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Cover: Real Monsters

Real Monsters - School Library Connection

Each book has information about animal families, habitat, diet—everything a student needs to know for either a research project or for personal information. There are nonfiction text features such as maps, words in bold, and photographs with captions. Many of the photographs are graphic and… 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 →

 
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: Toy Trailblazers Set 2

Toy Trailblazers Set 2 – Booklist

Youngsters far and wide can readily identify the pudgy Pikachu, zany Mr. Potato Head, enterprising Mr. Monopoly, or bespectacled Molly McIntyre—but what about the masterminds behind them? The Toy Trailblazersseries presents the lives and crowning achievements of twentieth-century… View →

 
Cover: Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes - School Library Connection

This series highlights citizens who, despite challenges and substantial sacrifices, chose to forego their own personal aspirations in order to devote time and effort to benefit society. Each volume includes b&w and color photographs and illustrations, as well as essential facts on important… View →

 
Cover: STEM in the Real World Set 2

STEM in the Real World Set 2 - School Library Connection

This is an attractive, well-organized nonfiction series that explores a variety of STEM fields. Each book has four main divisions: an explanation of each field of science, its history, possible careers, and what the future will bring in each area of study. Pictures, graphs, and sidebars… View →

 
Cover: Essential Library of the Information Age

Essential Library of the Information Age - School Library Connection

Teens increasingly rely on the Internet to express themselves, communicate with others, and get information. Delighted with the potential, many are unaware of the hazards and traps that await them. . . . They need to learn the pros and cons of net neutrality, copyright laws, and big data… View →

 
Cover: Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy - School Library Connection

Students researching energy topics for science projects will find fast facts, photographs, illustrations, and other informative resources in this series. Lots of photographs with captions and fact boxes are included in each book. Historical notes give context to the development of… View →

 
Cover: Back from Near Extinction

Back from Near Extinction - School Library Connection

The volumes in this series are divided into four chapters providing an overview of each species in the wild, an understanding of the forces that pushed the species to the edge of extinction, the efforts that brought the species back from the brink, and what remains to be done to insure the… View →

 
Cover: Newsmakers Set 2

Newsmakers Set 2 - School Library Journal

Generally sunny profiles of popular figures. The clean layouts, lively photos, and accessible texts makes the series an overall winsome addition. . . View →

 
Cover: Animal Migration

Animal Migration - Booklist

Glossy, full-bleed photos accompany basic information on the migratory habits of various creatures, most of them aquatic, in the Animal Migration series. With most migrations occurring for the sake of an animal’s young, facts about mating and breeding abound. . . . Each volume contains a… View →

 
Cover: Carlos & Carmen Set 1

la lluvia torrencial (Big Rain) (Carlos and Carmen) - Booklist

. . .Carlos and Carmen are friendly and easy to relate to, and children will be drawn to the illustrations, which are bright with rich colors and clear images. The book has a good mix of art and text per page, and the sturdy binding will stand up to punishment. The book features vocabulary… View →

 
Cover: Special Reports Set 2

Special Reports Set 2 - Booklist

For students who need reliable and concise research sources on controversial topics, these volumes in the Special Reports series offer great options. Accompanied by color photos, graphs, and charts, each book starts its discussion with a recent news story that draws attention to the issue… View →

 
Cover: Awesome Super Simple Habitat Projects

Super Simple Grassland Projects: Fun and Easy Animal Environment Activities (Awesome Super Simple Habitat Projects) – Booklist

Though simple, the activities in this book are heavily content-based and appropriate as both rainy-day crafts or activities in a science or geography classroom. The animals that call the grasslands home are the focus of most of the projects, and a detailed explanation of the habitat’s basic… View →

 
Cover: Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy – Booklist

As awareness of the dangers tied to global warming and fossil fuels grows, green energy is playing a bigger part in how people are powering their communities. Each of the books in the Alternative Energy series introduces an ecofriendly energy source by explaining its history, how it… View →

 
Cover: Essential Library of the Civil War

Essential Library of the Civil War – School Library Connection

These well-written narratives explain the who, what, where, when, and how of the Civil War reinforced by boxed highlights, maps, pictures, and illustrations. The long-ranging impact of the Civil War is reflected in discussions of contemporary topics such as the Civil Rights Movement… View →

 
Cover: US Landmarks

US Landmarks – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Informative details about each landmark’s history and construction are the best part of this set. Books have a single-chapter format with one to three declarative sentences on one side and a full-page photo or illustration on the other. Each has a solid locator map, a description of what… View →

 
Cover: Horses

Horses – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

With two or three sentences per page, this set introduces the most basic traits of horse breeds. Most of the content focuses on physical features and the ways horses are used by humans, along with a bit about their temperament. The writing uses short, direct sentences that are generally… View →

 
Cover: Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy - School Library Journal

Fact-filled and thorough, this well-written collection covers a vast array of sustainable power sources, from the familiar (Solar Energy; Wind Energy) to the less common (Biofuels; Ocean Energy). Text-heavy yet comprehensible, each book delves into the specific energy source’s… View →

 
Cover: Exploring Our Universe

Exploring Our Universe - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

After reading this series, students are certain to walk away with a newfound appreciation for the myriad wonders of the cosmos. Filled with an impressive amount of details each volume introduces kids to scientific terms with unexpected definitions (Trojans are asteroids outside of the… View →