Scholastic Book of World Records 2012

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A LOT can change in a year, and the bestselling SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS has been updated to include all the most recent events with a fresh new cover and interior design!

Whether kids want to know what the world's fastest shark is, which country eats the most fast food, who has the most career hits in the MLB, or which state has the largest teddy bear, the SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS 2012 has all of the answers and much, much ...

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Overview

A LOT can change in a year, and the bestselling SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS has been updated to include all the most recent events with a fresh new cover and interior design!

Whether kids want to know what the world's fastest shark is, which country eats the most fast food, who has the most career hits in the MLB, or which state has the largest teddy bear, the SCHOLASTIC BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS 2012 has all of the answers and much, much more! Over the past ten years, kids, parents, and teachers have come to love this kid-friendly book.

Each of the 300 records on pop culture, sports, science, and more has its own page that includes a full-color photograph and a detailed description of the record.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
This fascinating, brightly colored book of world records will appeal to readers of all ages. With six subject categories and a section devoted to the United States, there is truly something for everyone whether their passions are Sports, Pop Culture, or Science. A full page is devoted to each record including a color photograph, text, and a bar graph showing the percentages of the top five in that category. Chapters are color coded on the edges of each page, so it is easy to locate a specific section. The US section includes a special page for each of the fifty states. For example, Louisiana has the largest population of alligators and Ohio has the largest gathering of twins each year. Whether one is searching for the most popular reality show, country with highest Internet usage, hottest or coldest place where people live, or NFL player with the highest salary, the answer can be found in this compendium. An index is included for ease of use. The book ends with a special section entitled "Weird and Wacky Facts." Reviewer: Shirley Nelson
School Library Journal
Gr 2–8—Divided into major sections covering pop culture, sports, science, nature, money, human-made, and U.S. records, each category features an eye-catching heading, a color photo of the record holder, a paragraph of information, and a chart listing the top five record holders. The chart encourages readers to look closely at graphs while analyzing information, and the section on the U.S. states provides unusual fodder that's ideal for state-projects research. As this is an annual publication, some of the material from other editions is repeated as not all records, especiall sports and geographic ones, are toppled on a yearly basis. Readers will, however, find new topics in all sections, covering records such as most expensive Tweets (one entry explains that fans could bet on Eva Longoria's Tweets and the money went to charity), the best-selling digital album of all time, most-endangered U.S. animals by groups, and the Major League Baseball team with the highest payroll. Students who enjoy browsing through almanacs and the Guinness Book of World Records will delight in this clear and lively work.—Beth McGuire, Hempfield Area School District, Greensburg, PA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545331494
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 945,490
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1180L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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