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2000 Awards
Discoveries Series
(various authors, DK $14.95 Score:) For young people who have any interest in history, these books should help make the past come alive. The volumes give both the contexts of their period and graphic details. They are lively explorations of both everyday life and the overall picture. Their newest are Alexander the Great and Everest. 9 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2001 Awards
The Amazing Pop-up Geography Book
(by Kate Petty & Jennie Maizels, Dutton $22.95 Score:) Compare the relative sizes of the pop-up mountains; discover how long it would take to travel from New York to Tokyo if you were a bee or a snail. Concepts like capitals, landmarks, biggest, smallest, and more are presented in small quizzes with maps that kids use to find the answers. Gives geography a new lift! 7 and up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!
(by Marcia Williams, Candlewick $16.99 Score:) This is not the complete works—or even the incomplete works—of the Bard. Like the previous Tales from Shakespeare, this is a witty and graphic presentation of the synopsis of seven plays plus quotations of well-known speeches. An entertaining place to start! 8 and up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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The International Space Station
(by Franklyn Branley/illus. by True Kelley, HarperCollins $5.95 Score:) Branley, a master of making science come alive for young readers, explains why the International Space Station is being built and what life will be like aboard, and may even inspire some future astronauts. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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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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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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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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2000 Awards
Magic School Bus Explores the Senses
(by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen, Scholastic $15.95 Score:) Fasten your seat belt for a sense-sational journey that will fascinate kids. Fans of the series will be delighted with this latest adventure. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2000 Awards
How Are Babies Made?
(by Alastair Smith/illus. by Maria Wheatley, Usborne $7.95 Score:) A simple, clear text and illustrations on flap pages give children an intro to the facts of life. 5 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2001 Award
Big Head!
(by Dr. Pete Rowan/illus. by John Temperton, Knopf $20 Score:) Take a tour of the human brain with lift-up vinyl pages that show how the brain looks and functions, from the author of Some Body! This kind of visual close up helps to make otherwise abstract and unseeable things more understandable. 10 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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