Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine
Beautiful color photographs and simple easy-to-read text explain how animals are alike and different. Glossary and index (5-7).
Fascinating facts about apples, with inviting animal characters, are presented with full-page harvest-colored illustrations (4-8).
Stunning cut-paper illustrations and captivating text capture the fascinating diversity of beetles (6-10).
Follow these experiments with water and learn about ocean science. Color illustrations, drawings and photos (6-8).
Birds from around the world communicate with sounds, motions, and mimicry. Glossary, references, and web site invite further study. Lush watercolors (4-8).
Bugs help us by spinning silk, making honey, and eating cow dung — but they also spread disease and sting. Meet every kind of bug, all presented with detailed color photographs (7-10).
Brief captions and appealing photographs explain how animals and crops are raised and sent to market (6-8).
Maya is determined to win the “first peas” contest in her class, following the directions in Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book. Watercolor illustrations (6-8).
Realistic watercolor illustrations illuminate the fascinating exploration of the similarities and differences among the many and varied species of these amphibians (7-9).
These beetles live on six of the seven continents. The physical characteristics, stages of development, and habitats come to life in bright, labeled illustrations (4-8).
A poetic text describes all the things leaves can do throughout the seasons. Notes, glossary, list for further reading. Warm illustrations (4-6).
eet mandrills, macaques, and more. Realistic watercolor and ink illustrations (5-7).
What happens to food in your stomach? Where is your femur? Photographs and diagrams help answer these questions and many others (6-8).
Explore the universe in this captivating introduction to astronomy. Colorful illustrations and photographs (6-10).
Enticing illustrations and simple text explain how the sun supports life, even in the depths of the ocean. Extensive notes (5-10).
Some children look but don’t really SEE! With its colorful mixed-media illustrations and the author’s vivid observations (in poetry and prose), this book will inspire children’s curiosity (4-8).
Clear text in attractive layout with plentiful photographs introduces readers to our solar system and beyond (6-9).
On an island off Iceland, children rescue baby puffins trying to reach the sea. Watercolors and field sketches (5-8).
Two young Russian scientists follow an orphaned Moon Bear. Photographs, map, and notes (7-11).
Mrs. Connor’s first graders watch as caterpillars slowly emerge as butterflies. Lively illustrations and clear text explain the transformation (5-7).