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Booklist Review of Fighting Back in Flight

Riveting action relayed in a graphic-novel format joins traditional nonfiction text in this account of the valiant passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 as they fought with hijackers on 9/11. Without sensationalizing events, the graphic portion relays what happened aboard this…

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Booklist Review of The Yellow Book: What to Do When You're Excited

Upbeat and constructive, the Colorful Minds: Tips for Managing Your Emotions series (4 titles) helps children stay in control of their feelings. In this volume, yellow (excitement) shines brightest in the literal rainbow of emotions readers are asked to envision at the book’s outset. Seven…

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Arlington ISD Review of Plants

In Plants, part of the X-treme Facts: Science series, Catherine Finan gives students interesting facts they might not know about plants. Different facts are covered such as the smelliest and the largest, the most ancient and the carnivores. The information is delivered in an engaging format

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Arlington ISD Review of Pull Apart a Pizza

Part of Deconstructed Diets Series this book tells the history of the pizza and gives specific details of each layer of the pizza. The book contains beautiful color photographs as well as a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. It encourages readers to make smart choices and try new…

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Arlington ISD Review of Baby Porcupines

“Baby Porcupines” written by Jennifer Boothroyd is one title of a twelve book set called “Animal Babies.” This book has full-color pages, close up photographs, large print, and text written for beginner readers to have success as they start to research porcupines. All nonfiction text…

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Arlington ISD Review of Where Do We Get Water?

This book is part of the series titled, What’s Up With Water? Young readers can learn the process of how water goes from rain to drinking water. Colorful photographs throughout the book give great illustration to the process. This would be a great tool to teach text features as it has a…

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Arlington ISD Review of Michelle Obama: Advocate and Role Model

One positive aspect of this book is that it focuses on Michelle Obama’s life broadly, not just in her role as US First Lady. Readers learn about her “Humble Beginnings,” growing up in a home where she had to sleep in the living room, separated by a hanging sheet from her brother’s bed. They

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Arlington ISD Review of Get Crafting for your Gorgeous Guinea Pig

Ruth Owen in Get Crafting for Your Gorgeous Guinea Pig, gives readers ideas of how to create crafts for their pet Guinea Pigs. It is part of the Playful Pet Projects series. This series provides a playful twist for the 745 section. Crafting projects include a dandelion costume and edible…

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Arlington ISD Review of Dangerous Teeth! Moray Eel Attack

Dangerous Teeth! is a great choice for those students who love learning about nature’s most ferocious predators. The book begins with a graphic account of two divers exploring the coral reefs off of Thailand, one of whom has become too comfortable with the moray eel he’s seen in his many…

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Arlington ISD Review of Devil Doll

Devil Doll is part of the Haunted History series by Bearport Publishing. It has a table of contents, glossary, other museum mysteries and index. The publisher describes it as, “The Warren’s Occult Museum is full of many mysterious and downright terrifying artifacts. So, it might be easy to…

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Arlington ISD Review of Food Warrior: Going Green

This title is part of the six book “Going Green” series. It is a good resource for students who want to learn what they can do to help take care of the planet and address pollution and climate change. The focus is on “The Six Rs”: Refuse (e.g., straws), Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, and…

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Arlington ISD Review of Moldy Science Experiments

This book is filled with many fun projects and very detailed explanations of the science behind the project. Each page includes a moldy science fact, steps for experiments, observations, and tips. Readers can learn clear explanations of each experiment and the end result make this a good…

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