Gr 3-6-- Each ``Young Explorers'' book takes readers on an adventure into one of the world's most fascinating, challenging environments. Bright, colorful illustrations set off lively narratives, in two-page chapters, full of information about plants, animals, and people of the area. Layout is busy, with blocks of text competing with the many illustrations, and print is small. Survival techniques, mysteries, legends, and lists of equipment for exploration are discussed in each book. Students will enjoy reading these books and imagining themselves as explorers while learning about each area. They will be useful for simple reports and won't overwhelm students with pages of print. While not comprehensive, they could stimulate interest. --Diane Pozar, Wallkill High School, N.Y.