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Series: Want to Know


DINOSAURS by Jozua Douglas
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A non-starter, despite the subject's ever-enduring allure. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Two poems, a finger-puppet project and a foldout mini-story fail to compensate for undistinguished art and a cursory sprinkling of dino-facts in this Dutch import. Read full book review >
TRAVELING BY AIRPLANE by Pierre Winters
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"An impressive amount of useful information in an inviting format, studded with humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everything a youngster might want to know about air travel. Read full book review >
PIRATES by Suzan Boshouwers
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A lubberly addition to the fleet, kept afloat by its pictures. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Light scrapings of pirate lore are delivered by two children dressed to the hilt for their roles and leading a ragged but distinctly nonfearsome crew. Read full book review >