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Special Reports Set 2 - Booklist

For students who need reliable and concise research sources on controversial topics, these volumes in the Special Reports series offer great options. Accompanied by color photos, graphs, and charts, each book starts its discussion with a recent news story that draws attention to the issue… View →

 
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Super Simple Grassland Projects: Fun and Easy Animal Environment Activities (Awesome Super Simple Habitat Projects) – Booklist

Though simple, the activities in this book are heavily content-based and appropriate as both rainy-day crafts or activities in a science or geography classroom. The animals that call the grasslands home are the focus of most of the projects, and a detailed explanation of the habitat’s basic… View →

 
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Essential Library of the Civil War – School Library Connection

These well-written narratives explain the who, what, where, when, and how of the Civil War reinforced by boxed highlights, maps, pictures, and illustrations. The long-ranging impact of the Civil War is reflected in discussions of contemporary topics such as the Civil Rights Movement… View →

 
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Alternative Energy – Booklist

As awareness of the dangers tied to global warming and fossil fuels grows, green energy is playing a bigger part in how people are powering their communities. Each of the books in the Alternative Energy series introduces an ecofriendly energy source by explaining its history, how it… View →

 
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Horses – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

With two or three sentences per page, this set introduces the most basic traits of horse breeds. Most of the content focuses on physical features and the ways horses are used by humans, along with a bit about their temperament. The writing uses short, direct sentences that are generally… View →

 
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U.S. Landmarks – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Informative details about each landmark’s history and construction are the best part of this set. Books have a single-chapter format with one to three declarative sentences on one side and a full-page photo or illustration on the other. Each has a solid locator map, a description of what… View →

 
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Hidden Human Computers: Black Women of NASA (Hidden Heroes) – Booklist

STARRED★ For students wanting to know more about the African American female NASA workers depicted in the movie Hidden Figures, there’s just such a volume in the Hidden Heroes series. Because… View →

 
Cover: Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A look at people who by dint of determination and skill shaped social, political, and professional arenas but typically have received little or no attention for their efforts. The coverage is thorough. Content includes not only details about what the featured groups did and why but also… View →

 
Cover: Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy - School Library Journal

Fact-filled and thorough, this well-written collection covers a vast array of sustainable power sources, from the familiar (Solar Energy; Wind Energy) to the less common (Biofuels; Ocean Energy). Text-heavy yet comprehensible, each book delves into the specific energy source’s… View →

 
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Make Me the Best Athlete – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Using famous athletes as examples, this series outlines drills to help tweens improve specific skills in a variety of popular sports. Titles single out aspects of the game that current athletes including hockey’s Sidney Crosby, soccer’s Lionel Messi, and football’s Aaron Rodgers perform… View →

 
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Military Technologies – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The complicated relationship between technology and war is explored, from the Revolutionary War to the battles waged in Vietnam. Tracing the advancement of military technologies over the course of roughly 200 years, each volume focuses on the weapons used during a specific war and their… View →

 
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Olympic Stars – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Modern Olympians are brought to life in these visually attractive biographies. An introduction provides a suspenseful account of an important moment in the subject’s life…The rest of the text relates each individual’s climb to Olympic status, with an overview of athletic accomplishments (b View →