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Cover: Crashed: Great Depression

School Library Journal - Crashed: Great Depression

Gr 4-8–Readers learn about specific people and events from U.S. history through two styles: a straight narrative and a fictionalized, reader’s theater exchange. A historical summary of events and a list of characters open this series. The characters, who are based on real people, interact… View »

 
Cover: Vampires vs. Werewolves

School Library Journal - Vampires vs. Werewolves

Dramatically illustrated series rewards readers who savor the idea of frightening creatures duking it out. Introductory pages explore opponents’ characteristics, mythical or folkloric origins, powers, strengths, and weaknesses. The section “Choose Your Battleground” identifies three… View »

 
Cover: Discover Massachusetts Bay

School Library Journal - Discover Massachusetts Bay

Gr 3-8–Middle grade readers will love this series focusing exclusively on major bays throughout the United States, including recognizable bays (Massachusetts Bay, San Francisco Bay) as well as those that might be less familiar (Apalachicola Bay and Grand Traverse Bay). These comprehensive… View »

 
Cover: Discover Chesapeake Bay

School Library Journal - Discover Chesapeake Bay

Gr 3-8–Middle grade readers will love this series focusing exclusively on major bays throughout the United States, including recognizable bays (Massachusetts Bay, San Francisco Bay) as well as those that might be less familiar (Apalachicola Bay and Grand Traverse Bay). These comprehensive… View »

 
Cover: Apex Legends: Combat

School Library Journal - Apex Legends: Combat

Gr 5-8–Learning to read nonfiction is a lot like learning a new action game—readers must figure out how to navigate around (or through) sidebars, observe text landmarks like headings or captions to decide which spot to explore first, and use a table of contents and index shortcuts as… View »

 
Cover: Apex Legends: Microtransactions

School Library Journal - Apex Legends: Microtransactions

Gr 5-8–Learning to read nonfiction is a lot like learning a new action game—readers must figure out how to navigate around (or through) sidebars, observe text landmarks like headings or captions to decide which spot to explore first, and use a table of contents and index shortcuts as… View »

 
Cover: Discover Grand Traverse Bay

School Library Journal - Discover Grand Traverse Bay

Gr 3-8–Middle grade readers will love this series focusing exclusively on major bays throughout the United States, including recognizable bays (Massachusetts Bay, San Francisco Bay) as well as those that might be less familiar (Apalachicola Bay and Grand Traverse Bay). These comprehensive… View »

 
Cover: Bigfoot vs. Krampus

School Library Journal - Bigfoot vs. Krampus

Dramatically illustrated series rewards readers who savor the idea of frightening creatures duking it out. Introductory pages explore opponents’ characteristics, mythical or folkloric origins, powers, strengths, and weaknesses. The section “Choose Your Battleground” identifies three… View »

 

School Library Journal - Coding in the City

Gr 2-4–The most frustrating part of learning to code is the setup phase. Constructing an environment requires lots of steps before getting to the fun parts. This series and its associated projects shortcut that process, dropping coders into scenes already created online. The result is… View »

 
Cover: Babies at the Zoo

School Library Journal - Babies at the Zoo

Gr 1-2–General animal information is paired with specific facts about babies in these animal profiles. Readers learn a bit about where and how the animals live in the wild; the focus shifts to zoo life about halfway through. Basic physical traits and behaviors are described, with some… View »