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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: 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: 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: Adjectives

A noteworthy review of English Grammar from School Library Journal on November 1, 2019

This series takes a deep dive into the mechanics of language, from pronouns to punctuation to similes and metaphors. Each volume uses entertaining and often humorous examples of the grammatical concept, which is highlighted with colorful text so that readers can see it used authentically… View →

 
Cover: Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty

A noteworthy review of Greek Gods and Goddesses from School Library Journal on November 1, 2019

This series covers the gods’ exciting adventures and exploits with storyteller prose and a smooth flow. Tight sentences capture mythic personalities, aptly presenting them as larger than life, foibles intact. Covers are child-appealing; colorful, cartoon-like illustrations drive texts.… 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 →

 
Cover: Adverbs

A noteworthy review of English Grammar from Booklist on November 1, 2019

In the cheerful-looking English Grammar series, each book presents its topic in 10 chapters. While the explanations of concepts, rules, and exceptions are relatively brief, the text follows up immediately with examples and challenges designed to engage children in learning how to apply the… View →

 
Cover: Denver Nuggets

A noteworthy review of Insider's Guide to Pro Basketball from Booklist on October 1, 2019

From the Insider’s Guide to Pro Basketball series (30 titles), this volume spotlights the Denver Nuggets, an NBA basketball team since 1976. The topics discussed include the team’s history, arena, mascot, uniforms, and notable players (past and present) and their stats as of the 2018—19… View →

 
Cover: Learn about Ocean Zones

A noteworthy review of Glass Jar Science from Booklist on October 1, 2019

Introducing ocean zones to young children, this slender volume offers basic information on how upper zones differ from lower ones in light, temperature, and pressure. The presentation begins in an unusual way, with a four-page chapter devoted to a hands-on project: filling a jar with five… View →