SMITHSONIAN PUBLISHING INITIATIVE: Another terrific title in the Smithsonian nonfiction publishing program where content meets cool. The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, has 94% brand recognition and affiliate museums in 40 states.
EXCITING VISUALS: Photographs and other images in the book come from the vast holdings of the Smithsonian.
OUTSTANDING AUTHORS/CURATED TITLES: All books in the Smithsonian program are written by outstanding children’s book authors and vetted by Smithsonian curators.
HIGH-INTEREST TOPIC: From the Egyptian pyramids to the new World Trade Center, the iconic buildings in this activity book are familiar to kids who will be fascinated by the “how things work” facts behind them.
CURRICULUM CONNECTION: There are numerous connections to the Grades 3-5 science, math, and social studies curriculums.
HIGH-INTEREST: More than 30 million people visit the Smithsonian, which provided the curatorial review of this book, every year.
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