From the Set U.S.A. Travel Guides
From the world-famous Avenue of Giants to Chinese New Year in San Francisco, there's lots to see and do in California! Additional features include maps on each spread, state symbols, famous people, fact bubbles, and informative captions that highlight some of the things that make California special. A table of contents, sources for further research, a phonetic glossary, and an index support readers and extend learning.
- La Brea Tar Pits
- The Swallows at San Juan Capistrano
- Sheep Shearing Day at Petaluma Adobe
- Panning for Gold at Sutter’s Mill
- The Bear Flag and the State Capitol
- Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- The Intel Museum in Santa Clara
- Death Valley, Deserts, and Coasts
- The San Diego Zoo
- Calistoga and the Fainting Goats
- The Giant Redwoods
- Madera’s Pizza Farm
- The Charles M. Schulz Museum
- Welcome to Disneyland!
- Chinese New Year in San Francisco
- Our Trip
- State Symbols
- State Song
- State Flag and Seal
- Famous People
- Words to Know
- To Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.5|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||40, 40|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A Review of "U.S.A. Travel Guides" in Booklist
Based on Heinrichs’ previous Welcome to the U.S.A. series, the new U.S.A. Travel Guides series offers readers up-to-date facts and an attractive vertical design. In this look at the Golden State, each topical double-page spread briefly introduces one feature (Disneyland, Intel Museum, Giant Redwoods) with a few short paragraphs and a photo on one side, facing a large state map including places mentioned in the text, road signs displaying fast facts, and a happy, biracial family touring the state on the other side. Some of the family’s more interesting stops include seeing the fainting goats at Calistoga and visiting Madera’s Pizza Farm. Commendably, the text acknowledges that Native Americans had their own beliefs before the establishment of missions. An appealing resource for state reports and armchair travel.
A Review of "U.S.A. Travel Guides" in Children's Bookwatch
A premier publisher of non-fiction books for young readers, ‘The Child’s World’ has now published a new and highly recommended series for students in grades 2 through 5 called ‘U.S.A. Travel Guides’. There are 52 hardcover volumes, one for each of the 50 states plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico, with each individual 40 page book featuring an Author/Illustrator biography; Detailed maps, an Index; a Glossary of key words; Suggested websites Sources for further research; a Table of contents; an Informative sidebars. Although each individual title is also available individually (Reinforced Binding, $19.95 each) as well as in a digital book format (Hosted eBook, $31.95). All of the volumes comprising the ‘U.S.A. Travel Guides’ series follow this basic format: ‘Wisconsin’: Wisconsin; Prairie Du Chien’s Prairie Villa Rendezvous; Badger Holes in Mineral Point; Old World Wisconsin Near Eagle; Syttende Mall in Stoughton; The Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward; Summerfest in Milwaukee; Wisconsin Dells and the Leaping Dog; The Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River; Sandhill Wildlife Area Bison; The State Capitol in Madison; A Farm Vacation on Washington Island; Carr Valley Cheese Factory in La Valle; Green Bay’s Cheeseheads; The House on the Rock in Spring Green; EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh; Our Trip; State Flag and Seal; State Symbols; State Song Famous People; Words to Know; To Learn More; Index. Every school and community library in a given state should, at a minimum, acquire their own particular state’s title in this outstanding series.
Author: Ann Heinrichs
Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She began playing the piano at age three and thought she would grow up to be a pianist. Instead, she became a writer. She is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and cultures, as well as natural history subjects. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. She is an award-winning martial artists, specializing in t’ai chi empty-hand and sword forms. Ms. Heinrichs now lives in Chicago.