K-Gr 2-"Consistent and well written" best describes these books, which cover their topics clearly. The layout is clean and colorful, and, with only four to six sentences per page, the texts are not overwhelming. Unfortunately, the eye-catching photographs and occasional drawings included on most pages do not add much information. Several pages contain a boxed "Fun Fact." As to be expected, there is some overlap between Electricity and Energy (e.g., coverage of power plants, batteries), but the books do not contradict one another or repeat information verbatim, making each one valuable. These titles will serve as great read-aloud introductions and will be useful to report writers. In addition, they will work well as hi/lo readers since they are not condescending or oversimplified.-Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.