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The Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy sponsors the Bologna New Media Prize competition. It's an international contest run in collaboration with the New Jersey-based Children's Software Revue; last year, judges from Asia, Europe, and the United States evaluated nearly 1,000 titles from 25 countries. Below are some of the winners.

Best Children's Reference Titles

Oxford Children's Encyclopedia on CD-ROM, Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513; (800) 451-7556; www.oup-usa.org. $69.95. Ages 8-13.

Microsoft Encarta, Microsoft Corp., One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052; (800) 426-9400; www.microsoft.com. $79.95. Elementary grades and up.

Best Math Titles

Interactive Math Journey, Learning Company, 6160 Summit Drive North, Minneapolis, MN 55430; (800) 685-6322; www.learningco.com. $89.95. Grades 1-3.

Mighty Math Calculating Crew, Edmark Corp., 6727 185th Ave. N.E., Redmond, WA 98052; (800) 691-2985; www.edmark.com . $59.95. Grades 3-6.

Best Science Titles

The Universe According to Virgil Reality, 7th Level Inc., 1110 E. Collins Blvd., #122, Richardson, TX 75081; (800) 884-8863; www.kidsworld.com. $24.99. Ages 8 and up.

Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Science 2.0, DK Multimedia, 1224 Heil Quaker Blvd., La Verge, TN 37086; (888) 342-5357; www.dk.com. $39.95. Grades 6 and up.

Best Geography Titles

Gigglebone Gang World Tour, Headbone, 3104 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121; (800) 267-4709; www.headbone.com. $12.95. Ages 4-8.

WorldWalker, Destination: Australia, Soleil Software Inc., 3853 Grove Court, Palo Alto, CA 94303; (800) 501-0110; www.soleil.com. $44.95.

Microsoft Encarta World Atlas, Microsoft Corp., One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052; (800) 426-9400; www.microsoft.com. $59.95. Elementary grades and up.

Best Reading Innovation

Write, Camera, Action!, Broderbund, P.O. Box 6121, Novato, CA 94948-6121; (800) 521-6263; www.broder.com/education. $59.95. Grades 4-8.

Arthur's Reading Race, Broderbund, P.O. Box 6121, Novato, CA 94948-6121; (800) 521-6263; www.broder.com/education. $49.95. Grades K-3.

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