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Cover: Essential Issues Set 1

Essential Issues Set 1 – School Library Journal

These books examine their diverse topics in some depth, and cover some seldom-discussed issues such as mental illness and suicide. The texts are well-written, providing examples that put a human face to each problem. Quotes and facts are clearly attributed, and their sources are noted in 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… 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… 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… 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: 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… View →

 
Cover: Cool Baking

Cool Baking – School Library Journal

A retro look and appetizing photos are among the best features of these information-rich books. Safety, tools, supervision, and ingredients are addressed in introductory sections, followed by seven easy recipes per volume. Children are encouraged to try variations on the recipes and to… View →

 
Cover: Xtreme Sports

Xtreme Sports – School Library Journal

Outstanding, motion-filled photographs show a wide range of emotions on the faces of enthusiasts as they attempt such feats as jumping from cliffs or biking in impossible terrain. Both men and women perform the death-defying stunts. “Extreme quotes” in fact boxes lend excitement while… View →

 
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… View →

 
Cover: Graphic Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Adventure of the Dancing Men (Graphic Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) – Booklist

Goodwin does a competent job of making the story easier for young readers to understand than Doyle’s Victorian-era original, and longtime cartoonist Dunn’s colorful illustrations include just enough background to make the settings clear. View →

 
Cover: Lives Cut Short Set 1

Lives Cut Short Set 1 – School Library Journal

These titles offer thoughtful overviews of pop-culture icons who died of unnatural causes. Name recognition will likely make the books appealing to young audiences. Each biography discusses the subject’s early life, providing details that give insight into later success and troubles and… View →

 
Cover: Star Wars: Clone Wars Set 1

Clone Wars: Slaves of the Republic – School Library Journal

Sure to be popular with Star Wars fans, Slaves of the Republic is destined for stellar circulation. View →