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X-Treme Places

Look no further for real-life adventure stories of people challenging and surviving in some of the most dangerous places on earth than this series. The series introduces the young readers to individuals who survived perilous journeys in space, on mountains, in rain forests, deserts, oceans…

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Upsets and Comebacks

In each book, Michael Sandler dramatically sets the stage by delineating why the outcome of the particular game or match was noteworthy. In the case of the Boston Red Sox and Venus Williams, many sports enthusiasts thought that their prime time had come and gone. In Hockey and Soccer…

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Baseball

[Baseball] in the Upsets & Comebacks series describes an event most young sports fans will easily recall: the Boston Red Sox’s historic 2004 season, marked by their playoffs win against longtime rival, the Yankees, followed by their World Series triumph against the Cardinals. Numerous…

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Baseball

[Baseball] in the Upsets & Comebacks series describes an event most young sports fans will easily recall: the Boston Red Sox’s historic 2004 season, marked by their playoffs win against longtime rival, the Yankees, followed by their World Series triumph against the Cardinals. Numerous…

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Defining Moments

Barton was a shy child who became a teacher and then a nurse during the Civil War. Later, she founded the American Red Cross. Parks’s refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger was the catalyst for the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott. Ochoa was an excellent student and flutist who became…

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Castles, Palaces, & Tombs

Each book in this high interest series features a famous castle or palace such as the Taj Mahal, Versailles, Himeji in Japan, Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, and Windsor Castle; its country; and the history of those who built them. Large color photos, maps, and diagrams enhance the text, written…

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Defining Moments

The great achievements of Chavez and Reeve are highlighted in these introductory biographies. Each individual overcame obstacles and became a role model and hero for many people. Both books are straightforward and clear. The tone is hopeful and encouraging. A few relevant childhood details…

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Dog Heroes

Children love dogs and this series does a wonderful job of portraying different types of dogs who are considered heroes in our society. The series shows students that dogs are capable of being more than a pet. Each book explains the dog’s responsibility in society as well as how they are…

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X-Treme Disasters

Since tsunamis made the headlines in late 2004, students have been clamoring for books on natural disasters. This series, which covers an historic blizzard, tsunami, earthquake, tornado, wild fire, and the Dust Bowl, would be appropriate for children eight years and older. The layout of the…

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X-Treme Places

These books investigate some of the world’s most extreme locations and introduce readers to an individual who has spent time in each environment and endured its harsh conditions. The appealing layout is sure to capture children’s interest. They will enjoy picking up these stories of…

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X-Treme Disasters

Full review available in the November 2005 issue of School Library Journal.

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X-Treme Disasters

Full review available in the November 2005 issue of School Library Journal.

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