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ALL FISH FACES

Tropical fish are beautiful creatures, some showing off more than others. Author Tam Warner Minton has spent her life photographing what lies beneath the ocean. In this book she shares her collection of truly “in your face” photos of the … Continue reading

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PSYCHOLOGY—Why We Smile, Strive, and Sing

This upper MG/ YA title is full of valuable, detailed information about how psychology effects everything we do and why. Arranged in seven chapters, the pages delve into topics often not covered in a student’s learning until they are much … Continue reading

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INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY

This new Nomad Press title comes from their INQUIRE AND INVESTIGATE HUMAN BEINGS set. Intended for ages 12-15, upper middle graders readers with an interest in how their bodies work will find everything they need here and more. Written with … Continue reading

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ICK!

You’ll be saying that over and over as you read this new title from National Geographic Kids. Disgusting, Gross, or Repulsive would also work. Don’t worry if you have to look away because the intended audience of kids 8-12 will … Continue reading

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COOL MATH

A student hovers over a page of math problems from a book or worksheet. They’d rather be anywhere else. Math is boring. Math is useless. Math is a waste of time. But wait, how can we turn around this young … Continue reading

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WE ARE POWER

Growing up in our present day world is full of challenges. The non-stop “Breaking News” cycle leaves tweens and teens with only one conclusion: The world is a violent place. Conflicts escalate to a point where people are physically hurt … Continue reading

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EXTREME OCEAN

It’s never too early to celebrate World Ocean Day (coming up on June 8th), especially when you have a title like EXTREME OCEAN in your hands. Dr. Sylvia Earle, a scientist with a passion for the sea gives readers an … Continue reading

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GEOMETRY IS AS EASY AS PIE

When I was in 8th grade, geometry class was a dreadful experience. The teacher filled the chalkboard with formulas scribbled from one end to the other. Her lecture started two seconds after the tardy bell and didn’t end until the … Continue reading

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PETS AND THEIR FAMOUS HUMANS

Famous humans always get noticed while their beloved pets stay out of sight. The humans presented here are not your current set of celebrities. Instead, PETS AND THEIR FAMOUS HUMANS is a look at 20 people who made a memorable … Continue reading

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INTO THE CLOUDS

At an elevation of 28,251 feet, K2 is the second highest mountain in the world—surpassed only by Mt. Everest. Experts agree a climb to the ominous peak of K2 is a more difficult and dangerous climb. INTO THE CLOUDS is … Continue reading

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