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Cover: Países set 2

Paнses Set 2- School Library Journal

The second installment of this series provides curious minds with insights into the rich cultural and geological aspects of diverse countries, including Argentina, China, Italy, Kenya, Norway, and New Zealand. These captivating reads offer a journey into the everyday foods people savor… 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: Art Styles

Art Styles- School Library Journal

This series provides an overview of a variety of art styles throughout history, like Surrealism, Impressionism, and Pop Art. Full page images of art, artists, and related figures provide a background for short paragraphs. The opening text in each volumes gives a brief definition of the… 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: 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: 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: Pokémon Phenomenon

Pokémon Phenomenon- School Library Journal

The multimedia options for enjoying the ever-popular Pokémon is showcased in this series. Whether readers want to learn about the games, movies, trading cards, shows, or the Pokémon trainers and types, this series will cover it. The perennially popular topic is written at about a third… 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: 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: World Religions

World Religions - School Library Journal

A look at the world’s biggest religions that is both illuminating and affirming. View →

 
Cover: Versus

Versus- School Library Journal

With high-interest topics ranging from fashion to big tech to comic books, this series is recommended for late elementary and middle school striving readers View →

 
Cover: Kid Chemistry Lab

Kid Chemistry Lab-School Library Journal

The short chapters in these books are a mix of explanatory text, crisp photos of children and adults exploring aspects of chemistry, and supportive diagrams and tables. Readers will learn about atoms, elements, reactions and mixtures. Captions on the images offer additional information… View →

 
Cover: Poetry Power

Poetry Power-School Library Journal

This series focuses on different forms of poetry while giving examples based on specific topics. Starting with a table of contents that shows short sections of varying length and followed by the type of poem, its history, and how the form is used, quoting and citing the authors, such as… View →

 
Cover: Animal Survival

Animal Survival-School Library Journal

Each book touches on the survival strategies of several animals, grouped by the behaviors they have in common. General information about topics like migration and camouflage leads into a variety of specific examples from the animal kingdom. In most cases, descriptions are accompanied by… View →

 
Cover: Sports Brands

Sports Brands- School Library Journal

These thorough histories of the biggest brands in sports apparel have niche appeal. The lifelong rivalry between brothers Rudi and Adi Dassler makes an appearance in both Puma and Adidas, sharing how their family shoe business was split forever over a misunderstanding. The giants often… View →

 
Cover: Core Library of US States

Puerto Rico- Booklist

STARRED: Puerto Rico is an island full of color, a vibrant energy, and people who love their heritage and tropical home. This attractive entry in the Core Library of US States series (52 titles) is ideal for those seeking to educate themselves on this island,… View →

 
Cover: World of Mythical Beings

World of Mythical Beings- School Library Journal

Fans of these perennially popular beings will savor this enlightening series. Brief chapters, large fonts, only a few (two-to-four) sentences per page, and simple, clearly written sentences will be welcome to younger as well as striving readers. Though the narratives are compact, there… View →

 
Cover: Spot the Sight Words

Spot the Sight Words- School Library Journal

This clever series uses interactive techniques for emerging readers to find common sight words. Carefully crafted to include specific high-frequency sight words, each page includes one-to-two simple sentences around a common theme (“What can I make? I can make a cake”). This is… View →

 
Cover: Field Guides Set 3

Field Guides Set 3-School Library Journal

Splashing real images of birds, bugs, and more for identification purposes, this collection of field guides is the fun out in the wilderness book for adventurous tweens to try. There is the expected information standard in guides like this such as species and differentiation markers, but View →

 
Cover: Egyptian Mythology

Egyptian Mythology-School Library Journal

The slim titles in this handsome series pack plenty of solid information into concise, clearly written sentences. The narratives provide facts not only about individual gods, but also about their roles in ancient Egyptian society. Each volume introduces the featured god, then discusses… View →