Cover image for Maryland
Pietrzyk, Leslie, 1961-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Discusses the geographic features, history, government, people, and attractions of the state known as "America in Miniature."
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.3 2.0 2758.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Angola Public Library F181.3 .P54 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library F181.3 .P54 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Orchard Park Library F181.3 .P54 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library F181.3 .P54 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library F181.3 .P54 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Celebrate the richness and diversity of the United States of America in this exciting series. Readers can explore the unique character of each state -- its land and waterways, its history, its government and economy, its festivals, cultural diversity, landmarks and exciting stories of success. Readers will also hear the voices of men and women alive today. They will see the beauties and hidden treasures of each state and hear the social issues and concerns faced by the residents.

Each book opens with a series of quotes by both contemporary residents and people from the past -- giving voice to the state's concerns, admiration for the people, love of the land, nostalgia for the past and excitement for the future.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-These two books examine the geography, history, industry, tourist and cultural landmarks, and people of their respective states. Well-chosen, full-color photographs of postcard quality complement the clearly written texts. Occasional comments by citizens enliven the factual content. Information boxes highlight unique achievements and famous people. There are recipes for Massachusetts's Indian pudding and Maryland's famous crabcakes. In each volume, a section entitled "State Survey" includes a listing of facts, a time line, the state song, a calendar of celebrations, and brief biographies of famous individuals. The brief lists for further information contain a few books, CD-ROMs or videos, and Web sites. Both titles are interesting reads as well as fine sources of information that will be useful for reports. They are similar in scope to the "America the Beautiful" series (Children's) and would be welcome additions where materials about states are in high demand.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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