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Cover: Cincinnati Bengals

A noteworthy review of Professional Football Teams from Booklist on October 1, 2022

Meet the Cincinnati Bengals in this attractive volume from the Professional Football Teams series (32 titles). Double-page features, such as ‘Heroes from History,’ ‘Modern Day Marvels,’ and ‘The GOAT’ (Greatest of All Time),… View →

Cover: Let's Explore Seashores

A noteworthy review of Let's Explore Ecosystems from Midwest Book Review on September 1, 2022

A new series from The Child’s World publishing company, ’Let’s Explore Ecosystems’ consists of twelve different environments: Coral Reefs, Deserts, Forests, Freshwater Lakes, Grasslands, Mountains, Oceans, Ponds, Rain Forests, Seashores, Tundra, and Wetlands. Each View →

Cover: Thank You, Bats

A noteworthy review of Animals We Can't Live Without from Booklist on June 1, 2022

The Animals We Can’t Live Without series identifies ways in which animals help keep ecosystems in balance. Each title is devoted to one creature, and simple, straightforward sentences drive home facts in encyclopedia-like prose. The brief passages are organized into short chapters… View →

Cover: Mermaids

A noteworthy review of Legendary Creatures from School Library Journal on April 1, 2022

This series hooks readers from page one with descriptive storytelling. The scene is set—a crumbling cemetery, a trail deep in the woods—and children are taken on a journey to learn all about dragons, vampires, fairies, and other fantastical creatures. The books discuss the… View →

Cover: Excuse Me

A noteworthy review of Manners Matter from Booklist on April 1, 2022

This quick etiquette review begins with a brief rhyming introduction about the general importance of good manners and continues with a variety of scenarios for when one might say, ‘Excuse me.’ Some are straightforward, such as when leaving the dinner table, while others may… View →

Cover: Search and Rescue Teams On the Scene

A noteworthy review of First Responders On the Scene from Booklist on April 1, 2022

A 10-foot fall into an ice cave, a missing toddler, a plane crash—these dangerous situations all feature in this entry in the First Responders on the Scene series (8 titles), which takes readers into the field with Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. A short… View →

Cover: Celebrating Chinese New Year

A noteworthy review of Celebrating Holidays from Booklist on February 15, 2022

More robust than most introductions to the topic, the Celebrating Holidays series examines an array of religious and secular celebrations in an accessible picture-book format. Comprised of eight or nine chapters (typically two to four pages), each book presents a holiday’s history, View →

Cover: Birthday Traditions around the World

A noteworthy review of Traditions Around the World from School Library Connection on January 1, 2022

This series presents selected traditions from around the world in simple sentences written in familiar, student-friendly language. Broad subcategories describe geographically-dispersed information on anecdotal festivities, food, and customs celebrated around six holidays as well as tooth View →

Cover: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

A noteworthy review of Celebrating Holidays from School Library Journal on November 1, 2021

This series captures the sights and sounds of holidays around the world. Young readers are introduced to new holidays and learn the histories of familiar celebrations. Each title reproduces the excitement with descriptive language and engaging illustrations. Modern-day practices are… View →

Cover: Casey Jones

A noteworthy review of Tall Tales from School Library Journal on November 1, 2021

Famous American tall tales are retold for a new generation. The author uses conversational language to relay the story and follows it with an examination of the tale. Readers learn about historical facts that may have been the basis for the story as well as which aspects are made up.… View →

Cover: Alabama Crimson Tide

A noteworthy review of College Football Teams from School Library Journal on November 1, 2021

Readers interested in learning more about the most storied teams in NCAA history will find a lot of information in this series. After a brief athletic history, each book dives into unique qualities (like mascots and traditions) as well as notable athletes… View →

Cover: Wishing Traditions around the World

A noteworthy review of Traditions Around the World from Booklist on October 1, 2021

While food and celebrations might come to mind first when thinking of cultural traditions, this selection from the Traditions around the World series (8 titles) explores how different cultures practice making wishes. In this book, wishing includes both making wishes oneself (such as in a View →