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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Science

 


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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2003 Award
Hello Benny!
(by Robie H. Harris/illus. by Michael Emberley, Simon & Schuster $16.95 Score:) The lively illustrations and narrative tell the story of how it feels to be a baby. Each big idea is further explained with scientific explanations that are easy to understand. For example, Benny is shown smiling at himself in a mirror and enjoying playing peek-a-boo with grandma. But stranger anxiety is explained in 50-cent words instead of the $5 variety. 4–8.

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

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2003 Award
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth
(by Eric Carle, Philomel $16.99 Score:) An introduction about the habits and habitat of the sloth by Jane Goodall tells a good deal about this threatened creature. Carle's marvelous collages come alive with a menagerie of animals that share the Sloth's South American jungle home. 4–8.

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

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2003 Awards
Froggy Goes to the Doctor
(by Jonathan London/illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, Viking $15.99 Score:) Going to the doctor is not a laughing matter, unless you go along with Froggy! Silly Froggy forgets to wear underpants or brush his teeth. Like some of the earlier books in this series, this has pace and laugh-out-loud fun! 3–7.

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

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