Only in California: Weird and Wonderful Facts About The Golden State (The 50 States #1) (Hardcover)
From the bright lights of L.A. to the natural majesty of the Redwood forests, this beautiful book is a deep dive into what makes California so great. Full bleed illustrations capture a sense of place, while pull-out spot artworks zoom in on the most fascinating facts.
Locations also include: San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Lake Tahoe, Central Valley, San Diego with its famous beach and boardwalk scene, the coastal kelp forests, Napa and Sonoma wine country, Yosemite Valley with El Capitan, the lowest point in North America, Death Valley, Big Sur, Palm Springs, and many more!
Each book in the state-by-state subseries covers the following areas:
- Weird and wacky stats and facts
- Historical timeline
- Local sports
- Museums, amusement parks, and cultural events
- Food and drink
- Animals and plants
- Fun festivals
- Changemakers and superstars
- Quiz questions
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 Texas, 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.
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.