Exploring 50 Cities

50 Cities of the U.S.A.: Explore America’s Cities With 50 Fact-Filled Maps by Gabrielle Balkan and illustrated by Sol Linero is a fun new book coming out in September. Let’s take a look at what’s inside and focus on one of the featured cities, Tucson, Arizona.

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This book gives information-packed tours of fifty prominent cities from throughout the United States. Each city is presented in huge two-page spread (the book is an extra-large 11 inch x 13.4 inch format).

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For each spread, the location of the city is given on a map in the upper right hand corner. Interesting historical information, places to see, and famous citizens of that city are scattered over the pages. If that wasn’t enough, the illustrator has included fun visual searches to some spreads, plus the author gives recommendations for children’s books set in each city.

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From airplane museums to majestic saguaros, there’s a lot to see and do in Tucson. Want to learn more? Check out the full review at Wrapped in Foil blog.

50 Cities is a great book to have on hand if you’re planning a trip, moving to a new place, or studying the geography and history of the United States. It’s the kind of reference book kids will return to again and again.

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