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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: 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: 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: Being Female in America

Being Female in America – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The authors pull no punches when it comes to examining historical and contemporary forms of sexism in the United States. Each volume is steeped in statistics, research, and newsworthy anecdotes. Ingrained gender stereotypes and the differences between sexism and misogyny are explored, with… 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: 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: Conservation Success Stories

Conservation Success Stories – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Using examples from around the world, the authors discuss various causes of habitat loss and fragmentation, along with conservation efforts and their results. A few in-depth case studies help readers understand the scope of the problems and possible solutions. “Science Connections” segments… 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: 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: Hip-Hop Artists

Hip-Hop Artists – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Up-to-date, detailed accounts of hip-hop music’s most famous artists offer insight into their lives and music before and after they rose to superstardom. The books are lengthy and . . . true fans will savor the minutiae along with the time lines, sidebars, and photos. The text also manages… View →

 
Cover: Female Foodies

Female Foodies – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A tasty look at a number of food franchises founded by women. The use of familiar logos and color schemes (Mrs. Fields’s cookies, Totino’s pizza, etc.) will likely lure students. Felix frames each subject’s life in a similar format: each entrepreneur made a food product that brought… View →