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Cover: Olympic Stars

Olympic Stars – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Modern Olympians are brought to life in these visually attractive biographies. An introduction provides a suspenseful account of an important moment in the subject’s life…The rest of the text relates each individual’s climb to Olympic status, with an overview of athletic accomplishments (b View →

 
Cover: Our Renewable Earth

Recycling (Our Renewable Earth) – Booklist

This title (part of the Our Renewable Earth series) adequately covers the what, how, and why of recycling. The tone is straightforward and factual, while the text focuses on paper, plastic, and food. Specific facts and simple statistics add interest…useful as a resource for… View →

 
Cover: Our Renewable Earth

Our Renewable Earth - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

With its clean look and straightforward content, this series introduces emergent readers to several of the planet’s sustainable energy sources. Vibrant photos in crisp blues and greens pop against the white pages, while spreads in earthy hues are rich, warm, and reflective of the overall… View →

 
Cover: Pro Wrestling's Greatest

Pro Wrestling's Greatest – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

In countdown style, pro-wrestling’s greatest stars and moments are described. The photos are splashy and bold, just like the sport itself. From classic “faces” (good guys like John Cena) to terrible “heels” (bad guys like CM Punk and Vince McMahon), the stars are covered…the writing is… View →

 
Cover: Back from Near Extinction

Back from Near Extinction – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Well-organized accounts of animal populations that have declined, then recovered to various degrees. Explanations of how each group became threatened are thorough; they include solid historical background and insights into the complex factors that impacted each situation. Photographs show… View →

 
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 →