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

 


2005 Award
Animal Snackers
(Betsy Lewin, Holt $15.95 Score:) Junk food snacks may be an issue with kids, but this collection will have young readers crying "gross!" and "yuck!" as they discover what animals eat for snacks. Lewin captures it all in delicious verse and impish images.

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

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2007 Award
Owen & Mzee
(by Isabella Hatkoff et al, Scholastic $16.99 Score:)

A true story that came out of the Tsunami, about when a baby hippo was left stranded after a storm and taken away to a park where an ancient, giant tortoise (and a lot of caring people) take over nurturing the young hippo. Done with photos, this is a good book for talking about feelings and the big concept that even when one feels alone, there are others who are there, if you allow them into your life.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2008 Award
First the Egg
(by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Roaring Brook Press $14.99 Score:) A delightful early science book that introduces the concept of transformations from egg to chicken, pollywog to frog, seed to flower and more. Done with beginning an image, for example, of a caterpillar on one page with cutout that reveals a small part of the butterfly that follows on the next page. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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2003 Award
Hello, Arctic!
(by Theodore Taylor/illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvin, Harcourt $16 Score:) With very few words and impressionistic art, the cycle of the Arctic year is seen as summer is welcomed. Full of the wonder of hellos to the returning creatures and flowers until winter returns and forces good-byes to summer.

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

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2003 Award
Hello, Hello
(by Miriam Schlein/illus. by Daniel Kirk, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) How do animals greet each other? This is not another moo-moo, quack-quack animal sound book. It's a young science book that is clear and fascinating, introducing children to the different ways that lions, zebras, elephants, and other wild animals behave when they rub heads, touch trunks, wave tails, or grab each other's jaws. 3–6.

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

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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. 6–10.

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. 5–9.

Age: 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
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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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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