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Time For Kids

by Time for Kids Editors with Leslie Dickstein

      My six-year-old daughter loves the Time for Kids series of readers with their dramatic photographs and interesting text. She can always count on learning something new and interesting and even a very simple book like Storms! brought her unexpected facts. Level 1 in Time for Kids means simple sentences like this from page one: "Look up! The clouds are big and dark. A storm is coming." This short text was matched with a dramatic photo of a brooding sky over flat farmland. Along with the basic "storyline" about different kinds of storms, the book includes "break out" facts such as the average number of thunderstorms in the world every year and the temperature of the air near lightning. The choice of photos also keeps young interests in mind with fire trucks plowing through flood waters and a lightning-streaked sky over a herd of elephants. Since many reluctant readers favor fact-based books over fiction, this book would be a great enticement for struggling readers to conquer the short text and fascinating bits it contains.

The Book

March 2006
Early Reader [Age Level: Ages 4 - 8]
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2006
NOTE: Reviewer Jan Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of stories and articles for the children's magazine market.
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