Saturday, October 28, 2017

"National Geographic for Kids," United States Atlas, 5th Edition: Book Review

“National Geographic Kids” 
United States Atlas, 5th Ed.
Author: National Geographic
Reviewer: Sharon M. Himsl
Publisher: National Geographic Partners, LLC
Ages:  8 to 13, MG, 2017
Pages: 176

Last minute road trip anyone? Before winter sets in? 

Another handy and versatile kid’s atlas of the United States is available from National Geographic. This family-friendly over-sized version is easy to wipe clean, flexible and sturdy to handle, and reasonably priced. A hardback version is also available. 

Pages are color-coordinated at the top, dividing the atlas into eight sections: The Physical and Political United States, The Northeast, The Southeast, The Midwest, The Southwest, The West, The Territories, and Back of the Book, which includes Facts and Figures, Glossary, Abbreviations, and Place Names Index. 

A basic facts sidebar gives each state’s population, capital, land area, representative bird and flower, and more. Illustrative and photographic images of the region give a visual view of what to expect. 

A large map of each state, in addition to showing cities, roads, and topography, has symbolic icons representative of each state’s primary contributions to the nation’s economy. For instance, a state known for raising hogs and growing peanuts would show hog and peanut symbols. A brief history of each state and a Geo Whiz with fun facts, including the effects of climate change where relevant, add to the atlas’s usefulness. 

Have fun everyone....... 

Vroom! Vroom!

Author of The Shells of Mersing - Evernight Teen


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    1. Ha-ha. Actually, hubby and I recently had a marvelous mini two vacation in Leavenworth, WA, our state's own Bavarian village. Fall colors were gorgeous!

  2. Sounds like a helpful resource! The symbolic icons are such a clever addition...

    1. Oh yes, for the right little hands. I use GPS these days, but even that can get confusing. Always good to have a map just in case.


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