Gr 4-8-These handsome titles have many appealing features. Each book starts with an eye-catching cover photo, then moves on to the title page, which shows a bright political map of the United States with the featured state highlighted. "A Quick Look at-" page lists the state tree, bird, flower, nickname, population, etc. The authors then examine geographical features and flora and fauna, history, people and population, government, and economy. Probably the most notable attributes of these volumes are the appealing full-color photos and the pages interspersed throughout that offer craft activities, recipes, fun trivia, as well as useful facts. The back covers show an image of a state license plate revealing the date of statehood. The state flag and song are appended. Attractive, up-to-date additions.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.