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Children's LiteratureTargeted to students in fourth to sixth grades, this book is a comprehensive review of science topics most commonly covered in school. At first glance, this book might look like a workbook, but the information presented inside is detailed and educational. This title will be beneficial for students that may not fully grasp the material when it is presented in a classroom setting. Visual learners will find this book to be especially useful as the chapters are full of diagrams, maps, illustrations, and charts. The pages are busy and colorful, with bolded text for important new words. There is an index at the back, but the book is missing a glossary. Bolded words are defined within the text, but students may have to reference another book if they need a more explicit definition. Seven topics are covered in this book ranging from earth and the physical world, to the plant and animal kingdoms, to ecology and outer space. Students will also learn new and interesting facts and statistics that may not be discussed in class such as the longest rivers in miles, the largest volcanic eruptions by number of deaths, and the deepest underwater trenches in meters. Not only is this book a great reference book for completing science homework, it will also encourage students to learn more on topics presented in the classroom. 2005, Scholastic, Ages 9 to 12.