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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Science

 


2008 Award
Busy Chickens
(by John Schindel/ photos by Steven Holt, Tricycle Press $6.99 Score:)

Newest in the Busy Book series, colorful photos of chickens are labeled with rhyming couplets that describe their actions with playful words..as in “Chicken walking, Chicken sqwawking…Chicken caring, Chicken sharing…” This is a fun series printed on sturdy board stock that preschoolers will enjoy listening to and then looking at independently. 2-5

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Maisy Bakes a Cake
(by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick $12.99 Score:)

There’s wonderful action in this pull-the-tabs early science book. Clever Maisy is about to bake a cake, but first, she must wash her hands! Great! She not opens the refrigerator, she weighs and measures ingredients on a scale that moves. When she opens the oven after half an hour you see the cake rise! And for the grand finale, her pal, Charley opens his mouth and eats a piece. One of the best in this charming series. 2-5

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Wild Animals
(by Rosanna Hansen and Linda Falken, Chronicle $24.99 Score:)

You not only see a wide array of wild animals in stunning close up photos with their habitats in the background—hold on—you are going to hear them, too. We’ve had talking books before, but this one is chock full of factoids about the pictured creatures and fun as kids can push the numbered keypad to get the true to life sounds. This is one of a new series. We passed on the Dinosaurs version as who knows what sounds they made. If you like the Wild Animals, you may also want to look at the one that’s called Vehicles. 4 & up. The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

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

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2009 Award
My Little Polar Bear
(by Claudia Rueda, Scholastic $16.99 Score:)

A tender story unfolds as a little polar bear cub follows its big polar bear across the Arctic snow, through icy water and stormy blizzard. Illustrated in icy white and powdery blue, this is a beauty to look at with a warm snuggly and assuring ending. It’s a little bit a science with a giant dollop of affection between a caring adult and the little one who depends on her or him. 

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

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2009 Award
The Longest Night
(by Marion D. Bauer/ illus. by Ted Lewin, Holiday House $16.99 Score:)

It is dark and cold in the forest. Many of the big animals boast that they alone can bring back the sun. But it is a small and gentle little bird that does the deed. Ted Lewin’s stunning art with creatures of the night woods is in perfect harmony with Marion Bauer’s lyrical words in this ode to the journey from winter to spring. 4-8

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

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2009 Award
John Deere Big Book of Construction Machines
(Heather Alexander, DK $12.99 Score:)

Kids love watching construction sites where huge pieces of machinery do their work. This big book with marvelous photographs and short but pithy bits of information allow kids to see the operations up close. Also in the same line, a similar book Big Book of Tractors give them a view of the many kinds of work tractors do.

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

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2003 Award
Hello, Arctic!
(by Theodore Taylor/illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvin, Harcourt $16 Score:) With very few words and impressionistic art, the cycle of the Arctic year is seen as summer is welcomed. Full of the wonder of hellos to the returning creatures and flowers until winter returns and forces good-byes to summer.

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

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2003 Award
Hello, Hello
(by Miriam Schlein/illus. by Daniel Kirk, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) How do animals greet each other? This is not another moo-moo, quack-quack animal sound book. It's a young science book that is clear and fascinating, introducing children to the different ways that lions, zebras, elephants, and other wild animals behave when they rub heads, touch trunks, wave tails, or grab each other's jaws. 3–6.

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

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2003 Award
Like a Windy Day
(by Frank Asch & Devin Asch, Harcourt $15 Score:) Think of all the things you could do if you were the wind. Here's a soaring young science book that introduces the concept of wind power. It takes an abstract and invisible force and makes it into an imaginative picture book. 4-7

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

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2003 Award
Dinosaurs Big and Small
(by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld/illus. by Lucia Washb, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) A smart new addition to the excellent Let's Read and Find Out series. Comparing the size of dinosaurs to things that children know in the real world adds to the wonder of their size and variety. Told in child-friendly language, this is a book that will not overwhelm a young listener or reader. 4–7.

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

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