Celebrating Illinois: 50 States to Celebrate

by Marion Dane Bauer and C.B. Canga

Join Mr. Geo on his whirlwind tour of Illinois in this Level 3 Green Light Reader. Celebrating Illinois combines travel and social studies in a way that's entertaining and educational. This new volume in the 50 States to Celebrate series gets off to a rousing start in Chicago with a kite-flying festival, baseball games, and a look at the biggest T-rex skeleton ever! But there's so much more to explore in the Land of Lincoln. Plenty of picture and context clues keep eager young readers moving along with ease and fluency.     

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544129009
  • ISBN-10: 0544129008
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 06/10/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he is visiting Illinois, the Prairie State. His first stop is Chicago for a colorful kite-flying festival and a visit to the Field Museum to see the biggest T Rex skeleton ever found! He's also going to ride riverboats, see amazing skyscrapers, work on a farm, climb the mysterious Cahokia Mounds, and see historic places where Abraham Lincoln lived and worked. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Illinois. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. Includes maps and learning activities. Colorful, you-are-there illustrations, the highly animated narrator, and easy-to-decode text are great for beginning and newly independent readers.

About the author
Marion Dane Bauer

Marion Dane Bauer has written more than one hundred children's books, including picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, and novels. She won a Newbery Honor for On My Honor, a middle grade coming-of-age story. She lives in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. www.mariondanebauer.com.

C.B. Canga

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