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Cover: Regions of the United States

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 →

Cover: How to Build Our World Set Two

SLJ Review of How to Build Our World Set Two

An easy-to-understand breakdown of ecosystems from the bottom up that teaches about how each component is integral to their respective… The art mixes illustrations and real photographs to show the elements at each stage of the building process with a partnership betwee View →

Cover: Math Adventures Level 2

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 →

Cover: First Experiences

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 →

Cover: Eco Journeys

SLJ Review of Eco Journeys

Each of the four books in this series follows an item (piece of paper, glass jar, plastic bottle, and soda can) through its creation, usage, disposal, recycling process, and… The descriptions and details are easy to understand and provide just the right amount of information View →

Cover: Past and Present

SLJ Review of Past and Present

For readers who look at their caregiver’s cell phone and wonder what we did before that was invented, this series is a hit. Each book talks through a very basic narrative history of each item, sharing how it has evolved over… In Communication, readers learn that the first peop View →

Cover: See a Plant Grow!

SLJ Review of See a Plant Grow!

Showing the transformative visuals from seed to flower to fruit, these reader styled titles Vocabulary is presented at the front and back of each title with View →

Cover: Construction Zone

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 words. Images of bright orange mixers pouring concrete and rollers smoothing… View →

Cover: Colorful Minds: Tips for Managing Your Emotions Set Two

SLJ Review of Colorful Minds Set Two

Using a color spectrum, readers are introduced to the expression of and understanding of different emotions they… For fans of Inside Out, this color coating style will feel familiar with some additional feelings added into the mix. Notably, the feeling of loneliness and View →

Cover: In the News: Need to Know

SLJ Review of In the News: Need to Know

Ripped from the headlines, these books tackle important subjects in the news ranging from vaccines to the filibuster to cryptocurrencies. These titles are brimming with information across eight short… Each book takes these contemporary issues and grounds them in historical View →

Cover: Country Explorers

SLJ Review of Country Explorers

These country profiles give a current look at what it is like to live in different ­places. The table of contents shows that each section is two pages long, with vocabulary in bold. View →

Cover: Underground Animal Life

SLJ Review Underground Animal Life

Solid introductions to six mammals that live in underground homes. Photos show the animals in or near their homes, followed by a description and a clear two-page diagram showing tunnels and various… Dimensions of the underground spaces are provided for some, but an inset scal View →