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Cover: STEM Superstar Women

STEM Superstar Women – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

. . . the content covered is fascinating and could spark fiery discussion on sexism and inequality. All of the featured scientists had to overcome gender biases, and for many women, that also included breaking color and age barriers. Readers will be surprised to learn that computing in the… View →

 
Cover: Our Extreme Earth

Our Extreme Earth – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The authors use clear and concise language in their exploration of various geographical wonders. Each title features vivid photographs and the occasional drawing. Key scientists in the field, such as the seismologist Charles Francis Richter, are also profiled. Images of children introduce… 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Wild Weather

Wild Weather – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Just the right combination of facts, visual imagery, and reading practice for young pupils curious about extreme weather phenomena. Each title defines the pattern (e.g., blizzards have winds 35 mph and over), explains the particular dangers (flood waters can carry away cars and houses), and… View →

 
Cover: Wrestling Biographies

Wrestling Biographies – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A series sure to satisfy even the youngest of wrestling fans. Borth traces each champion’s journey from their small beginnings to their eventual success, capturing all of the sweat, disappointment, and determination in between. Simple facts about each wrestler’s birthplace, early sports… View →