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Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Science Definitions from School Library Journal on November 1, 2010

Cover: Dig In! Learn About Dirt

Attractive and succinct, these introductions tackle big topics in a friendly way. Each one opens with short, declarative sentences that provide a poetic sensibility. For example, Soil begins, ‘’Dig it. Plant in it…Spongy, sandy, or sticky—it’s all delightful dirt!’ A final spread personalizes the topic with examples from everyday life, and an illustrated extension explains basic science, such as what dirt is made of. Large, eye-catching photos cover the recto of each spread. One small caption flaw in Push and Pull labels a hard drive as a CD/DVD player. Varying jewel-toned accents are used in headings, highlighted glossary terms, and in a sidebar on each spread. The slightly large trim size will make these good choices for group use.

—Carol S. Surges

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Dig In! Learn About Dirt
Follow It! Learn About Shadows
Let It Blow! Learn About Air
Plug It In! Learn About Electricity
Push and Pull! Learn About Magnets
Splash! Learn About Water

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