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Celebrating Florida
Contributor(s): Bauer, Marion Dane, Canga, C. B. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0547896980     ISBN-13: 9780547896984
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2013

Annotation: Everyone's favorite geography teacher, Mr. Geo, loves exploring new places and invites early readers to come along for the ride in a series that contains an entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history and pop culture as well as maps and various learning activities. Simultaneous.

Click for more in this series: Green Light Readers. Level 3
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences
Dewey: 975.9
LCCN: 2012016886
Lexile Measure: 620
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Green Light Readers. Level 3
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.25" (0.24 lbs) 36 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 161437
Reading Level: 3.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q69928
Reading Level: 3.5   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2013 October)

Gr 1–3—Mr. Geo, guide and teacher figure, takes children on a tour of these two states. Each page introduces a place, historical event, or topic, offering report-ready facts in a narrative format. Florida struggles to work material into the colorful and active pages, focusing mainly on Disney and the beach, which may be what beginning readers already know about the state. New York does a better job of integrating factual content into the text, much of it historical and about New York City, but even independent readers may struggle with some vocabulary. The illustrations and text layouts make these books appear easier than they really are. The vocabulary is fairly specific and advanced. The glossaries clarify some of the unusual words, but new readers may still be frustrated without further explanations of words and topics. As supplements to state-specific material, these books might pique interest in a state or point children to topics for further reading.—Leila Sterman, Chappaqua Library, NY

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