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Cover: Prisoners of War

Through the Wire (Prisoners of War) – Booklist

KL Himmelweg is a fictional concentration camp, but Crawford draws inspiration for the setting of this series opener from historical accounts of places like Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Dachau…Crawford’s straightforward plot gains tension as Americans begin bombing the camp, secrets are… View →

 
Cover: Native Americans Set 3

Native Americans Set 3 – School Library Connection

This easy-to-read series describes the customs and ways of life of different Native American tribes. Each double page spread has one page of large font text and a colorful photo. The text covers each tribe’s territory, home life, food, clothes, craft, beliefs, timeline, and history. The… View →

 
Cover: The Wild West

Wild West – School Library Connection

This series seeks to inform and entertain students about the period of westward expansion in the 1800s. This series is purposely designed to support the Common Core State Standards and includes a lot of features teachers will love when using these books in the classroom as a supplemental… View →

 
Cover: American Citizenship

American Citizenship – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A journey through the inner workings of the U.S. government. From what it means to be American to the mechanics of lawmaking and elections, each slim volume covers a lot of ground. A nice mix of contemporary and archival photos accompany the text. Complex issues are simplified in a way that… View →

 
Cover: Awesome Super Simple Habitat Projects

Super Simple Farm Projects: Fun and Easy Environment Activites (Awesome Super Simple Habitat Projects) – Ingram

Abdo’s Awesome Super Simple Habitat Projects series uses projects and crafts to deliver fun hands-on habitat education! Each title in the series provides an introductory note to adult helpers regarding safety and explanation of symbols that will be used throughout to indicate when… View →

 
Cover: Science at Work

Science at Work – School Library Connection

In this series readers will see how science plays an important part in the use of everyday materials. Children will enjoy seeing themselves in the easy reader nonfiction books. Each book explains the key physical science topics—electricity, elements, light, magnetism, mass, and temperature… View →

 
Cover: Science at Work

Science at Work – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Geared toward young readers, this series attempts to simplify science concepts with an emphasis on how they apply to daily life. Electricity, temperature, and light will be relatively familiar concepts for the audience while mass, magnetism, and the elements may be new. The page layouts… View →

 
Cover: Science in Action

Science in Action – School Library Connection

This very well done, highly engaging series discusses the scientific principles behind the various subjects and is liberally illustrated with both photographs and illustrations. All of the books feature experiments and recommended websites for additional information. Information is provided… View →

 
Cover: Biomes

Biomes – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Hansen succeeds at the difficult task of reducing complex topics to their essential elements for young readers. Besides identifying the important characteristics of each biome, she notes distinctions, such as arctic and alpine tundra and boreal, temperate, and tropical forests. She also… View →

 
Cover: Social Media Sensations

Social Media Sensations – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

If not already active users, most students will at least be familiar with these social media tools. This set excels at relating the stories behind each media outlet (rather than instructing readers in their use). Company history, funding sources, news stories, politics, and societal impacts… View →

 
Cover: Changing Animals Set 1

Changing Animals – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This fabulous series introduces the concept of metamorphosis in the animal kingdom through creatures like the jellyfish, salamander, and butterfly. Chapters are labeled as “Stages,” which mirror the actual chronological process of metamorphosis. The accompanying photographs are detailed and… View →

 
Cover: STEM in the Real World

STEM in the Real World Set 1 – School Library Connection

This series provides timely resources for schools using the Common Core curriculum. Each book follows same format: an introductory chapter, key events and pioneers in history, a description of career possibilities, and a final chapter predicting future growth and goals. Photographs, charts… View →