Discover Ancient Egypt
by Amanda Trane
Published October 24th 2017 by Xist Publishing
This is another book in the Discover Series published by Xist. They are multiple authors and subjects. It is a non-fiction early reader book about Egypt. The pictures are large and simple, not a lot of extra detail unless it aids in the text. Simple facts are stated in simple language. A good book for early readers, especially those who are interested in ancient lands, mummies etc.. It is nice to see non-fiction books in this reading range. A good addition to school, family and class libraries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
Great Polar Bear
by Carolyn Lesser
Hardcover, 32 pages
Expected publication: April 3rd 2018 by Seagrass Press
This story is fiction, but it is scientifically accurate so it is close to a non-fiction book. It shows a year in the life of a full-grown male polar bear. It shows how he travels, hunts, eats, mates, helps teach the young to fight and gradually gets thinner and thinner as the seasons progress, until he starts over again. This book could easily be used when studying Arctic Animals, Ecosystems and Global warming and its affect on wildlife. The story is told in freeform poetry style which is very lyrical and easy to read. The illustrations are wonderful. They are torn paper with some painting. A great addition to a public, school or class library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
Landforms (Beginning-to-Read: Earth Science)
Published July 1st 2017 by Norwood House Press
Landforms by Mary Lindeen is an informative, non-fiction book in the Earth Science Series. The book provides an interesting way that is easy for children to understand about landforms, types such as hills, valleys, ponds, oceans etc., and how they change such as volcano eruptions, erosion etc. There are facts given during the reading are accompanied by wonderful photographs. This is also an early reader book that will help to reinforce reading skills and build confidence. At the back of the book it lists the high frequency words as well as content words that can be pre-taught or discussed if the book is being read aloud. The section at the back for parents and teachers gives suggested activities for connecting concept as well as resources for further investigation. A good book for a primary classroom learning about landforms and their changes. If using this with older readers, it could be an introduction to the topic and provide a jumping off point for further research and investigation. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
“The Giggly Guide of How to Behave at School” is a great book that kids will love. It does a great job of explaining to students how to behave at school. The illustrations are hilarious as they show what might happen if you don’t follow the rule or display proper manners. This book covers some really important and basic safety rules, such as keeping your hands to yourself, not playing in the restroom, and sitting properly in your chair. There are also general behaviours such as not making fun of people that are different, walking in the halls and on stairs, and not playing with your food. As I mentioned above, the illustrations that accompany the text are bright and entertaining and are a great addition to the story! This book would be useful in home and school libraries where you can read about proper behaviour without sounding preachy and with the kids having some fun, that way they will remember better. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.