The Capitol Building

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The Capitol Building is a busy place in Washington, D.C.! Government leaders meet there to make our country's laws. Just what does the Capitol Building look like inside? And what is the story behind how the Capitol was built? Read this book to find out! Learn about many remarkable sites in the Famous Places series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

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Overview

The Capitol Building is a busy place in Washington, D.C.! Government leaders meet there to make our country's laws. Just what does the Capitol Building look like inside? And what is the story behind how the Capitol was built? Read this book to find out! Learn about many remarkable sites in the Famous Places series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
This picture book introduces young children to one of America's most important buildings, the Capitol. Colored photographs and drawings show the building as it looks today, as well as how it looked in the past. The book is divided into three sections that describe what the Capitol is, the history of its design and construction, and what kids can expect to see if they should visit. New readers will have no problems with the simple text and large type. They will probably enjoy learning about how long it took to build the Capitol and finding out about the many changes that have occurred in its design over the years. Text boxes add interesting information to the main text and provide captions for the pictures. Special features include a map of Washington, D.C., a page of fun facts, a glossary, an index, and a bibliography of both print and Internet sources. This is a good book for students writing reports as well as those interested in pleasure reading. It would work well for a Social Studies unit on government. Reviewer: Heather Christensen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575059662
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Lightning Bolt Bks.: Famous Places
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 828,128
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Piehl lives in Evanston, Illinois. She grew up in Shorewood, WI, and has lived in Minnesota and France. Janet has written several Pull Ahead books about the natural world, including Chattering Chipmunks and Flying Mosquitoes. She is also the author of Formula One Race Cars and Indy Race Cars.

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Table of Contents

What Is the Capitol? 5

Building the Capitol 10

A Visit to the Capitol 20

Map 28

Fun Facts 29

Glossary 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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