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Dropping in on Atlanta
Contributor(s): Barger, Jeff
ISBN: 1681914468     ISBN-13: 9781681914466
Publisher: Rourke Pub Group
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: January 2016
Dropping In On... Atlanta will introduce readers to the “Hollywood of the South”. From the world's busiest airport to parades of superheroes, readers will strengthen their reading comprehensions skills as they learn about the hometown of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dropping In On... series takes students on educational field trips that reach new, adventurous heights. Each 32-page book allows readers to explore an exciting U.S. city to learn about its history, architecture, places to visit, and more. Featuring real-life photographs, before- and after-reading activities, websites to visit, and more, this series engages and entertains young learners.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Issues
Dewey: 917.58/231
LCCN: bl2016032865
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Dropping in on
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.75" H x 7.50" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 180952
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 April)

Gr 3–5—A diverse group of cartoon children riding in a hot-air balloon drop in on American cities to see the sights and sample local culture and cuisine. All of the books touch on the title city's history, culture, sports, populations, food, and entertainment but in varying amounts, allowing individual books to focus on what makes each city unique. For instance, Washington D.C. explores many monuments and museums, Orlando theme parks, and Philadelphia early-American heritage. Large, well-captioned contemporary and historical photos illustrate the breezy and fast-paced texts, which average about a paragraph per page. Superimposed cartoon figures of the children tell readers asides such as the correct way to order a Philly cheesesteak or bits of trivia about people and places. VERDICT Entertaining titles to introduce emerging readers to some of America's most visited cities.

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