Celebrating Colorado (Paperback)

50 States to Celebrate (Green Light Readers Level 3)

By Jane Kurtz, C.B. Canga (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544517936, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2016

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Hardcover (4/26/2016)

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Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! Today he's visiting Colorado, the Centennial State. He's going to explore four gorgeous national parks, participates in daring sports, visit a dude ranch,  climb to the top of Pikes Peak, and much, much more. Together, you will discover what makes Colorado a state to celebrate. Includes maps and learning activities. Colorful, you-are-there illustrations and easy-to-read text are great for beginning and newly independent readers! 

About the Author

JANE KURTZ lives in Portland, Oregon. She has written more than thirty fiction and nonfiction books for children, including Lanie and Lanie's Real Adventure from the American Girl Today series, Anna Was Here, and River Friendly, River Wild, a story in verse for which she received a Golden Kite award. Visit her website at  www.janekurtz.com.

C.B. Canga has illustrated numerous early chapter books, including Field Trip Mysteries by Steve Brezenoff. He lives in Pleasant Hill, California.

Praise For Celebrating Colorado: 50 States to Celebrate (Green Light Readers Level 3)

"Colorful and active pages. . . As supplements to state-specific material, these books might pique interest in a state or point children to topics for further reading."—School Library Journal

"The titles in this series are perfect for reports on the fifty states." —Kiss the Book blog

"For a short format, many things are covered in the text, making this a good book for an introduction to research.. . .[and] a possible class read aloud or third-grade produced audio book....Mr. Geo is a fun and entertaining tour guide."—3rdgradereading.net

"A great addition to students' reading lists, although it certainly can  be a read aloud book for children with lower reading comprehension."—2ndgradereading.net

"Colorful, and sometimes dramatic illustrations."—2ndgradereading.net

"Students will develop further reading skills by using Mr. Geo's trip as a jumpstart to some further research and discovery of the state."—4thgradereading.net

"The 50 States to Celebrate series will be a great asset to primary classrooms and libraries. There is a broad audience for nonfiction informational text...it appeals to a wide range of  young readers."—Marla Conn,  Educational Consultant, Read-Ability, Inc., and former reading specialist for New York City Public Schools

"The 50 States to Celebrate series is a great way to excite kids about social studies. Mr. Geo is fun, entertaining, and informative."—Susan Stark, Editorial Director, Social Studies, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Education Group