Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Reading Rocks! from School Library Journal on February 1, 2009

Intended for reluctant readers, these books are filled with colorful photos and illustrations, and their large type and short chapters make them accessible. TV-Station introduces basic staff (newscaster, videographer), and the narrative then focuses on a specific editor at a North Carolina station. It continues to move back and forth between the general and the specific, making the text a bit muddled. Knight Life is written in the second person and describes how one is knighted and some of the aspects of chivalric life. While certainly covering a high-interest topic, this introduction tends to glamorize a knight’s existence and is a bit too generalized. It will interest some reluctant readers, but is not appropriate for reports.

—Clare A. Dombrowski

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