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A Review of "World Traditions" in Library Media Connection

This series gives brief descriptions of various traditions around the world. Each chapter has a page of simple text and a photo or drawing. A small world map shows the focus country in red. Pronunciation keys are provided for unfamiliar words. Each book ends with an ‘Up Close’ section which… View →

 
Cover: The Constellation Scorpius: The Story of the Scorpion

A noteworthy review of Constellations from School Library Journal on November 1, 2013

These volumes provide both astronomy and mythology lessons in one very attractive package and are sure to be popular with young stargazers. Each of the books discusses a major constellation’s origin and mythology story, compares its presence in other cultures around the world, and explains… View →

 
Cover: Auto Racing: Math at the Racetrack

A noteworthy review of Math in Sports from Children's Bookwatch on October 1, 2013

Especially for young boys in grades 2 through 5, the use of sports to teach basic math skills is an especially useful classroom strategy. That’s why The Child’s World Math in Sports series would make a particularly valued addition to classroom and home school basic mathematics instruction… View →

 
Cover: How to Make Paper Airplanes

A noteworthy review of Make Your Own Fun from Children's Bookwatch on October 1, 2013

How to Make Paper Airplanes is an exciting book from a juvenile crafts and activities series that teaches students in clearly illustrated, sequenced steps how to build 6 different paper airplane projects or related activities. Included are plans for the arrow, the dart, the flying fish, the… View →

 
Cover: Independence Day

A noteworthy review of Holidays and Celebrations from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2013

Independence Day begins with an introductory chapter on celebrating America’s birthday. It continues with background history of the Declaration of Independence, favored celebration activities including parades, songs, marches, flags and fireworks. Lyrics of favorite patriotic songs are… View →

 
Cover: Banking

A noteworthy review of Simple Economics from Library Media Connection on September 1, 2013

Teaching key concepts of financial literacy through stories of two friends, Mia and Tomas, each book begins with a common situation that the reader can identify with. The children discuss a situation with a family member or teacher who explains the concept in a way that young readers will… View →

 
Cover: How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have?: An African Folktale

A noteworthy review of Folktales from Around the World from Library Media Connection on September 1, 2013

These easy-to-read books retell worldwide folktales in a child-friendly manner. Colorful illustrations, along with monochromatic illustrations, add to the narration. At the end of each book is a discussion of folktales in general and the specific folktale, including a question for further… View →

 
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A noteworthy review of American Tall Tales from Library Media Connection on May 1, 2013

Tall tales are a form of storytelling focused on characters who have been made bigger than life, providing entertainment and sometimes history. These tall tales are retold in an appealing manner, each is told as a narrative that draws the reader into the story. The language is simple and… View →

 
Cover: Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty

A noteworthy review of Greek Mythology from Library Media Connection on May 1, 2013

This large series provides young readers with background information on many of the Olympians. Each book begins with the same illustrated introduction, and describes the primary responsibilities and characteristics of the featured god or goddess. Each also contains a Greek mythology family… View →

 
Cover: Birthday Traditions around the World

A noteworthy review of World Traditions from Booklist on April 1, 2013

In this title in the World Traditions series, we’re celebrating birthday customs around the globe. In Ghana, birthday boys and girls eat oto for breakfast, a mix of sweet potatoes and onions, along with hard-boiled eggs. Later they play a game called ampe, which involves clapping and… View →

 
Cover: Weird-but-True Facts about U.S. Presidents

A noteworthy review of Weird-but-True Facts from Booklist on April 1, 2013

Pop-eyed cartoon figures, loud colors, and big, emphatic type crank up the hype for an assortment of quirky presidential abilities, characteristics, pastimes, and firsts. Though some will astonish readers of any age—Garfield, for instance, supposedly could write simultaneously in Latin… View →

 
Cover: Birthday Traditions around the World

A noteworthy review of World Traditions from Children's Bookwatch on April 1, 2013

In every culture and in every country around the world, the calendar year is marked by celebrated holidays and traditions. ‘The Child’s World’, a premier publisher of ‘books in series’ for young readers has produced ‘World Traditions’, an eight volume set that showcases these holidays and… View →