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Booklist Review for Highway Patrol Officers

This entry in the Police: Search and Rescue series focuses on the rescuing side of things. It intersperses brief looks at police academy training and specialized vehicles and equipment, such as the Stokes basket, with accounts of actual rescues performed by named patrol officers. These…

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Booklist Review for Deadly Mine: Libby, Montana

The Eco-Disasters series examines environmentally based catastrophes that have severely impacted human life. Here readers visit Libby, Montana, where a long history of vermiculite mining has afflicted its residents with deadly lung disease. This lightweight mineral became a popular…

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Booklist Review for My Busy Day

Preschoolers will delight in the busy pages of this detailed look at the common activities and objects that fill a child’s day. Broken into 13 categories, the book spans from yawning awake to getting a good-night kiss, with each receiving a two-page assortment of labeled photos. All the…

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Booklist Review for Poop Eaters

This study, one of six in the certain-to-be-popular Scoop on Poop series, begins with the cecotropes that little fuzzy bunnies excrete and then eat, and ends with a truly memorable photo of pooping whales. In between, Lawrence explains why certain animals eat poop: rodents and…

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School Library Connection Review for American Places: From Vision to Reality

This series features accessible volumes about great American places. Struggling readers will not be overwhelmed with lengthy text, as there is approximately one paragraph on each page. The text is supplemented with images, drawings, and clear diagrams. For those who are mathematically…

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School Library Connection Review for Egypt’s Ancient Secrets

In this series readers can learn about the interesting mysteries surrounding the ancient Egyptian civilization. The titles cover lots of in-depth information about the pyramids, mummies, religious rituals, and burial practices of the ancient Egyptians, which are fascinating to students…

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School Library Connection Review for Hound Town Chronicles

This is a very readable set of early chapter books about service dogs. The simple plots and informative text make a winning combination. In each short book, a child is introduced to a dog, an adult explains how the dog is trained, and there is always an opportunity for the dog to help a…

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Booklist Review of Parques de diversiones embrujados

This entry in the De Puntillas en lugares escalofriantes (Tiptoe into Scary Places) series hits kids where they live: amusement parks. Cantor recounts creepy, alleged tales of people hearing their names whispered in the air, seeing shadowy figures pass by, and suddenly coming face-to-face…

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NSTA Recommends Green Anaconda

Apex Predators of the Amazon Rain Forest: Green Anaconda stands out among books about predators because of its engaging formatting and its questioning strategies that propel the reader forward through the texts. In addition, it has clear, crisp photographs that are closely paired to…

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NSTA Recommends Jaguar

Apex Predators of the Amazon Rain Forest: Jaguar stands out among books about predators because of its engaging formatting and its questioning strategies that propel the reader forward through the texts. In addition, it has clear, crisp photographs that are closely paired to the text…

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NSTA Recommends Harpy Eagle

Apex Predators of the Amazon Rain Forest: Harpy Eagle stands out among books about predators because of its engaging formatting and its questioning strategies that propel the reader forward through the texts. In addition, it has clear, crisp photographs that are closely paired to the…

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NSTA Recommends Black Caiman

Apex Predators of the Amazon Rain Forest: Black Caiman stands out among books about predators because of its engaging formatting and its questioning strategies that propel the reader forward through the texts. In addition, it has clear, crisp photographs that are closely paired to…

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