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

 


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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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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