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Crack the Pirate Code

Consider only where there are fervent fans of pirates.
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Engineering Mount Rushmore

A good choice for tweens interested in a mix of history, engineering, and geography.
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3-D Printers

A must-have addition for collections exploring the maker movement and STEM topics or with a special interest in engineering.
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Asteroids & Meteoroids

This series will circulate best in libraries in need of astronomy materials for younger elementary students.
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The Amazing Lewis and Clark Expedition

The readable text makes this series, with the exception of The Amazing Lewis and Clark Expedition, a serviceable addition to public and school libraries.
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Mysterious UFOs and Aliens

Purchase where elementary collections are lacking paranormal subject matter that covers a range of ages and reading abilities.
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Alabama

This readable set will have students ready to travel; consider for browsers and/or those tasked with a short report.
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Maps: What You Need To Know

An eye-catching selection, this will introduce a variety of basic topics to young readers.
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From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate

A clever triple-dip into agriculture concepts, career awareness, and ELA sequencing skills for younger elementary students.
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Bright and Happy Room: DIY Projects for a Fun Bedroom

Win over avid accessorizers with this series.
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Chief Joseph

An additional selection for libraries serving primary grades.
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Engineer It! Bridge Projects

Consider Skyscraper and select the other titles as needed.
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A Journey with Christopher Columbus

These are first-rate research materials presented with much care for reluctant readers.
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Make It Yourself! Paper Pop-Up Art

The stellar titles in this attractive series are Comics & Graphic Novels and Paper Pop-Up Art, while the projects in Bots & Circuits are hard to follow and are found in other books.
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Not recommended.
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Crayola Fall Colors

A fine choice that encourages readers to both explore their creativity and learn about artistic terms and colors in nature. Useful for primary elementary collections and medium to large public libraries.
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Are You Psychic?: Facts, Trivia, and Quizzes

This series is going to be very popular in middle school libraries.
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Dimes

Ideal for educators as well as those curious about money.
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Basketball Science

An additional purchase.
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Baseball

A great easy reader series, highly recommended for every collection.
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Ali's Story: A Real-Life Account of His Journey from Afghanistan

A valid attempt at bibliotherapy that does not consistently provide closure or further information.
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Hip-Hop Culture

A highly attractive exposé of the artistry and legacy behind a popular music style for high schoolers.
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Start Your Pet-Sitting Business

This set will have long shelf life for its wide appeal, and parents will like it, too.
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The Fight Against War and Terrorism

A refreshing and much-needed perspective on global issues and the international efforts to address them. A fine addition to middle school libraries.
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Athena

A well-packaged series that only scratches the surface. Consider for collections in need of mythology-lite.
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Mathew Brady Records the Civil War

Uninteresting narratives makes these a secondary purchase at best.
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Fossils

An additional purchase for earth science collections.
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The Second Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms

Nicely done accounts of the history of the Bill of Rights. A valuable addition to school and public libraries.
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Invasive Species

These volumes that look at difficult topics are critical reading for all students.
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Mexican Immigrants: In Their Shoes

An excellent series exploring the breadth of immigration stories for middle schoolers.
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Title IX Levels the Playing Field

A first purchase for tweens and teens.
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Shawn Mendes: Pop Star

This focus on young success stories is appealing; however, as research materials these selections are adequate but relatively thin.
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Chuck Taylor: Sneaker Sensation

Despite the slim back matter, these are highly engaging and rich resources.
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Hair Hacks: Your Tresses Troubles Solved!

This series for tweens and young teens is valuable more for its design and inclusivity than its content.
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Feeling Angry

An essential purchase for early learning collections needing materials for toddlers and preschoolers that effectively introduce basic emotions.
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Marie Curie: Chemist and Physicist

First-rate research materials and engaging and informative stories for tweens and young teens.
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Amazing Life Science Activities

Ideal for science classrooms or clubs.
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Traditional Stories of the California Nations

Those seeking in-depth information would do better to look elsewhere.
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Fish and Fowl: Easy and Awesome Sandwiches for Kids

Sandwiches are good stepping stones to "real" cooking, and these books make them fun. However, librarians may want to check out Deering and Lentz's Sandwiches!, which compiles many of the recipes featured here into a single volume.
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Angel Sharks in Action

Useful if not especially exciting options on high-demand topics.
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Extreme Earthquakes and Tsunamis

The eye-catching layouts and short bursts of information make these perfect for casual browsing and sharing among friends.
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Mysteries of the Egyptian Pyramids

An additional purchase for large collections.

