Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. Her Heinemann-Raintree title on Sustaining Our Natural Resources was selected in 2011 for the Junior Library Guild's SLJ Curriculum Levels program.
Gr 6-8-Through short sentences and brief paragraphs, this terrific series focuses on the challenge of meeting people's basic needs for food, water, shelter, sanitation, education, and health care in developed and developing countries. Population Growth includes discussions of family planning and contraceptives; Preventing Disease explains the risks of smoking and includes a photo of lungs with cancer; alcohol and drug abuse are also mentioned. Glossary words appear in bold type, and a word bank runs along the bottom of pages. Well-chosen color photographs and illustrations with informative captions appear on every page, and numerous sidebars emphasize research strategies, problem solving, and thought-provoking questions. These books are excellent resources for students, offering constructive lessons on how to think critically. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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