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Cover: All Aboard America Set 1

All Aboard America Set 1 – School Library Journal

These books feature large type, interesting photographs, and fun facts relating to each site. The vocabulary is advanced for younger readers, but the scope is narrow enough to provide basic information about the background, individuals involved, and construction of the structure or monument… View →

 
Cover: Holidays Set 1

Holidays Set 1 – School Library Journal

. . .nicely organized, attractively packaged, and easy to understand. Each book discusses the history and some of the rituals, foods, customs, and activities associated with the holiday. . . . If you’re looking for something new, these titles are suitable choices. View →

 
Cover: First Biographies Set 3

First Biographies Set 3 – School Library Journal

Basic, easy-to-read biographies with enough information for a first report. The books provide a list of important dates, important words, suggested Web sites, and a useful index. Captioned black-and-white photos appear on every spread. These books provide the same information as those that… View →

 
Cover: Word Families Set 1

Word Families Set 1 – School Library Journal

Each book opens with labeled photos of six objects that end with the featured letters. On the following pages, a photograph and a simple sentence using the words give each item a context. Readers can see the complete word, recognize it in a sentence, and then read the story that uses all of… View →

 
Cover: Cats Set 3

Cats Set 3 – School Library Journal

Each of these titles briefly examines the origins, behavior, and physical characteristics of a particular breed of cat and gives basic information about domestic cats in general. The straightforward texts are fairly simple; difficult terms are in bold print and defined in the glossary. A… View →

 
Cover: Animal Kingdom Set 1

Animal Kingdom Set 1 - School Library Journal

Two- to four-page chapters discuss one aspect of each animal’s life. The texts are simple and clear enough for newly independent readers. The few difficult words such as “arboreal” are printed in a different color and defined in the text and/or glossary. Appealing, full-color… View →

 
Cover: Animal Kingdom Set 1

Animal Kingdom Set 1 - School Library Journal

They have the necessary components to teach the fundamentals of doing research, and the factual content is correct and interesting. View →

 
Cover: First Biographies Set 2

First Biographies Set 2 – School Library Journal

Each of these books contains simple, large-type print with plenty of white space. There is usually one picture or illustration on every spread, and the illustrations are either photographs or what appear to be hand-tinted engravings. These books . . . will be useful for young researchers or… View →

 
Cover: Native Americans Set 2

Native Americans Set 2 – School Library Journal

. . .titles cover the same topics for each tribal group in question. The overall visual presentation of the material is highly attractive, with brightly colored illustrations, both drawings and photographs, accompanying the text. . . . They are informative and well captioned. The texts are… View →

 
Cover: Sentences

Sentences – School Library Journal

. . .books aim to introduce these parts of speech. One or two simple sentences opposite a full-page, full-color photograph highlight their usage. The typeface is large, and the photos are well done, with content of interest to young children. The books conclude with “Words I Can Read… ”/editorial_reviews/611">View →

 
Cover: Native Americans Set 1

Native Americans Set 1 – School Library Journal

After a brief description and a map of the groups’ homelands, with mention of historical circumstances that forced their relocation, these books focus primarily on culture. Short chapters describe the society, homes, food, clothing, crafts, family, children, myths, war, and contact with… View →

 
Cover: Ultimate Cars Set 1

Ultimate Cars Set 1 – School Library Journal

Designed for young reluctant readers, this series focuses on top-of-the-line sports cars, giving brief histories of their manufacturers and designers, and some fine points on their engineering and performance. Relatively up-to-date, they all have chatty texts and simple sentences… View →