Library Media Connection - Sheila Acosta
What set this series apart is the eye-catching double-page layouts accompanied by bold typography and inviting sidebars. Because each book focuses on the top ten areas, readers are introduced to exciting places around the world. For each of the areas listed, each author cites location, type of landform, an explanation of its formation, and height or area. Pertinent facts are enclosed in attractive bordered boxes that young readers will find easy to read. Extremely helpful are the striking full-colored photographs on every page, and the globe insets and maps. Ecology-minded science teachers will especially like the sections on dangers facing each specific landform as well as the single page of facts and figures. Readers at any age will surely enjoy the "amazing" facts about the highest, the longest, or the widest, and librarians will definitely want to add this exciting and informative series to their collection. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Table of Contents. Index. Highly Recommended—Sheila Acosta, Children’s Librarian, San Antonio, Texas <i>Library Media Connection</i> November/December 2009September 13, 2013
NSTA - Donald Logsdon, Jr.
One way to introduce young students to the wonders of science is by showing them the beauty of the natural world. But many young readers' authentic experience with landforms is limited to their immediate communities. This makes it difficult for them to relate to and to get excited about the diverse geology around the world. The Landform Top Tens series examines a wide range of landforms across the globe. This book looks at 10 different mountains, which are "the highest, longest, widest, and most unusual in the world." The emphasis on superlatives and extremes will entice students to look further and learn about the processes that produced them. The book is filled with maps, information on how the landforms were formed, and boxes presenting interesting facts. There are also small blue balloons presenting facts and figures. For example, one describes how the changeable weather on Mt. Elbrus has led to 48 deaths in a single year (in 2004). There are 12 chapters, a section presenting facts and figures, a glossary, a section of additional information including websites, and a short index. Each page presents beautiful photographs, showing the wonders of the natural world. The vocabulary is appropriate for young readers, and the text is short. The book is the right size for young students. In a school library or on a classroom shelf, this series would be valuable for group work. Individual students will also enjoy these books as they take virtual trips around the world. Recommended-Donald Logsdon Jr., Library Media Specialist<i>NSTA</i>September 13, 2013
Clark County School District Library Services - Tess Foster
Photographs and maps introduce young readers to various mountains around the world including Mount Everest, Kilimanjaro, Mount McKinley, Mount Elbrus, and the Matterhorn, and describes their importance as well as the specific animals that make their homes there. Illustrations give good examples of mountains, and depict interesting scenes of mountainous events. Facts are up to date and consistent. A bibliography and websites are included for further research. Recommended—Tess Foster, Boulder City High School <i> Clark County School District Library Services</i>10/15/2009October 15, 2009
Omaha Public Schools
Every continent is represented in this book showing off the World’s Top Ten Mountains. Each mountain is given a two page spread complete with a full-color picture of its peak and other pictures of interest. Fast Facts are found on each page plus at the end when information about each mountain is boxed together on one page. Maps and globes help the reader to locate the points of interest from around the world. Sidebars on each mountain spread simply explain features as location, height, first successful climb and "that’s amazing!". – Omaha Public SchoolsSeptember 13, 2013