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Cover: Behind the Wheel of a Dirt Bike

A noteworthy review of In the Driver's Seat from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

In the Driver’s Seat series. These books focus on what a young reader might experience while driving the featured vehicle. The second-person narration includes pertinent information about the vehicles; color photos and occasional sidebars support the texts. Safety issues are mentioned… View →

 
Cover: Eyewitness to Japanese Internment

A noteworthy review of Eyewitness to World War II from School Library Connection on October 1, 2016

This comprehensive series does an excellent job of covering the very broad and popular topic of World War II. Each brief volume addresses a different aspect of the war, from important and well-known battles to the contributions and experiences of women and different ethnic groups. The text… View →

 
Cover: Inventing the Cell Phone

A noteworthy review of The Spark of Invention from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

Spark of Invention series. These books examine the history and technological underpinnings of these modern machines. Each volume hits on a few key people and events critical to the creation of the technology as well as to the products’ broad popularity. The books are quite short, though… View →

 
Cover: Cats

A noteworthy review of In the Barnyard from Children's Bookwatch on October 1, 2016

‘Cats’ is an introduction to the world of domestic cats from the series, In the Barnyard, written for young readers age 5 and up. ‘Cats’ has information on domestic cat colors, characteristics, claws, eating hunting, and life expectancy, plus multiple color photo portraits of many different… View →

 
Cover: Haiti Earthquake Survival Stories

A noteworthy review of Natural Disaster True Survival Stories from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

Natural Disaster True Survival Stories series. In a series about real-life disaster survival, this volume focuses on the earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. A brief introduction describes this disaster, followed by five chapters that detail real individuals’ involvement. Gripping… View →

 
Cover: On the Hunt with Black Mambas

A noteworthy review of On the Hunt with Animal Predators from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

On the Hunt with Animal Predators series. These slight books present basic information about reptiles of tropical swamps and grasslands. Characteristics of each species are recounted including their habitats, social behaviors, food sources, and nurturing of offspring. The simply written… View →

 
Cover: Abby Sunderland: Alone on the Indian Ocean

A noteworthy review of True Stories, Real People from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

True Stories, Real People series. Each short, inspiring biography is divided into four or five chapters written in an objective, unpretentious manner. Quotation sources are fastidiously footnoted and listed in the back matter. Navigation is easy thanks to clean layouts and a simple color… View →

 
Cover: The Chilean Miners: Buried Alive

A noteworthy review of True Stories, Real People from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

True Stories, Real People series. Integrating objective, fact-based narration and primary source quotations, this title communicates the hardships and applauds the fortitude of the Chilean men who were trapped in the San Jose Mine for sixty-nine days. Simple layouts use call-out boxes… View →

 
Cover: Guarding Supermax Prisons

A noteworthy review of Highly Guarded Places from Booklist on October 1, 2016

If the swirling lengths of razor wire don’t ensnare readers, the chance to look into a cell in the most secure prison in the U.S. will. Kicking off with bank robber Jack Powers’ prison escape and relocation to Colorado’s federal supermax prison, the Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX)… View →

 
Cover: Missions of the Delta Force

A noteworthy review of Military Special Forces in Action from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

Military Special Forces in Action series. This series briefly profiles special forces units designed to perform difficult and dangerous missions. Each volume provides a history of the unit’s origin and its mission, as well as the grueling and strenuous training involved. Brief vignettes… View →

 
Cover: On the Hunt with Great White Sharks

A noteworthy review of On the Hunt with Animal Predators from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

On the Hunt with Animal Predators series. This slight book presents basic information about one of the most feared sea creatures including habitat, behaviors, food sources, and reproduction. The brief narrative is interesting but may be inadequate for report-driven readers. Large up-close… View →

 
Cover: Indian Ocean Tsunami Survival Stories

A noteworthy review of Natural Disaster True Survival Stories from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

Natural Disaster True Survival Stories series. In a series about real-life disaster survival, these volumes focus on two earthquakes and tsunamis that hit Asia. In each book, a brief introduction describes the disaster, followed by chapters that detail real individuals’ involvement… View →