National Geographic Our Fifty States
This is a gorgeous hardcover book loaded with color photos, maps and illustrations. The text is very readable (i.e. not boring) and informative. Organized by region, each state is summarized through four pages that include a brief timeline; information on natural resources, physical features, and climate; and fascinating "did you know' points. One page is dedicated to our nation's capital, Washington D.C. and children are familiarized with the U.S. Territories through the two page spread at the conclusion of the book. Additional facts & figures comparing the 50 states, additional book and web resources and index conclude this exceptional resource. Recommended resource for Layers of Learning Level 4. Keep this in the car for your next road trip, add it to your social studies, come up with some imaginative writing prompts by randomly opening to a page and writing about what you would do there! hc, 240pp, 8.5" x 11". ~ Sara/Deanne
With beautiful illustrations, specially designed maps, and concise essays written and reviewed by National Geographic's Alliance Program, this authoritative guide stands alone among children's reference titles. Easy-to-read physical maps introduce each region of the U.S., followed by a lively essay of the area's history, climate, natural resources, and physical features.