Thursday, January 29, 2015

US travel and the Our Great States series

Have you seen this breathtaking slideshow from CNN? Each image shows an absolutely gorgeous outdoor location in one of the United States. Here's Colorado:



Travel is one of my all-time favorite activities. I love planning trips. And then I love the feeling of being in a new place--the smells, the sounds, the way the air feels different everywhere, and the satisfaction of using a guidebook and a map or a GPS app to figure out where I want to go and how to get there.

Our modern book marketplace offers quite a few travel guides, for quite a few different kinds of travelers. But it can be tricky to find travel guides aimed specifically at kids. Until now, that is. I'm excited to tell you that our second set of Our Great States books are now on sale! These books are so awesome.

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Each book describes ten kid-friendly places to see or things to do in the state. State fairs, science museums, music festivals, and pumpkin-chucking festivals are just a few of the places you and your students will read about.

But what about report-writing? you might be asking. Kids usually use states books for writing reports? How on Earth can they get facts about the biggest cities, the number of Congress members, or the state's industries from a travel guide? We thought of that, and we added all those statistics to the backmatter, along with maps, a glossary, an index, and a further reading list. You can also download information and FREE eSource activities related to each state's flag on our website, on the right-hand column of each book's product page.

Happy travels!

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