Science

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine

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Scholastic Discover More: Animal Babies Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545365680
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Published: Scholastic Reference - March 1st, 2012

Beautiful color photographs and simple easy-to-read text explain how animals are alike and different. Glossary and index (5-7).


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Apples A to Z Cover Image
By Margaret McNamara, Jake Parker (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780439728089
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Press - August 1st, 2012

Fascinating facts about apples, with inviting animal characters, are presented with full-page harvest-colored illustrations (4-8).


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The Beetle Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547680842
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 3rd, 2012

Stunning cut-paper illustrations and captivating text capture the fascinating diversity of beetles (6-10).


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The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea Cover Image
By Helaine Becker, Willow Dawson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781554537464
Availability: Special Order
Published: Kids Can Press - April 1st, 2012

Follow these experiments with water and learn about ocean science. Color illustrations, drawings and photos (6-8).


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Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why Cover Image
By Lita Judge, Lita Judge (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436466
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Published: Flash Point - March 13th, 2012

Birds from around the world communicate with sounds, motions, and mimicry. Glossary, references, and web site invite further study. Lush watercolors (4-8).


Scholastic Discover More: Bugs Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545365741
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Published: Scholastic Reference - October 1st, 2012

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).


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Scholastic Discover More: Farm Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545365710
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Published: Scholastic Reference - January 1st, 2012

Brief captions and appealing photographs explain how animals and crops are raised and sent to market (6-8).


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First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden Cover Image
By Susan Grigsby, Nicole Tadgell (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807524527
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2012

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).


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Frogs!: Strange and Wonderful Cover Image
By Laurence Pringle, Meryl Henderson (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590783719
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - April 1st, 2012

Realistic watercolor illustrations illuminate the fascinating exploration of the similarities and differences among the many and varied species of these amphibians (7-9).


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Ladybugs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823423682
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Holiday House - February 1st, 2012

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).


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A Leaf Can Be... Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780761362036
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Published: Millbrook Press - January 1st, 2012

A poetic text describes all the things leaves can do throughout the seasons. Notes, glossary, list for further reading. Warm illustrations (4-6).


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Monkey Colors Cover Image
By Darrin Lunde, Patricia J. Wynne (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781570917417
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - July 1st, 2012

eet mandrills, macaques, and more. Realistic watercolor and ink illustrations (5-7).


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My Body Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545345149
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Published: Scholastic Reference - March 1st, 2012

What happens to food in your stomach? Where is your femur? Photographs and diagrams help answer these questions and many others (6-8).


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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781426310140
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Published: National Geographic Society - October 9th, 2012

Explore the universe in this captivating introduction to astronomy. Colorful illustrations and photographs (6-10).


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Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545273220
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Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - May 1st, 2012

Enticing illustrations and simple text explain how the sun supports life, even in the depths of the ocean. Extensive notes (5-10).


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Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature Cover Image
By Nicola Davies, Mark Hearld (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763655495
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 14th, 2012

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).


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Scholastic Discover More: Planets Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545330282
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Published: Scholastic Reference - January 1st, 2012

Clear text in attractive layout with plentiful photographs introduces readers to our solar system and beyond (6-9).


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Puffling Patrol Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781600604249
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Published: Lee & Low Books - March 1st, 2012

On an island off Iceland, children rescue baby puffins trying to reach the sea. Watercolors and field sketches (5-8).


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Saving Yasha: The Incredible True Story of an Adopted Moon Bear Cover Image
By Lia Kvatum, Liya Pokrovskaya (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9781426310768
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Published: National Geographic Society - July 10th, 2012

Two young Russian scientists follow an orphaned Moon Bear. Photographs, map, and notes (7-11).


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Butterfly Garden Cover Image
By Margaret McNamara, Mike Gordon (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442436435
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Published: Simon Spotlight - March 6th, 2012

Mrs. Connor’s first graders watch as caterpillars slowly emerge as butterflies. Lively illustrations and clear text explain the transformation (5-7).