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Cover: Basketball's Greatest Stars

Basketball's Greatest Stars – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Young basketball fans will find much to appreciate here. Pages feature appealing shots of the players in action accompanied by a paragraph or two of text and a “Fast Fact” sidebar. The focus is on each figure’s accomplishments, from their amateur days to their standings on NBA teams. For… View →

 
Cover: Real Monsters

Giant Centipede: Colossal Creeper of the Night (Real Monsters) – Booklist

Not for the faint of heart, this book in the aptly named Real Monsters series dramatically plays up the centipede’s lethal venom and frightening looks—as well as its fascinating natural history. The well-written text covers a variety of related topics in an order that makes sense and… View →

 
Cover: Big Buddy Olympic Bios

Big Buddy Olympic Biographies – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The colorful photographs are pleasing. . . . One notable aspect is the inclusion of fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad in the lineup. Librarians will be hard-pressed to find materials on Muhammad for this audience and should consider this title. Pronunciation is provided for more difficult words. . . View →

 
Cover: Big Business

Big Business – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

An absorbing, thorough look at the production of commonly used natural resources and their by-products. Economic, legislative, and environmental factors as well as new technologies and the future of each enterprise are also presented. World history plays a large albeit unexpected role, too… View →

 
Cover: Simple Machines

Simple Machines – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Simple machines have rarely looked as stunning as they do in this visually appealing and readily accessible set. Sharp images of these devices, both at rest and at work, give readers an up-close look at how the tools are used, capturing their modest beauty in striking detail; for instance… View →

 
Cover: Stars of Music

Stars of Music – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Slight profiles of contemporary music superstars. The books emphasize the subjects’ careers with little information on their personal lives. Young readers may find some unfamiliar facts; for instance, Beyoncé was a part of a group called Destiny’s Child and Justin Timberlake “won an award… View →

 
Cover: Super Simple Origami

Super Simple Origami – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Origami books are ideal for reinforcing print concepts, as readers flip back to the introductions to refer to the instructions for basic folds and following steps in order. These titles offer a little extra help, providing an unobtrusive dotted line path from one step to the next. Six… View →

 
Cover: Total Sports

Total Gymnastics (Total Sports) – Booklist

Superstar Simone Biles is front and center on the introduction page of this comprehensive guide to gymnastics. Part of the Total Sports series, this volume discusses the history of gymnastics, from its ancient Greek roots to the modern Olympics, and notes key players. Though the most… View →

 
Cover: Total Sports

Total Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Thorough overviews make this series an ideal starting point for middle school research projects. The origins and histories of each sport are detailed and include descriptions of major past and present stars… View →

 
Cover: Cool Main Dish Recipes

Cool Main Dish Recipes – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

It’s all protein in these vocabulary-rich cookbooks—vegetarians need not apply! Recipe instructions are detailed enough for novice chefs, providing good descriptive text in each step and photographs of key moments in the process. Kids will gain practice with basic techniques, such as… View →

 
Cover: Exploring Our Universe

Exploring Our Universe - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

After reading this series, students are certain to walk away with a newfound appreciation for the myriad wonders of the cosmos. Filled with an impressive amount of details each volume introduces kids to scientific terms with unexpected definitions (Trojans are asteroids outside of the… View →

 
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 →