Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

by Kate Boehm Jerome

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Overview

DO YOU KNOW…WHAT big celebration drew nine million people to Philadelphia--in 1875? (Hint: It was another "Philly first.")

WHICH invention dedicated in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania greatly contributed to the birth of the Information Age? (Hint: The "baby" weighed 30 tons!) Find these answers and more in Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know™ Arcadia Kids is a new series of fun, colorful, easy-to-read books for children ages 7-11 featuring attention-grabbing cover art, inviting conversational style content, and vivid full-color images of landmarks and geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439600948
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/02/2011
Series: Arcadia Kids Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 568,070
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author


Kate Boehm Jerome loves to write educational books for kids! Her award-winning programs are avidly read by thousands of young people in homes and schools throughout the United States. Jerome has spent an entire career developing educational programs for kids. After spending 15 years in educational publishing, she made the leap to full-time writing in 2001. Since then, her unique perspectives and original voice have inspired her to create and direct hundreds of children's books in many different series. Jerome's books have earned Teacher's Choice and Children's Book Council awards, and her new series that is currently launching "Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know" (Arcadia, 2010) is already receiving kudos from the very people who often inspire her the most--the mommy bloggers! Kate is an active volunteer in her local school district and is a member of various Boards and organizations that promote both child and adult literacy--and, in particular, science literacy.

Table of Contents

What's So Great About This State 1

The Land 2

Plateaus, Ridges, and Valleys 4

Piedmont and Plains 6

Rivers and Lakes 8

The History 10

Monuments 12

Museums 14

Forts 16

The People 18

Protecting 20

Creating Jobs 22

Celebrating 24

Birds and Words 26

More Fun Facts 28

Find Out More 30

Pennsylvania: At a Glance 31

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