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United States Atlas (National Geographic Kids)by National Geographic Childrens Books
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The award-winning National Geographic Kids United States Atlas features lively maps, and graphics; updated essays and statistics; 8 thematic map spreads, on topics such as immigration, natural hazards, the water crisis, and the "greening" of America; same-size physical and political maps for each region for easy comparison; vibrant photo essays on each region and state; more than 350 full-color illustrations; 80-plus pages of National Geographic maps; 50-plus info graphics; updated state fact boxes; geo-whiz facts; state flags, birds, and flowers; comprehensive place-name index with coordinates for easy reference; and glossary of geographic terms.
Just like its companion volume National Geographic Kids World Atlas, the USA atlas is INTERACTIVE. A specially designed Web site will allow kids to link directly to hundreds of National Geographic maps, photographs, and articles plus videos, music, games, and more that will expand their knowledge and perspective about this country and its states and regions. All maps are custom-designed for middle-grade students by the Society's world-famous cartographers and each is shown in the context of surrounding areas. Throughout, locator maps and color coding make it easy for kids to keep track of where they are and to quickly navigate from region to region and state to state.
The combination of large, detailed, yet easy-to-read maps--both physical and political; stunning, full-color photo essays; information-packed thematic spreads; and the interactive component sets this atlas apart from every other U.S. atlas currently available for the 8­-12 age market and makes it an invaluable resource.
Join Mr. Geo on his whirlwind tour ofand#160;and#160;Massachusettsand#160;in thisand#160;Level 3 Green Light Reader.and#160;Celebrating Massachusetts combines travel with social studies in a way that's entertaining and educational.and#160;This latest installment in the 50 States to Celebrate seriesand#160;starts outand#160;at Boston'sand#160;Fourth of July celebration andand#160;makes stops along theand#160;historic Freedom Trail and thenand#160;Plymouth, Cape Cod,and#160;the Berkshires, and more.and#160;Packed with picture and context clues to keepand#160;beginning and newly independent readers moving along with ease and confidence.
Join Mr. Geo on his whirlwind tour of Illinois in this Level 3 Green Light Reader. Celebratingand#160;Illinoisand#160;combines travel and social studies in a way that's entertaining and educational. This new volume in the 50 States to Celebrateand#160;seriesand#160;gets off to a rousing start inand#160;Chicago with a kite-flying festival,and#160;baseball games,and#160;andand#160;a look at the biggest T-rex skeleton ever!and#160;But there's so much more to explore in the Land of Lincoln.and#160;Plenty of picture and context clues keep eager youngand#160;readers moving along with ease and fluency.and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;
Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher!and#160;He loves to explore new places. Today he's visiting Illinois, the Prairie State.and#160;His first stop isand#160;Chicago forand#160;aand#160;colorful kite-flying festival and a visitand#160;toand#160;theand#160;Field Museum to seeand#160;the biggestand#160;T Rexand#160;skeleton ever found!and#160;He's also going toand#160;ride riverboats, see amazing skyscrapers, work on a farm,and#160;climband#160;the mysterious Cahokia Mounds, andand#160;see historic places where Abraham Lincoln lived and worked.and#160;Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Illinois. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate.and#160;Includes maps and learning activities. Colorful, you-are-there illustrations,and#160;the highly animated narrator, and easy-to-decode text are great for beginning and newly independent readers.and#160;
About the Author
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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