Only in Texas: Weird and Wonderful Facts About the Lone Star State (The 50 States) (Hardcover)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 2 in the The 50 States series.
Only in Texas encourages readers to explore the highlights of the Lone Star State with this collectable title, filled with stunning sights, amazing facts and beautiful illustrations.
Feel that Texas pride with the second in a new state-by-state series. Only in Texas! showcases all that is great about the Lone Star State, from its big cities to the stunning natural beauty of its great deserts and the rich culture and history of the second-largest state in the U.S.A!
The book takes readers on a trip to all the highlights of the great state... keeping it weird in Austin, reaching for the stars in Houston, and feeling history come alive in San Antonio. A timeline reveals this historic border state's rich and varied history, and accessible and informative text brings this whistlestop tour to life, transporting young readers on a wild journey.
Beautiful landscape illustrations capture the vast natural riches of the Lone Star State, including Big Bend National Park, Rio Grande and South Padre Island, while fact boxes and pull-out spot artworks cover fun Texas facts. Locations also include: Dallas, El Paso, Texas Hill Country, Guadeloupe Mountains, Piney Woods and Galveston, and many, many more!
Each book in this state-by state subseries will cover the following areas:
- Historical facts, events and figures figures,
- Cultural landmarks,
- Geology and landscapes,
- Artistic and cultural traditions,
- Cuisine, traditional foods and products.
Get ready for a whirlwind tour around the great state of Texas in this fun interactive title!The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.
Also available from the series: 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, Only in America, Only in America Activity Book, Only in California, We Are the United States, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, and The 50 States
About the Author
Born in New York and now based in sunny California, Heather Alexander is the author of numerous books for children, both fiction and nonfiction, including Only In America, Eat Bugs: Project Startup, A Child’s Introduction to the Nutcracker, A Child’s Introduction to Egyptology, and the Wallace and Grace early chapter book series. Heather also works as a children's book editor. Visit her at heatheralexanderbooks.com.
Jen Taylor is an artist, designer, and animator. She attended University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she earned herself a fancy degree. She loves to illustrate children’s books and is currently living happily ever after in New Jersey with her husband and fluffy puppy, Daisy.