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Celebrate the 50 States!

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Statistics, emblems, notable cities, products and myriad other facts.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Holiday House
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Sarah Holland
May 04, 2015 Sarah Holland rated it really liked it
1. Personal reaction : This book is fantastic in getting young readers interested in geography! The illustrations are a key element and what really grab the reader's attention. For young students, this is vital because this is an introduction to the states so they should not be bogged down with a bunch of text.

2. Purpose(s)/Use in the classroom
• read aloud to make a curricular connection: This would be great to read aloud in Social Studies to discuss the characteristics and geography of the stat
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Memory Kopp
Mar 26, 2014 Memory Kopp rated it liked it
I enjoyed this fun read written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy. Each page has a half page for every state with facts to go with each. There is a picture of the state along with its capital, year of statehood, state bird, and flower along with other fun facts for each state along with Washington D.C and the U.S. Territories. In the end there is a picture of the United States for reference. The beginning has a table of contents which can help young readers find a particular state quickly. One fun ...more
Renee Parrish
Apr 22, 2016 Renee Parrish rated it it was amazing
Celebrate the Fifty States (1999) by Loreen Leedy, Pictures by Loreen Leedy, non-fiction/informational.

This detailed and bold informational book for children is an excellent work. The author is also the illustrator, and she does a superb job in the page set up revealing facts about each of the fifty states. The sates are organized alphabetically, and the state flowers, trees, and flags are all included. She uses captions that reveal factual "tidbits" about the states as well. All of the heading
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Andrea Labonte
May 14, 2015 Andrea Labonte rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Really good book for ages 6 and up. It had great illustrations, good info about each state and just overall well presented. A must read.
Kiddo
Apr 06, 2012 Kiddo rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-with-facts
A nice book with half a page of facts about each state. This is just what I wanted after kido became interested in the 50 states puzzle. It is a great supplement. It was the only appropriate book I could find at the library.

More facts would be nice. A more consistent presentation would be nice. (Different kinds of facts are presented about each state). Still, it is a fun helpful book.
G. G.
Mar 17, 2013 G. G. rated it really liked it
Fun facts about every state in the U.S.A. This is a book I would like to own and take a peek here and there every so often. I might even have on my coffee table.
Melissa Housholder
Fabulous book that describes each state. Gives information on that particular state and what it's famous for.
Sheree
Aug 04, 2009 Sheree rated it really liked it
Fun facts about each state, and great illistrations.
Kay
Sep 09, 2009 Kay rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Too much jumbled facts without any real context.
Colleen
Dec 20, 2010 Colleen added it
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Loreen Leedy is the author and illustrator of over 40 picture books with math, science, language arts, and other curriculum content. Her books showcase information in a kid-friendly format, often with characters and entertaining stories.

Honors and awards for her books include: ALA Notable Book, Science Books and Films finalist, Reading Rainbow feature book, Chicago Library Best of the Best, many S
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