Series Made Simple, SLJ November 2017

REVIEW of Library Skills:

PreS-Gr 2–Learning basic library navigation and safety is a fun and welcoming experience for this menagerie of curious animal friends. Bright whimsical illustrations, reminiscent of those found in coloring books, provide a merry environment full of kid appeal. This series aims to combine reading and music as an early literacy tool for language development. The rhyming text that constitutes much of the content is a cute, catchy song meant to teach emergent libraryskills. Song lyrics and sheet music are included along with a scannable QR code to stream and download the music—a nice bridge between books and technology. Great home literacy tips are also offered. While some volumes more strongly address their focus than others, this is still an engaging series that little ones are sure to enjoy. VERDICT An appealing addition to introduce library navigation and online safety, while encouraging early literacy practices at home.

ea vol: McClintock Miller, Shannon. illus. by Kathryn Durst. 24p. (Library Skills). further reading. glossary. w/CD.  Cantata Learning. Sept. 2017. lib. ed. $33.99.



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