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Cover: California Wildfires Survival Stories

A noteworthy review of Natural Disaster True Survival Stories from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

Natural Disaster True Survival Stories series. In a series about real-life disaster survival, these volumes focus on weather-related events in the U.S. In each book, a brief introduction describes the disaster and four or five chapters detail real individuals’ involvement. Gripping… View →

 
Cover: Inventing the Cell Phone

A noteworthy review of The Spark of Invention from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

Spark of Invention series. These books examine the history and technological underpinnings of these modern machines. Each volume hits on a few key people and events critical to the creation of the technology as well as to the products’ broad popularity. The books are quite short, though… View →

 
Cover: Indian Ocean Tsunami Survival Stories

A noteworthy review of Natural Disaster True Survival Stories from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

Natural Disaster True Survival Stories series. In a series about real-life disaster survival, these volumes focus on two earthquakes and tsunamis that hit Asia. In each book, a brief introduction describes the disaster, followed by chapters that detail real individuals’ involvement… View →

 
Cover: Stories of Titanic's Children

A noteworthy review of Titanic Stories from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

Titanic Stories series. Providing a wealth of in-depth information, intimate details, and lesser-known facts about the Titanic, this series explores every aspect of the doomed voyage in readable narratives. With a focus on the perspectives of individual travelers, each book is aided by its… View →

 
Cover: Dogs

A noteworthy review of Pet Care from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016

Pet Care series. Published fall 2015. Straightforward but limited descriptions of pets aim to prepare readers for ownership of each animal; sections discuss living environment, diet, and care required. Layouts feature simple text in blue and red circles and photographs with arrow-shaped… View →

 
Cover: How Elections Work

A noteworthy review of How America Works from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2016

‘How Elections Work’ is a succinct guide to the American electoral process in the U.S.A. for young adults and teens. Illuminated with historic black and white and color photos, timelines, and other visual aids, ‘How Elections Work’ covers it’s subject matter in three chapters: Voting Rights… View →

 
Cover: Inside the Daytona 500

A noteworthy review of Inside Look at Sports Events from Booklist on June 1, 2016

Rather than presenting the facts historically or analytically, each volume in the Inside Look at Sports Events series leads off with a two-page informational section in a Q&A format, and then offers five narrative chapters, each from a different point of view. The result is a book that… View →

 
Cover: Allosaurus

A noteworthy review of Exploring Dinosaurs from School Library Connection on May 1, 2016

Dinosaurs are a source of fascination because scientists can only study their fossils to gather information, and they are still uncovering interesting facts. Author Susan Gray, a scientist with a special interest in zoology and paleontology, includes the latest information and answers to… View →

 
Cover: African Elephants

A noteworthy review of Endangered Animals from School Library Connection on May 1, 2016

The focus of these books is on the reasons each animal is endangered and the ways humans can help. Each title describes an animal, its environmental adaptations, and the threats contributing to its decline and conservation. Up-close photographs engage the reader, and life cycle diagrams and… View →

 
Cover: The Story of Titanic's Chairman Ismay

A noteworthy review of Titanic Stories from Booklist on April 1, 2016

The Titanic Stories series investigates this maritime disaster from different perspectives, and this volume takes a close look at J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of White Star Line, the company that built the Titanic. Engaging narrative prose describes Ismay’s excitement upon boarding the great… View →

 
Cover: California Wildfires Survival Stories

A noteworthy review of Natural Disaster True Survival Stories from School Library Journal on April 1, 2016

Following a two-page overview of the title event, each volume presents four or five dramatic accounts of people who experience the effects. Photos of survivors accompany many stories, including those of a small boy pulled from Haiti’s earthquake rubble and a man floating on his house 10… View →

 
Cover: Inside the Daytona 500

A noteworthy review of Inside Look at Sports Events from School Library Journal on April 1, 2016

This immersive series will make students experts at major sporting events in no time. Each volume is prefaced by effectively answering the five W’s (who, what, where, when why) in a ‘Fast Facts’ section. The volumes are slim, but they pack a lot of information. As these titles can… View →