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Cover: First Drawings

First Drawings - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This series builds on subject interests to introduce young artists to elementary drawing practices. Each book offers five drawings to copy from basic geometric shapes. Kids will learn how to sketch guidelines, establish an outline, add details, create texture and shape using shading, and… View →

Cover: Hank the Pet Sitter

Otis the Very Large Dog (Hank the Pet Sitter) – Booklist

…This has diverse secondary characters and uses word repetition to reinforce comprehension…Funny and sweet… View →

Cover: Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels – School Library Journal

This series follows Lola as she experiences first love with her brother’s best friend, CJ. Each entry traces an important step in the development of their relationship, from their first romantic encounter…to their fight over revealing the relationship to Lola’s brother…Lola, a shy but… View →

Cover: Mars Bound

Mars Bound – School Library Journal

…Each book outlines a problem that needs to be solved before they successfully land on the far-away planet, including a fellow teen who sabotages the mission and an explosion they need to create to put the ship back on course…With big, readable text and bold use of font on each page… View →

Cover: American Royalty

American Royalty – School Library Journal

This satirical series imagines a world where George Washington drunkenly made the decision to become king rather than president. The books follow his descendants in the royal family during the modern era as they tussle to be crowned the next king…The series humorously integrates details… View →

Cover: Super Simple Science at Work

Super Simple Science at Work – School Library Connection

This highly attractive nonfiction picture book series guides young readers through simple scientific experiments. Each book begins with a note to “adult helpers” which explains important safety procedures. Following is a brief explanation of the scientific subject being explored, a summary… View →

Cover: Texas Fridays

Texas Fridays – School Library Journal

This new series explores the fanfare of high school football, following the stories of different players from cities all over Texas…The diverse backgrounds and authentic struggles of these players, including relationship drama and family pressures, make the characters relatable and the… View →

Cover: Big Buddy Olympic Bios

Laurie Hernandez (Big Buddy Olympic Biographies) – Booklist

…The text describes Hernandez’s rigorous training with Coach Maggie Haney and how she must be homeschooled to fit her practice schedule. The final chapters relate her Olympic events and victories, as well as the Final Five’s post-Olympic celebrity. The book features two-to-four-page… View →

Cover: Prisoners of War

Through the Wire (Prisoners of War) – Booklist

KL Himmelweg is a fictional concentration camp, but Crawford draws inspiration for the setting of this series opener from historical accounts of places like Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Dachau…Crawford’s straightforward plot gains tension as Americans begin bombing the camp, secrets are… View →

Cover: Native Americans Set 3

Native Americans Set 3 – School Library Connection

This easy-to-read series describes the customs and ways of life of different Native American tribes. Each double page spread has one page of large font text and a colorful photo. The text covers each tribe’s territory, home life, food, clothes, craft, beliefs, timeline, and history. The… View →

Cover: The Wild West

Wild West – School Library Connection

This series seeks to inform and entertain students about the period of westward expansion in the 1800s. This series is purposely designed to support the Common Core State Standards and includes a lot of features teachers will love when using these books in the classroom as a supplemental… View →

Cover: American Citizenship

American Citizenship – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A journey through the inner workings of the U.S. government. From what it means to be American to the mechanics of lawmaking and elections, each slim volume covers a lot of ground. A nice mix of contemporary and archival photos accompany the text. Complex issues are simplified in a way that… View →