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Product Type: Books
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Science

 


2005 Award
Pie in the Sky
(Lois Ehlert, Harcourt $16 Score:) Starting with the somber brown tones of early spring, a child looks for evidence that the tree in the yard is what Dad calls a "Pie Tree." The text invites children to search for lists of bugs, bark, and other natural items that are easily found in the stunning cut-paper collages that are Lois Ehlert's trademark. No pie is found, but as the season changes the artist's palette bursts forth with blossoms, birds, butterflies, and a bright red cherry feast that lights up the pages! One of Ehlert's very best! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo?
(Stella Blackstone/illus. by Clare Beaton, Barefoot Books $14.99 Score:) A puppy wants to know what the baby kangaroo is called. In his search for an answer he learns the names of several other baby animals. Done in Beaton's stunning wish-you-could-touch-it felt appliqué. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2005.

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2006 Award
Eye Guess
(by Phyllis L. Tildes, Charlesbridge $9.95 Score:) Eight different animals are introduced with close-up images of their eyes and a riddle. Open the flap to discover the whole animal in its habitat. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Hamsters to the Rescue
(by Ellen Stoll Walsh, 3M $16 Score:) Once again Walsh introduces young children to some science concepts through a small story. Two Hamsters find a feather and try to return it to Seagull. Along the way they meet a hermit crab who is trying to avoid Seagull and some cranky crabs. From the creator of Mouse Paint. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
One Smart Goose
(by Caroline J. Church, 3M $16.95 Score:) One little goose manages to outfox the big bad fox that chases all the other geese. Knowing how to disappear is the Smart Goose’s secret that leads to a merry chase. Undergoose wins! A happy solution in a world where the small are not usually mighty. An introduction to the concept of camouflage in nature. 3–6.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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Watch Me Grow Farm Animals
(by Lisa Magloff et al., , DK $7.99 Score:) Clear photos and simple text introduce young readers to animals on the farm. Also in the series, Puppy, from closed-eye puppy to wide-eyed pooch.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
We've All Got Bellybuttons!
(by David Martin/illus by Randy Cecil, Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Toddlers and young preschoolers will enjoy the repetitive questions and active replies built into this jolly romp of a book. A playful book that introduces a big concept, namely that we all have a lot in common—hands for clapping, feet for kicking, and belly buttons for tickling. 2–5.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Winter's Tale
(by Robert Sabuda, Simon & Schuster $26.95 Score:) Save this to share together—little hands are apt to destroy it—as they will be thrilled with the stunning pop-ups that glitter with scenes of winter and white owls, bunnies, bears, deer, and a fabulous moose! Enjoy this with and without the words; with large and small pop-ups on every fold, it’s a double “oooh!” through and through! All ages.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Diary of a Spider
(by Doreen Cronin/illus. by Harry Bliss, HarperFestival $15.99 Score:) Like her amusing Diary of a Worm, this new diary gives us an inside view of the eight-legged world of a young spider who has an unlikely friend, Fly. Not quite as funny as the original, but likely to amuse young readers. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2007 Award
Elusive Moose
(by Joan Gannij/illus. by Clare Beaton, Barefoot Books $15.99 Score:) A charming moose hunt that your child will enjoy. Lilting verse follows the animals in our far north. Careful lookers will find a moose on every page and enjoy Beaton’s appliqué art. A glossary of the animals at the end gives this an information edge. Same idea arrived late with lots of playful language and a moose to find in Looking for a Moose (by Phyllis Root/illus. by Randy Cecil, Candlewick $15.99 ). Both are winning choices! 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2007.

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