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Editorial Review

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

Cover: Knight Life

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

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Knight Life 5.0
TV-Station Secrets 5.0

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