Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor

Biography

Jessica Taylor lives in Hawaii and was born in 1999.

•  Jessica's favorite school subjects are arts and writing.

•  She is a member of the drama and music clubs at her school.

•  Figure skating volleyball and surfing fill her free time.

•  Jessica would like to be a marine mammal biologist and an investigative reporter when she grows up.

"As a Kid Reporter, I want to go deeper and write about situations that are sometimes just passed over as trivial."

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    The Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court

    by Christine Taylor-Butler

    SET FEATURES:

    •     Superb age-appropriate introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects
    •     Covers all studies, from Animals to American History, Geography to Science
    •     "Words to Know" glossary clarifies subject-specific vocabulary
    •     "Learning More" section encourages independent study
    •     Index makes navigating subject matter easy

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      4/1/08 School Library Journal
      In these updates of the old "New True" series, the graphics take center stage. These books have more color, more eye appeal, more "pop" than older approaches to these often-studied topics. Unfortunately, they have more style than substance. Of the two, Supreme Court is more focused and therefore more effective in providing information. It answers the questions students will have, and includes some entertaining trivia. Presidency takes a more scattered approach. An explanation of the system of checks and balances is greatly simplified. A few examples are listed but no attempt is made to show the full effect that each branch of government has on the others. In discussing the executive branch, the author says, "The departments and agencies of this branch do many things." She then cites the CIA, Peace Corps, and Department of Labor, perhaps to illustrate the great variety of responsibilities within that branch, but does not offer a chart or diagram showing all of the cabinet posts and their purposes. As a result, children may be left confused as to how the presidency is related to the other areas. The back covers promise "surprising, TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!" While these titles provide visually appealing, basic introductions to the topics, few readers will be shocked or amazed. Muriel L. Dubois's The U.S. Presidency (Capstone, 2003) takes a more straightforward approach to supplying facts.

       

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    Are We There Yet?

    by Bridget Taylor and Ethan Long

    Another great title from Scholastic. Detailed description coming soon.

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