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Cover: Famous Ghosts

A noteworthy review of Reading Rocks! from School Library Journal on November 1, 2022

Series that uses various engaging topics to encourage reading. Starting with a table of contents, titles are about three chapters long with vocabulary words in bold and in another color. A few paragraphs of text are paired with full page captioned photos or graphics. Coverage includes… View →

 
Cover: Coaches

A noteworthy review of Community Helpers from Booklist on November 1, 2022

The Community Helpers series provides a solid starting point for young readers who are interested in exploring possible careers. Each title begins by introducing a young child who is interested in the community job discussed and encourages readers to find a professional working in the… View →

 
Cover: Chicago Bears

A noteworthy review of Professional Football Teams from School Library Journal on November 1, 2022

Covering each of the teams in the National Football League, this series briefly runs through each teams’ history, including their notable players and impactful coaches. In addition to short biographies of ‘legacy’ players, the books include writeups of current stars who View →

 
Cover: Investigating Plastic Pollution

A noteworthy review of Investigating Pollution from School Library Journal on November 1, 2022

Eight types of pollution are evaluated through comprehensive text and simple graphics. Each book begins with a captivating story that draws readers into the topic, such as a manatee named Gerard whose food source was destroyed by agricultural pollution. This is followed by an… View →

 
Cover: Cincinnati Bengals

A noteworthy review of Professional Football Teams from Booklist on October 1, 2022

Meet the Cincinnati Bengals in this attractive volume from the Professional Football Teams series (32 titles). Double-page features, such as ‘Heroes from History,’ ‘Modern Day Marvels,’ and ‘The GOAT’ (Greatest of All Time),… View →

 
Cover: Investigating Nuclear Pollution

A noteworthy review of Investigating Pollution from Booklist on October 1, 2022

Investigating Pollution (8 titles) is an inaugural series under the new Wonder Books imprint, and it uses narrative nonfiction to make the fact-filled text go down easy. This title examines different sources of nuclear pollution, its dangers, past nuclear disasters, and the benefits and… View →

 
Cover: Let's Explore Seashores

A noteworthy review of Let's Explore Ecosystems from Midwest Book Review on September 1, 2022

A new series from The Child’s World publishing company, ’Let’s Explore Ecosystems’ consists of twelve different environments: Coral Reefs, Deserts, Forests, Freshwater Lakes, Grasslands, Mountains, Oceans, Ponds, Rain Forests, Seashores, Tundra, and Wetlands. Each View →

 
Cover: Thank You, Bats

A noteworthy review of Animals We Can't Live Without from Booklist on June 1, 2022

The Animals We Can’t Live Without series identifies ways in which animals help keep ecosystems in balance. Each title is devoted to one creature, and simple, straightforward sentences drive home facts in encyclopedia-like prose. The brief passages are organized into short chapters… View →

 
Cover: Mermaids

A noteworthy review of Legendary Creatures from School Library Journal on April 1, 2022

This series hooks readers from page one with descriptive storytelling. The scene is set—a crumbling cemetery, a trail deep in the woods—and children are taken on a journey to learn all about dragons, vampires, fairies, and other fantastical creatures. The books discuss the… View →

 
Cover: Excuse Me

A noteworthy review of Manners Matter from Booklist on April 1, 2022

This quick etiquette review begins with a brief rhyming introduction about the general importance of good manners and continues with a variety of scenarios for when one might say, ‘Excuse me.’ Some are straightforward, such as when leaving the dinner table, while others may… View →

 
Cover: Search and Rescue Teams On the Scene

A noteworthy review of First Responders On the Scene from Booklist on April 1, 2022

A 10-foot fall into an ice cave, a missing toddler, a plane crash—these dangerous situations all feature in this entry in the First Responders on the Scene series (8 titles), which takes readers into the field with Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. A short… View →

 
Cover: Celebrating Chinese New Year

A noteworthy review of Celebrating Holidays from Booklist on February 15, 2022

More robust than most introductions to the topic, the Celebrating Holidays series examines an array of religious and secular celebrations in an accessible picture-book format. Comprised of eight or nine chapters (typically two to four pages), each book presents a holiday’s history, View →