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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 →

 
Cover: Werewolf Council

Werewolf Council – Pop Mythology

The story is good, not just young-adult good, but fully-matured good. I felt very fortunate to have the entire series at the ready because I did not want to pause, and upon completing one book I found myself immediately reaching for the next one. Manoa has found his storytelling voice in… View →

 
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. Hansen’s writing strikes a nice… 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 Set 1

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. . . .[and is] well-researched with illustrations ranging from photographs to colorful drawings to works of art. Reluctant readers will find the… View →

 
Cover: Essential Literary Genres

Essential Literary Genres - School Library Connection

This set uses tools that enable students to better understand each major genre. Selected works within each title give students a strong grasp of storytelling, characters, setting, and point of view. This series would be a good asset for secondary schools with literature and Advanced… 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 →