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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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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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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

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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Defining Moments

Books in the Defining Moments series offer simple, straightforward biographies of historical figures—among them, Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and Christopher Reeve—who overcame great obstacles to make a positive difference in society. Biographical information begins with details…

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Castles, Palaces, & Tombs

Full review published in School Library Journal.

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