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Welcome to the United States of America
Costain, Meredith.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, 2002.

Physical Description:
32 pages ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 1.0 58024.
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E169.12 .C65 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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In each volume of this series, a youngster from the highlighted country introduces the reader to his or her family, school, culture, festivals, and religion. The books also discuss the landscape, climate, major cities, and landmarks of each nation covered. Each book includes a recipe and craft particular to a culture. The series is presented in an interesting, easy-to-read format that makes learning about countries fun.

Author Notes

Meredith Costain is an Australian children's author, born in 1955. She is the literary editor of national children's magazines, Comet, Explore and Challenge. Her awards include the Mary Grant Bruce Story Award and the Aurealis Convenor's Award. Her work includes Doodledum Dancing, illustrated by Pamela Allen; Penguin is Bed Tails, illustrated by Mitch Vane; and her latest, book 8 in the Ella Diaries Series and a bestseller, Worst Camp Ever!, illustrated by Danielle McDonald.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-A girl who lives in Denver, CO, narrates this introduction to the U.S. In a child-friendly style, she describes her family life and school. Other topics discussed include sports and leisure, culture, festivals and religion, food and shopping, landscape and climate, plants and animals, cities and landmarks, industry and agriculture, transportation, history, and government. Inside covers are filled with expressions and slang terms kids will surely enjoy (couch potato, hang loose, take a hike). This well-designed title has large print and 30 excellent-quality color photos. However, on the map, only 20 states are labeled, along with some major cities, the Great Lakes, and a few mountains and rivers. While the information will be familiar to most elementary-grade students, the book can be used to introduce newcomers and ESL students to the United States.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



A youngster from the United States of America introduces the reader to his or her family, school, culture, festivals, and religion. The book also discusses America's landscape, climate, major cities, and landmarks. A traditional recipe and craft are also included. This easy-to-read format makes learning about countries fun. Excerpted from Welcome to the United States of America by Meredith Costain, Paul Collins All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.