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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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Bookworm for Kids Blog Review of Titanic's Fatal Voyage

Although short, these pages hold a small wealth of information surrounding the history—from construction to passengers to the tragedy—of the titanic…
The first pages grab attention by giving a short glimpse of the Titanic the moment the iceberg was first spotted. After this raised tension

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Bookworm for Kids Blog Review of Rock Stars: Limpets, Barnacles, and Whelks

This is a great read for all of those, who are curious about the little creatures clinging to rocks by the sea, or fans of sea life and little biologists…
With bright and real life photographs, this dives into the world of limpets, barnacles and whelks. These small, subtle creatures might

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Bookworm for Kids Blog Review of Blood, Poop, & Dead Skin: The Things Insects Eat

Kids who love the icky, gross and simply can’t get enough of insects and how they eat are in for a huge treat with this book!…
This book is about insects. . .some very rare and some more common. . .and the more disgusting habits several harbor. Disgusting as some of the food sources might

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Booklist Review of American Place Puzzlers

I have eight titles and teach youngsters about historic landmarks . . .What am I? The new American Place Puzzlers series, of course! In these…
guessing-game-style installments, each flip of the page introduces a declarative one- or two-sentence clue and a corresponding double-page
photo (co

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School Library Journal Review of American Place Puzzlers

These attractive volumes introduce young readers to historical sites across the United States. Using simple, easy-to-read text, the authors present modern engineering feats, like the Hoover Dam and the Statue of Liberty, piece by piece. All of the titles follow a similar format: readers are…

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School Library Journal Review of Titanica

Young Titanic fans will reach for these six volumes that cover almost every facet of the ship and its sinking. In Last Hours, for example, several diagrams and cutaways illuminate the various inner workings and levels of the boat and how exactly the iceberg damaged the vessel. Kids will…

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A Book and a Hug Blog Review of Poop Detectives

Want to go on a poop hunt? Grab your coat and let’s go see if we can find some poop. Maybe we’ll get lucky and our scat dog will find tiger poop or rhino poop or even whale poop?…
Yes, filled with plenty of pictures of poop ranging from the prehistoric human poop to the globs floating in t

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Booklist Review of Becoming a Zombie

Walkers, shamblers, revenants—doesn’t really matter what they’re called, since they’re not real, right? Well think again: this entry in the Zombie Zone series (4 titles) wastes no time explaining just how, exactly, zombies could be possible. The book opens with a narrative-style…

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Booklist Review of Discovering Titanic's Remains

Searching for the remains of the Titanic in 1985, Robert Ballard and his crew watched their monitors while guiding underwater cameras along the ocean floor almost two-and-a-half miles beneath them. They spotted the ship’s enormous boilers first, then chairs, china, and clothing, and finally…

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Booklist Review of Disguises, Explosions, and Boiling Farts: Bizarre Insect Defenses

In riveting close-up photographs, a dozen insects display—or, in stomach-churning detail, actually demonstrate—a range of natural defenses, from mimicry and camouflage to venomous spines, poisonous foam, and squirts of formic acid. The content caters to thrill seekers (the Exploding…

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Geo Librarian Blog Review of Axolotl

Bearport does such a nice job with these short nonfiction books. With gorgeous photos balancing out the straight-forward text, young readers can focus on the the information in the book rather than the book itself. Axolotl’s are a kind of salamander that looks a lot like a fish. Since they…

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