Celebrating Louisiana: 50 States to Celebrate

by Jane Kurtz and C.B. Canga

Join Mr. Geo on his whirlwind tour of  Louisiana in this Level 3 Green Light Reader. Like the other books in the 50 States to Celebrate series, Celebrating Louisiana combines travel and social studies in a way that's entertaining and educational. The action starts at the Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans and continues with tours of the French Quarter, the bayou, Cajun Country, and much more. Plenty of picture and context clues keep eager young readers moving along with ease and fluency.     

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544518278
  • ISBN-10: 0544518276
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 04/26/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! Today he's visiting Louisiana, the Pelican State. His first stop is New Orleans for the Mardi Gras parade.  He's going to sample Cajun cooking, listen to jazz, ride riverboats and tour eery swamps and beautiful mansions too. Together, you will discover what makes Louisiana a state to celebrate. Includes maps and learning activities. Colorful, you-are-there illustrations and easy-to-read text are great for beginning and newly independent readers! 

About the author
Jane Kurtz

JANE KURTZ lives in Portland, Oregon. She has written more than twenty fiction and nonfiction books for children, including Lanie and Lanie's Real Adventure from the American Girl Today series, Anna Was Here, and River Friendly, River Wild, a story in verse for which she received a Golden Kite award. Visit her website at www.janekurtz.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.


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