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Children's Press is pleased to introduce True Books for a new generation!

Completely redesigned for today's young, investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know.

The new, dynamic True Books design features:
-- an inviting and interactive page

Overview

Children's Press is pleased to introduce True Books for a new generation!

Completely redesigned for today's young, investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know.

The new, dynamic True Books design features:
-- an inviting and interactive page format
-- a readable and attractive typeface
-- large, bold, and brilliant full-color photographs

The True Books series takes the young reader beyond the standard, fact-filled text by adding avenues for further discovery. Each book includes a variety of sidebars, highlighting extra facts that will fascinate children. In the Important Words section, young readers will find a glossary of words that will both challenge and expand their vocabulary. Each book includes a To Find Out More section, where every curious reader can find a list of related books to read and organizations to contact.

True Books also point readers to the vast electronic universe of information on the Internet. Each book will list:
-- e-mail addresses to help the reader contact individuals and organizations
-- appropriate newsgroups and mailing lists
-- FTP sites to download fun and useful software

Begun in the 1950s, True Books are universally embraced as the definitive nonfiction series for young readers. Now in its third incarnation, the True Books series has once again evolved to meet the needs and tastes of modern readers and educators.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-4The world of winter Olympic sports comes to life in these colorful and informative titles. Each book begins with the history of a particular sport and then describes aspects such as its mechanics, competitive elements, special Olympic moments, etc. Noteworthy items are highlighted in brightly colored "focus" sections, and pictorial aids, such as a chart that shows the length and number of curves in a luge run, provide additional details of the sport's logistics. Recurring themes such as sportsmanship and teamwork emphasize the unique spirit of the Olympics, and although there is some overlapping of information among the titles, each one has a distinct focus. A short compilation of online sites enables further (and more current) browsing on the featured topics. While the books describe the winter sports in a fact-based and somewhat simplistic manner, the photography vividly brings them to life. This is especially true in Bobsledding; the pictures capture the speed and motion of the events with stunning realism. A clean and colorful layout further enhances the presentations. While those knowledgeable about the subjects will opt for more in-depth material, the focus on technical elements will appeal to sports enthusiasts, and the straightforward organization of material should sustain the interests of even reluctant readers.Jennifer Oyama, Los Angeles Public Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516204512
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
True Book Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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