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Cover: Word Families Set 1

Word Families Set 1 – School Library Journal

Each book opens with labeled photos of six objects that end with the featured letters. On the following pages, a photograph and a simple sentence using the words give each item a context. Readers can see the complete word, recognize it in a sentence, and then read the story that uses all of View →

 
Cover: Cats Set 3

Cats Set 3 – School Library Journal

Each of these titles briefly examines the origins, behavior, and physical characteristics of a particular breed of cat and gives basic information about domestic cats in general. The straightforward texts are fairly simple; difficult terms are in bold print and defined in the glossary. A… View →

 
Cover: Animal Kingdom Set 1

Animal Kingdom Set 1 - School Library Journal

Two- to four-page chapters discuss one aspect of each animal’s life. The texts are simple and clear enough for newly independent readers. The few difficult words such as “arboreal” are printed in a different color and defined in the text and/or glossary. Appealing, full-color… View →

 
Cover: Animal Kingdom Set 1

Animal Kingdom Set 1 - School Library Journal

They have the necessary components to teach the fundamentals of doing research, and the factual content is correct and interesting. View →

 
Cover: First Biographies Set 2

First Biographies Set 2 – School Library Journal

Each of these books contains simple, large-type print with plenty of white space. There is usually one picture or illustration on every spread, and the illustrations are either photographs or what appear to be hand-tinted engravings. These books . . . will be useful for young researchers or View →

 
Cover: Native Americans Set 2

Native Americans Set 2 – School Library Journal

. . .titles cover the same topics for each tribal group in question. The overall visual presentation of the material is highly attractive, with brightly colored illustrations, both drawings and photographs, accompanying the text. . . . They are informative and well captioned. The texts are… View →

 
Cover: Sentences

Sentences – School Library Journal

. . .books aim to introduce these parts of speech. One or two simple sentences opposite a full-page, full-color photograph highlight their usage. The typeface is large, and the photos are well done, with content of interest to young children. The books conclude with “Words I Can Read”… View →

 
Cover: Native Americans Set 1

Native Americans Set 1 – School Library Journal

After a brief description and a map of the groups’ homelands, with mention of historical circumstances that forced their relocation, these books focus primarily on culture. Short chapters describe the society, homes, food, clothing, crafts, family, children, myths, war, and contact with… View →

 
Cover: Ultimate Cars Set 1

Ultimate Cars Set 1 – School Library Journal

Designed for young reluctant readers, this series focuses on top-of-the-line sports cars, giving brief histories of their manufacturers and designers, and some fine points on their engineering and performance. Relatively up-to-date, they all have chatty texts and simple sentences.… View →

 
Cover: Native Americans Set 1

Native Americans Set 1 – School Library Journal

These brief books sympathetically present the history and community life practices of. . .Native American tribes. While the material is not new, the texts are simple enough for younger and lower-level readers. Effective full-color illustrations of tribal practices and crafts and a few… View →

 
Cover: Children's Authors Set 1

Laura Ingalls Wilder (Children's Authors) – School Library Journal

A straightforward, matter-of-fact biography. After an introduction to “Pioneer Days,” eight double-page chapters cover Wilder’s life from her birth in 1867 to her death in 1957. Each spread features large-print text and a captioned photograph, many in the sepia tones of early photography. A View →

 
Cover: Alphabet Set 1

Alphabet Set 1 - School Library Journal

These books focus on the phonetic method of reading, incorporating phonics, crisp photos, a word list, and additional words to learn in each slim book. A sentence on the right with the highlighted letter showcased in red faces a full-color, full-page photograph. View →