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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: Stellar Space

Stellar Space – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This is a high-interest early reader series with broad subject coverage…. The strength of this series is the variety and uniqueness of the titles. U.S. Space Force is one of the first titles on the new branch of the military for this age range. A glossary, index, and online… View →

 
Cover: Xtreme Screams

The World’s Meanest Monsters (Xtreme Screams) – Booklist

This balanced, reassuring volume from the Xtreme Screams series (6 titles) introduces kids to both real and imaginary beasts. Useful for researchers, the attention-getting cover will also attract the attention of browsers. View →

 
Cover: Atomic Bomb Perspectives

The US Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb (Atomic Bomb Perspectives) – Booklist

Large period photos provide more context, while primary-source excerpts and guided questions encourage students to think beyond the text. Older readers may also benefit from this historical analysis. View →

 
Cover: Clairvoyant Claire

Vision of Pearls, Arlington Independent School District

Students will like the varied fonts in the book. This is also a quick read which doesn’t get bogged down in a lot of characters and extra words. This book could be used in the classroom to teach author’s craft, genre-mystery, and plot elements. View →

 
Cover: History Maker Biographies Set 5

History Maker Biographies Set 5 – Booklist

The latest set in the History Makers Biographies series adds an outstanding group of individuals to the fold, many of whom youngsters will recognize from TV and the news. Solid stepping-stones into nonfiction reading and research. View →

 
Cover: Understanding Disabilities

Understanding Dyslexia – Booklist review

The strongest parts of the book are its lists of traits of dyslexia, as well as the general descriptions of helpful strategies to support friends with this learning difference. View →

 
Cover: Freedom's Promise Set 1

Oney Judge, Arlington Independent School District

Oney Judge was 22 years old and worked as an enslaved seamstress for Martha Washington. The plan was to give her as a wedding present to Eliza, Martha’s granddaughter. She walked out the door while the rest of the house was eating dinner and then boarded a ship heading to New Hampshire. View →

 
Cover: #Movements

#Pride, Arlington Independent School District

In this book, readers learn about the #Pride movement, from its beginnings at the Stonewall Riots to the LGBTQ rights movement, the first Pride Parade, the creation of the Rainbow flag, and legislation such as the Matthew Shephard Act and the 2015 Supreme Court… View →

 
Cover: The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

American Leaders: Then and Now, Arlington Independent School District

It is a very thorough account of the 9/11 attacks! Highly recommended. View →

 
Cover: Fractured Fairy Tales

Rapunzel Swings, Arlington Independent School District

This graphic novel is loosely based on the fairy tale Rapunzel…. This book can be used in the classroom to teach fractured fairy tales vs. traditional fairy tales, elements of plot and what graphic novels are. View →

 
Cover: Xtreme Armed Forces

United States Air Force, Arlington Independent School District

Recommendation: Recommended. This book explains the most modern air force in the world, the US Air Force. Readers will learn about various aircraft, such as the F-16 fighting falcon, the F-22 raptor, the B-52 bomber, and predator drones. View →