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Series: Raintree Read About

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Airplanes and balloons (Read about) by Howard W. Kanetzke
Animals that burrow by Dean Morris
Birds (Read about) by Dean Morris
Butterflies and Moths (Read about) by Dean Morris
Cats (Read about) by Dean Morris
Deserts (Read about) by Carroll R. Norden
Dinosaurs and Other First Animals (Read About) by Dean Morris
Electricity (Read about) by Mark W Bailey
Endangered animals (Read about) by Dean Morris
Fire (Read about) by Edward E. Daub
Frogs and toads (Read about) by Dean Morris
Fuel and Energy (Read About) by Herta S Breiter
Horses (Read about) by Dean Morris
Insects that live in families (Read about) by Dean Morris
The jungle (Read about) by Carroll R. Norden
Light and color (Read about) by L. W Anderson
Messages without words (Read about) by Barbara S Wood
Monkeys and apes (Read about) by Dean Morris
Pollution (Read about) by Herta S Breiter
Read About Animals that Live in Shells by Dean Morris
Snakes and lizards (Read about) by Dean Morris
Space (Read about) by James A Seevers
Spiders (Read about) by Dean Morris
The story of cars (Read about) by Howard W. Kanetzke
Time and clocks (Read about) by Herta S Breiter
Trains and railroads (Read about) by Howard W. Kanetzke
Underwater Life: The Oceans (Read About) by Dean Morris
The universe (Read about) by Larry A Ciupik
Weather (Read about) by Herta S Breiter

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Series description

The Read About series was published by the Raintree Childrens Books publishing company in the late 1970's.


How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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