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

 


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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2003 Award
Hello Benny!
(by Robie H. Harris/illus. by Michael Emberley, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) The lively illustrations and narrative tell the story of how it feels to be a baby. Each big idea is further explained with scientific explanations that are easy to understand. For example, Benny is shown smiling at himself in a mirror and enjoying playing peek-a-boo with grandma. But stranger anxiety is explained in 50-cent words instead of the $5 variety. 48.

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! 69.

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? 710.

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

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2003 Award
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth
(by Eric Carle, Philomel $16.99 Score:) An introduction about the habits and habitat of the sloth by Jane Goodall tells a good deal about this threatened creature. Carle's marvelous collages come alive with a menagerie of animals that share the Sloth's South American jungle home. 48.

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

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2003 Awards
Froggy Goes to the Doctor
(by Jonathan London/illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, Viking $15.99 Score:) Going to the doctor is not a laughing matter, unless you go along with Froggy! Silly Froggy forgets to wear underpants or brush his teeth. Like some of the earlier books in this series, this has pace and laugh-out-loud fun! 37.

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

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