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Cover: Hip-Hop Insider

Hip-Hop Dance (Hip-Hop Insider) - Booklist

While the rest of the Hip-Hop Insider series takes on culture, groups, music, and more, this entry looks at the moves that make hip-hop dance so distinctive. Varieties of hip-hop dance are discussed in depth, with plenty of props given to important figures, many of whom will be new to… View →

 
Cover: First in Fashion

Mary Quant: Miniskirt Maker (First in Fashion) - Booklist

Readers may not realize that the bright, energetic fashions of today’s youth exist in large part because of British fashion designer Mary Quant. At a time when young people were dressed to look like miniature adults, Quant dedicated herself to creating a distinct, new category of clothing… View →

 
Cover: Dinosaurs Set 2

Dinosaurs Set 2 - Booklist

It’s no secret what preschoolers will find lurking in the pages of the Dinosaurs series, each volume of which examines one type of dinosaur. Here young readers can learn about when the dinosaur lived, its body and diet, and where its fossils have been found. Written for beginning readers… View →

 
Cover: Defining Images

Edward S. Curtis Chronicles Native Nations (Defining Images) - Booklist

STARRED★ The contemporary perspective, however, is truly illuminating, addressing what Curtis got wrong; the hypocritical attitudes of Curtis’ contemporaries, who idealized Native culture while… View →

 
Cover: Inside Your Body

All About Broken Bones (Inside Your Body) - Booklist

Soft-hued cartoons of kids and their (nonfrightening) skeletons make up the majority of the illustrations, though there are occasional photographs as well. A straightforward guide to a medical incident many kids are likely to experience at one point or another. View →

 
Cover: Biomes

Biomes – Booklist Top 10 Biomes

The titles in this series not only focus on the climate and physical geography of each biome but point out differentiations within them, such as boreal, temperate, and tropical forests. They provide examples of the biome’s flora and fauna, which are also depicted in a visual chart. View →

 
Cover: Gladiator Island

Gladiator Island - School Library Connection

These books are fast-moving reads that contain violence and explore disturbing concepts and dark human motivations. View →

 
Cover: Big Business

Big Business - School Library Connection

A welcome addition to any collection…Colorful pictures and sidebars are mixed with text that provides historic and future perspectives…well-researched with illustrations ranging from photographs to colorful drawings to works of art. Reluctant readers will find the eye-catching sidebars… View →

 
Cover: Essential Literary Genres

Essential Literary Genres - School Library Connection

This set uses tools that enable students to better understand each major genre…works within each title give students a strong grasp of storytelling, characters, setting, and point of view…a good asset for secondary schools with literature and Advanced Placement classes as well as book… View →

 
Cover: Special Reports Set 2

Special Reports Set 2 - School Library Connection

Each volume begins with a story from the news as an introduction to the topic, expands on that story, and then moves into the history behind the topic…The “Additional Resources” at the end of each volume is a valuable inclusion for libraries. Students could use these as a starting point… View →

 
Cover: Real Monsters

Real Monsters - School Library Connection

Each book has information about animal families, habitat, diet—everything a student needs to know for either a research project or for personal information…There are nonfiction text features such as maps, words in bold, and photographs with captions. Many of the photographs are graphic… View →

 
Cover: National Parks

National Parks - School Library Connection

This series is filled with park ranger views, reflections, and insights that provide unique perspectives on the national parks, including coverage of influential people and actions that founded and shaped the parks into what they are today. Titles present geological and biological… View →