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Cover: Native American Leaders

Native American Leaders – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The series’ main strength is in its vibrant images, composed of paintings, etchings, and individual photographs (where possible), as well as contemporary photos of historic reconstructions and statues and intriguing cameo portraits superimposed on landscape photos. View →

 
Cover: Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Simple text and colorful photos explore key areas of earth science while also making STEAM connections. Texts are well organized… View →

 
Cover: Biografías de deportistas olímpicos (Olympic Biographies)

Biografías de deportistas olímpicos – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Kids are provided with lots of statistics, mainly how many medals the athlete has won, where, and for what event, all accompanied by full-page photographs. There is also a description of the physical attributes that have contributed to their success. View →

 
Cover: Vehículos y aeronaves militares (Military Aircraft & Vehicles)

Vehículos y aeronaves militares – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The Spanish translation is flawless. Full-page photographs of the machines in action complement and extend the text. Budding military enthusiasts will find enough information and captivating photographs to keep them engaged for a while. View →

 
Cover: Caballos (Horses)

Caballos – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Large photographs accompanied by a few facts introduce children to a handful of horse breeds in this perfectly translated series. The photographs are very attractive and go hand in hand with the text. When appropriate, some of the images include children, thus furthering their appeal. A… View →

 
Cover: Baby Animals

Baby Animals – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

…text brevity, sentence structure, and mostly simple vocabulary make these accessible to early readers. The visual appeal alone makes the series worth considering for beginning readers of nonfiction. View →

 
Cover: Months

Months – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Each book’s small trim size, white backgrounds, and crisp photographs are all designed to cater to little learners. Full-color photographs match the short texts well. Consider for early learning collections and for preschools. View →

 
Cover: Our Galaxy

Our Galaxy – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Younger readers eager to explore astronomy will enjoy this introductory set. Bright, detailed visuals take children on a journey across the universe. Since each title is well-organized for research, students should have no issue locating relevant information within the clean, colorful, and… View →

 
Cover: Building by Design

Building by Design – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This series is comprehensive, and the definitions and explanations of complex scientific and engineering topics are suitable for middle school readers. It will facilitate students’ understanding of why each of these structures is unique and its importance in fulfilling the needs and goals… View →

 
Cover: Women in Sports

Women in Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Filled with excellent research and fodder for reports, each title is highly readable and chock-full of facts about female athletes. Photos perfectly enhance the text, supporting but not distracting from the narrative of each chapter. A first purchase for tweens and teens. View →

 
Cover: Super Simple Engineering Projects

Super Simple Engineering Projects – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Key concepts are explained clearly in introductory matter with well-chosen photos and graphics. Skyscraper is the standout title; once kids have made a structure out of pretzels and Nutella and then destroyed it with an apple wrecking ball, they get to eat the rubble! View →

 
Cover: Inside Your Body

Inside Your Body – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The overall design includes photographs, diagrams, captions, colorful backgrounds, and bold fonts that all come together for a visually appealing product. While the sentence structure is relatively simple and efficient, vocabulary is scientific and thoughtfully chosen. This clear… View →

 
Cover: Modern Engineering Marvels

Modern Engineering Marvels – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Comprehensive and well researched, this colorful, organized series offers an abundance of qualitative information for middle schoolers. A must-have addition for collections exploring the maker movement and STEM topics or with a special interest in engineering View →

 
Cover: First in Fashion

First in Fashion – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Each brief book is packed with often fascinating information. The design is colorful and eye-catching, including many illustrative photographs, both historical and stock… These are highly engaging and rich resources. View →

 
Cover: Cool Makerspace

Cool Makerspace – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This smart-looking series featuring very detailed instructions and clear photos of hands demonstrating the actions will tempt readers to try something new. The five to eight projects per volume advance in complexity, so there is something for beginners and experienced crafters alike…. There’ View →

 
Cover: Women in Science

Women in Science – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The texts all call particular attention to obstacles faced by professional women in the not so distant past. Much effort is given to explaining each woman’s contribution to her field and elucidating the often complex science involved…First-rate research materials and engaging and… View →

 
Cover: Race in America

Race in America – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Race relations in the United States are liberally discussed, with much consideration for legislation and activist efforts like the civil rights movement and Black Lives Matter. Informative sidebars augment the text, and discussion starters are included with each chapter’s conclusion. This… View →

 
Cover: Hip-Hop Insider

Hip-Hop Insider – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This series celebrates what has become a music staple to much of the world. A highly attractive exposé of the artistry and legacy behind a popular music style for high schoolers View →

 
Cover: Ecological Disasters

Ecological Disasters – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The writing is engaging and informative, some of the titles taking a more narrative approach, while others are more scientific. All of them benefit from back matter that includes flowcharts that show cause and effect, and an ‘Essential Facts’ section that sums up key points. These volumes… View →

 
Cover: Xtreme Raptors

Xtreme Raptors – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Engaging text, strong organization, and highly effective visual layouts are the highlights of this set. High-quality nonfiction with strong visual appeal for upper elementary schoolers. View →