Description of Charleston, SC: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know
DO YOU KNOW? …WHEN Charleston was the fourth largest city in America? (Hint: The British still wanted control!) HOW the streets in Charleston stay so clean? (Hint: Diaper duty helps!) Find these answers and more in Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know – an interesting little book about a very special place on the planet! Arcadia Kids is a new series of fun, colorful, easy-to-read books for children ages 7-11 featuring attention-grabbing cover art, inviting conversational style content, and vivid full-color images of landmarks and geography. Parents, grandparents, and savvy shoppers will appreciate the feel good factor of purchasing books that are both fun AND educational.
My Thoughts on Charleston, SC: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know
Dang It! This book came about a week too late. Lulu, Coco, and I spent 4 days nand 3 nights in Charleston over the long weekend. But it was still fun to read, and it will come in handy when we travel back to Charleston. One of my best friends from college moved to Charleston right after we moved to Columbia, so we’ll be back to visit soon.
This book of cool stuff tells a little bit about Charleston history, some of which we learned while we were there and some of which is new to us. For example, we learned this fact while touring the Charleston Harbor:
The longest cable-stayed bridge in North America spans the mouth of the Cooper River at Charleston Harbor (page vii).
We also saw sweetgrass baskets being made and we briefly visited Battery Park, both described in the book.
My daughters and I laughed at what we called “poop pouches” on the back of the horses used for horse-driven carriages. The book describes them as diapers LOL! Evidently the author was on the same page we were on!
We will definitely keep this book and refer back to it when we visit Charleston again. I like the way the book is divided out. It describes the history of Charleston, some fun facts about the city and how it was formed, it includes information about the state of South Carolina, plus it tells about current festivals and popular museums.
About the Author of Charleston, SC: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know, Kate Boehm Jerome
Kate Boehm Jerome loves to write educational books for kids! Her award-winning programs are avidly read by thousands of young people in homes and schools throughout the United States.
Jerome has spent an entire career developing educational programs for kids. After spending 15 years in educational publishing, she made the leap to full-time writing in 2001. Since then, her unique perspectives and original voice have inspired her to create and direct hundreds of children’s books in many different series.
Jerome’s books have earned Teacher’s Choice and Children’s Book Council awards, and her new series that is currently launching “Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know” (Arcadia, 2010) is already receiving kudos from the very people who often inspire her the most–the mommy bloggers!
Kate is an active volunteer in her local school district and is a member of various Boards and organizations that promote both child and adult literacy–and, in particular, science literacy.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a book review. The opinions are 100% mine.