Gr 3-6-These titles each introduce an ancient civilization, devoting two-page chapters to geography, governmental structure, historical background, home life, religion, and the arts. Sidebars include "How Do We Know?" information boxes that describe sources, both primary and archaeological, and a Weblink box, featuring well-chosen sites. Texts are well written and easy to read. There are numerous maps, color illustrations depicting everyday life, and full-color photographs of geographic locations, artifacts, and ruins. The format is typical of many other series providing overviews of ancient cultures, but these titles are better-than-average choices for libraries needing additional material for reports and general readers.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.