From the Series U.S.A. Travel Guides
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From the colorful northern lights to whale watching at Glacier Bay National Park, there's lots to see and do in Alaska! Additional features include maps on each spread, state symbols, famous people, fact bubbles, and informative captions that highlight some of the things that make Alaska special. A table of contents, sources for further research, a phonetic glossary, and an index support readers and extend learning.

  • Alaska
  • The Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage
  • Saxman Totem Park in Ketchikan
  • The Anchorage Fur Rendezvous
  • Alaska Day in Sitka
  • Walking on Arctic Tundra
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Watching the Northern Lights
  • Liarsville and the Klondike Gold Rush
  • The Prudhoe Bay Oil Field
  • The Trans Alaska Pipeline
  • Katmai and Its Fishing Bears
  • The State Capitol in Juneau
  • Unalaska World Record Halibut Derby
  • Barrow and the Midnight Sun
  • Nome and the Iditarod
  • Our Trip
  • State Flag and Seal
  • State Symbols
  • State Song
  • Famous People
  • Words to Know
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Copyright 2018
BISACS JNF025180, JNF038100, JNF058000
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Series U.S.A. Travel Guides
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Lexile 530
ISBN 9781503819429
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2017-08-01
Author Ann Heinrichs
Illustrator Matt Kania
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, Table of contents
Dewey 979.8
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 101978
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5

A noteworthy review of U.S.A. Travel Guides from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2017

A premier publisher of non-fiction books for young readers, ‘The Child’s World’ has now published a new and highly recommended series for students in grades 2 through 5 called ‘U.S.A. Travel Guides’. There are 52 hardcover volumes, one for each of the 50 states plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico, with each individual 40 page book featuring an Author/Illustrator biography; Detailed maps, an Index; a Glossary of key words; Suggested websites Sources for further research; a Table of contents; an Informative sidebars. Although each individual title is also available individually (Reinforced Binding, $19.95 each) as well as in a digital book format (Hosted eBook, $31.95). All of the volumes comprising the ‘U.S.A. Travel Guides’ series follow this basic format: ‘Wisconsin’: Wisconsin; Prairie Du Chien’s Prairie Villa Rendezvous; Badger Holes in Mineral Point; Old World Wisconsin Near Eagle; Syttende Mall in Stoughton; The Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward; Summerfest in Milwaukee; Wisconsin Dells and the Leaping Dog; The Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River; Sandhill Wildlife Area Bison; The State Capitol in Madison; A Farm Vacation on Washington Island; Carr Valley Cheese Factory in La Valle; Green Bay’s Cheeseheads; The House on the Rock in Spring Green; EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh; Our Trip; State Flag and Seal; State Symbols; State Song Famous People; Words to Know; To Learn More; Index. Every school and community library in a given state should, at a minimum, acquire their own particular state’s title in this outstanding series.

Author: Ann Heinrichs

Ann Heinrichs is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults. They cover U.S. and world history and culture, science and nature, and English grammar. Ann has also enjoyed careers as a children‘s book editor and an advertising copywriter. An avid traveler, she has toured Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia. Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, she now lives in Chicago. She enjoys biking, kayaking, and flying kites.

Illustrator: Matt Kania

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