Special Reports explores the challenging events and contentious issues that fill the headlines, with compelling text and well-chosen images. Providing balanced coverage, as well as background information and context, the books in this series help readers develop an essential understanding of current events and encourage them to form their own opinions.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Fall 2017
- Spring 2017
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF043000, JNF053140, JNF024020|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||NOT AR|
|Features||Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Special Reports Set 1 – School Library Connection
This series presents information that is current and relevant. Each book contains Source Notes by chapter, Additional Resources, and Essential Facts…Also included are colored textboxes that highlight important points and facts. Anecdotal stories in quotes and offset fonts are inserted throughout to make the narrative more interesting and personal to the readers. Some of the topics may be controversial in some communities, though all are presented in a factual manner free of bias.
Special Reports Set 1 - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
There is a range of topics, some of which are considered contentious or controversial, but the authors approach them from multiple viewpoints with sensitivity, balance, and impartiality. The topics are well-researched and indexed…the text is clear and accessible. The use of boxes, charts, and color photos successfully adds information while providing relief from the formal text. Beneficial for research projects, but also useful for general interest reading and to encourage critical thinking about complicated issues.