From the Big Apple to the Lone Star State, these two books will make you and your family want to jump on a plane and visit America!
A New York Year written by Tania McCartney and illustrated by Tina Snerling follows five American kids, Fabian, Madison, Jayla, Sofia and Alexander living in New York. The book highlight uniquely New York activities like taking the subway, walking in Central Park and watching baseball at Yankees Stadium. The kids mention iconic spots in New York such as United Nations building, 9/11 Memorial, Empire State Building and the Guggenheim museum.
It’s a fabulous read for families planning a trip to New York or wanting to learn more about America. In fact, after reading the book, my daughter asked if I would take her to New York!
Fast fact: New York City alone has more people within its limits than 39 of the 50 states.
Yee Haw! Similarly, A Texas Year features the best of Texas. The book depicts 12 months of life in Texas through the eyes of five kids Mia, Christopher, Alexis, Ethan and Luis.In addition to life in America such as the Fourth of July, baseball season and Thanksgiving, the book celebrates what makes life truly special living in Texas.
As Texas was once part of Mexico, the state celebrates its rich Mexican heritage with a signature food Tex-Mex including chili con carne, enchiladas and fajitas as well as Mexican celebrations such as Cinco de Maya and Day of the Dead. The kids in the book proudly announce that they speak English and Spanish at home and at school. Texas is also known for its cowboy culture. It’s known for its rodeos, dude ranches, Texas longhorn cattle and the famous Texas Two Step dance.
Fast fact: There are 14 million cattle in the state of Texas
With their bright, colourful illustrations and interesting facts and figures, these books are a fabulous read for families planning a trip or wanting to learn more about America.
A New York Year and A Texas Year are published by EK Books. RRP $19.99. Ages: 6 – 10.
The Mummy Project received review copies.