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Cover: Short Tales Greek Myths

Short Tales Greek Myths – School Library Journal

The lively comic-book-style illustrations capture the drama. . . View →

 
Cover: Our Nation's Pride Set 1

Our Nation's Pride Set 1 – School Library Journal

These simple, educational narratives, suitable for reading aloud, are saved from being completely utilitarian by their colorful illustrations. There are no fact boxes, sidebars, or captions to distract early readers. The paintings are done in bright colors with an unusual but successful… View →

 
Cover: All Aboard America Set 3

All Aboard America Set 3 – School Library Journal

Engaging introductory titles. Tieck discusses each location’s historical importance, features, construction, and attractions. “Detour” sections present interesting details and facts. View →

 
Cover: Cool Music

Cool Music – School Library Journal

Beginning with a discussion of different music styles, these books go on to define the relevant genre, discuss its history, and describe the elements particular to it. A wide range of works from and performers of each style are referenced. . . . Each color photo-illustrated book also… View →

 
Cover: Essential Viewpoints Set 1

Essential Viewpoints Set 1 – School Library Journal

Balanced overviews of complex, divisive issues. Though not exhaustive, these titles include the topic’s history and most salient points in an accessible and reader-friendly format. . . . Color images enhance the texts, and charts and maps further clarify the content. Sidebars expand on… View →

 
Cover: Essential Lives Set 1

Leonardo da Vinci (Essential Lives) – School Library Journal

Many readers will only know Leonardo da Vinci as the artist of the Mona Lisa when they open this book, but they will likely finish it with a greater sense of interest and intrigue about him. The author includes discussions of not only the man as an artist but also as scientist, teacher,… View →

 
Cover: Science Rocks! Set 1

Science Rocks! Set 1 – School Library Journal

The format is consistent throughout the books-each spread contains one or two short paragraphs in a large font. The illustrations are bright and bold. View →

 
Cover: Graphic Horror Set 1

Graphic Horror Set 1 – School Library Journal

Young horror fans will enjoy these graphic (not gory) renditions. View →

 
Cover: Universe Set 1

Universe Set 1 - School Library Journal

These. . .introductions to heavenly bodies offer readers a basic, accurate understanding of their respective topics. . . [as] the author presents the broad picture clearly, with a minimum of verbal or visual boilerplate, and every spread of each volume contains at least one labeled,… View →

 
Cover: Unsolved Mysteries (AD)

Unsolved Mysteries – School Library Journal

Each volume begins with background information and then goes on to give various examples and findings regarding the topic. The detailed texts are more factual than sensational with full-color photos and illustrations to substantiate findings. . . View →

 
Cover: Outdoor Adventure!

Hunting (Outdoor Adventure) – Booklist

Books for young children about hunting are scarce, despite the pursuit’s popularity in many parts of the U.S. This overview fills the gap. . . . Each double-page spread offers several paragraphs of text, with material about hunters’ varied motivations; hunting safety and… View →

 
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… View →