Monday, April 16, 2018

Grand Canyon gets 4.5 Stars {nonfiction, caldecott}

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin won a Caldecott Honor book in 2018. This illustrated nonfiction book is fantastic.  There is a ton of information including ecology, history, geology, animals, biology, maps, and so much more.  Fascinating book 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders will enjoy.  Teachers and those living in AZ will enjoy it immenseley.  Fantastic book! Check it out! AZ Grand Canyon, History. Alohamora Open a Book, Alohamoraopenabook http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/
 
Grand Canyon by Jason Chin is absolutely fantastic.  The illustrations are gorgeous.  The details, such as the end paper map shown below, are exceptional and make this book a must addition for any library collection.

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin won a Caldecott Honor book in 2018. This illustrated nonfiction book is fantastic.  There is a ton of information including ecology, history, geology, animals, biology, maps, and so much more.  Fascinating book 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders will enjoy.  Teachers and those living in AZ will enjoy it immenseley.  Fantastic book! Check it out! AZ Grand Canyon, History. Alohamora Open a Book, Alohamoraopenabook http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

The information found in the Grand Canyon book is extensive.  It covers the geology of the Grand Canyon, ecology, biology including insects and animals, and so much more.  Though, the information is not the only thing found in this book, the story of a father and daughter's adventure hiking in the Grand Canyon is a welcome addition.  To be honest, this book could be used as a long picture book for younger students, or a research/fact book for older.  Both audiences/readers will learn something new about the Grand Canyon. 

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin won a Caldecott Honor book in 2018. This illustrated nonfiction book is fantastic.  There is a ton of information including ecology, history, geology, animals, biology, maps, and so much more.  Fascinating book 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders will enjoy.  Teachers and those living in AZ will enjoy it immenseley.  Fantastic book! Check it out! AZ Grand Canyon, History. Alohamora Open a Book, Alohamoraopenabook http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

The story aspect and the nonfiction aspect merge together on pages that send the characters "back" in time billions of years ago to what the area looked like.  To be honest, the first time the story went back to the past I was a little confused, but it eventually made sense.  I think this confusion in the book is what made me rate the Grand Canyon at 4.5 out of 5 stars

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin won a Caldecott Honor book in 2018. This illustrated nonfiction book is fantastic.  There is a ton of information including ecology, history, geology, animals, biology, maps, and so much more.  Fascinating book 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders will enjoy.  Teachers and those living in AZ will enjoy it immenseley.  Fantastic book! Check it out! AZ Grand Canyon, History. Alohamora Open a Book, Alohamoraopenabook http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

The book is fantastic!  It truly is such a great book that I have high praise for.  The very end of the book, when the story is over, there are pages of facts and even more information about the Grand Canyon.  Honestly, the amount of information in this book is quite impressive, and a person that loves Arizona, the Grand Canyon, geology, ecology, or biology should definitely get their hands on this book.  This book should be, I hope it is, sold in the gift shops at the Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin won a Caldecott Honor book in 2018. This illustrated nonfiction book is fantastic.  There is a ton of information including ecology, history, geology, animals, biology, maps, and so much more.  Fascinating book 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders will enjoy.  Teachers and those living in AZ will enjoy it immenseley.  Fantastic book! Check it out! AZ Grand Canyon, History. Alohamora Open a Book, Alohamoraopenabook http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

I loved many things about Grand Canyon, but this double fold out page illustrating the entire Grand Canyon is gorgeous!  It's honestly frame worthy, but I love it even more b/c it is in a kid's book.  This double fold out page will be awed and loved by those that own this book, but like many library books with fold-outs, it may be a little beat-up. 

I'm so happy that Jason Chin won a Caldecott Honor for Grand Canyon; in my opinion it is so well deserved.

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin won a Caldecott Honor book in 2018. This illustrated nonfiction book is fantastic.  There is a ton of information including ecology, history, geology, animals, biology, maps, and so much more.  Fascinating book 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders will enjoy.  Teachers and those living in AZ will enjoy it immenseley.  Fantastic book! Check it out! AZ Grand Canyon, History. Alohamora Open a Book, Alohamoraopenabook http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Happy Fabulous Non-Fiction Completely Entertaining Scientific reading!

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Best For: 8-13 years old, 3rd to 7th grade. 

Worth a Check Out: Yes
Buy It or Not: Great book. Definitely a purchase for a library collection, science lover, or Arizona teacher.
Read Aloud: No, it is far too long.  Though, you could read parts.   

Lesson Ideas: Arizona, The Grand Canyon, history, geology, ecology, animals, biology, maps, Caldecott.


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