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Cover: Our Galaxy

Our Galaxy – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Younger readers eager to explore astronomy will enjoy this introductory set. Bright, detailed visuals take children on a journey across the universe. Since each title is well-organized for research, students should have no issue locating relevant information within the clean, colorful, and… View →

 
Cover: Vehículos y aeronaves militares (Military Aircraft & Vehicles)

Vehículos y aeronaves militares – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The Spanish translation is flawless. Full-page photographs of the machines in action complement and extend the text. Budding military enthusiasts will find enough information and captivating photographs to keep them engaged for a while. View →

 
Cover: Caballos (Horses)

Caballos – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Large photographs accompanied by a few facts introduce children to a handful of horse breeds in this perfectly translated series. The photographs are very attractive and go hand in hand with the text. When appropriate, some of the images include children, thus furthering their appeal. A… View →

 
Cover: Building by Design Set 1

Building by Design – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This series is comprehensive, and the definitions and explanations of complex scientific and engineering topics are suitable for middle school readers. It will facilitate students’ understanding of why each of these structures is unique and its importance in fulfilling the needs and goals… View →

 
Cover: Native American Leaders

Native American Leaders – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The series’ main strength is in its vibrant images, composed of paintings, etchings, and individual photographs (where possible), as well as contemporary photos of historic reconstructions and statues and intriguing cameo portraits superimposed on landscape photos. View →

 
Cover: Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Simple text and colorful photos explore key areas of earth science while also making STEAM connections. Texts are well organized. . . View →

 
Cover: Biografías de deportistas olímpicos (Olympic Biographies)

Biografías de deportistas olímpicos – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Kids are provided with lots of statistics, mainly how many medals the athlete has won, where, and for what event, all accompanied by full-page photographs. There is also a description of the physical attributes that have contributed to their success. View →

 
Cover: Women in Sports

Women in Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Filled with excellent research and fodder for reports, each title is highly readable and chock-full of facts about female athletes. Photos perfectly enhance the text, supporting but not distracting from the narrative of each chapter. A first purchase for tweens and teens. View →

 
Cover: Werewolf Council

Werewolf Council – Pop Mythology

The story is good, not just young-adult good, but fully-matured good. I felt very fortunate to have the entire series at the ready because I did not want to pause, and upon completing one book I found myself immediately reaching for the next one. Manoa has found his storytelling voice in… View →

 
Cover: First in Fashion

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker (First in Fashion) - Booklist

Readers may not realize that the bright, energetic fashions of today’s youth exist in large part because of British fashion designer Mary Quant. Using period photos, this book provides historical and cultural context for Quant’s story. . . . While the text acknowledges that there’s… View →

 
Cover: Dinosaurs Set 2

Dinosaurs Set 2 - Booklist

It’s no secret what preschoolers will find lurking in the pages of the Dinosaurs series, each volume of which examines one type of dinosaur. Here young readers can learn about when the dinosaur lived, its body and diet, and where its fossils have been found. Hansen’s writing strikes a nice… View →

 
Cover: Hip-Hop Insider

Hip-Hop Dance (Hip-Hop Insider) - Booklist

While the rest of the Hip-Hop Insider series takes on culture, groups, music, and more, this entry looks at the moves that make hip-hop dance so distinctive. Varieties of hip-hop dance are discussed in depth, with plenty of props given to important figures, many of whom will be new to… View →

 
Cover: Big Business

Big Business - School Library Connection

A welcome addition to any collection. . . . Colorful pictures and sidebars are mixed with text that provides historic and future perspectives. . . .[and is] well-researched with illustrations ranging from photographs to colorful drawings to works of art. Reluctant readers will find the… View →

 
Cover: National Parks

National Parks - School Library Connection

This series is filled with park ranger views, reflections, and insights that provide unique perspectives on the national parks, including coverage of influential people and actions that founded and shaped the parks into what they are today. Titles present geological and biological… View →

 
Cover: Gladiator Island

Gladiator Island - School Library Connection

These books are fast-moving reads that contain violence and explore disturbing concepts and dark human motivations. View →

 
Cover: Essential Literary Genres

Essential Literary Genres - School Library Connection

This set uses tools that enable students to better understand each major genre. Selected works within each title give students a strong grasp of storytelling, characters, setting, and point of view. This series would be a good asset for secondary schools with literature and Advanced… View →

 
Cover: How Is It Made?

How Is a Sweater Made? (How Is It Made?) - Booklist

With large fonts, simple sentences, and highlighted key terms, this makes a helpful connection from plants and animals to the clothes kids wear every day. View →

 
Cover: Special Reports Set 2

Special Reports Set 2 - School Library Connection

Each volume begins with a story from the news as an introduction to the topic, expands on that story, and then moves into the history behind the topic. The “Additional Resources” at the end of each volume is a valuable inclusion for libraries. Students could use these as a starting point… View →

 
Cover: Defining Images

Edward S. Curtis Chronicles Native Nations (Defining Images) - Booklist

★*STARRED*★ The contemporary perspective, however, is truly illuminating, addressing what Curtis got wrong; the hypocritical attitudes of Curtis’ contemporaries, who idealized Native culture while… View →

 
Cover: Race in America

Race and Economics (Race in America) - Booklist

Readers wanting to learn more about the impact of economics can delve into the interactive discussion questions interspersed throughout the book. Meanwhile, the resource guides make a great starting point for further research. An essential look at how race has had a lasting effect on… View →