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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: Female Foodies

Female Foodies – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A tasty look at a number of food franchises founded by women. The use of familiar logos and color schemes (Mrs. Fields’s cookies, Totino’s pizza, etc.) will likely lure students. Felix frames each subject’s life in a similar format: each entrepreneur made a food product that brought… 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: 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: 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: Slithering Snakes

Slithering Snakes – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Snake profiles aimed at beginning readers offer a handful of very basic facts. Relying on one or two short, simple sentences per spread, Murray describes physical characteristics, such as scales, fangs, size, and colors, as well as habitat, prey, and life expectancy. The direct language is… 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 →

 
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: 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: 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: 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: Newsmakers Set 2

Newsmakers Set 2 – Booklist

Each title sums up its subject’s life in five short chapters, which are enhanced with well-chosen and nicely reproduced photographs. View →