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Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Science

 


2010 Award
Compost Stew, An A to Z Recipe for the Earth
(by Mary McKenna Siddals/ illus. by Ashley Wolff, Tricycle Press $15.99 Score:)

A delightful alphabet book written in verse that adds up to a wonderful pot of Compost Stew for the garden. From apple cores to wiggly worms and so many familiar items in most homes, here is a science book for making your corner of the world green. This kind of experience translated into action can do more to teach kids about recycling than most. As always Ashley Wolff's illustrations add much to the mix. 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Maisy's Book of Thigs That Go
(by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick $12.99 Score:)

Just when you thought Maisy's creator could not come up with anything new, here comes an amazing young science book. It's a pull the tab book that that shows foot power as Maisy walks, pedal power as she rides her bike, Steam power on a train with a smokestack and smoke that rises! Cousins did not forget wind power to move a sail boat, hot air for a balloon that rises above the pages, and sparks fly as an electric trolley moves forward and last of all, a space ship that rises with rocket fuel. Each of the pop up images is executed with great style. You will want to keep this on a high shelf between readings or the pop up pages will not go far. That said, this is a gem!

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2010 Award
Meet the Howlers
(by April P. Sayre/ illus. Woody Miller, Charlesbridge $16.95 Score:)

Told in both verse and prose, the lively story of the Howlers monkeys can be shared with both young listeners and older readers. Many of the verse portions compare the life of the monkey young to that of boys and girls; i.e. they never need a bath since their suits are wash-and-wear. The muted and somewhat fuzzy art shows their active ways, swinging, clinging, leaping and bouncing; doing what monkeys do. Among the most interesting facts, despite their name, only the male monkeys actually howls and not until they are fully grown. Apparently they use their voices to announce its territory and avoid fights with other families. Since they live in rain forests of Central and South America, these are the monkeys one is likely to encounter on a trip to the tropics. 4-7.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Sounds of the Wild: Dinosaurs
(by Maurice Pledger/ paper engineering Keith Finch, Silver Dolphin Books $16.95 Score:)

Each of the dinosaur eras is represented with an amazing pop-up scene that features the dinosaurs of that time along with birds and other mammals all accompanied with sound effects that add to the excitement. The information in between the pop-ups is set in such small type that young readers will have a problem and older readers will need a magnifier. That said, this is still an amazingly handsome book. The text on the pop-up page is simple enough for young readers to comprehend and the details will interest the most devoted dinohaulics. 

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2001 Award
Away We Go!
(by Rebecca Kai Dotlich/illus. by Dan Yaccarino, HarperCollins $9.95 Score:) Toddlers are fascinated with transportation and with simple language, bright colors, and bouncing rhyme, this concept book is on the right road! 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Each Living Thing
(by Joanne Ryder/illus. by Ashley Wolff, Harcourt $16 Score:) So often children are curious but fearful of such living things as spiders, snakes, and stinging jellyfish. Wolff's bold illustrations bring them up close as Ryder urges us to appreciate, not fear them. Preachy, but beautiful. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Fall Leaves Fall!
(by Zoe Hall/illus. by Shari Halpern, Scholastic $15.95 Score:) Collage and cut-paper art make this book about the seasons a treat for the eyes. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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1995 Awards
First Discovery Books
(Scholastic $12.95 Score:) This consistently excellent series of small but captivating books give young children a close-up look at animals, plants, and other natural phenomena. Lift-up transparent pages magically change the images and introduce basic concepts. New for 2001 are Lions, Space & Internet.4 & up

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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2001 Awards
Who Hoots?
(by Katie Davis, Harcourt $14 Score:) A witty companion to the PLATINUM AWARD winning Who Hops? This will be a hit with preschoolers as they answer the questions and learn a little bit more about familiar animals. A hoot! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2001.

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1996 Awards
Going To The Doctor and Going To The Dentist
(by Fred Rogers, Putnam $5.95 Score:)

With photos of preschoolers doing what must be done, Mister Rogers gives kids a preview of routine trips to the doctor and dentist. Though these are old, they do the job better than most. Preparing children for the typical events of a visit to the doctor or dentist can provide a chance to preview the events and reduce some of the angst. 37.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 1996.

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