Gr 2-4-These titles contain four chapters, maps, fact boxes, plenty of illustrations, and large type. With less than 20 pages of actual text, they are surprisingly packed with information. Period and modern-day photographs and colorful renditions of scenes will draw readers in. Both books are successful in their efforts to engage emerging independent readers. The only Web site mentioned in each book refers students to the PowerKids Press site. While there is plenty of information on pioneer life, there is little to offer this crowd on the Old Spanish Trail.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.