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Dropping In On Chicago
Contributor(s): Staton, Hilarie
ISBN: 1681914484     ISBN-13: 9781681914480
Publisher: Rourke Pub Group
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: January 2016
Dropping In On... Chicago introduces readers to “The Windy City” that welcomes 40 million tourists each year. From skyscrapers to sports teams, readers will strengthen their reading comprehension skills as they learn all about the third most populous city in the United States.

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: 917.73/11
LCCN: bl2016032963
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 #: 180954
Reading Level: 4.9   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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