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Cover: Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Simple text and colorful photos explore key areas of earth science while also making STEAM connections. Texts are well organized. . . View →

 
Cover: Biografías de deportistas olímpicos (Olympic Biographies)

Biografías de deportistas olímpicos – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Kids are provided with lots of statistics, mainly how many medals the athlete has won, where, and for what event, all accompanied by full-page photographs. There is also a description of the physical attributes that have contributed to their success. View →

 
Cover: Vehículos y aeronaves militares (Military Aircraft & Vehicles)

Vehículos y aeronaves militares – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The Spanish translation is flawless. Full-page photographs of the machines in action complement and extend the text. Budding military enthusiasts will find enough information and captivating photographs to keep them engaged for a while. View →

 
Cover: Super Simple Engineering Projects

Super Simple Engineering Projects – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Key concepts are explained clearly in introductory matter with well-chosen photos and graphics. Skyscraper is the standout title; once kids have made a structure out of pretzels and Nutella and then destroyed it with an apple wrecking ball, they get to eat the rubble! View →

 
Cover: Werewolf Council

Werewolf Council – Pop Mythology

The story is good, not just young-adult good, but fully-matured good. I felt very fortunate to have the entire series at the ready because I did not want to pause, and upon completing one book I found myself immediately reaching for the next one. Manoa has found his storytelling voice in… View →

 
Cover: Dinosaurs Set 2

Dinosaurs Set 2 - Booklist

It’s no secret what preschoolers will find lurking in the pages of the Dinosaurs series, each volume of which examines one type of dinosaur. Here young readers can learn about when the dinosaur lived, its body and diet, and where its fossils have been found. Hansen’s writing strikes a nice… View →

 
Cover: Hip-Hop Insider

Hip-Hop Dance (Hip-Hop Insider) - Booklist

While the rest of the Hip-Hop Insider series takes on culture, groups, music, and more, this entry looks at the moves that make hip-hop dance so distinctive. Varieties of hip-hop dance are discussed in depth, with plenty of props given to important figures, many of whom will be new to… View →

 
Cover: First in Fashion

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker (First in Fashion) - Booklist

Readers may not realize that the bright, energetic fashions of today’s youth exist in large part because of British fashion designer Mary Quant. Using period photos, this book provides historical and cultural context for Quant’s story. . . . While the text acknowledges that there’s… View →

 
Cover: Special Reports Set 2

Special Reports Set 2 - School Library Connection

Each volume begins with a story from the news as an introduction to the topic, expands on that story, and then moves into the history behind the topic. The “Additional Resources” at the end of each volume is a valuable inclusion for libraries. Students could use these as a starting point… View →

 
Cover: How Is It Made?

How Is a Sweater Made? (How Is It Made?) - Booklist

With large fonts, simple sentences, and highlighted key terms, this makes a helpful connection from plants and animals to the clothes kids wear every day. View →

 
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: Gladiator Island

Gladiator Island - School Library Connection

These books are fast-moving reads that contain violence and explore disturbing concepts and dark human motivations. View →