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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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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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