Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrator: C.B. Canga
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Native Americans lived in Texas for thousands of years before other explorers came. Some heroes of Texas are also featured in this book, including Sam Houston, who led Texas to freedom from Mexico during the Texas Revolution. Many farms and ranches dot Texas, the second largest state in the United States. Some folks say Texas has four seasons: Flood, drought, blizzard, and twister! Mr. Geo’s visit to the Alamo, the River Walk in San Antonio, and the Johnson Space Center in Houston are sure to leave readers itching for a trip to Texas!
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 Texas’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 love learning about historic figures and reading the entertaining informative text.