Reviews

Cover: Cars

This utilitarian series describes innovations in eight means of transportation as well as their current uses. Each volume features a concise history of its topic, covers current issues and developments and the future outlook, and includes brief biographies of significant people. Both… View »

 
Cover: Skateboarding

Innovators discussed here range from athletes and coaches to officials and equipment makers. Each book introduces ideas about problem solving as they relate to sports. For example, Skateboarding describes how one enthusiast improved wheel design after he noticed how a vacuum cleaner worked… View »

 
Cover: Alcohol

This series covers issues and behaviors that adversely affect a person’s well-being. Though age appropriate, the books have a touch of sensationalism throughout. A photo of a skeleton hand extinguishing a cigarette, one of a teen passed out holding a liquor bottle, and the description of… View »

 
Cover: Cool Science Careers

Each book in this series, except Robot Scientist and Sound Engineer, begins with a historical narrative that illustrated how the Career has influenced daily life. These stories are good books for students and would be quite useful in book talking the titles. Each title proceeds to give a… View »

 
Cover: Real World Math: Health and Wellness

Whether going in the grocery store, planting a garden, or determining food calorie counts, students struggle with seeing the relevance of mathematics in their daily life, With this exceptional series Minden takes the normal events in our lives and shows how mathematics is both a pertinent… View »

 
Cover: Road to Recovery

This series covers several species that are on their way back from probable extinction. Each book gives an overview of the animal covered food, reproduction, life patterns-and then explains how the animal earned a place on the endangered species list. Consequences of human behavior are… View »