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Cover: Off Road Vehicles

Off Road Vehicles – School Library Journal

An assortment of off-road vehicles are depicted in this new nonfiction series. Each book is rich in subject-specific vocabulary and describes the vehicle’s history, types, uses, and terrains where they can be driven. Page layouts feature bright, vivid photographs and graphics with up-close… View →

 
Cover: Lucky 8

Lucky 8 – School Library Journal

The series features charming illustrations that suit the spooky, fantastical tone of the books and will draw in middle grade readers. The text is very readable, with bold fonts featured throughout. Written at a second grade reading level, this series has engaging illustrations and a… View →

 
Cover: Native American Oral Histories

Native American Oral Histories – School Library Connection

With easy-to-read text, this series looks at the impact oral folklore has had on Native American culture. Full color and b&w photographs supplement the text while maps provide tribal locations. “Stop and Think” sections enable the reader to reflect on how stories can be an effective tool in… View →

 
Cover: Game Face Set 2

Sports Report (Game Face Set 2) – Booklist

Maya, a strong female protagonist, shows there is a place for women in the male-dominated sports-reporting world. One of four new releases in the engaging Game Face series. View →

 
Cover: Military Heroes

Benjamin O Davis Jr. (Military Heroes) – Booklist Book Links Classroom Connections: Diversity in Science

Davis first saw an airplane in 1926; from then on, he knew he wanted to fly. Despite many forms of discrimination, he made his way through West Point, eventually leading the U.S. Army Air Force African American flying unit, the Ninety-Ninth Squadron. Complete with time line, source notes… View →

 
Cover: Ecological Disasters

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Ecological Disasters) – Booklist

Perdew provides an informative introduction to the problem and discusses a few proposed solutions, while noting that public awareness and responsible plastic disposal are vital. . . . This wide-format book leaves readers with plenty to think about, from possible future outcomes to personal… View →

 
Cover: Women in Science

Rosalind Franklin: DNA Discoverer (Women in Science) – Booklist

Throughout the book, photos offer glimpses of Franklin, her work, and her world, but the book’s strength lies in its lucid portrayal of her upbringing, personality, and attitudes, as well as her sometimes difficult professional relationships with individual researchers in the almost… View →

 
Cover: Explore the Countries Set 4

Explore the Countries Set 4 – Booklist

Each of these new books in the Explore the Countries series gives a straightforward overview of the country it covers. The books are more informative than fun, making them a good resource for beginning researchers in the elementary grades. View →

 
Cover: Native American Leaders

Native American Leaders – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The series’ main strength is in its vibrant images, composed of paintings, etchings, and individual photographs (where possible), as well as contemporary photos of historic reconstructions and statues and intriguing cameo portraits superimposed on landscape photos. View →

 
Cover: Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Simple text and colorful photos explore key areas of earth science while also making STEAM connections. Texts are well organized. . . View →

 
Cover: Biografías de deportistas olímpicos (Olympic Biographies) (Spanish Version)

Biografías de deportistas olímpicos – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Kids are provided with lots of statistics, mainly how many medals the athlete has won, where, and for what event, all accompanied by full-page photographs. There is also a description of the physical attributes that have contributed to their success. View →

 
Cover: Vehículos y aeronaves militares (Military Aircraft & Vehicles) (Spanish Version)

Vehículos y aeronaves militares – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The Spanish translation is flawless. Full-page photographs of the machines in action complement and extend the text. Budding military enthusiasts will find enough information and captivating photographs to keep them engaged for a while. View →