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Cover: Super Simple Holidays

Super Simple Earth Day Activities: Fun and Easy Holiday Projects for Kids (Super Simple Holidays) – Booklist

This Super Simple Holidays series title lives up to its name by providing fun and easy Earth Day crafts for kids. The book briefly mentions some ways people around the world celebrate Earth Day, including participating in marches and rallies, picking up trash, or planting trees. Several… View →

 
Cover: Crías de animales (Baby Animals) (Spanish Version)

Crías de animales – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Kids will explore how some of their favorite animals grow and how they look in the first stages of life. Each book includes full-page photographs of baby animals, and the accompanying text directly corresponds to the activity depicted in each image. Also included is how animal young are fed… View →

 
Cover: The Wild World of Sports

The Wild World of Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Reading more like encyclopedias than narrative sports nonfiction, each book in this series covers athletes from a wide range of fields that fit the bill of the title. Memorable Characters includes tennis spitfire John McEnroe and football braggadocio Chad Ochocinco. Offbeat describes roller… View →

 
Cover: Versus

Versus – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

. . . anyone who’s a fan will recognize immediately that the athletes chosen for comparison are well matched. Each volume includes brief biographical information about the athletes before launching into comparisons of their many gifts and talents. Some pairs, such as Lionel Messi and Pelé… 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: Saddle Up!

Saddle Up! – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Readers seeking information about all-things equestrian will appreciate this informative series. The straightforward writing and occasional photographs will appeal to report writers and curious readers alike. Each volume includes the backstory and development of the specific sport, as well… View →

 
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: Dinosaurios (Dinosaurs Set 2) (Spanish Version)

Dinosaurios Set 2 – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Lesser-known dinosaurs come to life in this series for the early grades. Basic facts, such as what each dinosaur ate and how they lived, are paired with full-page, scientifically rendered digital illustrations that will captivate and excite young readers. Words and concepts are in bold… 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: 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: 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: El abecedario (The Alphabet) (Spanish Language)

El abecedario – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A fun series about the traditional Spanish alphabet for little learners. Each letter receives its own book that highlights plenty of words and concepts that begin with or include it. Food, animals, cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, and relevant activities are included to expand… View →