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

 


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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2005 Award
Tigress
(Nick Dowson/illus. by Jane Chapman, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Lyrical prose is counterpointed with interesting facts that together convey the story of the Tigress and her young. Chapman's illustrations capture the cubs as they grow from small enough to be carried by their necks, to big enough to pounce and hunt for food. Imagine—in 18 months, tiger cubs learn all they need to know, and slink off through the jungle grass to begin their independent lives. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2006 Award
One Smart Goose
(by Caroline J. Church, 3M $16.95 Score:) One little goose manages to outfox the big bad fox that chases all the other geese. Knowing how to disappear is the Smart Goose’s secret that leads to a merry chase. Undergoose wins! A happy solution in a world where the small are not usually mighty. An introduction to the concept of camouflage in nature. 3–6.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Winter's Tale
(by Robert Sabuda, Simon & Schuster $26.95 Score:) Save this to share together—little hands are apt to destroy it—as they will be thrilled with the stunning pop-ups that glitter with scenes of winter and white owls, bunnies, bears, deer, and a fabulous moose! Enjoy this with and without the words; with large and small pop-ups on every fold, it’s a double “oooh!” through and through! All ages.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Smithsonian Rock & Fossil Hunter
(by David Burnie, DK $9.99 Score:) One of an excellent new series designed for young readers. There are activities to do as well as foldout covers with clear images of typical rocks and fossils to spot. An informative and inviting format for young science explorations. Also in the series, by various authors: Star Gazer, Bird Watcher, Bug Hunter.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Prehistoric Actual Size
(by Steve Jenkins, Houghton Mifflin $16 Score:) It isn’t about the facts, though this is a picture book crammed full of facts and tidbits of information. In this case, it’s far more about the wonder of these amazing specimens, shown in their actual size. Though they can’t fit in their entirety, Jenkins show you enough of a detail to deliver the big ideas. Imagine a dragonfly with wings more than two feet across, or a terror bird large enough to eat a horse! Of course, we do not know how large or small horses were in those days. Also top rated, I See a Kookaburra! Introducing animals from differing habitats. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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