Essential Events Set 4
Essential Events explores historic happenings around the globe and how those events have sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|BISACS||JNF025080, JNF018040, JNF025190|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Essential Events - Booklist
Essential Events Set 4, Essential Events Set 5 – VOYA
Essential Events is a high quality, easy-to-navigate series on topics that often have cumbersome, thick books. This series has clear, concise language, wonderful photos, and clarifying sidebars that further define and explain some of the historical people, events, or concepts. Each volume has a time line, essential facts, additional resources, glossary, source notes, and index. . .[and] discusses and provides excellent unbiased descriptions. . .as well as good summaries of major events. . . . Overall, this series would be a worthy purchase to fill gaps and update or expand a print collection in any school or public library.
United States Enters World War I (Essential Events) – VOYA
. . .discusses major incidents that led to the outbreak of war in Europe and the neutrality of the United States, until the culminating threat of Mexico, and the country being compelled to join the Allied Forces, even against protest at home. It discusses the preparation it took for America and describes in brief detail many of the major battles in World War I both before and after the United States joined. It discusses how industrialization and technology made WWI a catastrophic war in its use of modern weaponry like chemical weapons, machine guns, tanks, and earth-shattering artillery guns, like Big Bertha. It also contains sections on the efforts of women, and their changing roles and contribution to the American war effort.
Essential Events Set 4 – Library Media Connection
These titles provide readers with a clear, concise, and engaging overview of important topics in American and World history. The writing is accessible and is richer than a lot of history writing, allowing the reader to become engaged in the text as a story, and the layout provides enough white space to allow lower level readers to feel confident. Recommended.
Trail of Tears (Essential Events) – School Library Journal
Trail of Tears briefly discusses Cherokee society and culture in a simplistic fashion and then covers the conflict regarding Native lands, Cherokee efforts to work for their rights within the American judicial system, the discovery of gold in Georgia that brought thousands of white miners to Cherokee land, the forced removal of the tribe during the 1830s, and the Cherokee today, in both Oklahoma and the Southeast.
Essential Events Set 4 – School Library Journal
These books offer vivid detail as well as historical and political context for these events. Good choices for any collection, both for research needs and as interesting nonfiction selections.
Essential Events Set 4 – Booklist
Each book begins with the event itself and then retraces its development and consequences, with additional background information provided in sidebars and images. The books in the series all include extensive and informative back matter, such as a comprehensive time line and endnotes citing the primary-source quotations that appear in the text. This series continues to do an excellent job of putting historical events into a more expansive context.