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Cover: Graphic Horror Set 1

Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Graphic Horror) – Booklist

This Graphic horror entry is an entertaining and faithful, if much adapted version of Irving’s classic story. Zornow’s illustrations are the highlight of the work, successfully bringing the characters of the story to life. Patient readers, especially those unacquainted with the original… View →

 
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Bill Gates (Essential Lives) – School Library Journal

These biographies provide an update on Gates’s professional and personal life. Each account follows the now-familiar journey of the young computer genius from a prominent Seattle family to Harvard dropout, multibillionaire technology visionary, and defendant in lawsuits. What these books do View →

 
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Laura Ingalls Wilder (Essential Lives) – School Library Journal

This readable biography further amplifies Wilder’s life and correlates it with her books. . . . [It] does not gloss over the difficult life faced by pioneers in the latter half of the 19th century and includes events that Wilder deemed too difficult for young readers. . . . The many… View →

 
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Bio-Graphics – School Library Journal

The books are certainly more accessible than most standard nonfiction titles. View →

 
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Stink - School Library Journal

McDonald uses simple, expressive language to keep the story rolling. Stink is a fun, easy-to-love character with an authentic child voice. The action takes off from the very first chapter and is well sustained throughout. Fans of the earlier books, as well as the “Judy Moody” series, will… View →

 
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Laura Ingalls Wilder (Essential Lives) – Booklist

Beginning with a publishing history of Little House in the Big Woods (1932), this title in the Essential Lives series first explains how the Great Depression affected Wilder personally and professionally. Berne then recounts the highlights of Wilder’s life, emphasizing how reality… View →

 
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Bill of Rights – School Library Journal

In 32 pages, including glossary and index, readers are presented with. . .facts, questions, and court-case details. . . . Each spread has at least one photograph or drawing that usually illustrates the ideas being presented on those pages. View →

 
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Underwater World Set 1 – School Library Journal

Basic information is presented in these overviews. The full-color photographs. . . illustrate the texts nicely and are clearly captioned. Each title includes a labeled diagram of the featured animal and short, simple sentences. The two-page chapters have catchy titles to spark interest in… View →

 
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3-D Shapes – School Library Journal

These basic titles introduce shapes through line drawings, full-color photographs, and one or two simple sentence descriptions. Each volume begins with a two-page labeled illustration of the shape. Each book ends with a springboard activity to find shapes in everyday surroundings. A… View →

 
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First Ladies Set 1 – School Library Journal

These brief biographies begin with each woman’s childhood, college life, and meeting her husband. . . . They delve into their professional and personal lives. . . . The author then describes the role each woman played in her husband’s political life, including campaigning and promoting her… View →

 
Cover: Main Street School~ Kids with Character Set 1

Main Street School: Kids With Character Set 1 – School Library Journal

Colorful illustrations depict a multicultural classroom. . . . They do a decent job of imparting lessons on character development. View →

 
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Cool Pizza to Make & Bake (Cool Cooking) – School Library Journal

Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions take readers from dough to sauce to toppings to completed pizza. An overview of necessary cooking tools is included, as is an index and glossary. This is just one of many terrific titles in the Cool Cooking series, which touches on a variety… View →