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Cover: Biking

A noteworthy review of The Great Outdoors from School Library Journal on November 1, 2014

These appealing books feature an uncluttered design, which highlights the short, easy-to-read text. Words with definitions are set apart by different-colored font; color photos often supplement descriptions of equipment or animals. In Canoeing, a sidebar notes that many animals live in… View →

 
Cover: Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

A noteworthy review of Service Dogs from School Library Journal on November 1, 2014

This collection covers the basics of working dogs, including history of these types of jobs, the ideal breeds and temperaments for the work, the training involved, and how children behave when meeting these dogs. Other than Guide Dogs, the books conclude with a specific example of a… View →

 
Cover: Ocean Habitats

A noteworthy review of Habitats from Library Media Connection on November 1, 2014

Readers learn about different habitats in chapters with manageable amounts of information. The information is succinct and flows well from one topic to the next. There are smaller boxes dispersed throughout the text, which contain quick bits of additional information on the habitats being… View →

 
Cover: True Stories of Animal Antics

A noteworthy review of True Animal Stories from School Library Journal on November 1, 2014

Each of these title includes nine narratives about unusual animal events. The lesser-known stories, such as a bike-riding dog (Animal Tricks and Talents) and a water-squirting octopus (Animal Antics), are mixed with more widely known tales, such as the friendship between a Owen, a hippo… View →

 
Cover: Claude Monet

A noteworthy review of The World's Greatest Artists from School Library Journal on November 1, 2014

This series offers an ideal blend of excellent writing and strong historical and technical information about the materials and methods of art. It is unfortunate that there is only one woman artist featured here (Mary Cassatt), but the selection is rich in other ways. Each page includes… View →

 
Cover: The Smart Kid's Guide to Losing a Pet

A noteworthy review of The Smart Kid's Guide to Everyday Life from Booklist on October 1, 2014

In what might be the most poignant entry in the Smart Kid’s Guide to Everyday Life series, Petersen takes on the unavoidable—and unavoidably sad—topic of pet death. Beginning with a history lesson (humans befriended wolves about 32,000 years ago), she goes on to explain that, though your… View →

 
Cover: Life in Freshwater Lakes

A noteworthy review of Life in Water Biomes from Children's Bookwatch on October 1, 2014

‘Life In Freshwater Lakes’ is an intriguing educational book from the Life In Water Biomes series for elementary students. Beginning with chapters on the formation and definition of freshwater lakes, this colorfully illustrated text goes on to explore different lake levels, shorelines, open… View →

 
Cover: True Stories of Animal Friends

A noteworthy review of True Animal Stories from Booklist on October 1, 2014

Lions and tigers and bears . . . together? Everyone loves a story about unlikely friends, and this volume in the True Animal Stories series covers, among other things, a heartwarming partnership between a cheetah and a dog (Sahara and Alex, to be exact); a gorilla who adopted a rabbit; and… View →

 
Cover: Canoeing

A noteworthy review of The Great Outdoors from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2014

Canoeing is a great introductory illustrated manual for juveniles from an outdoor sports series for middle grade kids from The Child’s World. Beautiful color photographs show scenes of canoeing out on the water, different types of canoes, life jackets and safety equipment or gear, and more… View →

 
Cover: Take a Closer Look at Your Bladder

A noteworthy review of Take a Closer Look from Library Media Connection on August 1, 2014

In this great series, each book introduces a body part, tells how it works, its function, problems related to it, and how to keep it healthy. The clear, understandable text is accompanied by pictures and many well-labeled diagrams that show just the right amount of detail. Additional… View →

 
Cover: Beauty and the Beast

A noteworthy review of Fairy Tale Collection from Library Media Connection on August 1, 2014

An afterword in each book in this series offers and historical note about the origin of the fairy tale at hand and discusses different versions of the story over the years. Each book also mentions the lesson to be learned. For example, in Beauty and the Beast, the lesson is that love… View →

 
Cover: First Aid Basics

A noteworthy review of Healthy Kids from Library Media Connection on August 1, 2014

Each concept in this series is covered in brief chapters. Real photos are laid out with extra spacing between lines of text making it eye-appealing. Each topic covers the basics with adequate depth. Vocabulary and topic headings are in red, aiding in reading comprehension. With the… View →