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It’s a STEM World: U.S. & World History Series

Winning Sports Nonfiction for Kids & Teens

Biomes, Genetics, & Hurricanes: 16 Life Science Series for Students

14 Arts & Activities Series for Makerspaces, Clubs, & Classrooms

15 STEM Series for Budding and Seasoned Scientists

11 Biography Series To Hook Students on Politics, World Events, and More

15 Spanish Language Nonfiction Series for Kids & Teens

Sharks to Super Ants: 15 Animals Series for Elementary & Middle Schoolers

15 Series To Strengthen Social Emotional Learning for Kids & Teens

13 Series To Introduce Toddlers & Preschoolers to Nonfiction

Coding Leads the Way: 10 Nonfiction Career Series

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We Love Circles!

A fun way to introduce shapes to tots before going on a scavenger hunt in the library, classroom, or home to find other examples. A strong purchase for early learning collections in public libraries and classroom settings.
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Fire Station

Practical looks at standard community gathering spots that will serve most early learning classroom settings well.
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Enough to Go Around: A Story of Generosity

Using real-life examples and scenarios to teach social emotional skills to young children, this series is a good choice for both classroom and library settings across the board.
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Hearing

Most useful in school library collections and large library system collections.
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The Doctor's Office: A 4D Book

Consider for replacing older editions of similar materials in larger public libraries.
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We Brush the Horses

Consider for areas where farms are a rarity for children or as a primer before a visit.
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Can You Make a Happy Face?

Perfectly suited for toddler browsing collections. Stick these in baskets on the floor of the early learning area so they don't get lost on the shelves.
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Some Kids Are Blind: A 4D Book

A wise choice for libraries needing to update their most basic informational books for emergent readers.
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Bikes Go!

A useful series to consider when updating a transportation-themed section.
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Making Choices at Home

Consider for collections where teacher and parent requests are frequent for character-building titles.
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Birthday

A useful introductory series to circulate in public library early learning collections and in preschool settings.
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The Ant and the Grasshopper

A new way to introduce old friends to young readers, along with the morals that end each story. Consider for schools and larger public library settings.
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Being Grateful

An unpretentious look at emotion and character education suited for classroom and library settings alike.

12 Series That Prove Geography is More Than Just Studying Maps

History Meets Engineering: 15 Series on World History and Culture

Rebels and Landmarks: 15 New U.S. History Series

21 Series for Crafters and Maker Spaces

Hunting and Figure Skating: Off-Beat Sports Series To Get Kids in the Game

Extreme Weather, Global Warming, & More: 15 Life Science Series

To the Moon and Back: STEM Series with High Interest

Students Interested in a Career in Tech? We’ve Got You Covered

13 Series To Foster Social Awareness Among Young People

Pop Culture Meets History: 15 Biography Series To Hook Kids

15 Spanish Language Nonfiction Series for Elementary Schoolers

Kittens & Deathstalker Scorpions: 14 Animal Series Sure To Pique Interest

Steps in the Right Direction | Series Nonfiction Editorial

Series Nonfiction Publishers Try Their Hands at Early Learning

New Mythology Series To Engage Reluctant Readers

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Bermuda Triangle

Consider for middle school libraries where hi-lo informational texts are needed.
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Ducklings

The visual appeal alone makes the series worth considering for beginning readers of nonfiction.
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Pro Football's Underdogs: Players and Teams Who Shocked the Football World

This series isn't an underdog, it's a heavily favored winner.
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Delhi

Not groundbreaking, but appealing enough to draw a readership. Librarians may want to consider.
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Roots of Racism

This captivating look at race and racism is extremely pertinent to current national and international events.
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The Return of the Manatee

Useful overviews of species recoveries.
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Fun Experiments with Electricity: Mini Robots, Micro Lightning Strikes, and More

For schools and libraries with a large budget for STEM activity book series.
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Cleansing the World: Flood Myths Around the World

Skip it.
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Polish Chicken

Strong appeal for curious kids interested in unusual creatures and to fill subject holes in more comprehensive animal collections.
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April

Consider for early learning collections and for preschools.
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El iguánodon

Somewhat marred by the translation, but still appealing fodder for dino-enthusiasts.
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The Cold War

A strong consideration for teen readers.
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An Apple Tree's Life Cycle

Great for science corners in classrooms and most elementary school library collections.
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Surprising Facts About Being a Marine

The balance of humdrum with behind-the-scenes information makes this a high-interest winner.
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¡Es un camaleón!

The visual appeal of these books accompanied by just enough facts should engage students, despite some flaws.
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Brothers Are Part of a Family

A solid beginning point for larger libraries that serve toddlers and preschoolers.
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The Declaration of Independence

Will appeal to browsers and report writers alike.
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What I Want to Be

Consider for school and public libraries looking to incorporate nonfiction about everyday experiences for preschoolers.
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