Only in California
Weird and Wonderful Facts About The Golden State
by Heather Alexander
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Pub Date 02 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 16 Aug 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, Wide Eyed Editions
From the bright lights of L.A. to the natural majesty of the Redwood forests, this beautiful book is a deep dive into what makes California so great. Full bleed illustrations capture a sense of place, while pull-out spot artworks zoom in on the most fascinating facts.
Locations also include: San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Lake Tahoe, Central Valley, San Diego with its famous beach and boardwalk scene, the coastal kelp forests, Napa and Sonoma wine country, Yosemite Valley with El Capitan, the lowest point in North America, Death Valley, Big Sur, Palm Springs, and more.
Each book in the state-by-state subseries covers the following areas:
- Weird and wacky stats and facts
- Historical timeline
- Local sports
- Museums, amusement parks, and cultural events
- Food and drink
- Animals and plants
- Fun festivals
- Changemakers and superstars
- Quiz questions
The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.
Also available from the series:50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, Only in America, Only in America Activity Book, Only in Texas, We Are the United States, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, and The 50 States.
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Average rating from 13 members
This book is beautifully illustrated with so many facts given in an accessible way. It feels like an adventure just exploring the pages - never mind visiting California. The vocabulary is high level 'state superlatives' which I really liked - you could use this in geography lessons but also cross-curricular for SPaG!
I'm sure this is the first title in a series. I cannot wait to see the others that are produced and I will be stocking them all in my KS2 library!
I love the 50 States series. There is something so nostalgic about reading a book meant for children while still learning at the same time. The illustrations are fun and engaging. This book is great for both kids or adults and even more fun to read together. It would make a great coffee table book.
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