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Title: Cool kid travel guides they'll actually read

Author: Mir; Cool Mom Picks website

Publisher: coolmompicks.com

Date: 07/25/2010



When we moved to Georgia, I tried to pad the transition with various books about what a great place it was and the interesting things that have happened here. My efforts were met with a resounding "meh" from my children. Hmph.





Of course, the brand new Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know city guides from Arcadia Kids weren't around, back then, otherwise I could have gotten them the Atlanta book and totally won them over.



Even though we live here, now, both kids pronounced this little book "totally cool," and why not? It's chock-full of not just landmarks and suggestions on things to do, but also kid-friendly city trivia, intriguing photography, and even the wry acknowledgment of the city's 50+ streets all named Peachtree.



Right now there's eight city guides packed with goodies including Charleston, Cincinnati, Houston and that hotbed of tourism, Buffalo, New York. Pick one up before a trip, or grab your own hometown as part of a "what can we learn around here" adventure. I promise you won't be disappointed.



http://tiny.cc/CoolMomPicks



Title: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know About Atlanta, Charleston, Tampa, Orlando, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Houston

Author: CanCan

Publisher: MomMostTraveled.com

Date: 12/10/2010



If you are planning a family trip or just want to teach distant relatives about your city, Arcadia Publishing has launched a fun new series called Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know.



Each Cool Stuff book contains colorful photographs, dynamic graphics, and kid-friendly facts about a specific city and state.



I would have LOVED this series as a child, but I appreciate it as an adult as well.



What if I was going to visit someone in one of these places, and I wanted to impress them with my cornucopia of local-esque knowledge?



Currently the series includes:



•Charleston, SC:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

•Atlanta, GA:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

•Orlando, FL:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

•Tampa, FL:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

•Buffalo, NY:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

•Cincinnati, OH:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

•Houston, TX:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

•Dallas, TX:: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know



If you home school, or are a teacher, these books would be a cool extension activity for your state history curriculum.



Each book includes sixteen pages of fun facts about the city and 32 pages about the state.



The books have sections like Sights and Sounds, Marvelous Monikers, and Dramatic Days.



Read them on the car trip, use them to plan your sight seeing, or challenge each other with cool trivia questions.



~ What event always draws a big crowd on the first Sunday in May in Cincinnati? (the Flying Pig Marathon)

~ What city is nicknamed The Big Guava? (Tampa)

~ How many people visit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo each year? (1,800,000)



In April, fourteen more Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know books will be published for Columbus, OH; Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX; Columbia, SC; Savannah, Jacksonville, Rochester, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Charlotte, Richmond, Boston, and Chicago.



Author of the series, Kate Boehm Jerome, is a thirty-year veteran of educational book publishing.

Title: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know...

Author: Piera Jolly

Publisher: JollyMom.com

Date: 12/13/2010



Children learn best when learning is fun, right? That's why I love the new Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know book series by Arcadia Publishing. These books each feature a U.S. city--highlighting all the things a kid should know about the city. Right now, there are eight books in the series covering the following cities: Charleston, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston, and Dallas. Each book contains fun facts about the city and also teaches kids about the state. What I love about this series is that the books are not overwhelming or worst...dry and boring. These are geared at kids so the books are short {under 50 pages} and information is fun and engaging while still being educational. The pages are glossy and full color with LOTS of pictures. I live in Atlanta so I was especially interested to read about all the "cool stuff" that every kid should know about Atlanta. I found out a bunch of things I didn't know myself like it is the only place in North America where you can see largest fish--the Whale Shark!



During this time of the year, so many of us are traveling to different states to visit friends and family. I think the Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know book series by Arcadia Publishing would be awesome for road trips or travel of any kind. Bring the book in the car or on the plane and learn all about the cool stuff to do and see where you are traveling to. Quiz each other and make a game out of it! These would also make fun stocking stuffers!



To learn more about the series, please visit ArcadiaPublishing.com.



Title: More Children's Books Picks for Christmas!

Publisher: gograhamgo.com

Date: 11/23/2010



What a wonderful collection of books that teaches kids about the history around them. You can purchase titles on Chaleston, SC; Atlanta, GA; Buffalo, NY; Cincinnati, OH; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Orlando, FL; and Tampa, FL. I love how each book takes you on a tour that kids would enjoy and then starts to break down the state with fun facts and history. These would be excellent sets to purchase for elementary aged kids. Take them on trips to keep the entire family entertained! Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know books retail for $9.99 a piece and are soft cover.





