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

 


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Great Dinosaur Atlas
(by William Lindsay/illus. by Giuliano Formari, Simon & Schuster $19.95 Score:) An oversized dream book for dinoholics. Solid information, stunning illustrations, and maps.

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

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2004 Award
Volcanoes: Journey to the Crater's Edge
(Philippe Bourseiller/adapted by Robert Burleigh, Abrams Books $14.95 Score:)

Stunning photographs give armchair travellers a sense of the drama that erupts in so many different ways from volcanoes around the world. A worthy sequel to last year’s PLATINUM winner, Earth From Above (by Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Robert Burleigh, Abrams, $12.95) Also outstanding, The Sea, Exploring Life on an Ocean Planet 2004 PLATINUM AWARD (by Philip Plisson/adapted by Robert Burleigh, Abrams $14.95 ) 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. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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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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2005 Award
Forest Explorer, A Life-Size Field Guide
(Nic Bishop, Scholastic $17.95 Score:) Young naturalists will pore over the stunning photographs of seven life-sized habitats searching out the dozens of creatures that live in the forest. A fine sequel to Backyard Detective: Critters Up Close. 7 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Squirrel and John Muir
(Emily Arnold McCully, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) While best known today for the Redwood Forest named in his honor, John Muir founded the Sierra Club and became respected for his theory of glacial formation. McCully introduces us to Muir through the eyes of Floy Hutchings, a real girl who lived in Yosemite. 7 & up. For the story of John James Audubon, look at The Boy Who Drew Birds (by Jacqueline Davies/illus. by Melissa Sweet, Harcourt $16), which explains how Audubon came to America to avoid Napoleon's army and followed his passion for birds. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Next Stop Neptune
(Alvin Jenkins/illus. by Steve Jenkins, Houghton Mifflin $16 Score:) Take a tour of the solar system with the Jenkins' informative and visually breathtaking view of what's happening above us. Illustrated with cut paper and sprinkled with nuggets of information, this can be read from beginning to end, or browsed to reveal factoids about specifics in space. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2006 Award
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs
(by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, Candlewick $25 Score:) There are several pop-ups on almost every page of this amazing book. And on flaps and lift-up sections of the pages, there is more information than most pop-up novelty books usually provide. The paper engineering is highly detailed with smaller and more intricate pop-ups than the typical full-page ones for younger audiences. This is likely to become a collector’s item—for those who love dinosaurs or pop-ups, this is a must-have gift!

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

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2006 Award
Birds
(by Philippe Dubois and Valerie Guidoux/photos by G, Abrams Books $18.95 Score:)

Stunning photographs and beautiful drawings fill this oversized book about birds. This is more of a coffee-table book to dip into for short but informed pieces about the origin of birds, their social habits, their songs, and other unusual facts. A gem for “birders” young and old. 6–66.

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

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2006 Award
Scholastic Atlas of Space
(by Caroline Fortin,et al, Scholastic $17.95 Score:) An introduction to the solar system with handsome illustrations and readable chunks of information for beginning star gazers.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2007 Award
Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? and Who Lives in an Alligator Hole?
(by Anne Rockwell, HarperCollins $4.99 Score:) Here are two timely subjects from today’s news that may be on your child’s worry list. Global Warming and Alligators give young readers a look to the North and the South. Clearly written in child-accessible prose with illustrations that add to their understanding, these are two fine additions to the Let’s Read and Find Out series for early school-age readers. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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