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Cover: Famous Ships

The Wilhelm Gustloff Story (Famous Ships) – Booklist

★*STARRED*★ Filled with quotes from survivors, historical photos, and sidebars offering further background, the chapters present an even-handed, engaging account of the events leading up to and immediately… View →

 
Cover: Being Female in America

Sexism and Race (Being Female in America) – Booklist

. . .cogently lays out the history of the intersections of race and gender and highlights the many inequalities women of color still face today. . . [and] provides readers with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of the issues. Factoid-filled sidebars and discussion-fueling… View →

 
Cover: History's Hotshots

Ninjas! Skilled and Stealthy Secret Agents (History's Hotshots) – Booklist

Cultural touchstones like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles popularized ninjas for kids, but this book gives them real substance to explore. View →

 
Cover: Wild Weather

Hail (Wild Weather) – Booklist

Though it doesn’t downplay the seriousness of the effects dangerous weather can have on people and property, the Wild Weather series primarily takes a measured, scientific approach to the examination of different kinds of storms. Geared toward newly independent readers, the text is… View →

 
Cover: Up2U Adventures Set 3

Up2U Adventures Set 3 – Library Media Connection

The stories move along well and keep the reader engaged. The series can be fun while showing students that choices have consequences. Recommended. View →

 
Cover: Survive

Survive – Library Media Connection

These are quickly read, and could be recommended to reluctant readers. . . [and] be useful for sparking some interest in actual techniques, information, and skills that would be useful in dire situations. View →

 
Cover: Ecological Disasters

Ecological Disasters – Library Media Connection

Extremely informative, well laid-out, and expertly researched, these titles should provide a quality nonfiction upgrade to any library collection. Recommended. View →

 
Cover: Toy Trailblazers Set 2

Toy Trailblazers Set 2 – Library Media Connection

These stories about successful entrepreneurs who worked hard to gain success would be a popular addition to any library collection. Recommended. View →

 
Cover: Women in Science

Women in Science – Library Media Connection

Each highly readable and visually appealing volume begins with a defining moment in the person’s career. What follows is an overview of the person’s life and the contributions she made to her field. The books are replete with numerous color photographs and sidebars. Recommended. View →

 
Cover: Newsmakers Set 2

Newsmakers Set 2 – Booklist

Each title sums up its subject’s life in five short chapters, which are enhanced with well-chosen and nicely reproduced photographs. View →

 
Cover: Off Road Vehicles

Off Road Vehicles – School Library Journal

An assortment of off-road vehicles are depicted in this new nonfiction series. Each book is rich in subject-specific vocabulary and describes the vehicle’s history, types, uses, and terrains where they can be driven. Page layouts feature bright, vivid photographs and graphics with up-close… View →

 
Cover: Lucky 8

Lucky 8 – School Library Journal

The series features charming illustrations that suit the spooky, fantastical tone of the books and will draw in middle grade readers. The text is very readable, with bold fonts featured throughout. Written at a second grade reading level, this series has engaging illustrations and a… View →

 
Cover: Native American Oral Histories

Native American Oral Histories – School Library Connection

With easy-to-read text, this series looks at the impact oral folklore has had on Native American culture. Full color and b&w photographs supplement the text while maps provide tribal locations. “Stop and Think” sections enable the reader to reflect on how stories can be an effective tool in… View →

 
Cover: Game Face Set 2

Sports Report (Game Face Set 2) – Booklist

Maya, a strong female protagonist, shows there is a place for women in the male-dominated sports-reporting world. One of four new releases in the engaging Game Face series. View →

 
Cover: Ecological Disasters

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Ecological Disasters) – Booklist

Perdew provides an informative introduction to the problem and discusses a few proposed solutions, while noting that public awareness and responsible plastic disposal are vital. . . . This wide-format book leaves readers with plenty to think about, from possible future outcomes to personal… View →

 
Cover: Women in Science

Rosalind Franklin: DNA Discoverer (Women in Science) – Booklist

Throughout the book, photos offer glimpses of Franklin, her work, and her world, but the book’s strength lies in its lucid portrayal of her upbringing, personality, and attitudes, as well as her sometimes difficult professional relationships with individual researchers in the almost… View →

 
Cover: Explore the Countries Set 4

Explore the Countries Set 4 – Booklist

Each of these new books in the Explore the Countries series gives a straightforward overview of the country it covers. The books are more informative than fun, making them a good resource for beginning researchers in the elementary grades. View →

 
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) (Spanish Version)

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 →