Take a trip through this Midwestern state and find out what makes Illinois so interesting.
A True Book: My United States series allows readers to experience what makes each of the fifty state distinctive and exceptional. Readers will get to know each states' history, geography, wildlife and future outlook. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.Home to both huge amounts of farmland and one of the nation's biggest urban centers, Illinois offers its residents a diverse range of lifestyles. Readers will find out what businesses drive the local economy, what people do for fun, and more.
Ann M. Martin is the creator of The Baby-sitters Club, which has more than 190 million books in print, making it one of the most popular series in the history of publishing. Her novels include A Corner of the Universe (a Newbery Honor Book), Belle Teal, Here Today, A Dog's Life, On Christmas Eve, and the Main Street and Family Tree series, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More, with Paula Danziger. Ann lives in upstate New York.
Gabriela Epstein is the creator of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel adaptation of Claudia and the New Girl by Ann M. Martin. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in illustration and has worked as a character designer for TV animation. When she isn’t making comics, she enjoys yo-yoing, listening to spooky podcasts, and watching historical documentaries. She lives in Austin, Texas. Visit her online at gre-art.com.
Praise for Claudia and the New Girl:
"Vibrant, sweet, and full of energy and heart. Gabriela is going to knock your socks off!" -- Gale Galligan, adapter and illustrator of four previous Baby-sitters Club graphic novels
Praise for The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels:
"Crisp and spot on." -- Booklist
"Unique and original." -- Voice of Youth Advocates