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Cover: Barnyard Buddies Set 1

On the Duck Pond (Barnyard Buddies) - Booklist

With a clear, very simple format, this small, square title in the Barnyard Buddies series includes fascinating science for very young readers. Good for sharing at home or in the classroom.
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Cover: Cool Cooking

Cool Cooking – School Library Journal

These attractive books emphasize creativity. Each one begins with spreads that show necessary equipment, describe basic cooking terms, and illustrate ingredients. Substitutions are encouraged, and an ‘Allergy Alert’ is included. The pages are as appetizing as the recipes themselves, with… View →

 
Cover: Beginning to End

Beginning To End – School Library Journal

Short chapters explain the steps necessary to produce each product. . . . Back matter has a “Can You Guess?” page with two questions. Captioned color photos or drawings appear on every spread and pair well with the narrative. . . View →

 
Cover: Defending the Nation

Defending the Nation - School Library Journal

Written in simple vocabulary and organized into sections of a spread or two, they have plenty of clear, well-captioned photos. Large sidebars lend variety to the books’ design and provide engaging facts. Each title has a time line giving highlights of the agency as well as a narrative… View →

 
Cover: Cool Cooking

Cool Cooking – School Library Journal

The general instruction pages and the eight or so recipes that follow are written in clear, informal prose and illustrated with bright, sharp color photographs. The bindings and covers have a glossy finish for easy cleanup. Some dishes are simple and could easily be made by the target… View →

 
Cover: Perfect Pets

Perfect Pets – School Library Journal

These books are presented in two parts. The first introduces the animal and is complemented with color photos of children and their pets; the second part is a rhyming tale about care, accompanied by cartoon illustrations. Each volume closes with a page of “Fun facts.” The layout, like the… View →

 
Cover: Human Body

Digestive System (Human Body) – School Library Journal

This solid and informative title (Digestive System) describes the digestive system from the moment food enters one’s mouth. Written with a conversational and interactive tone and accompanied by full-color photographs and diagrams, the book is easy to understand and will appeal to the View →

 
Cover: Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer

Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer – School Library Journal

The visual interpretations are a hoot, such as Aunt Violet replaced by arch villain Venom. Kids will enjoy the complete silliness of these titles. View →

 
Cover: First Biographies Set 5

First Biographies Set 5 – School Library Journal

These beginning biographies are clear and to the point without fictionalizing facts. . . . Sentences are clear and concise. The books are abundantly illustrated with photos and reproductions, many full page, and the print is large. Throughout the texts, words that appear in the glossary are View →

 
Cover: Animal Tales

Cat Tails, Bear Claws (Animal Tales) – School Library Journal

In eight spreads, these small-format books offer information about their respective animals and a fictional story. The left-hand page includes one or two facts and a colorful, often close-up, photograph of the creature. It faces a story about an animal character. . . . Both texts are… View →

 
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 →