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Cover: Graphic Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Graphic Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Set 1 – School Library Journal

Readers discover the real stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle behind the Sherlock Holmes in the media. View →

 
Cover: Essential Events Set 4

Essential Events Set 4 – School Library Journal

These books offer vivid detail as well as historical and political context for these events. Good choices for any collection, both for research needs and as interesting nonfiction selections. View →

 
Cover: Graphic Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventure of Abbey Grange (Graphic Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) – School Library Journal

Goodwin’s adaptation does a fine job of making the story clear through dialogue rather than resorting to the large chunks of narrative text found in many classics adaptations. A solid choice to introduce young readers to the distinctly flavored pleasures of Holmesian whodunits. View →

 
Cover: Close Encounters of the Wild Kind

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind – School Library Journal

Exciting stories about people who survived attacks by cougars, crocodiles, or rattlesnakes will draw readers to these books. Accompanying photos include fingers swollen after snakebites, a forearm caught in a crocodile’s jaws, and cougars devouring (nonhuman) prey. Text boxes feature… View →

 
Cover: Weather Watchers

It's a Tsunami! (Weather Watchers) - Booklist

Geared for classroom use, this title in the Weather Watchers series uses succinct text and nonthreatening illustrations to give a basic overview of the earth’s most dangerous tides. . . [and is] a fine way to educate young children about a word they might overhear from adults.
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Cover: Xtreme Predators

Xtreme Predators - School Library Journal

This series lives up to its billing, with lots of bared teeth, blood-covered snouts, and impressive skulls. The “Xtreme quotes,” often from survivors of animal attacks, add an intensity that kids will love. Each book also provides an example of how these dangerous animals have been harmed… View →

 
Cover: Rock On!: A Look at Geology

Rock On!: A Look at Geology – School Library Journal

An important moment in the history of geology or a fictional child’s encounter with the world of rocks serves as a lively opener in these titles, and is followed by clear information on related science and scientists. View →

 
Cover: Military Heroes

George S. Patton (Military Heroes) – Booklist

This volume in the Military Heroes series offers a solid introduction to the controversial WWII commander. . . . Gitlin discusses how Patton aggressively pursued his goal by promoting tactical innovations and lobbying for prestigious commands. Quoting primary sources, Gitlin… View →

 
Cover: Military Heroes

Military Heroes – School Library Journal

Real events characterized by danger and excitement introduce readers to each individual’s character. The rush of literary adrenalin will hook readers immediately and keep them enthralled until the end. Given the dynamic topic of the series and each volume’s appealing layout, these books are View →

 
Cover: Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals – School Library Journal

This high-interest series spotlights a variety of species in diverse geographic locations. The animals represented will be unfamiliar to most readers and will consequently be that much more interesting. Many of the photographs are dark, but that is acceptable considering the nature of the… View →

 
Cover: Team Sports By the Numbers

Volleyball By the Numbers (Team Sports By the Numbers) – Booklist

From the weight of a volleyball to the height of the net, numbers are the focus in this slim, square title that folds arithmetic into an easy-reader introduction to the sport. As in other titles in the Team Sports by the Numbers series, the answer to each math question appears on an… View →

 
Cover: Weather Watchers

Weather Watchers - School Library Journal

Children curious about dramatic weather, or those writing reports, will find what they need in Higgins’s succinct texts. . .
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