N is for Our Nation's Capital: A Washington DC Alphabet
by Roland Smith and Marie Smith
Bursting with history like no other city in the world, Washington DC is a tribute to the United States, its people and even the world. Monuments spot the landscape, tourists spot the monuments and their legends are learned. The story of DC doesn't stop there. Look beyond the monuments. That's exactly the Washington DC readers will discover with N is for our Nation's Capital: A Washington DC Alphabet. From Abigail Adams to the National Zoo and all the cherry blossoms, flags, houses and presidents in between, N is for Our Nation's Capital is like a field trip in a binding. Rhymes capture readers' interest and expository text expands on those points and others with little-known but fascinating facts. Did you know the cherry blossom trees that are an integral part of DC's scenery were gifts from Japan? Or that Mrs. Taft planted the first two? Readers will eagerly turn the pages to learn more true facts like these. Wonderfully written in engaging rhymes for young readers backed with expository text that reveals even more for the more inquisitive reader make N is for our Nation's Capital the perfect keepsake and tribute to Washington DC. Authored by the husband and wife team of Roland and Marie Smith and backed by Barbara Gibson's stylish illustrations, N is for our Nation's Capital is a perfect fit on any bookshelf. This great exploration into our country's nerve center will have teachers and parents excited and help introduce one of the world's most important cities to children from sea to shining sea.
- Dewey: 975.3
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585361489): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2005, 04/15/2005
- PDF (9781585367634): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 10/22/2010
- Hosted ebook (9781627533508): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Geography, Language Arts
- Series: Discover America State by State
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.8
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 87696
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / State & Local (JNF025180)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General (JNF038100)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
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Author: Roland Smith
Roland Smith the author of over 25 award winning books for young people. He is the author of Cryptid Hunters, Tentacles, Peak, Elephant Run, Zach’s Lie and many other bestselling novels.
Author: Marie Smith
Author Marie Smith was born and raised in Oregon. She lives on a small farm outside of Portland that she shares with a horse, a goat, two dogs, two cats, and another author, Roland Smith. Together Marie and Roland have written five alphabet books. Besides visiting schools and writing, she spends time traveling across country visiting her four grandsons.
Illustrator: Barbara Leonard Gibson
Barbara Leonard Gibson received her B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. She has illustrated more than three dozen books including The Nutmeg Adventure; A Picture-Perfect World; Let’s Explore a Tropical Forest; Hide & Seek; the National Geographic Society’s award-winning pop-up book, Creatures of the Desert World; and the six-book collection, The Little Learner’s Library I. She also illustrated Patricia Cornwell’s Life’s Little Fable and more recently, best-selling children’s author Audrey Penn’s The Whistling Tree and A Pocket Full of Kisses.
An ardent environmentalist, she specializes in horse, wildlife and nature illustration. When not engrossed in work, she can usually be found either at the small farm where her two horses are boarded, or at a therapeutic riding center where she volunteers her time. She and her composer husband, Robert, live in Olney, Maryland with their dog, Sadie. Their grown daughter Caitlin lives nearby.
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