Selected Reviews

Turning Points series: The 9/11 Attacks (Creative Education):

“Before the attacks are explored, Murray relates the rise of al Qaeda and the Taliban, touching on the Islamic faith and noting how the extremist groups responsible are not representative of the beliefs of most Muslims. In taut narrative prose, the events of 9/11 unfold, transporting readers to each hijacked plane with descriptive passages and quotes from individuals on board….” – Booklist *Starred Review, Julia Smith / Top 10 Series Nonfiction 2017

“This well-researched series focuses on crucial moments from recent world history and examines the events, people, and places involved. Crisp, clear, and engaging writing marks all three of these volumes, particularly 9/11, in which the complicated interplay of history and culture is unpacked…” – Horn Book Guide

Are They Real? series (Creative Education):

“…this book will suck young kids down to the murky depths.” – Booklist, Julia Smith (on Loch Ness Monster)

“Excellent for individual interests or small reading groups, especially as an introduction to nonfiction features.” – School Library Journal

Building by Design series (Abdo):

“Great for any STEM focus as each book addresses math, science, and engineering aspects. Recommended.” – School Library Journal

Built for Success series (Creative Education):

“The information is strong, and there’s a cheerful tone running through the books, from the engaging and lively writing to the choice of photographs. The books also touch on the importance of social consciousness…” – School Library Journal

News Literacy series (Abdo):

“A welcome resource to strengthen media literacy skills in upper elementary schoolers.” – School Library Journal

Alternative Energy series (Abdo):

“With its impeccable content, this dynamic series is a must for school and public libraries.” – School Library Journal

Odysseys in Peace series (Creative Education):

“An inspirational yet balanced approach to this humanitarian.” – Booklist, Angela Leeper (on Mother Teresa)

Seedlings series (Creative Education):

“Spare, kid-friendly text with highlighted vocabulary words makes the information accessible to new nonfiction readers.” – Horn Book Guide

The Big Time series (Creative Education):

“These jazzy books’ nonfiction approach preserves their subjects’ myth and glamour and will appeal to sophisticated children who are interested in celebrities.” – Booklist, Marian Aronin

Wild Jobs series (Creative Education):

“…both an inspiring outdoor career guide as well as a beautifully photographed independent read.” – School Library Journal