November 20, 2017

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Natural Wonders: Life Science | Series Nonfiction

Did you know bristlecone pines were ancient? Check out these fascinating plant and animal adaptations.

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Wide, Wide World: Life Science | Series Nonfiction

Ranging from natural disasters and phenomena to defensive plants and micromonsters, these varied and eclectic series will hook readers while imparting a deeper understanding of life science.

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All Natural: Life Science | Series Nonfiction

More water, please! This season’s offerings are all about maintaining and preserving our blue planet, with just a glimpse of the devastating capabilities of nature. Learn about biomes, water treatment plants, tsunamis, genetic diseases, and much more.

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Devastation, Disaster, & Hope: Life Science | Series Nonfiction

With so much focus on unusual feats and destructive natural and human-caused events, perhaps it’s not surprising that almost half the series in this season’s science line-up use disasters and extreme conditions to attract readers.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Natural Curiosity: Life Science | Series Made Simple Spring 2013

This spring’s life-science entries offer an assortment of possibilities for refreshing your 500 and 600 sections. Most of the series come with the expected set of nonfiction tools (e.g., TOC, index, glossary, bibliography), but in some cases, publishers are including more text cues to aid the youngest readers with decoding and comprehension skills. Series for older readers are adding questions to help students read to learn.

The World Inside and Around You: Life Science | Series Made Simple Fall 2012

From understanding how their own bodies function to observing plants, animals, seasonal changes, and weather phenomena, students devote much of their time learning about topics featured in these series. Close-up photos, clear visual presentations, and lively texts will engage readers with some sets. Others will be perused only if assigned. Although there are solid choices to update or supplement collections, purchase of entire series may not always be necessary, depending on available resources.

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