Title: Arcadia Publishing Launches Eye-Popping Series About U.S. Cities

Publisher: fireflyblog.org

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: 11/01/2010



More Info on This Book: Atlanta, GA: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know







Arcadia Publishing, the leading local history publisher in the United States, has launched a fun new series about U.S. cities, Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know. Children learn best when learning is fun, and the colorful photographs, dynamic graphics, and kid-friendly facts in these easy-to-read books add up to an irresistible package.



The first books in the series cover Charleston, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston, and Dallas. Each book includes sixteen pages of fun facts about the city, plus 32 pages about the state. Sections like ~Sights and Sounds,~ ~Marvelous Monikers,~ and ~Dramatic Days~ spotlight each city~s unique landmarks, geography, special events, and more.



These handy paperbacks are perfect for popping into a backpack or tossing into the back seat, where kids can quiz each other~or their parents~on fun trivia such as:



~ What event always draws a big crowd on the first Sunday in May in Cincinnati? (the Flying Pig Marathon)



~ What city is nicknamed The Big Guava? (Tampa)



~ How many people visit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo each year? (1,800,000)



While kids entertain themselves with Cool Stuff, parents and grandparents will appreciate that the books are both fun and educational. They make great stocking stuffers~and families can collect multiple volumes, giving kids a head start on getting to know the cities and states that make up our great country.



~There aren~t many books for kids that capture the overall character of a city and its state,~ says Kate Jerome. ~Since kids are fascinated with trivia, I decided to weave interesting facts and anecdotes throughout the book~similar to the way any parent or grandparent would tell a story about a particular place. These books serve as natural springboards for kids and their families. Once kids are engaged in learning about a certain location, their natural curiosity kicks in and they want to find out more!~



Forthcoming in April are books on fourteen more cities: Columbus, OH; Austin, San Antonio, Columbia, SC; Savannah, Jacksonville, Rochester, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Charlotte, Richmond, Boston, and Chicago.



Kate Boehm Jerome, award-winning author of the Cool Stuff series, is a thirty-year veteran of educational book publishing, and her series~ have received multiple teachers~ choice awards. She is also an active campaigner for child and adult literacy.



Established in 1993, Arcadia is a leading publisher of local and regional historical books. Arcadia Publishing has more than 6,500 titles in print. Information can be found at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/arcadiakids.



Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

Written by Kate Boehm Jerome

Published by Arcadia Publishing

Ages 7-11

Pages 48

$9.95 paperback



Atlanta, GA ISBN: 9781439600627

Buffalo, NY ISBN: 9781439600696

Charleston, SC ISBN: 9781439600016

Cincinnati, OH ISBN: 9781439600689

Orlando, FL ISBN: 9781439600641

Dallas, TX ISBN: 9781439600672

Houston, TX ISBN: 9781439600665

Tampa, FL ISBN: 9781439600658



Title: Florida Travel Tips & Deals

Author: Georgina Cruz

Publisher: Chicago Tribune

Date: 12/1/2010



Reading for young explorers on your holiday gift list -

"The Barefoot Book Of Dance Stories" by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple (Barefoot Books, $23.99) features dance folktales from around the world. Illustrated by Helen Cann, the book features such dances as the West Indian limbo and Spain's flamenco. It comes with a CD with stories narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Visit www.barefootbooks.com.



Looking for books about cities with cool stuff for kids? Arcadia Publishing has launched a new series about U.S. cities: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know. The books, by Kate Boehm Jerome, feature colorful photos, graphics, anecdotes, and kid-friendly facts about Orlando, Tampa, Charleston, Atlanta, Buffalo, Houston, Dallas and Cincinnati, the first books in the paperback series. Each book includes 16 pages of fun facts about the city, plus 32 pages about the state. Sections like Sights and Sounds, Marvelous Monikers and Dramatic Days spotlight each city's landmarks, geography, special events and more. Good stocking-stuffers, they're recommended for ages 7-11, and sell for $9.99 each. Fourteen new titles will be added to the series on Jacksonville, Savannah, Rochester, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago, Raleigh, Charlotte, Richmond, Columbus, Ohio; Austin, San Antonio, Columbia, S.C. Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com/arcadiakids



Want even more reading for young travelers? Anna Hibiscus and Hooray for Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, a Nigerian storyteller, introduce early readers, ages 5-9, to a lovable girl, Anna, who lives in a multi-generational African household including her mother who is from Canada and her father who is from Africa. These two chapter books, illustrated by Lauren Tobia, are sure to prompt conversations about cultural differences and the meaning of family. Visit www.kanemiller.com.



