Reviews

Cover: Power Up!

Each book in this new series provides a basic introduction to a different source of energy. The writing is clear and succinct, and the information is accurate, timely, and unbiased. The plentiful photographs are outstanding and reinforce the text. The author explains the history of each… View »

 
Cover: Science Explorer

This series offers curriculum-enhancing ideas for practicing scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills. Each of these “Super Cool Science Experiments” titles uses hands-on experiments and activities to demonstrate a wide range of topics, encouraging readers to ask and answer… View »

 
Cover: How Did They Build That?

Each book in this Community Connections set describes how a particular type of structure is built. Introductory chapters provide brief descriptions of each structure and short explanations of their functions and uses; succeeding chapters describe the planning, construction, and components… View »

 
Cover: Real World Math: Geography

Library Media Connection - Real World Math

The interdisciplinary focus of the books in this series will give them broad appeal for cross-curricular lesson plans. Each title focuses on a particular geographic feature, and presents it with a balance of science, geography, and mathematics in a way that encourages readers to think… View »

 
Cover: How Did That Get to My Table?

Each book in this series describes a particular food product and explains how that product gets from farmers’ fields into consumers’ homes. Brief introductory chapters are followed by chapters describing how the product is grown, harvested, produced, and distributed. The text is accurate… View »

 
Cover: Architects

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6 These highly readable books introduce some interesting careers. Each volume provides background information about the field and a clear look into its many possibilities in the 21st century. A chapter highlights ways to become involved in the profession and the interests and skills… View »

 
Cover: Tennis

Accurate and concise, these well-written books do an excellent job of explaining without confusing and will serve as great introductions to the individual sports as well as adequate complements to math lessons. Concepts discussed include the dimensions of playing spaces, keeping score, and… View »

 
Cover: What is a Plant?

These colorful, cleanly designed books incorporate activities designed to exercise basic science skills, such as observation, estimation, and comparison, but are uneven in quality. In the first book, seed, spore, bulb, cutting, and division are given the once-over; while the text states… View »

 
Cover: Teacher

Hooking readers with a job scenario, these conversational narratives then flow into historical perspectives, adding illustrations of early pioneers. Chapters cover typical career-education content such as what happens at work, what it takes to do the job, and what the future holds… View »

 
Cover: Science Explorer

This visually appealing series encourages readers to explore the world around them. Each volume introduces its overarching concept and discusses the scientific method and the steps involved in using it. Then, six experiments each include an introduction to the principle being explored… View »