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X-treme Facts: Continents

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Did you know that about 75 percent of the world's freshwater is frozen in Antarctica? Or that the Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth? Explore the extreme world around us through an engaging design and lively text. A hands-on activity at the end of each book brings learning about different places and cultures to life. This series focuses on the geography curriculum in a fun way, and is especially helpful for reluctant readers.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
X-treme Facts: Continents (7 titles) NEW
Cover: Africa Africa NEW
Cover: Antarctica Antarctica NEW
Cover: Asia Asia NEW
Cover: Europe Europe NEW
Cover: North America North America NEW
Cover: Oceania Oceania NEW
Cover: South America South America NEW
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF038010, JNF038000, JNF000000
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2024
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series X-treme Facts: Continents
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
ISBN 9798889164364
Title Format Paperback
Author Catherine C. Finan, Marcia Abramson

SLJ Review X-treme Facts: Continents

A mix of general information and specific facts introduces the earth’s continents. Each book includes a dozen ­two-page topical spreads, covering history, ­climate, people, and other areas. Separate sections highlight geographic features, such as mountains, rivers, and deserts. A paragraph of text provides the overview, while three half-page captioned photographs offer visual examples. Smaller inset images support brief fun fact text boxes.

Modern kids are pasted into many photos, adding a lighthearted touch. They often interact with each other, or sometimes the historical figures, via word balloons. An ancient pharaoh, for example, asks a modern girl: “What happened to my nice pyramid?” (Africa). A simple craft project closes each title. The books are intentionally light on depth, especially in areas like history and culture, but offer breezy, accessible content.

VERDICT: Most useful as fun introductions to the continents, rather than as research sources.

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