Celebrating California

Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrator: C. B. Canga
Publisher:HMH Books for Young Readers
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9780547896977
Pages: 40

California’s sunshine and beautiful weather bring many people to the state. Despite many environmental issues, including smog, water shortages, earthquakes, wildfires, and floods, many citizens live in California. Follow Mr. Geo as he visits various points of interest such as the Sand Diego Zoo, Disneyland, Hollywood, Venice Beach, the redwood forests, Chinatown, and the Golden Gate Bridge! Readers will also learn how California got its name: the Golden State!

This nonfiction book is great for children who are learning to read. A glossary of difficult but important words is included, along with a page of state-related learning activities and a timeline of important events in California’s history. Each state is unique in different ways, so this series of Green Light Readers is perfect for helping children realize why each state has something to celebrate. Readers will become more familiar with maps and how to locate California on a map!