Reviews for Looking at Maps and Globes

Library Media Connection Reviews 2013 August/September
Many students don't know geography, so this series provides a good start on addressing that concern. The books' formatting will be familiar to those who have used Rookie Read-About series before. The text is simple with one or two sentences per page and a facing illustration. The information and vocabulary are appropriate for beginning readers and the photos, maps, and charts are helpful for added understanding. Each book includes picture glossary and a URL for the publisher's Facts for Now website. A nice feature is "Try It," an activity themed to the book's information. The reader is encouraged to use scale, keys, longitude and latitude lines, and a world map. A nicely done series for younger grades, this set will be a good addition to a geography collection. Index. Betsy Ruffin, Educational Reviewer, Cleburne, Texas. RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.