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The Child’s World ‘Journey to Freedom’ series deserves ongoing mention as a series which will have lasting value long after its publication – it provides historical biographies about black heritage for elementary to middle school social studies classes, offering a glossary, index, and… View →


Tuscon Unified School District (Betty Liverman, Fruchthendler)

‘There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure,’ a quote from General Colin Powell. Clearly this imposing General has walked the walk! Powell’s parents were immigrants from Jamaica. Always interested in education, they were determined… View →


Tuscon Unified School District (Betty Liverman, Fruchthendler)

This volume of the Faces and Places series covers the basic facts about Italy. There are some good colored photographs and useful maps. It has a nice format providing a topic at the beginning of each page. The vocabulary is simple; there are a glossary, index, and pronunciation guide for… View →


New presentations in several series make for recommended library picks…. Hal Rogers’ ‘Big Machines at Work’ series includes Cherry Pickers, Rescue Helicopters, and Graders, pairing simple words with color photos. All are attention-grabbing presentations for Grade 1 levels. View →


With simple text and excellent illustrations, this book describes our Independence Day holiday and its characteristic colorful flashes of light known as fireworks. The beginning chapter sets the tone and following chapters identify the holiday’s meaning, how the holiday began, and how it is… View →


Good source of information on Italy for intermediate readers. This source includes information about the people, history, food and holidays in Italy. Colorful photos accompany each page. Common Italian words, a glossary and index are included. Good source of information. Excellent. View →


Examines the life and accomplishments of the African American writer, performer, and teacher, as well as her impact on literature and black culture.This 40-page biography examines the life of Maya Angelou from her early years, her struggles to survive and her involvement in the Civil Rights… View →


Benjamin Banneker was a self-taught man whom historians consider a genius. Recognized as a bright young boy, Benjamin was allowed to attend school with white children. Because he was extremely interested in science and in making things by hand, historians speculate that he may have designed… View →


Beginning readers will surely be attracted to this series by the colorful photographs illustrating the text and by the empowering thrill of starting to read. Children are introduced to one new sound for each book (short a, long e, th, etc.). Using the simple text, context clues, the… View →


Here’s everything you need to know about a great American holiday without a lot of extra details. The color close-up photos of the turkeys are delightful! Lots of helpful information and new vocabulary make this book a wonderful addition to any library. View →


I loved this timely, interesting, and informative series. The books are great for gifts or for classroom use. View →


Young children are often fascinated by emergency vehicles. With bright photographs and simple explanatory sentences, this series offers a meticulous examination of rescue machines. The sections ‘Climb Aboard’ and ‘Up Close,’ plus a glossary offer more detailed information for the curious… View →