Building the Panama Canal
This title examines an important historic event, building the Panama Canal. Readers will learn about the historic quests to find a pathway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, France's pursuit in building a canal, and the United States' first trials in building the Panama Canal. Also covered are the key players in the canal's construction and the canal's worldwide impact on commerce and travel. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|BISACS||JNF025080, JNF051120, JNF038050|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||X|
|ATOS Reading Level||7.7|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||135708|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||3.0|
|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 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.
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.
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.