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Title:
Local government
Author:
Giesecke, Ernestine, 1945-
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Introduces the purpose and function of local governments, explores the three branches of government at the city and county level, and presents the relationships between city and suburban governments and between various governments and schools.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
990 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.6 1.0 65449.
ISBN:
9781575725123
Format :
Book

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What does a county auditor do? Which U.S. cities have the most people? How do local governments get the money to operate? Read Kids' Guide: Local Government and find the answers to these questions and more. As you go on this guided tour through local government, you'll learn about county and city government, you'll learn about county and city governments. Find out some of the responsibilities of local government and how they affect your daily life. The books in the Kids' Guide to Government series offer an overview of government in action.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-These books offer good information for students beginning to explore and understand the purposes and functions of different governmental systems. In World, two-page chapters explore democracies, communist and socialist states, monarchies, and other systems with attention to international organizations such as the United Nations and NATO. The functions of city, county, and school districts are explained in Local. The three branches of government in the U.S. and the process of a bill becoming a law are briefly outlined in National while State covers capitals, taxes, leaders, and legislature. Appealing layouts feature many full-color photographs, diagrams, and color-coded maps. These simply written titles provide a bridge between the "New True Books" (Children's) and the "I Know America" series (Millbrook).-Gayle Modrall, Presbyterian School, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.