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Cover: Pandemics

Pandemics – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Each volume in this series contrasts the 1918 flu pandemic with the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. In this way, the series supports the social studies standard time, continuity, and change. In addition to the then and now contrasts, each volume also studies cultural changes, the impact of media,… View →

 
Cover: Atomic Bomb Perspectives

Atomic Bomb Perspectives – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

These four fact-focused titles explore the various aspects of the first two atomic bombs. The Manhattan Project details the research and development of the bombs, The U.S. Decision To Drop the Atomic Bomb explores the various views for and against the bombs’ employment, Atomic Bomb Survivor View →

 
Cover: Understanding Disabilities

Undestanding Disabilities – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The books in this series clearly explain different disabilities such as ADHD, autism, blindness, and dyslexia. Readers learn the symptoms and behaviors associated with each, the impact of school on children with disabilities, the devices that support these children, how to befriend an… View →

 
Cover: Game On! Set 2

Game On! Set 2 – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

In-depth histories of some of the most popular, influential video games of all time are laid out in this series. The oldest game of the pack is the arcade classic PAC-MAN, which was the first video game to allow players to control a character. The evolution of each game from its infancy to… View →

 
Cover: US Military Equipment and Vehicles

U.S. Military Equipment and Vehicles – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Young military enthusiasts will delight in these volumes that examine the equipment and vehicles employed by the various branches of the United States military. Readers will learn about the Air Force’s F-22 fighter Raptor and its stealth capabilities, the Army’s M1 Abrams tank with its long View →

 
Cover: Explore Space!

Explore Space! – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A well-organized astronomy overview for independent readers and report writers…. In-text writing, critical-thinking prompts, and curated links to additional activities and resources make this series a good resource for educators and homeschoolers. View →

 
Cover: Fact and Fiction of American History

Fact and Fiction of American History – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Apocryphal stories abound in history; tales like George Washington and the cherry tree, for example. This series addresses such stories, common misconceptions, and forgotten or overlooked figures and events. Everything from misinformation about Paul Revere’s ride found in Henry Wadsworth… View →

 
Cover: Makerspace Play

Makerspace Play – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Imaginative play is double the fun when you make your own toys, structures, and costumes. These books are packed full of great ideas to pick and choose from. Readers are encouraged to think analytically about the requirements of their chosen play space, and to get creative on their own… View →

 
Cover: Famous Castles

Famous Castles – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Each title in the series focuses on a famous castle. Starting with the creation of each structure, short paragraphs detail the castle, who resided there, and who can visit it today. Full-page art and photography are featured, and vocabulary words are bolded in a different color. Small… View →

 
Cover: Inside MLS

Inside MLS – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A thorough series exploring the history of professional soccer clubs in North America. Each book follows a similar format, with the various authors serving up an exciting play-by-play of a memorable game for each club, explaining the history of the clubs and their formations, and providing… View →

 
Cover: Classic Rock Bands

Classic Rock Bands – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The musical history of famous British rock bands from the 1960s and 1970s are explored in these informative volumes. Each book traces the beginning of each band—how the members met and achieved their early successes, with a chronological account of albums recorded, concert tours executed,… View →

 
Cover: Xtreme Screams

Xtreme Screams – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Extreme indeed! Readers will need strong stomachs for some of the books in this series featuring the world’s most famous dark legends. Monsters, zombies, vampires, each classic horror movie villain is examined. Short chapters, sometimes only one paragraph, describe the creature’s history,… View →