Only in California: Weird and Wonderful Facts about the Golden State (50 States #1)

by Heather Alexander (Author) Jen Taylor (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: 50 States
The first in a collection of state-by-state books from the best-selling 50 States series, Only in California! explores the most amazing sites, cities, history, and natural landscapes of the Golden State.

From the bright lights of L.A. to the natural majesty of the Redwood forests, this beautiful book is a deep dive into what makes California so great. Full bleed illustrations capture a sense of place, while pull-out spot artworks zoom in on the most fascinating facts.

Locations also include: San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Lake Tahoe, Central Valley, San Diego with its famous beach and boardwalk scene, the coastal kelp forests, Napa and Sonoma wine country, Yosemite Valley with El Capitan, the lowest point in North America, Death Valley, Big Sur, Palm Springs, and many more!

Each book in the state-by-state subseries covers the following areas:
  1. Weird and wacky stats and facts
  2. Historical timeline
  3. Local sports
  4. Museums, amusement parks, and cultural events
  5. Food and drink
  6. Animals and plants
  7. Inventions
  8. Fun festivals
  9. Changemakers and superstars
  10. Quiz questions
Get ready to take a whirlwind adventure around the Golden State, filled with fascinating facts, beautiful illustrations, and much, much more!

The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.
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Heather Alexander

Born in New York and now based in sunny California, Heather Alexander is the author of numerous books for children, both fiction and nonfiction, including Only In America, Eat Bugs: Project Startup, A Child's Introduction to the Nutcracker, A Child's Introduction to Egyptology, and the Wallace and Grace early chapter book series. Heather also works as a children's book editor. Visit her at heatheralexanderbooks.com.

Joseph Moffat-Pena is a children's book author and illustrator based in Oregon City, Oregon. From a young age, Joseph has shown a keen interest in drawing. Some of his early inspirations include Ed Emberly, Genndy Tartakovsky, and Dr. Seuss. While Joseph primarily works digitally, he also enjoys experimenting with various traditional drawing and painting methods. All of his digital brushes and textures have been carefully created traditionally first. Aside from illustrating, Joseph enjoys exploring trails with his wife and two dogs, listening to and playing music, and going out to the movies.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780711274044
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Wide Eyed Editions
Publication date
August 20, 2022
Series
50 States
BISAC categories
JNF038100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States
JNF058000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Travel
JNF025170 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/General
Library of Congress categories
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