Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The 50 States Book by Gabrielle Balkan Illustrated by Sol Linero

Come explore "The 50 States Book" with me.  If you travel, road trip or field trip, this is the book for you.  Inside, you will find over 100 pages filled with maps, fun state facts and colorful information that will engage every traveler. Start your adventure with the "Welcome Box" to get a quick overview of each state.  Then, continue your journey with the "Inspiring People” section where the book tells its readers information about important people of the State.  As you visit the rest of the pages, you will also find three other sections that will help you explore each state.  These sections include "Key Facts", "Region Spotlight", as well as "Moments to Remember".  In addition to these sections, don't forget the map itself of all (50) states.  In total, the book breaks each state into seven sections with bright, fun and happy illustrations.  The book is great for ages 7 to 100 years old.  Just take a peek at some of the colorful and informative pages through this blog. 
Start with the, "Welcome Box" to help you navigate the 50 states.  This section has a short introduction about each state.  For example, the California welcome box discusses the many famous attractions and parks that the state currently hosts. 

As you turn each page, you will find a section that covers "Key Facts" about each state.  They include what the state is named for, Postal code, statehood date, region, main time zone, statehood order, and the tree and the state flower.  Each section will include vivid illustrations to help you remember the information. 



The “Inspiring People” section of the book is a favorite of ours because we found some surprises.  Every reader will meet six people that hold a connection to that specific state.  For example: Illinois has Carl Sandburg, who is a person of interest for his award winning writing.  Then there is Richard J. Daley, who was the Mayor of Chicago for 21 years.  You will find fun facts in each page you read. 
This book tells a brief story of each state to help you understand maps and the United States.  The writer clearly wants to inspire you to go beyond what you are reading and ask more questions.  Just look through the section titled, “Moments to Remember" and "Region Spotlight”, to understand how each state is unique and very interesting.  

The book includes two addition sections: Presidents of the United States of America and State Flags of the United States of America.  They are both informative and colorful to read.  We are really enjoying our copy of the book. We hope that you find, “The 50 States Book,” as interesting as we did.

 


Book information:
  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions (October 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847807119
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847807113
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 0.8 x 13.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds

Thank you for stopping by and reading the blog. 

The Bosek Family
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