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Cover: Cool CSI

Cool CSI – School Library Journal

These books explain how crime-scene investigators use science to analyze evidence and thereby solve crimes, providing easy hands-on experiments to help young investigators get started. Biological Clues discusses gathering and examining evidence left by humans and animals. In… View →

Cover: Baby Australian Animals

Baby Australian Animals – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Each book opens with a page of vital statistics: the “baby name,” “number in litter,” “weight at birth,” “age of independence,” “adult weight,” and “life expectancy.” The books then go on to describe where the animals live and their predators and conclude with a “Fun Fact.” The… View →

Cover: Treasure Island

Treasure Island - School Library Journal

In this Marvel Comics six-part retelling of Stevenson’s tale, the mood is intense and the plot is fast moving. The comic-book-style illustrations serviceably match the text, adding a good deal of clarity. The competent layout and panel structure make for smooth reading. Treasure… View →

Cover: Man in the Iron Mask

Man in the Iron Mask - School Library Journal

Dumas’s swashbuckling adventure introduces readers to the Musketeers’ feats of derring-do with this six-volume series. Readers will be caught up in this romantic tale of action and adventure based on language from the original classic and containing a story synopsis at the… View →

Cover: Iron Man Set 1

Iron Man Set 2 - School Library Journal

These titles are essentially superhero comics in hardcover bindings, and they bring with them all of the hallmarks of the comic book genre: physics-defying action, pseudoscientific plot elements, and good-over-evil conclusions. The action takes place underwater, on land, and in outer… View →

Cover: First Ladies Set 2

Michelle Obama (First Ladies) – Booklist

. . . those looking for an attractive introduction to the new First Lady will find this appealing. Both the black-and-white and color photographs engage readers (the final one is of Obama holding the Bible while her husband takes the oath of office), while the fast facts at the… View →

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Brainy Brittanys (Dog Daze) – Booklist

As with other volumes in the series, this one gives children brief information about the breed. . .[and] the mix of quick facts, double-spread paintings, photos, quizzes, a few words from a spaniel named Molly—and even the tale of the heroic dog—offers just the sort of variety that will… View →

Cover: Cool CSI

Cool Eyewitness Encounters: How's Your Memory? (Cool CSI) – Booklist

For those who’ve had their interests piqued by forensic science, this book offers a good introduction as well as a few ways to have “fun with forensics.” The compact book, part of the Cool CSI series, begins with the way crimes are initially analyzed and… View →

Cover: Animal Sounds Set 1

Animal Sounds Set 1 – School Library Journal

These books are brief and playful introductions to each animal, with their noises used as a unifying device. The rhyming texts are presented in a large, clear font that stands out against the colorful photos. Informational inserts are on a higher reading level. . . [and] the layout and… View →

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Bulldozers (Mighty Machines) - Booklist

The exciting technology in this entry in the Mighty Machines series will grab all those fans of heavy machinery who stand enthralled at building sites and act out the vrooming drama in play at home. . . .Kids will want to talk about the names of the engine parts and… View →

Cover: Good Manners Matter!

Good Manners Matter! – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This series points out the necessity of using good manners in a variety of situations…the text is easy to read, and is surrounded by plenty of white space. Scenarios are presented…and readers are invited to consider how they would respond. Behaviors explored in the narrative… View →

Cover: United States Presidents

United States Presidents (2009) - School Library Journal

The profusion of color and black-and-white pictures will give students a leg up on the old “dress up as a president and give a short report” assignment, and the brief declarative sentences keep the books within the reach of most first chapter-book readers. . . .The strong… View →