Synopses & Reviews
This new and exciting series of pocket encyclopedias for young adults is full of instant information and fits in a backpack or back pocket. Featuring a fresh and striking design that is sure to appeal to the middle grade audience, these guides offer a unique catalog-style presentation, which clearly lays out individual species with concise and punchy text covering all of the essential information. These encyclopedias are perfect for back to school, summer reading and every month in between
Each book features four types of spreads: Thematic spreads cover essential information, such as animal anatomy, dinosaur evolution, shark taxonomy, or the characteristics of minerals. Splash spreads cover exciting full-bleed images such as a shark feeding frenzy or a firework display. Catalog spreads build into a comprehensive list of individual species, each with its own photograph, summary key facts, and a short description of unique features. Special boxes and features focus in even more, providing specific details on topics from shark orders to mineral groups and genius gem wow facts. Fact files in the reference section contain top tens (biggest dinosaurs, fastest animals, etc.) and other reference materials (such as the Moh scale of mineral hardness).
Destined to be toted in school backpacks everywhere, this new encyclopedia series for young readers contains on-the-spot information in children's favorite subject areas. Kids love facts: they want to know about the biggest, fastest, tallest, and oldest everything. Full of instant information, these books feature a fresh design that is sure to appeal to the middle grade audience. These single-subject guides offer a unique catalog-style presentation, which clearly lays out individual subcategories with concise and punchy text covering all of the essential information on whatever topic is at-hand.
Pocket Genius: Rocks and Minerals profiles nearly 200 types of rocks and minerals from volcanic rocks and granite to sparkling diamonds and explosive sulfur, and tells what they are made of, how they are formed and what they are used for.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.