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

 


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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2008 Award
Moon Landing
(by Richard Platt and David Hawcock, Candlewick $29.99 Score:)

If you teach kids today, chances are they will disbelieve the idea that people have actually been to the moon. It happened so long ago, it seems more like a fictional story than reality, to school aged kids. Enter, Moon Landing, a stunning pop-up book that should remove any doubts from the minds of young people. This is sure to be a pleasing book for parents and grandparents—a way to share with kids your memories of this monumental time when Neil Armstrong sent the message..."Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." This over-sized book is full of NASA photos and facts along with wow-ee kinds of paper engineering. Buy it for your coffee table and share it with visitors of all ages.

Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Moon
(by Stewart Ross, Scholastic $18.99 Score:)

A handsome book that looks at many aspects of the moon from myths, magic, and historic beliefs. Illustrated with drawings, paintings, and photographs, Stewart goes beyond the usual in looking at the music, art, and poetry that the moon has inspired. Published to celebrate the40th anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon. 10 & up.

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

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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
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
Hairdo! What We Do and Did to Our Hair
(by Ruth Freeman Swain/illus. by Cat Bowman Smith, Holiday House $16.99 Score:) Imagine hair with beeswax melting in it or lard and flour to hold it in place! An entertaining history of hair that is as unusual as this team's earlier award winner, Bedtime! 6–9.

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

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2003 Award
How Do You Know What Time It Is?
(by Robert E. Wells, Albert Whitman $14.95 Score:) A history of how we measure time, from the Egyptians to the present day. A lot of big concepts are introduced in this slim book. They won't be learned in one sitting, but this is a good place to start. From the author of Can You Count to a Googol? 7–10.

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

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2003 Award
Small Worlds Maps and Mapmaking
(Karen R. Young, Scholastic $17.95 Score:) This is not an atlas, but rather an exploration of the many ways that mapmakers (mainly women in this collection) view the world. Illustrated with historic maps, photos, and line drawings this is a big book that expands the concept of the varied stories maps tell. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
The Sea, Exploring Life on an Ocean Planet
(Philip Plisson/adapted by Robert Burleigh, Abrams Books $14.95 Score:) 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.

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