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Cover: Dwarf Planets

A noteworthy review of Blast Off to Space from School Library Journal on April 1, 2021

This eight-book series incorporates a broad range of subjects related to astronomy. Each book contains three or four chapters with many vibrant, full-page photographs. The length of the text and amount of data included in each title make it a good choice for first book reports or as a… View →

 
Cover: Sink vs. Float

A noteworthy review of Science Showdowns from School Library Journal on April 1, 2021

Written to introduce basic science concepts through comparing and contrasting, each book in this series features a pair of opposites, such as light and dark or renewable and nonrenewable energy. Large, clear photos support the text and have labels to reinforce important details. There are… View →

 
Cover: Marijuana: Affecting Lives

A noteworthy review of Affecting Lives: Drugs and Addiction from School Library Journal on April 1, 2021

This series tells the stories of people with addictions and how they recover. These books are not focused on statistics or the science behind the drugs. Instead, they serve as examples for readers about how people start using drugs, become addicted, and find the help to quit. The people in… View →

 
Cover: Dwarf Planets

A noteworthy review of Blast Off to Space from Booklist on April 1, 2021

Kids curious about the universe of space objects beyond our eight local planets and sun will appreciate this title in the Blast Off to Space series (8 titles). The book opens with the discovery of the dwarf planet Eris, which led scientists to establish new criteria for classifying planets, View →

 
Cover: Marijuana: Affecting Lives

A noteworthy review of Affecting Lives: Drugs and Addiction from Booklist on March 1, 2021

The Affecting Lives series uses sample scenarios to show young readers what can happen when people become dependent on controlled substances. Each book starts with a one-page introduction on what the substance looks like, what it’s made of, how it’s used, and typical physical and mental… View →

 
Cover: George Washington: Our 1st President

A noteworthy review of The United States Presidents from Children's Bookwatch on December 1, 2020

‘The United States Presidents’ is a new forty-four volume series from The Child’s World that individually showcases each American president from George Washinton to Donald J. Trump. This impressively informative series for young readers ages 8-12 chronicles the lives of our nation’s… View →

 
Cover: George Washington: Our 1st President

A noteworthy review of The United States Presidents from School Library Journal on November 1, 2020

Young readers learn about each president’s childhood, their introduction to politics, and time in office. Significant world events that occurred during the president’s tenure are highlighted in boldface to facilitate comprehension and provide historical context. Each title includes a time… View →

 
Cover: We Need Each Other: Being a Good Friend

A noteworthy review of Social and Emotional Learning from School Library Journal on November 1, 2020

This series explains the core skills at the heart of social and emotional learning. Each title presents three short stories that depict children developing skills, such as teamwork, recognizing boundaries, conflict resolution, and self-awareness. The layout features plenty of white space… View →

 
Cover: What Is COVID-19?

A noteworthy review of Pandemics and COVID-19 from School Library Journal on November 1, 2020

Upper elementary students may have many questions about COVID-19. From a discussion of pandemics in general to a reflection on how the virus has changed our world, this series addresses many of those questions. Large images with captions help to support the text, along with additional… View →

 
Cover: Our Founding Fathers

A noteworthy review of How America Works from School Library Journal on November 1, 2020

This fact-filled series provides straightforward information. In Democracy, Weber explains the history of the concept and includes facts about the Athenian democracy of Socrates and Plato. Our Founding Fathers profiles some early American statesmen, including George Washington, John Adams,… View →

 
Cover: Barack Obama: Our 44th President

A noteworthy review of The United States Presidents from Booklist on October 1, 2020

The United States Presidents series (44 titles) reviews the lives of those who held America’s highest office. The first half of this biography follows young Barry from his upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia through decades of education and his meteoric rise in politics, with the second half View →

 
Cover: What Is COVID-19?

A noteworthy review of Pandemics and COVID-19 from Children's Bookwatch on October 1, 2020

An absolutely essential and critically timely addition to elementary school, middle school, and community library collections for young readers, ‘Pandemics and COVID-19’ is a new six volume series ($191.70 List/$119.70 S&L) from the people at The Child’s World. The six titles comprising… View →