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Cover: Animal Sounds Set 1

Animal Sounds Set 1 – School Library Journal

These books are brief and playful introductions to each animal, with their noises used as a unifying device. The rhyming texts are presented in a large, clear font that stands out against the colorful photos. Informational inserts are on a higher reading level. . . [and] the layout and… View →

 
Cover: Cool CSI

Cool Eyewitness Encounters: How's Your Memory? (Cool CSI) – Booklist

For those who’ve had their interests piqued by forensic science, this book offers a good introduction as well as a few ways to have “fun with forensics.” The compact book, part of the Cool CSI series, begins with the way crimes are initially analyzed and moves on to simplified… View →

 
Cover: Mighty Machines

Bulldozers (Mighty Machines) - Booklist

The exciting technology in this entry in the Mighty Machines series will grab all those fans of heavy machinery who stand enthralled at building sites and act out the vrooming drama in play at home. . . .Kids will want to talk about the names of the engine parts and point to them on the… View →

 
Cover: United States Presidents

United States Presidents (2009) - School Library Journal

The profusion of color and black-and-white pictures will give students a leg up on the old “dress up as a president and give a short report” assignment, and the brief declarative sentences keep the books within the reach of most first chapter-book readers. . . .The strong layout keeps each… View →

 
Cover: Dog Daze Set 1

Brainy Brittanys (Dog Daze) – Booklist

As with other volumes in the series, this one gives children brief information about the breed. . .[and] the mix of quick facts, double-spread paintings, photos, quizzes, a few words from a spaniel named Molly—and even the tale of the heroic dog—offers just the sort of variety that will… View →

 
Cover: Good Manners Matter!

Good Manners Matter! – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This series points out the necessity of using good manners in a variety of situations…the text is easy to read, and is surrounded by plenty of white space. Scenarios are presented…and readers are invited to consider how they would respond. Behaviors explored in the narrative are listed… View →

 
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Barack Obama (United States Presidents) – Booklist

A. . .simple, approachable entry in the United States Presidents series. Wheeler gives an overall glimpse of Obama’s life from childhood to the presidency, beginning with a brief introduction, a time line of major events, and a quick “Did You Know?” page. Following are two-page… View →

 
Cover: Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Set 1

Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Set 1 - Booklist

The artwork is more energetic, and the format works in the series’ favor, lending a contemporary feel even though the cars and clothes are vintage.
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Cover: National Parks Set 2

National Parks Set 2 – School Library Journal

The eight chapters in each title, one to three pages long, are chock-full of valuable information. Scientific terms are dispersed throughout, and most are either explained within the text or included in the glossary. The amazing photographs highlight unique features and are clear and crisp… View →

 
Cover: Animal Habitats

Animal Habitats – School Library Journal

The first few pages of each volume offer a brief introduction to the habitat and provide a map that clearly identifies locations around the world. Then spreads introduce eight animals. A large, striking photo of each creature will capture readers’ attention, while text boxes and a small… View →

 
Cover: Graphic Shakespeare Set 1

Graphic Shakespeare Set 1 - School Library Journal

Each book opens with a list of characters and a description of the setting. Background information, a short synopsis, famous phrases from the play, and a biographical sketch of Shakespeare are also included…each slim volume is written in large-sized font and includes full-color… View →

 
Cover: Children's Authors Set 5

Children's Authors Set 5 - School Library Journal

. . .these biographies include information that may be of interest to elementary students. . . View →