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Cover: STEM Superstar Women

STEM Superstar Women – School Library Connection

This series features biographies about women who have made significant discoveries and contributions to the fields of science and mathematics. Technical vocabulary is defined and described, significant facts are included, and text features highlight pertinent information. Readers will find… View →

 
Cover: Women in Sports

Women in Sports – School Library Connection

The series’ authors write objectively about the struggle for women’s rights in sports history, without concealing facts, in an age-appropriate manner. Though recommended for a fifth grade reading level, I would not be shy to include this in a high school library as it provides basic… View →

 
Cover: Super Simple Holidays

Super Simple Earth Day Activities: Fun and Easy Holiday Projects for Kids (Super Simple Holidays) – Booklist

This Super Simple Holidays series title lives up to its name by providing fun and easy Earth Day crafts for kids. The book briefly mentions some ways people around the world celebrate Earth Day, including participating in marches and rallies, picking up trash, or planting trees. Several… View →

 
Cover: STEM in Sports

STEM in Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The breakdown of each concept into individual chapters allows the authors to fully analyze the impact STEM plays on the titular sport. Even games that seem relatively low-tech, where the gear required for play is fairly minimal, have fascinating STEM implications, such as the Magnus effect… 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: STEM Superstar Women

STEM Superstar Women – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

. . . the content covered is fascinating and could spark fiery discussion on sexism and inequality. All of the featured scientists had to overcome gender biases, and for many women, that also included breaking color and age barriers. Readers will be surprised to learn that computing in the… 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: Super Simple Holidays

Super Simple Holidays – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The projects in each of these crafting guides combine skills young people already possess (cutting, gluing) and talents requiring a bit more precision (measuring, tracing). The necessary materials in each title are mostly common classroom items: construction paper, tape, yarn, glue—and a… 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: Conservation Success Stories

Conservation Success Stories – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Using examples from around the world, the authors discuss various causes of habitat loss and fragmentation, along with conservation efforts and their results. A few in-depth case studies help readers understand the scope of the problems and possible solutions. “Science Connections” segments… View →

 
Cover: Famous Ships

Famous Ships – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

. . .Wilhelm Gustloff shines as a well-rounded account that covers a number of different perspectives, including the terror caused by the Russian troop advancement into East Prussia, the atmosphere onboard the doomed ship, the submarine that sank it, and more. A suitable addition to STEM… View →

 
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: Wrestling Biographies

Wrestling Biographies – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A series sure to satisfy even the youngest of wrestling fans. Borth traces each champion’s journey from their small beginnings to their eventual success, capturing all of the sweat, disappointment, and determination in between. Simple facts about each wrestler’s birthplace, early sports… View →

 
Cover: Hip-Hop Artists

Hip-Hop Artists – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Up-to-date, detailed accounts of hip-hop music’s most famous artists offer insight into their lives and music before and after they rose to superstardom. The books are lengthy and . . . true fans will savor the minutiae along with the time lines, sidebars, and photos. The text also manages… View →

 
Cover: Holidays

Holidays – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A brief look at both religious and secular holidays. Bright white backgrounds with a succinct sentence on the left of each spread is illustrated with full color photographs that bleed over from the right page. Included at the end of each title is a code to use online to access crafts… View →

 
Cover: African Animals

African Animals – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A few basic facts per spread introduce the habitats, behaviors, physical features, diets, and life cycles of African animals. Consistently simple sentence structure keeps the language accessible for new readers. Consistently simple sentence structure keeps the language accessible for new… View →

 
Cover: Cool Makerspace Gadgets & Gizmos

Cool Makerspace Gadgets & Gizmos – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Has your school invested in Snap Circuits, Cubelets, or littleBits? If so, the projects in each of these books are just the ticket. They start simple (a coding bracelet made of beads that spell out the wearer’s name in binary) and increase in complexity until students are building a model… 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: 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: Versus

Versus – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

. . . anyone who’s a fan will recognize immediately that the athletes chosen for comparison are well matched. Each volume includes brief biographical information about the athletes before launching into comparisons of their many gifts and talents. Some pairs, such as Lionel Messi and Pelé… View →