear her as well as the rumble of grandmother Bibi, the matriarch who always remembers the way to water and safety. 4-8

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2014. 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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2001 Awards
Each Living Thing
(by Joanne Ryder/illus. by Ashley Wolff, Harcourt $16 Score:) So often children are curious but fearful of such living things as spiders, snakes, and stinging jellyfish. Wolff's bold illustrations bring them up close as Ryder urges us to appreciate, not fear them. Preachy, but beautiful. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Who Hoots?
(by Katie Davis, Harcourt $14 Score:) A witty companion to the PLATINUM AWARD winning Who Hops? This will be a hit with preschoolers as they answer the questions and learn a little bit more about familiar animals. A hoot! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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1994 Awards
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
(by Bill Martin,Jr./illus. by Eric Carle, Holt $13.95 Score:) Carle's bold and brilliant beasts and Martin's simple but rhythmic rhymes make perfect harmony! Young listeners love chiming in on the telling. Also see Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? A beautiful color concept book. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 1994.

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2000 Awards
Do Monkey's Tweet?
(by Melanie Walsh, Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:) Do horses bark? Do dogs oink? Older toddlers will giggle smugly at the totally ridiculous questions and gloat over how smart they are because they know the name of the animal that tweets, cheeps, barks, or...whatever, before you turn the page! From the author of Do Pigs Have Stripes? 2 and a half & up. SNAP INFO: Here's a concept book with a sense of humor! Do horses bark? Do dogs oink? Older toddlers will giggle smugly at the totally ridiculous questions and gloat at how smart they are because they know the name of the animal that tweets, cheeps, barks, or...whatever, before you turn the page! From the author of Do Pigs Have Stripes? 2 and a half & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2000.

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