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Libraries Take Us Far
     

Libraries Take Us Far

by Lee Sullivan Hill
 
In this beginning reader, writer and engineer Lee Sullivan Hill explores all kinds of libraries, from a cozy public library in a small Midwestern town to a towering research library to the a busy school media center. In each setting, she shows how libraries connect us to other people and launch us on our way to new discoveries.

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In this beginning reader, writer and engineer Lee Sullivan Hill explores all kinds of libraries, from a cozy public library in a small Midwestern town to a towering research library to the a busy school media center. In each setting, she shows how libraries connect us to other people and launch us on our way to new discoveries.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3--The attractive covers of these titles should interest young readers. Each book underscores the fact that while the physical features of the subject under discussion are often quite different, the goal of each institution is the same. Hill presents a brief history of libraries and includes examples from a small storefront library to the Lyndon Johnson Research Library. Schools discusses the many places in which learning takes place, ranging from a rural Ecuadorian school to Harvard University. Each page consists of about four sentences and a full-color photo. Wide margins and clear print add to the books' appeal. An additional feature in each title is the photo index that shows each picture, reduced to the size of a postage stamp, with a corresponding page number and sentence or two describing it. Informative nonfiction for beginning readers.--Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
Kirkus Reviews
This entry in the Building Block series takes a broad look at different types of schools and the educational opportunities they provide. Full-color photographs portray children and adults from different cultures studying at home, via computer, outdoors, and in other locations around the world. The accompanying text reinforces the idea that schools are far more than just physical facilities and that the act of education occurs literally everywhere. A short index of photographs provides more detail about the shots used in the book. This is a generally well done volume, but adults may be surprised by the sight of the traditional card catalog, instead of more up-to-date technology, in a school media center in Indiana. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575050720
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Building Block Books Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.73(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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