Celebrating New York

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: 9780547897813
Pages: 40

Mr. Geo is visiting New York! New York City is packed full of people and things to do. He visits Times Square, Broadway, Central Park, and many museums. The Statue of Liberty has welcomed people from all over the world to our country through Ellis Island. Niagara Falls and its spectacular view is another highlight of this state. There are also many farms and forests in New York. The state is also home to many historic heroes, including those who fought to end slavery. 

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 New York’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. There are facts of many different subject areas that children with many interests will enjoy, including sports, art, history, and nature!