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

 


2009 Award
John Deere Big Book of Construction Machines
(Heather Alexander, DK $12.99 Score:)

Kids love watching construction sites where huge pieces of machinery do their work. This big book with marvelous photographs and short but pithy bits of information allow kids to see the operations up close. Also in the same line, a similar book Big Book of Tractors give them a view of the many kinds of work tractors do.

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

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2009 Award
Dinosaurs in Your Backyard
(by Hugh Brewster/ illus. by Alan Barnard, Abrams Books $15.95 Score:)

Brewster attempts to make the connection between where we live today and where dinosaurs once roamed. This is an interesting idea for budding paleontologists to think on. The text offers other interesting factoids that will grab the attention of dinosaur lovers. 7 & up.

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

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2003 Award
Hello, Arctic!
(by Theodore Taylor/illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvin, Harcourt $16 Score:) With very few words and impressionistic art, the cycle of the Arctic year is seen as summer is welcomed. Full of the wonder of hellos to the returning creatures and flowers until winter returns and forces good-byes to summer.

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

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2003 Award
Hello, Hello
(by Miriam Schlein/illus. by Daniel Kirk, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) How do animals greet each other? This is not another moo-moo, quack-quack animal sound book. It's a young science book that is clear and fascinating, introducing children to the different ways that lions, zebras, elephants, and other wild animals behave when they rub heads, touch trunks, wave tails, or grab each other's jaws. 36.

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

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2003 Award
Like a Windy Day
(by Frank Asch & Devin Asch, Harcourt $15 Score:) Think of all the things you could do if you were the wind. Here's a soaring young science book that introduces the concept of wind power. It takes an abstract and invisible force and makes it into an imaginative picture book. 4-7

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

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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
Big Cats
(by Sarah Walker, DK $9.95 Score:) One of a new series called Eye Wonder books. And they are a wonder for the eyes. Full of facts and magnificent photos this is a good place to begin to study about wild cats. Also in the series: Birds, Reptiles, and Bugs. 59.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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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. 58.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Dinosaurs Big and Small
(by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld/illus. by Lucia Washb, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) A smart new addition to the excellent Let's Read and Find Out series. Comparing the size of dinosaurs to things that children know in the real world adds to the wonder of their size and variety. Told in child-friendly language, this is a book that will not overwhelm a young listener or reader. 47.

Age: Preschool,Early 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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