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Cover: Dogs Set 8

Dogs Set 8 – Booklist

There are more than 400 different breeds of dogs, a fact that explains the need for this eighth set in the longstanding Dogs series. The chapter headings, consistent across titles, sum up exactly what readers are getting into. . . .The photographs are of high quality and feature plenty… View →

 
Cover: Essential Health: Strong Beautiful Girls Set 2

Essential Health: Strong Beautiful Girls Set 2 – Library Media Connection

Divided into readable chapters, each well-written book reviewed is generously illustrated with color photographs and sidebars. The highlighted “Talk About It” section is thought-provoking and creates discussion topics that can be shared in a group discussion. The colorful… View →

 
Cover: Essential Events Set 4

Trail of Tears (Essential Events) – School Library Journal

Trail of Tears briefly discusses Cherokee society and culture in a simplistic fashion and then covers the conflict regarding Native lands, Cherokee efforts to work for their rights within the American judicial system, the discovery of gold in Georgia that brought thousands of… View →

 
Cover: First Biographies Set 6

Walt Disney (First Biographies) – Booklist

This short bio introduces the groundbreaking animator with breezy efficiency. Every other page features captioned photos. . . . The candids (including one of Disney squatting in the hay to sketch fawns) are revealing. There’s plenty here to keep funneling readers toward the next gift shop. 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: Essential Events Set 4

Essential Events Set 4 – Booklist

Each book begins with the event itself and then retraces its development and consequences, with additional background information provided in sidebars and images. The books in the series all include extensive and informative back matter, such as a comprehensive time line and endnotes… 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: Ghost Detectors Set 1

Ghost Detectors Set 1 - Library Media Connection

This is a great new series to offer reluctant readers. . . . The gross humor and boy problems of this book will make it a hit with boys who check first to see how many pages and how many pictures there are. View →

 
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: 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. . . 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… View →