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Jane Kurtz lives in Portland, Oregon. She has written more than thirty books, including Lanie from the American Girl Today series and River Friendly, River Wild, a Golden Kite Award winner. Visit her website at www.janekurtz.com. C. B. Canga has illustrated many books, including the Field Trip Mysteries by Steve Brezenoff. He lives in Pleasant Hill, California.


About the Series: The titles in this series are perfect for reports on the fifty states. The creative approach may make it more accessible for students who find straight-up nonfiction very dry. Although the back mentions an interest level of grades 1-4, the illustrations and text should work for many struggling middle school students, too.--Kiss the Book Blog 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 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

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