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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: Wild Weather

Wild Weather – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Just the right combination of facts, visual imagery, and reading practice for young pupils curious about extreme weather phenomena. Each title defines the pattern (e.g., blizzards have winds 35 mph and over), explains the particular dangers (flood waters can carry away cars and houses), and 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 →

 
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: 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: 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 →

 
Cover: Off Road Vehicles

Off Road Vehicles – School Library Journal

An assortment of off-road vehicles are depicted in this new nonfiction series. Each book is rich in subject-specific vocabulary and describes the vehicle’s history, types, uses, and terrains where they can be driven. Page layouts feature bright, vivid photographs and graphics with up-close… View →

 
Cover: Lucky 8

Lucky 8 – School Library Journal

The series features charming illustrations that suit the spooky, fantastical tone of the books and will draw in middle grade readers. The text is very readable, with bold fonts featured throughout. Written at a second grade reading level, this series has engaging illustrations and a… View →