Title: Arcadia Publishing Launches Eye-Popping Series About U.S. Cities

Publisher: fireflyblog.org

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: 11/01/2010



More Info on This Book: Atlanta, GA: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know







Arcadia Publishing, the leading local history publisher in the United States, has launched a fun new series about U.S. cities, Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know. Children learn best when learning is fun, and the colorful photographs, dynamic graphics, and kid-friendly facts in these easy-to-read books add up to an irresistible package.



The first books in the series cover Charleston, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston, and Dallas. Each book includes sixteen pages of fun facts about the city, plus 32 pages about the state. Sections like ~Sights and Sounds,~ ~Marvelous Monikers,~ and ~Dramatic Days~ spotlight each city~s unique landmarks, geography, special events, and more.



These handy paperbacks are perfect for popping into a backpack or tossing into the back seat, where kids can quiz each other~or their parents~on fun trivia such as:



~ What event always draws a big crowd on the first Sunday in May in Cincinnati? (the Flying Pig Marathon)



~ What city is nicknamed The Big Guava? (Tampa)



~ How many people visit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo each year? (1,800,000)



While kids entertain themselves with Cool Stuff, parents and grandparents will appreciate that the books are both fun and educational. They make great stocking stuffers~and families can collect multiple volumes, giving kids a head start on getting to know the cities and states that make up our great country.



~There aren~t many books for kids that capture the overall character of a city and its state,~ says Kate Jerome. ~Since kids are fascinated with trivia, I decided to weave interesting facts and anecdotes throughout the book~similar to the way any parent or grandparent would tell a story about a particular place. These books serve as natural springboards for kids and their families. Once kids are engaged in learning about a certain location, their natural curiosity kicks in and they want to find out more!~



Forthcoming in April are books on fourteen more cities: Columbus, OH; Austin, San Antonio, Columbia, SC; Savannah, Jacksonville, Rochester, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Charlotte, Richmond, Boston, and Chicago.



Kate Boehm Jerome, award-winning author of the Cool Stuff series, is a thirty-year veteran of educational book publishing, and her series~ have received multiple teachers~ choice awards. She is also an active campaigner for child and adult literacy.



Established in 1993, Arcadia is a leading publisher of local and regional historical books. Arcadia Publishing has more than 6,500 titles in print. Information can be found at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/arcadiakids.



Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

Written by Kate Boehm Jerome

Published by Arcadia Publishing

Ages 7-11

Pages 48

$9.95 paperback



Atlanta, GA ISBN: 9781439600627

Buffalo, NY ISBN: 9781439600696

Charleston, SC ISBN: 9781439600016

Cincinnati, OH ISBN: 9781439600689

Orlando, FL ISBN: 9781439600641

Dallas, TX ISBN: 9781439600672

Houston, TX ISBN: 9781439600665

Tampa, FL ISBN: 9781439600658





Title: Parents Can Beat the Summer Slump Blues!

Publisher: wiredprnew.com

Date: 6/18/2010



Monday, June 21 is National Summer Learning Day! No--it's not a new holiday invented by the greeting card industry. It's an effort launched by the National Summer Learning Association to highlight the need for continuing academic support for kids during their summer "time-off."



Educational children's book author Kate Boehm Jerome agrees that the so-called "summer slump" or "slide" is a real phenomenon. "It's well documented that if kids don't engage in at least some kind of educational activity over the summer, they can lose some serious academic ground" says Jerome.



So how can you avoid the backsliding while still giving your kids some well-deserved down time? Jerome's advice to parents: Keep it simple! "You don't need an elaborate plan and you don't have to spend a lot of money" says Jerome. "As little as ten or fifteen minutes a day of meaningful engagement can make a difference."

Jerome recommends taking advantage of "teachable moments" throughout the day--but with a twist. "When my kids were growing up, I'd ask them to read things to me all the time. It didn't matter what…the back of a cereal box, an article in the newspaper, a short passage from a new book. The kids really enjoyed the notion of teaching me new things rather than vice versa" smiles Jerome.



