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Los animales también tienen clases - School Library Journal - April 2023

Los animales también tienen clases - School Library Journal - April 2023

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This series introduces readers to the many types and subtypes of different living things, including mammals, fish, arthropods, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as basic concepts like evolution, how different classes and species of animals are organized, distinguishing characteristics of different animal types, and more. Concepts are explained in short, simple paragraphs, as well as through simple diagrams, full-color photographs, and suggested activities, like making comparisons between their own human features and those of their favorite animals, animal subtypes, and species. These books include comprehension questions that will help growing readers remember what they learn and practice as they...

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Súper ciencias - School Library Journal - April 2023

Súper ciencias - School Library Journal - April 2023

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This engaging six-part Spanish-language series explains essential scientific concepts in playful, humorous ways. Each book is packed with fascinating facts about science, nature, the human body, and how the study of these concepts has evolved over time (for example, the history of stargazing and locating asteroids in space before telescopes were invented). Questions you never thought to ask yourself, like “why don’t cows climb trees?” and “do animals ever cry?”, are explained in fun, interactive ways that will support what readers are learning, inside and outside the classroom. The layout of these books includes a balance of photographs, simple diagrams,...

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Un acercamiento a las plantas - School Library Journal - April 2023

Un acercamiento a las plantas - School Library Journal - April 2023

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This five-book series in Spanish introduces different aspects of plant biology to readers in the early elementary grades. Through diagrams, illustrations, and short chapters, various aspects of plant life are revealed, including leaves, soil, stems, flowers, and roots. Each book is divided into seven or eight short chapters that explain the many varieties of each type of plant or plant part, different species of plants, and the role that different plants play in their ecosystems. Text is surrounded by plenty of white space, making it easy to read, and clear visual representations help put essential information in context. The strength...

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Travel To... - Booklist Top 10 Nonfiction Series - April 2023

Travel To... - Booklist Top 10 Nonfiction Series - April 2023

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Kids like armchair travel, too, and this series uses unexpected themes to present significant places around the world (e.g., protest sites) and fascinating artifacts from history (via museum collections). This highly illustrated series is well sourced and curiosity driven.   VIEW NOW

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Words in My World - School Library Journal - November 2022

Words in My World - School Library Journal - November 2022

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K-Gr 2–From linguist Dr. Nandi Sims comes “Words in My World,” which explores the different ways that people communicate. Celebrating diversity in languages and communities, each book explores an area of linguistics. These range from variations in ­languages to African American English to Spanish ­spoken in the United States. These topics are at times more complex than a standard early reader series, but the content is delivered in a straightforward, ­easy-to-understand way. Colorful graphics, which mix real photographs with cartoon images of children, are engaging and help bring the material to life. Graphics are effectively used throughout the books to...

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