Checkouts: new to the library, courtesy of the Superiorland Preview Center
Typical reader: Middle- to upper-elementary students are going to really enjoy these.
Do the Dewey: 001.942 for Aliens, 398.24 for Legendary Beasts
My Goodreads ratings: 5 for both
As I said, I am very impressed with this series. The layout for both books is outstanding. The presentation of information and depth of coverage are fantastic. There are glossaries as well as in-text definitions of world kids may not understand. These are age-appropriate books, and can also be "high interest/low level" that will intrigue older students who do best with books that are written for a lower grade level than their own.
Searching for Aliens, UFOs, and Men in Black covers its topics through history, starting with things ancient people saw in the sky and continuing through the United States government's investigations of aliens and UFOs. It provides rational explanations for sightings when possible, while still allowing readers to believe in the possibility of lifeforms from other planets.
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This series is well-rounded, informative, and highly interesting. I'm sure that these books will be very popular. If you're looking for a good paranormal/unsolved phenomena set for a library or a child in your life that loves this stuff, this set (four volumes total - I want the other two!) is an excellent choice.