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

 


2004 Award
Spiders
(by Seymour Simon, HarperCollins $15.99 Score:) If your child is fascinated (or horrified) by spiders, here’s a book with interesting facts and stunning photographs. Also new, Hurricanes. Newly reissued from Simon, Earth, Our Planet in Space (Simon & Schuster $17.95 ). 7–11.

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

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2004 Award
The Gardening Book
(by Jane Bull, DK $12.99 Score:) There are many planting projects here that can be done on a windowsill or in a pot on a patio if a garden is not a possibility. In fact, many of the projects here can be started before the ground is ready to be turned out of doors. Fun projects for parent & child to share. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Grandma ELephants's in Charge
(by Martin Jenkins/illus. by Ivan Bates, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Side by side, the prose text tells the story of an elephant herd along with more facts on each facing page. Ivan Bates’ illustrations capture the strength as well as the playfulness and affection of the multi-generational herd. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Growing Frogs
(by Vivian French/illus. by Alison Bartlett, Candlewick $5.99 Score:) If you have a pond nearby, your young reader will want to collect some eggs or tadpoles and watch them grow, just as the child in this young science book does. There’s a good story here as well as solid information to fascinate kids without drowning them with more than they want to know. 5–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Fire Storm
(by Jean Craighead George/illus. by Wendell Minor, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) A rafting trip turns into a suspenseful adventure when the rafters encounter a forest fire. A page turner loosely based on a real event with a reassuring ending about the life of the forest. 7 & up.

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

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2004 Award
The True-Or-False Book of Dogs
(by Patricia Lauber/ illus. by Rosalyn Schanzer, HarperCollins $15.99 Score:) Did you know that all are descended from wolves? Or that dogs bark more than wolves? Do dogs hear more than we do? This true-and-false book answers questions that even an avid dog lover might not have asked. 6–9.

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

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2004 Award
What the Elephant Told
(by Barbara Brenner/illus. by Akemi Gutierrez, $15.95 Score:) A young boy and an elephant meet and begin comparing notes on how they were born. It’s sex education in a storybook format, comparing how these two are alike, yet different. A big concept for 3–7s.

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

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2004 Award
Space Heroes: Amazing Astronauts
(by James Buckley, Jr., DK $3.99 Score:) If you have a beginning reader at home, we'd recommend this 48 page book that highlights the astronauts and their pioneerig adventures in space. It includes everyone from Yuri Gagarin and John Glenn to the tragically lost crews of the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttles. Space Heroes is part of the DK Readers (Level 3- Reading Alone) series.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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Our Solar System
(by Seymour Simon, William Morrow $19.99 Score:) With over a hundred science books to his credit, Seymour Simon artfully blends information appropriate to the school age audience he writes for with spectacular photographs that kids will enjoy pouring over. The good news is that Simon has also covered the solar system with individual titles for each planet and they are now available in paper back from Mulberry books for $6.95 each. We'd also recommend Destination Space - this title explores what we are able to see using the Hubble Space Telescope.

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

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2004 Award
Pie in the Sky
(by Lois Ehlert, Harcourt $16.99 Score:) Starting with the somber brown tones of early spring a child looks for evidence that the tree in the yard is what Dad calls a “Pie Tree”. The text invites children to search for lists of bugs, bark, and other natural items that are easily found in the stunning paper-cut collages that are Lois Ehlert’s trademark. No pie is found, but as the season changes the artist’s palette bursts forth with blossoms, birds, butterflies, and a bright red cherry feast that lights up the pages! It’s berry-luscious! One of Ehlert’s very best! 3 & up.

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

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