Geography

In the Canyon By Liz Garton Scanlon

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Back of Book:
Experience the Grand Canyon through the eyes of a child who is seeing it for the very first time. From soaring vistas and cloud-swept skies to tiny lizards and almost-invisible petroglyphs, the canyon is filled with so many sights waiting to be discovered…and so many amazing memories to carry back home.
My Review:
This is a beautiful look into one girls experience of the majestic Grand Canyon. Each Page shows readers a detailed look at the different parts of the canyon. The text is in a rhyming pattern which makes it a perfect story for beginning readers. The illustrations are truly breathtaking! This is a great book to read for any unit about national parks.
32 Pages
Ages 5 and up

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Geography

The Scrambled States of America By Laurie Keller

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Back of Book:  At the first annual “states party,” Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places. In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Will the states ever unscramble themselves and return to their proper places?

My Review: Teaching children about the states names and placement should be fun. However, often going over the states and capitols can be a daunting task how teachers and parents alike. This is a fun picture book that discusses the idea of states switching places and what a mess it would be. The state of Kansas is bored and wants to meet other states so he decides to throw a huge party to meet all the states. During the party the states decide to switch places and see if they like other areas better. They all soon realize that where they are is where they are meant to be.  I think this is a great book to use while discussing difference in the states in the United States of America

Ages 6 and up

40 Pages