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Booklist Advance Review of Science Questions

It is a challenge to convey any nonfiction concept at a beginning-reading level, but author Pettiford succeeds at this in the Science Questions series. Each book focuses on one very basic answer to its title question. The brief text, aimed at early readers, is strongly supported by… View →

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Booklist Review of Your Brain When You're Sad

Mental health is an important topic to understand, and the Brainpower series (4 titles) helps readers navigate their emotions. Here, three reassuring chapters walk readers through what it means to feel sad and how it affects our brain, differentiating between sadness and… < View →

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Booklist Review of Giraffe Calves in the Wild

Preschoolers and early readers will benefit from the large photographs and simple, repetitive text in this adorable entry in the Baby Animals in the Wild! series (8 titles). The book accompanies a giraffe calf as it is cared for by its mother, grows, runs, eats, and finds protection from View →

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SLJ Series Made Simple Review of Science Questions

For young readers who often ask “why?” and “how?”, these subjects are explained in an easy-to-comprehend way, with simple sentences and visual references. There are real pictures of familiarly questioned concepts, such as blue skies or rainbows, paired with their scientific counterparts, View →

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Booklist Review of Asian Giant Hornets

With roughly 20 times the heft of the European honeybee, the Asian giant hornet makes a View →

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Booklist Review of Blueberry

Well designed for beginning readers and for reading aloud to younger children, books in the See a Plant Grow! series (8 titles) encourage viewers to look closely at changes in the plants… This title opens with an illustrated list of six terms (berries, buds, closed, leaves, o View →

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SLJ Review of See A Plant Grow!

Showing the transformative visuals from seed to flower to fruit, these reader styled titles seek to introduce early readers to the growth cycles of familiar plants using simple language and vibrant… Vocabulary is presented at the front and back of each title with photog View →

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SLJ Review of First Routines

From breakfast to bedtime, these daily activities that children go through are explained with easy to ­understand sentences and photographs of children taking charge of their… For early readers who are starting to develop their vocabulary, the task specific words highlighte View →

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SLJ Review of Construction Zone

This addition to the imprint is ideal for readers who love big construction site behemoths. Bright, vivid photos illustrate the basic text, allowing readers to use context clues to decipher more difficult… Images of bright orange mixers pouring concrete and rollers smoothing View →

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SLJ Review of Math Adventures

Everyday family math situations fill this series. Children notice the various shapes among the kites at the park or check the clock while getting ready for a family… Characters have a range of skin tones, hair textures, and culturally diverse names; some also use medical devic View →

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SLJ Review of First Experiences

This adorable series will help young children overcome their fear of new situations. Each book is narrated by a child facing an unfamiliar experience. They express their feelings to a parent and receive advice to help them cope. In the end they discover that there was nothing to be… View →

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SLJ Review of Regions of the United States

A short series about the various regions of the United States. The books open with ideas for educators and caregivers for before, during, and after reading followed by a table of contents with three to four chapters of varying… Each region’s history, location, geography, wi View →