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Cover: Stink Set 1

Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker (Stink) - Booklist

With large print, an attractive format, and an eye-catching cover, the second book in the Stink series will attract its share of readers who are just getting comfortable with chapter books.
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Cover: Snakes Set 2

Coral Snakes (Snakes) – School Library Journal

. . .briefly describes the subject animal’s basic anatomy and outstanding physical and behavioral characteristics. Color photos accompany the texts on every spread. [Coral] Snakes will be useful. . .where there is a heavy demand for material on poisonous snakes. View →

 
Cover: American Moments Set 3

Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Kent State Tragedy (American Moments) – School Library Journal

Both Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination and the Kent State tragedy are firmly set in the history of the Vietnam era. The antiwar movement informed both Kennedy’s campaign and the shootings at the Ohio university. Koestler-Grack does a workmanlike job of describing each event and setting it… View →

 
Cover: Great Artists Set 1

Great Artists Set 1 – School Library Journal

Two-page chapters offer basic information about the life and work of the artists and the eras in which they lived. Splotches of color, varied borders, small reproductions, and many photos provide visual interest in these small-format books. View →

 
Cover: All Aboard America Set 2

All Aboard America Set 2 – School Library Journal

The type is huge and is set amid plenty of white space. Each book has large, often full-page illustrations and reproductions. . .generally, they balance the words nicely. Each book has a “Detour” page that offers sideline information. . . . Overall, these titles can be useful for… View →

 
Cover: Children's Illustrators Set 1

Children's Illustrators Set 1 – Horn Book Guide

. . .informative introductions. . . View →

 
Cover: American Moments Set 3

Kent State Tragedy (American Moments) – Booklist

…This entry explores the deadly 1970 clash between Vietnam War protestors and National Guard soldiers and its aftermath…a solid introduction to the topic…Numerous black-and-white photos of the victims and their anguished friends will be particularly effective in drawing readers into… View →

 
Cover: Children's Illustrators Set 1

Children's Illustrators Set 1 – School Library Journal

Wheeler documents each artist’s life, education, training, and career in brief, well-written texts enhanced by photos of the artist at work and at play. She also comments on the formal elements of art evident in each man’s work. These introductions to. . .superlative illustrators will… View →

 
Cover: First Sounds

First Sounds – School Library Journal

These titles…will be most welcome in a classroom setting. The simple format includes clean-looking photographs surrounded by white space. The images clearly show the concept without being bogged down by extra details. These little packages are perfect for teaching lessons that feature a… View →

 
Cover: National Parks Set 1

National Parks Set 1 – School Library Journal

Beautifully illustrated with full-color photos…these titles are not only informative but also quite readable. Each volume discusses the origins, history, ecosystems, geology, wildlife, and highlights of the park. A section on future challenges such as overcrowding and development is… View →

 
Cover: Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time – School Library Journal

In this series of beginning readers, each book focuses on a different rhyming sound. The first page lists 10 rhyming words and notes that “words that rhyme do not have to be spelled the same.” Then each of the words is illustrated with a full-color photograph and a descriptive sentence… View →

 
Cover: Animal Kingdom Set 2

Animal Kingdom Set 2 - School Library Journal

These…books all follow the same basic format of short, two- to three-page chapters, large print, and lots of full-color photos. Each book gives basic information about its subject such as the animal’s physical characteristics, its habitat, and what it eats. The easy vocabulary and short… View →