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

 


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. 4–8.

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! 6–9.

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? 7–10.

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. 4–8.

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! 3–7.

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

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2003 Award
Garage
(by Steve Augarde, Charlesbridge $14.95 Score:) An interactive pop-up book with a hydralic lift to move a car up, tools inside of pull out drawers, , a winch for lifting the engine and doors to open the body shop and paintshop. Lots to talk about here for the child who can't get enough of the sights and sound of the garage. 4-7

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

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2004 Award
Surprising Sharks
(Nicola Davies/illus. by James Croft, Candlewick $15.95 Score:) An interesting introduction to the many varieties of sharks in the sea, many of which are not dangerous to people. Croft’s playful illustrations are the perfect foil for Davies’ zippy, fact-filled narrative. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
The Sea, Exploring Life on an Ocean Planet
(Philip Plisson/adapted by Robert Burleigh, Abrams Books $14.95 Score:) Stunning photographs give readers new views of the sea—from an off-shore platform to an oyster farm; from low tide to high. This is a visual delight. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
I Face the Wind
(by Vicki Cobb/illus. by Julia Gorton, HarperCollins $15.99 Score:) Who has seen the wind? Here are some answers to that question with several concrete, but playful ways to experiment and see the un- seeable. A young science book for hands-on learning. 3–5.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
You Are Special, Little One
(by Nancy Tafuri, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Each mother and father assure their little one that it is special in its own way. Although the big idea might be seen as a celebration of love, it also points out the characteristics that make each creature unique from the others. As always, Tafuri’s art is memorable. 3–5.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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