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Great Dinosaur Atlas
(by William Lindsay/illus. by Giuliano Formari, Simon & Schuster $14.95 Score:) An oversized coffee-table kind of dream book for dinoholics. Solid information, stunning illustrations, and maps. This is more for browsing than reading from cover to cover. 5 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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2001 Award
DK Guide to Dinosaurs
(by David Lambert, DK $19.95 Score:) Lambert’s striking illustrations are paired with just the right amount of factoids that will please, but not overwhelm, a young dinoholic. 7 and up. Be sure to look at 3D Dinosaurs (DK $9.95) that comes with 3-D glasses and dinos that look like they’re leaping off the pages. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
Amazing Dinosaurs
(by Dougal Dixon, Boyds Mills $17.95 Score:) A clear, straightforward resource book chock full of details about the different types of meat-eaters, armored dinosaurs, and long-necked and two-footed plant-eaters. Not as artistic as Lambert's overview (see DK Guide to Dinosaurs), but provides more facts about each type of dinosaur. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Panther
(by Jonathan London/illus. by Paul Morin, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Wild and hungry, a powerful panther hunts in the Florida Everglades. Also, see Ice Bear and Little Fox, (Dutton ) PLATINUM AWARD '00. 7 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2000 Awards
How Whales Walked Into the Sea
(by Faith McNulty/illus. by Ted Rand, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Whales fascinate kids generally, but this book shows how whales evolved over millions of years from four-footed creatures that walked on land to the whale, as we know it today. 8 and up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2000 Awards
The Emperor's Egg
(by Martin Jenkins/illus. by Jane Chapman, Candlewick $16.99 Score:) Did you know an Emperor penguin is almost four feet tall and eats nothing for two full months while he waits for his chick to hatch? Totally cool! PLATINUM AWARD '00. 7 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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2001 Award
Pumpkin Jack
(by Will Hubbell, Albert Whitman $15.95 Score:) Tim finds it hard to let go of his pumpkin when it begins to rot. After putting it out in the garden he watches as it changes through the seasons. A nice ecology story. 48.

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

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2001 Awards
If You Find a Rock
(by Peggy Christian/photos by Barbara H. Lember, Harcourt $16 Score:) What child hasn't picked up a rock and marveled at its color, shape, texture? For neophyte or confirmed rock hound this lyrical ode to the many kinds of rocks to be found will add to the joy of such discoveries! You'll still need a field guide to rocks, but this will be dear to the rock hound's heart.

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

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2001 Awards
Garbage
(by Robert Maass, Holt $16.95 Score:) Kids are surprisingly curious about where the garbage goes. Maass' photo essay provides a good answer with a look at the different ways we dispose of and recycle our garbage. 5 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Big Book of Bugs
(by Theresa Greenaway, DK $14.95 Score:) Bug lovers will enjoy the close-up photos and nuggets of information in this oversized book. 5 and up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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