Celebrating California: 50 States to Celebrate

Celebrating California: 50 States to Celebrate

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by Marion Dane Bauer, C.B. Canga, Justin Rucker
     
 

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Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today, he’s visiting California, the Golden State. His first stop is a TV studio for a front-row seat at his favorite television talent show! Then he will feed the sea lions at the San Diego Zoo. He’ll cheer for the Los Angeles Angels, ride a cable car in San

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Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today, he’s visiting California, the Golden State. His first stop is a TV studio for a front-row seat at his favorite television talent show! Then he will feed the sea lions at the San Diego Zoo. He’ll cheer for the Los Angeles Angels, ride a cable car in San Francisco, visit the Redwood Forest and even pan for gold! He’ll also visit fun-filled theme parks, beautiful beaches, and many other exciting places. Join Mr. Geo on his travels all around California. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. This entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547896977
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Series:
Green Light Readers Level 3 Series
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
415,205
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

MARION DANE BAUER has written more than 80 children's books, including picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor, a middle grade coming-of-age story. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit her website at www.mariondanebauer.com.

C.B. Canga has illustrated numerous early chapter books, including Field Trip Mysteries by Steve Brezenoff. He lives in Pleasant Hill, California.

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Celebrating California: 50 States to Celebrate 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
In this series, geography teacher Mr. Geo visits a different state in each book. He is seen as a happy modern-day explorer of major cities, national parks, and attractions that have become famous. Mr. Geo's shirt has the two-letter state abbreviation on it. A U.S. and a state map are included in each title, as well as a chronology of important dates, activities to reinforce learning from the book, and a glossary with the page numbers on which each listed word is found. "Did you know?" facts are seen in a text box at the bottom of some pages. The young people included in Mr. Geo's activities could be upper-elementary age or a bit older; they do not look so young that struggling readers of middle school or high school age might be offended reading the books. The basic information young students need for a "state" report is available on the "Fast Facts" page while the information in the rest of the book is more supplemental. That being said, this series is a nice alternative to the state books that are straight facts and photos. Young people will enjoy the whimsical illustrations and the brevity of the text. This title includes information on the weather and crops grown in California; the illustration of tomatoes looks quite similar to that of grapes on the opposite page.