Gr 2-4-These heavily illustrated titles look at the history of the three holidays and describe how and why Americans celebrate them. Designed to meet state and national standards, the books are manageable for newly independent readers. Red, white, and blue borders are used throughout, and while they are bright and eye-catching, they seem to overwhelm the slight texts. In the first title, archival black-and-white and full-color photos personalize the life and legacy of Dr. King. Memorial Day effectively uses a bit of historical trivia to introduce the origins of this commemorative celebration. Presidents' Day uses quotes from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln to add interest to the accounts of the two leaders whose birthdays were once remembered on separate days. Each spread has at least one image, but several of the pictures are just filler. Each title has a map showing celebrations across the country, a quiz to check what readers have learned, a page of facts, sources, crafts, and a recipe. Those who already own the "True Books" series (Children's) already have excellent information on these holidays. These books are serviceable supplements.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.