And what about the struggling reader? "Try not to overwhelm your child" advises Jerome. "Small successes can lead to big gains. Early on, my son struggled with reading so he gravitated toward non-fiction books loaded with short passages of interesting facts. After he found success with those kinds of books, he soon moved on to more challenging reads. You may have to search a little harder --but certain books will grab even the most reticent reader. And if a book inspires even one question…then there is opportunity for the learning cycle to continue!"



Jerome should know. She's spent her entire career developing successful educational programs that have been read by literally tens of thousands of kids--of all ability levels--over the last 25 years. Her most recent non-fiction series "Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know" was created for Arcadia Publishing and features eight U.S. cities (Houston, TX; Orlando, FL; Dallas, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Tampa, FL; Buffalo, NY; Atlanta, GA; and Charleston, SC)--with more to come.



Jerome designed The Cool Stuff series to showcase a city and state from a kid's point of view. "By the Numbers," "Sights and Sounds," and "Strange But True" are just a few of the fun features that engage kids and get them talking.



However, Jerome knows the magic ingredient is really found outside the pages of her books. "I love it when kids and parents dig into one of my Cool Stuff books together!" says Jerome "And, I'm even more thrilled when my book gets tossed aside because it inspired an interesting conversation or a real-life adventure!"



Title: Summer Reading

Author: Pamela

Publisher: Family Travel Website

Date: July 2010



"With around 30 pages per book, "Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know" is bursting with historical facts, quirky stories, and fun knowledge about the city and state you're vacationing to. With explanations of diaper wearing horses, unique city nicknames (Porkopolis? I'm curious about that one!) and an introduction to the Tallest Cowboy in Texas, it's really no wonder that your kids will take a cover-to-cover approach when reading this delightful series.



Of course, as a parent, I must also point out the educational value of such an engaging series - especially during the summer, when it can be most difficult to interest your kids in reading. The colorful layout and pictures are a perfect balance to the interesting content, allowing your kids to really connect with and enjoy the stories and information. The subject matter will keep them involved and excited about your family vacation destination, as well as giving them fun facts, trivia and information to share with the rest of the family during your vacation together!"



http://tiny.cc/familytravleguides_blog





Title: Cool Travel Ed for Kids

Author: Sloane Williams

Publisher: farewelltravels.com

Date: July 2010



Did you know that some states have their own muffins listed right up there alongside the state flag, bird, and tree? New York does. It's the Apple Muffin. And did you know that Gatorade was developed to help the University of Florida football team--the Gators--stay hydrated? What about this one…while on New Year's Eve, people around the world watch the ball drop in Times Square to mark the new year, in Georgia, the Peach State, thousands watch a huge fiberglass peach drop from an Atlanta tower.

This is just a sampling of what you and your kids can chat about with the new series of books, "Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know" by Kate Boehm Jerome. They're handy to have at home if you live in one of the cities featured (so far there's Houston, Orlando, Dallas, Cincinnati, Tampa, Buffalo, Atlanta and Charleston) or you're driving to or through them.



The thin softcovers are easy to read, full of great visuals and are educational as well as FUN. And while they're geared to kids ages 7-11, chances are anyone older stands to learn quite a bit as well.



http://tiny.cc/farewelltravels__family



Help! S-O-S for Parents guest blog post

-Danette M. Schott, founder of S-O-S Research

June 15, 2010



Planning a summer vacation? "A fun way to choose a travel destination is to look through the cities contained in the "Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know" books by Kate Boehm Jerome. Each book contains 16 pages of facts related to a topic city and is followed by 32 pages about the state. The fabulous thing about the "Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know" books is that all the work has been done for you. Interesting facts and information, along with related pictures have been compiled and put into one easy book. Using the facts contained in the "Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know" books will not only help keep your child busy, but will also provide for an educational trip. The family will have fun learning new things together and time will fly as you're driving. Happy traveling!"



"What a great idea - not only for grandkids but anyone visiting who'd like to know more about a city!"

--Nellah Bailey McGough, Travel and Living, Southern Living Magazine

About the Author

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.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 11 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 6
  • Series: Arcadia Kids
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (June 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439600643
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439600641
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,565,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a great book for children in Orlando or planning on visiting. Such interesting fun facts not only about Orlando but Florida in general. Great photos and engaging for parents as well!! I learned things about Orlando and I have been here 25 years. There is a lot more here than theme parks -- and those are great too. Get this book!!
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All the books in this series were exactly the same except for a few words changed to fit the topic at hand. Totally not worth buying.
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Fun way for grandkids to learn about their state of FL
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