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2002 Award
Caleb's Story
(by Patricia MacLachlan, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) In this sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall, a stranger who arrives during a winter storm turns out to be Papa's father. Caleb and Cassie form a bond with the old man, but Papap doesn't want to give him any forgiveness for running off years ago. Another beautifully crafted story in a memorable saga.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way
(by Peter Golenbock/illus. by Paul Lee, Harcourt $16 Score:) Hank Aaron was determined to play in the major leagues before black players were allowed to play. He not only fulfilled his dream he was the first player to break Babe Ruth's home run record, and not all fans were rooting for this black player.

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

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2002 Award
What You Never Knew About Tubs, Toliets, & Showers
(by Patricia Laubert/illus. by John Manders, Simon & Schuster $16 Score:) Here's a hilarious history of how bathrooms have evolved through the ages from Greek and Roman times to the present. This title will surely spark a lively conversation. A worthy sequel to Fingers, Forks, & Chopsticks.

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
Brooklyn Bridge
(by Lynn Curlee, Atheneum $18 Score:) Once again Lynn Curlee wears the hats of both art historian and fine artist to orchestrate a fascinating story with stunning images. His history of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge is heavier on text than his award-winning Rushmore, but no less fascinating.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Joining the Boston Tea Party
(by Diane Stanley/illus. by Holly Berry, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) Liz, Lenny, and their grandma go time traveling again in this lively trip to the Boston Tea Party. Told with both straight prose and cartoon balloons, this is full of humor and solid information. A kind of Magic School Bus to history without the bus.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
The Good Fight
(by Stephen E. Ambrose, Simon & Schuster $19.95 Score:) Subtitled How World War II was won, historian Ambrose uses black and white photos of the significant events of WWII as the backdrop to this chronicle of major events. A handsome volume for young history buffs.

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

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2002 Award
Brave Harriet
(by Marissa Moss/illus. by C.F. Payne, Harcourt $16 Score:) Even before Lindbergh or Earhart there were daring young pilots in open-air contraptions. One of those brave souls was Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to receive a pilot's license and first to fly the English Channel, in 1912. Never heard of her? May be because her flight was on the same day that the Titanic sank!

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
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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