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Cover: Looking Inside Earth

A noteworthy review of Looking at Layers from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020

As readers would expect, each title in this series features diagrams to show the various layers being discussed. Images of rock formations in the Grand Canyon or plants and animals from the layers of the rain forest add more details to the descriptions. Looking Inside the Human Body relies… View →

 
Cover: Automobile Mechanics on the Job

A noteworthy review of Exploring Trade Jobs from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020

Electrician, dental hygienist, welder, and wind turbine technician are just some of the trade jobs featured in this informative series. Each book begins with fast facts: the average salary, required training, and future outlook regarding changes in the field. The chapters describe the… View →

 
Cover: Learn Arabic Words

A noteworthy review of Foreign Language Basics from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020

This series introduces students to everyday words and phrases in a range of languages, including Hindi, Portuguese, and Tagalog. Basics such as where the language is spoken and how it compares to English are presented at the beginning of the text, along with a pronunciation guide. Each book… View →

 
Cover: The Trail: The Sound of AI

A noteworthy review of Vowel Blends from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020

Vowel blends are explored through short, quirky narratives in these charming titles. Each book takes a vowel blend and shares a story to show its use in a real-world setting; for example, two spies are looking for different types of pie in the book exploring ‘ie.’ About five to 10 different… View →

 
Cover: All-Time Best WNBA Players

A noteworthy review of Women's Professional Basketball from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020

Young readers will be inspired by the accomplishments of professional women’s basketball players spotlighted in this series. WNBA Records and Trivia has a different record called out on each spread, illustrated with great action shots of the stars mentioned—notably Diana Taurasi; who holds… View →

 
Cover: Alligators and Crocodiles

A noteworthy review of Comparing Animal Differences from Children's Bookwatch on April 1, 2020

Is that a llama or an alpaca? An alligator or a crocodile? The animal kingdom is full of creatures of all shapes and sizes, but occasionally there will be two that are seemingly identical. Each individual title in this twelve book set breaks down the similarities and differences between two… View →

 
Cover: Alligators and Crocodiles

A noteworthy review of Comparing Animal Differences from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020

Well-organized presentations highlight the key differences between similar types of animals. Separate six-page chapters introduce relevant features and behaviors of each creature, like the hare’s long legs and the fish-carrying abilities of a puffin. Closing chapters point out the… View →

 
Cover: WNBA Young Stars

A noteworthy review of Women's Professional Basketball from Booklist on April 1, 2020

This slender book features eight of the most promising players who have joined the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) in the last three years. Each athlete appears on a double-page spread in which the left-hand page carries a paragraph of informational text; a fact box (height… View →

 
Cover: Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty

A noteworthy review of Greek Gods and Goddesses from Children's Bookwatch on March 1, 2020

A perennially fascinating subject for young readers, a new twelve volume, impressively informative series about the gods and goddesses of the Greeks from The Child’s World is especially and unreservedly recommended for both elementary school and community library collections. The books… View →

 
Cover: Learn about Clouds

A noteworthy review of Glass Jar Science from Children's Bookwatch on February 1, 2020

The eight volume ‘Learn About’ series from The Child’s World is an extraordinary and fun ‘Glass Jar Science’ books that include Learn About Seeds; Learn About Clouds, Learn About Volcanoes, Learn About Ocean Zones, Learn About Tornadoes, Learn About Snowstorms, and Learn About The Galaxy… View →

 
Cover: Saxophones

A noteworthy review of Musical Instruments from Booklist on January 10, 2020

Meet the saxophone! This brassy woodwind gets the full treatment in this volume of the Musical Instruments series (12 titles). Whether curious about how it sounds or what it takes to play it, kids will find the answers to their questions in this primer. After explaining its inclusion in the… View →

 
Cover: College Basketball Hot Streaks

A noteworthy review of Hot Streaks from School Library Journal on November 1, 2019

Sports history’s biggest hot streaks and longest held records come to life with vivid writing in this compelling series. Readers will learn about Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Orel Hershiser’s 59 consecutive scoreless innings, and the 2017 Cleveland Indians’ 22-game winning streak… View →