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Cover: Cool Collections

Cool Coins (Cool Collections) – Booklist

Whether hooked by the present State Quarters Program or stimulated to check change jars around the house, budding collectors will find much here to get them started. View →

 
Cover: Spider-Man Set 1

Spider-Man, Spider-Man Team Up, X-Men: Evolution - School Library Journal

Kids have seen their favorite superheroes on the big screen, the small screen, and at the end of a game controller. Now, they can read about them. Though brief, the books manage to pack a punch without sacrificing the characters’ personalities. No previous Marvel Universe knowledge is… View →

 
Cover: Stink Set 1

Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker (Stink) - School Library Journal

Black-and-white comic-book-style illustrations are clever and zany. This early chapter book is bound to be a hit with fans of Stink or Judy Moody, and it makes a hilarious read-aloud.
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Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker (Stink) - Booklist

With large print, an attractive format, and an eye-catching cover, the second book in the Stink series will attract its share of readers who are just getting comfortable with chapter books.
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Cover: Snakes Set 2

Coral Snakes (Snakes) – School Library Journal

. . .briefly describes the subject animal’s basic anatomy and outstanding physical and behavioral characteristics. Color photos accompany the texts on every spread. [Coral] Snakes will be useful. . .where there is a heavy demand for material on poisonous snakes. View →

 
Cover: Great Artists Set 1

Great Artists Set 1 – School Library Journal

Two-page chapters offer basic information about the life and work of the artists and the eras in which they lived. Splotches of color, varied borders, small reproductions, and many photos provide visual interest in these small-format books. View →

 
Cover: American Moments Set 3

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Kent State Tragedy (American Moments) – School Library Journal

Both Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination and the Kent State tragedy are firmly set in the history of the Vietnam era. The antiwar movement informed both Kennedy’s campaign and the shootings at the Ohio university. Koestler-Grack does a workmanlike job of describing each event and setting it… View →

 
Cover: Children's Illustrators Set 1

Children's Illustrators Set 1 – Horn Book Guide

. . .informative introductions. . . View →

 
Cover: All Aboard America Set 2

All Aboard America Set 2 – School Library Journal

The type is huge and is set amid plenty of white space. Each book has large, often full-page illustrations and reproductions. . .generally, they balance the words nicely. Each book has a “Detour” page that offers sideline information. . . . Overall, these titles can be useful for… View →

 
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Kent State Tragedy (American Moments) – Booklist

This entry explores the deadly 1970 clash between Vietnam War protestors and National Guard soldiers and its aftermath. . . . A solid introduction to the topic . . . . Numerous black-and-white photos of the victims and their anguished friends will be particularly effective in drawing… View →

 
Cover: First Sounds

First Sounds – School Library Journal

These titles . . . will be most welcome in a classroom setting. The simple format includes clean-looking photographs surrounded by white space. The images clearly show the concept without being bogged down by extra details. These little packages are perfect for teaching lessons that feature… View →

 
Cover: Children's Illustrators Set 1

Children's Illustrators Set 1 – School Library Journal

Wheeler documents each artist’s life, education, training, and career in brief, well-written texts enhanced by photos of the artist at work and at play. She also comments on the formal elements of art evident in each man’s work. These introductions to. . .superlative illustrators will… View →