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How Is a Sweater Made? (How Is It Made?) - Booklist

With large fonts, simple sentences, and highlighted key terms, this makes a helpful connection from plants and animals to the clothes kids wear every day.

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All About Broken Bones (Inside Your Body) - Booklist

Soft-hued cartoons of kids and their (nonfrightening) skeletons make up the majority of the illustrations, though there are occasional photographs as well. A straightforward guide to a medical incident many kids are likely to experience at one point or another.

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National Parks - School Library Connection

This series is filled with park ranger views, reflections, and insights that provide unique perspectives on the national parks, including coverage of influential people and actions that founded and shaped the parks into what they are today. Titles present geological and biological…

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Race and Economics (Race in America) - Booklist

Readers wanting to learn more about the impact of economics can delve into the interactive discussion questions interspersed throughout the book. Meanwhile, the resource guides make a great starting point for further research. An essential look at how race has had a lasting effect on…

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Real Monsters - School Library Connection

Each book has information about animal families, habitat, diet—everything a student needs to know for either a research project or for personal information…There are nonfiction text features such as maps, words in bold, and photographs with captions. Many of the photographs are graphic…

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Special Reports Set 2 - School Library Connection

Each volume begins with a story from the news as an introduction to the topic, expands on that story, and then moves into the history behind the topic…The “Additional Resources” at the end of each volume is a valuable inclusion for libraries. Students could use these as a starting point…

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School Library Connection - Global Citizens - World Religions

This series is an excellent source for reference materials about the major religions. Each is laid out identically with: History—roots of the religion; Geography—maps and how it formed; Civics—organization and ideas; and Economics—funding the faith. Inserted within each chapter are text…

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School Library Connection - World of Work

Each book in this series begins by offering an informal self-assessment asking its young readers what they enjoy doing or are curious about, presented alongside the topics covered by the series. The books then present various job profiles with accompanying photos. “Check it Out” lists…

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School Library Journal - Blue Corn Soup

Abuelita Mouse prepares a batch of blue corn soup one wintry day. Soon, the wafting smell reaches the nearby canyon animals, each of whom wonders if sopa is on the menu. Upon reaching the mouse’s home, the animals realize there is not enough food to share on this frigid day. But Mouse has…

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