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All books are not created equal. As you browse, it may be helpful to think about some of the following criteria in evaluating and selecting books:
You may also be interested in the selection and evaluation criteria used by the committee that selects the Outstanding Science Trade Books each year. Read about their criteria at http://www.nsta.org/ostbs03#process.
There are a wide variety of print and electronic resources available to help you become familiar with science-related children's literature. The following resources are recommended to help you get started with your exploration.
Search It! Science is a specialized web-based search engine and database that allows readers, teachers, and librarians to search for appropriate science-related titles by combining their concerns: topics, genre, grade level, length, etc. Searches can be broadened or narrowed with the touch of a key, and a bibliography that might normally take a librarian 4-5 hours to construct is available in less than a minute. Over four thousand high-quality books are included in this selective database. Try out Search It! Science at: http://searchit.heinemann.com.
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