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

 


2001 Awards
Bedroom Astronomy
(Editors of Klutz, Klutz $14.95 Score:) A good introduction to the constellations. We like the acknowledgment right up front that they are often hard to see without a good dose of "imagination." Full of interesting facts about seven constellations and comes with glow-in-the-dark star stickers and projection star maps to use with a flashlight. 8 and up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Destination: Mars
(by Seymour Simon, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) Mars has long fascinated scientists as well as science fiction writers. Simon explores the myths as well as the newest discoveries about the Red planet. 8 and up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2000 Awards
The History News In Space
(by Michael Johnstone, Candlewick $16.99 Score:) Here, accounts of space in newspaper format begin with the ancient Greeks and follow news highlights of probing space. Also see Aztec, Egyptian, Greek, Viking History News. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2002 Award
The Chimpanzees I Love
(by Jane Goodall, Scholastic $17.95 Score:) Renowned for her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees, Goodall recounts her experiences in an engaging narrative with interesting photographs of her adventures An inspiring story.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
(by Barbara Kerley/illus. by Brian Selznick, Atheneum $19.95 Score:) It may be hard to imagine a time when few people knew what dinosaurs looked like. Yet in Victorian times, only a handful of scientists knew anything about dinosaurs. This is the little-known story of Waterhouse Hawkins, who dedicated his life to building models and paintings that informed and excited the public in England and the United States.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Egyptian Mummies
(by Delia Pemberton, Harcourt $18 Score:) Pemberton takes us on a terrific tour of seven mummies from the British Museum. Strikes the right balance of factual information, interesting trivia, and photographs for those who are fascinated by all things mummy!

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
The Great Ships
(by Patrick O'Brien, - Not Selected - $16 Score:) From Viking longboat to the nuclear aircraft carrier, Enterprise, this is a pictorial history of ships. Glorious paintings of famous ships from all over the world are accompanied with short but clear stories about their part in maritime history. Ships of explorers, warriors, and merchants- they are all here. 6-10.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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Don't Know Much About the Solar System
(by Kenneth C. Davis, HarperChildren's Audio $17.95 Score:) Here is a question-and-answer book about the solar system that will satisfy the curiosity of beginners. It will be enjoyed for independent browsing or reading aloud to kids who may not be ready to tackle harder books. 69.

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

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2002 Award
The Elephant Book
(by Ian Redmond, Candlewick $17.95 Score:) A moving photo essay about the African elephant and its struggle to survive extinction. Originally issued 10 years ago, this handsome book has striking photos and an informed text. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
The Man-Eating Tigers of Sunarbans
(by Sy Montgomery/ photos by Eleanor Briggs nor, Houghton Mifflin $16 Score:) Using the suspenseful style of a mystery, this is an outstanding information book about India's man-eating tigers and their world. This is something of a grisly mystery and not for young readers. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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