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Cover: American Crime Stories Set 2

American Crime Stories Set 2 - School Library Journal

These titles are not for the faint of heart. A warning in each book alerts readers to triggers of violence, crime, and death “that may be disturbing.” Each case is accompanied by infographics, detailed maps, photos, and a timeline of key events. The crime and its investigation are… View →

Cover: History of Holidays and Festivals

History of Holidays and Festivals - School Library Journal

Young readers are treated to a thorough history of many of America’s popular celebrations. Each title answers the basic questions a novice researcher or curious mind would ask about a holiday. When did it start? How is it celebrated? Why is it important? A detailed history of each… View →

Cover: Let's Code!

Let’s Code!- School Library Journal

The authors of this series do not set out to teach young readers how to code but to explain what coding is, how it works, and why it is necessary to make a program or game possible. Each volume begins with a scenario of someone who is completing a real-world task and relates that task to View →

Cover: Entertainment Encyclopedias

Entertainment Encyclopedias - Booklist

This volume in the Entertainment Encyclopedias series (4 titles) focuses on superheroes and is snippets of text, and breezy tone effortlessly combine to introduce 45 super-beings, c View →

Cover: Art Styles

Art Styles- Booklist

The splashy pages are energetic and appealing, and students interested in art could find this a useful springboard to further research. View →

Cover: Wild STEM

Wild STEM - School Library Journal

Full-page photographs alternate with text pages to introduce readers to STEM ­careers in various natural settings. Each title focuses on a particular segment of the natural world such as forests, oceans, or farms. The narrative offers details of jobs like… View →

Cover: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs - School Library Journal

Dinosaurs are always a fun way to get acquainted with scientific concepts like etymology of names, source work, and scientific literacy. Deftly addressing the impact of popular media depiction of dinosaurs on the discourse, the conversation here is centered around ongoing scientific work View →

Cover: Sports Strategies

Sports Strategies- School Library Journal

From mixed martial arts which draw upon traditional disciplines to modern auto racing, strategy is essential to sports. Offering dramatic, action-packed photos, these concise overviews use historic plays and current athletes to demonstrate strategy’s impact. Top-tier players are… View →

Cover: Essential Survival Stories

Essential Survival Stories - School Library Journal

Opening chapters jump right into a detailed account of people in peril, from a rugby team’s plane crash in the Andes (Rock and Mountain) to a sailor stranded on a raft in the Atlantic Ocean (Ocean), before examining the multiple risks and challenges inherent in the featured environment.… View →

Cover: Terrific Teeth

Terrific Teeth- School Library Journal

Set aside those fears of the unknown and dentistry with the power of knowledge! Through simple and direct sentences, young readers are prepared for what to expect at the dentist’s office, from the tools in the room to the teeth in their mouth. Real photographs of the equipment and people View →

Cover: Chasing Cryptids

Chasing Cryptids - School Library Journal

Each book in this entertaining ­series invites readers to “join the chase,” before providing information about the creature they’re tracking down. Sentences are short without being choppy, and the informative text doesn’t talk down to readers. The books clarify that “most scientists… View →

Cover: Haunted History of the United States

Haunted History of the United States- School Library Journal

A well-written, informative series providing detailed historical background about notable American sites alleged to be very haunted. Each volume opens with an anecdote about a personal encounter and outlines a variety reasons people believe in ghosts. Rational, natural, psychological,… View →

Cover: Intro to Language

Intro to Language- Booklist

The Intro to Language series (6 titles) aims to teach the very young basic vocabulary and large text, and supportive illustrations, typically arranged into topical double-page sprea View →

Cover: World of Mythical Beings Set 2

World of Mythical Beings Set 2- School Library Journal

Mythical beings from folkloric tales, religions, and cultures are described in this series. Artwork from history and renderings using technology bring the creatures and deities to life for young readers. Two- to three-sentence paragraphs are paired with large or full-page colorful… View →

Cover: Xtreme Survival

Xtreme Survival - School Library Journal

Each title explores the challenges of surviving in a different environment, using true life adventures as examples. Surviving the Swamp, for example, opens with a narrow escape from an alligator. Subsequent chapters look at how dangers such as dehydration, starvation, and predators come… View →

Cover: Mining in America

Mining in America- Booklist

The Mining in America series takes readers on a comprehensive tour of the country’s mining industry…. Notable charts and graphs, fast facts, and guided questions in each volume encourage deeper reflection in this niche but fascinating series. View →

Cover: Ice Age Animals

Ice Age Animals- School Library Journal

These titles address historic climate change and extinction in a captivating way for emerging readers. A great choice for school libraries to add to their animal and ecosystem collections. View →

Cover: Punctuation

Punctuation - School Library Journal

High-quality photos accompany texts, featuring racially and ethnically diverse children and families engaged in enjoyable activities. View →

Cover: Living Through American History

Living Through American History - School Library Journal

The series offers a solid introduction to each historical period, strengthened by the excellent articles, sites, and videos available through the QR codes. View →

Cover: Blockbusters

Blockbusters - School Library Journal

Films that have broken box office records and the people who created them are covered in this series. From classic horror like Steven Spielberg’s Jaws to Ryan Coogler’s superhero hit Black Panther, titles make a point of sharing the commercial and critical acclaim these films received… View →