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Cover: Being Female in America

Being Female in America – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The authors pull no punches when it comes to examining historical and contemporary forms of sexism in the United States. Each volume is steeped in statistics, research, and newsworthy anecdotes. Ingrained gender stereotypes and the differences between sexism and misogyny are explored, with… View →

 
Cover: ¿Cómo se hace? (How Is It Made?) (Spanish Version)

¿Cómo se hace? – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The process of making crayons, chocolate, ice cream, and other common goods is detailed from start to finish with full-page color photos capturing every step. Information about each item is presented in short vignettes, making each installment digestible and engaging for young learners.… View →

 
Cover: Our Extreme Earth

Our Extreme Earth – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The authors use clear and concise language in their exploration of various geographical wonders. Each title features vivid photographs and the occasional drawing. Key scientists in the field, such as the seismologist Charles Francis Richter, are also profiled. Images of children introduce… View →

 
Cover: Crías de animales (Baby Animals) (Spanish Version)

Crías de animales – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Kids will explore how some of their favorite animals grow and how they look in the first stages of life. Each book includes full-page photographs of baby animals, and the accompanying text directly corresponds to the activity depicted in each image. Also included is how animal young are fed View →

 
Cover: Dinosaurios (Dinosaurs Set 2) (Spanish Version)

Dinosaurios Set 2 – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Lesser-known dinosaurs come to life in this series for the early grades. Basic facts, such as what each dinosaur ate and how they lived, are paired with full-page, scientifically rendered digital illustrations that will captivate and excite young readers. Words and concepts are in bold,… View →

 
Cover: Earth Detectives

Earth Detectives – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Earth science students may be drawn to geological fields that offer outdoor exploration as well as laboratory study. “Think about it” segments ask readers if they’ve ever found a fossil, felt an earthquake, or examined the local climate, to initiate a connection to their own environments. A View →

 
Cover: News Literacy

News Literacy – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The authors thoroughly discuss the news and its value to society, covering historical developments and the effects of technological advancements on the industry. The semantics and ethics involved in journalism and the skills and approaches effective journalists employ to successfully report View →

 
Cover: Nuestra personalidad (Character Education) (Spanish Version)

Nuestra personalidad – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

An introduction to basic character development for little ones and their caregivers. Bright, full-page action photography corresponds to simple yet thoughtful text that will inspire discussion. Examples are given in the narrative and in the photographs; some text is in bold to encourage… View →

 
Cover: El abecedario (The Alphabet) (Spanish Language)

El abecedario – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A fun series about the traditional Spanish alphabet for little learners. Each letter receives its own book that highlights plenty of words and concepts that begin with or include it. Food, animals, cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, and relevant activities are included to expand… View →

 
Cover: Being Female in America

Sexism and Race (Being Female in America) – Booklist

. . .cogently lays out the history of the intersections of race and gender and highlights the many inequalities women of color still face today. . . [and] provides readers with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the issues. Factoid-filled sidebars and discussion-fueling… View →

 
Cover: History's Hotshots

Ninjas! Skilled and Stealthy Secret Agents (History's Hotshots) – Booklist

Cultural touchstones like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles popularized ninjas for kids, but this book gives them real substance to explore. View →

 
Cover: Wild Weather

Hail (Wild Weather) – Booklist

Though it doesn’t downplay the seriousness of the effects dangerous weather can have on people and property, the Wild Weather series primarily takes a measured, scientific approach to the examination of different kinds of storms. Geared toward newly independent readers, the text is… View →

 
Cover: Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes – Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction 2018

Women and minority groups overlooked by history take center stage in this essential series. From female baseball players to Native Americans demanding change to the African American women who were human computers for NASA—these are all stories that need to be told View →

 
Cover: Defining Images

Defining Images – Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction 2018

Iconic photographers who documented important moments in history are placed in front of the lens in this attractive series. While the value and artistry of their work is explored (including high-quality reproductions of their photographs), the text’s contemporary perspective doesn’t shy… View →

 
Cover: Famous Ships

The Wilhelm Gustloff Story (Famous Ships) – Booklist

★*STARRED*★ Filled with quotes from survivors, historical photos, and sidebars offering further background, the chapters present an even-handed, engaging account of the events leading up to and immediately… View →

 
Cover: Ecological Disasters

Ecological Disasters – Library Media Connection

Extremely informative, well laid-out, and expertly researched, these titles should provide a quality nonfiction upgrade to any library collection. Recommended. View →

 
Cover: Women in Science

Women in Science – Library Media Connection

Each highly readable and visually appealing volume begins with a defining moment in the person’s career. What follows is an overview of the person’s life and the contributions she made to her field. The books are replete with numerous color photographs and sidebars. Recommended. View →

 
Cover: Survive

Survive – Library Media Connection

These are quickly read, and could be recommended to reluctant readers. . . [and] be useful for sparking some interest in actual techniques, information, and skills that would be useful in dire situations. View →

 
Cover: Up2U Adventures Set 3

Up2U Adventures Set 3 – Library Media Connection

The stories move along well and keep the reader engaged. The series can be fun while showing students that choices have consequences. Recommended. View →

 
Cover: Toy Trailblazers Set 2

Toy Trailblazers Set 2 – Library Media Connection

These stories about successful entrepreneurs who worked hard to gain success would be a popular addition to any library collection. Recommended. View →