Architects

From the Set 21st Century Skills Library

With a focus on the importance of science and math knowledge, this book describes architectural feats past and present.

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$29.93 $20.95
$14.21 $9.95
$47.07 $32.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Dewey 720.23
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781602790520), Paperback (9781602790780), PDF (9781602791879), ePub (9781631378591), Hosted ebook (9781602791879H), Kindle (9781624319396)
Copyright 2008
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics

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 required. Activities that will allow students to learn more about the career are also included. Scattered throughout the chapters are boxes that add additional information. Colorful photographs illustrate each book. This series provides readers with a clear look at interesting careers that will play a role in the future. Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA.

Library Media Connection

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 basic overview of the career. The books are not written in a cookie cutter fashion: some cover tools of the trade, others its impact on the future, and others walk the reader through a day in the life. Marginal asides include life and career skills, learning and innovation skills, and 21st century content. Each provides further insight into the career as well as posing thought-provoking questions that require the reader to apply higher level thinking skills. Illustrative photographs accompany the text and add to the books? visual appeal. The only drawback is that some vocabulary will be a stretch for readers and often the glossary uses advanced terms to define words.

Bibliography, Glossary, Index.

Recommended.

Amanda Jones, Library Media Specialist. Dominion Trail elementary, Ashburn, Virginia

Author: Kathleen Manatt

Kathleen Manatt is a long-time writer, editor, and publisher of books for children. Many of her books have been about faraway places, which she likes to visit. She grew up in Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, and California, and lived in Chicago for many years as an adult. She has climbed pyramids in Mexico, ridden elephants in Thailand, and toured the fjords of Norway. She has also visited Moscow, Lisbon, Paris, Geneva, London, Madrid, Edinburgh, and Barcelona. She now lives in Austin, Texas.

  • Then and Now
  • All in a Day's Work
  • Some Famous Architects
  • When Things Go Bad
  • Into the Future
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index