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Parent Council, Ltd.

Field trips are the motif of this excellent and informative series of books for early readers. A big color photo on the left page is matched with explanatory text and drawings on the facing (right) page. The books take children to the post office, the space center, the dentist, and to… View →


Infolink Book Evaluation Program (Steve Larson)

This is a straight forward careers type of book with large print text and colorful photos of postal workers doing numerous jobs on the opposite page. The workers seem to be happy, especially on the last page as Rebecca receives a card from her grandma. This is a helpful introduction to… View →


Infolink Book Evaluation Program (Marla Slifer)

This is a deceptively simple book that will present very young children with a good deal to think about. It explains in simple text, the design and theories behind the set-ups of modern zoos. The full page photos are generally clear. (The exception is that of the mother gorilla who… View →


Infolink Book Evaluation Program (Judy Ferentz)

Mexico is part of the series, Faces and Places. Book contains table of contents, fact page, index, glossary, map, statistics and reinforced spine. In simple language this book describes the geography, history, and people of Mexico. Good book for lower grades since they will be able to… View →


Infolink Book Evaluation Program (Judy Ferentz)

China is part of the series, Faces and Places. Book contains, table of contents, fact page, index, glossary, map and statistics. In brief format, this book tells about the major regions of China and how the people live. Good book for lower grades since they will be able to read it and… View →


Infolink Book Evaluation Program (Steve Larson)

This is a basic introduction to this profession done in a very positive way. At least one of the dentists pictured is African-American. The dentist is shown using his various tools and equipment, giving away a toothbrush; and even brushing his own teeth after eating lunch. A final page… View →


School Library Journal (Beth Wright, Edythe Dyer Community Library, Hampden, ME )

In each of these volumes, the goofy Professor Snickerdoodle helps a young friend perform a series of simple science ‘tricks.’ Clearly illustrated instructions show how to perform each one, and ‘how it works’ sections using a minimum of scientific terminology… View →


Parent Council, Ltd.

Forest fires are not always bad, as this science book explains. Beautiful photographs and a question-per-page format make this an attractive book for young curious minds. A short glossary and index are included. View →


School Library Journal (Karey Wehner, San Francisco Public Library )

Unusually large, clear, full-color close-ups give these basic introductions a cachet of realism. In each title, a full-page photograph of the type of invertebrate profiled alternates with a page of text in large, easy-to-read print; scientific terms are introduced in bold-face. Each book View →


School Library Journal (Denise E. Agosto, formerly at Midland County Public Library, TX )

A surprising amount of information is packed into this attractive title. Very brief text and large, full-color photographs introduce the land, plants, animals, history, and culture of Mexico. Although the text is choppy and oversimplified in some places, this colorful book makes a good… View →


Parent Council, Ltd. (SK)

Large full colorful photos and easy-to-read text take young readers on a guided tour through a busy animal hospital. Whimsical illustrations give further explanations about the significance of events taking place in each of the photographs. Aspiring young vets and animal lovers in… View →


Parent Council, Ltd.

Magnificent full-color photography of animals in action. Clear, easy-to-read and easy-to-understand text explains the importance of certain animal adaptations such as camouflage, and animal actions such as migrations and home construction. Each of the books contains a table of contents… View →