This month’s reference reviews include a guide to dog breeds, a look at the Vietnam War’s role in pop culture, and more.
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Super Bug Encyclopedia. 200p. glossary. index. photos. DK. Apr. 2016. Tr $24.99. ISBN 9781465446008.
Gr 5 Up–Striking visual content and a wealth of facts and statistics highlight more than 70 profiles of nature’s most interesting arthropods. Animals are grouped by broad categories such as anatomy, physical features, hunting, threats to humans, and life cycles. Each spread is devoted to a different species, with particular emphasis on a notable feature, such as the trap-jaw ant’s lethal bite or the see-through wings […]
MARTHERS, Janet & Paul Marthers. Follow Your Interests To Find the Right College. 434p. index. Wheatmark. Dec. 2015. pap. $25.95. ISBN 9781627872621.
Gr 9 Up–Prospective college students will find a thoughtful approach to navigating the vast array of choices in higher education. Part 1 is a start-to-finish read, as it describes the general characteristics of different schools, as well as their academic offerings and student experiences. The comparisons are engaging and detailed. For instance, readers learn that liberal arts colleges […]
Whether seeking information for reports or for personal reasons, users will find a trove of material with Rosen Teen Health &Wellness.
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Reference reviews cover a variety of topics. Check out The Encyclopedia of Social Deviance for a breakdown of taboos, and dive into From Famine to Fast Food, for everything you ever wanted to know about nutrition.
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If I can appreciate all the work that authors Nightingale and Palmer put into this book, imagine how genuine fans might feel…
I’ll hazard that many of us don’t immediately think “games” when we think of “transliteracy,” but why not?
While embedded videos and plentiful images offer a look at presidents in action, factual errors and typos mar this app.
Title: American Presidents and First Ladies
Author: Marc Schulman
Developed by: Multieducator, Inc.
Platform: iOS, requires 5.0 or later
Gr 5 Up-Every […]
The world of reference is moving at warp speed these days. Public library patrons are used to Wikipedia and expect the same convenience when it comes to library resources. And in many school libraries, budget crunches, technology issues, and Common Core standards have made librarians’ jobs even more, shall we say, exciting. Wouldn’t you love to sit down with some of the world’s leading reference publishers and say, “Hey, wait a second! This is what we need you to do to make our libraries better”?