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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 library or classroom collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know. The new, dynamic True Book design features:
-- an inviting and interactive page format
-- a readable and attractive typeface
-- large, bold, and brilliant full-color photographs

True Books cover a virtually limitless range of topics including geographic landmarks, American Indian cultures, animals, computer science, and sports. And that's just the beginning! Continuing a nearly fifty-year tradition, True Books are authoritative introductions to topics children yearn to explore. Each text is reviewed by leading subject and reading consultants.

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 bylibrarians, educators, and readers alike 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.

Tells the story of the construction of the inland waterway which links the midsection of North America to the world.

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Gr 2-4Two books that are full of vivid, color photographs, as well as some stunning vintage photos or artwork, with large easy-to-read captions. Readers will come away with an understanding of those who traveled the waterways and the difficulties they encountered shipping goods and moving large numbers of immigrants by water in years gone by. They will get a sense of how the lake and the seaway played an important role in the lives of those who settled near them and continue to do so. The geography of the area is discussed and visuals further enhance the presentation. Lists for further information include books, organizations, and on-line sites. These redesigned series entries are clearly written and attractive introductions to their subjects.Jean-Marie Kliphuis, Nesconset Elementary School, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780516261140
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: True Book Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.16 (w) x 8.39 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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