G IS FOR THE GARDEN STATE
Sleeping Bear Press
An alphabet book that reveals, with color and fun, New Jersey's history, culture and landscape to young readers in a special two tiered approach. A rhyme gives children a unique fact about the state from A to Z. Next to the rhyme older elementary students find a sidebar introducing them to a richer understanding of each topic with deeper
Story in poetic text of the forces of Nature through erosion carving out deep and beautiful canyons in a dramatic evolving process. Millions of years of geology are captured as the tale of a canyon's creation follows the water's journey down from the mountain top as it gains power over each mile and as it digs out the earth to bring about the birth of a canyon. The poetry conveys the awe of a spectacular process of nature.
The award-winning team of Cameron and Ettlinger collaborate again in this timely book of historical fiction which highlights the Magna Carta.
Story of the Magna Carta
Rupert, son of a local parchment maker, has a ringside seat at the historic sealing of Magna Carta in the English meadow of Runnymede in the year 1215. In this great charter, King John pledged to honor the liberties and rights of free men in England. RUPERT'S PARCHMENT offers children an authentic experience as they live through this exciting time with Rupert and witness the granting of English freedoms, which after centuries, influenced the birth of American freedoms.
The NJ Center for the Book, Affiliate of the Library of Congress
The Book of the Year - 2005!
"...Eileen Cameron, author of the recently published "G is for the Garden State"...does an admirable job of summing up New Jersey's cultural and historical bragging points from A to Z ...young readers are left with a pride-inspiring impression of the state..."
New York TIMES
Bank Street College - A Best Book of the Year
Nominee - Beehive Award - Utah
Listed - VALERIE AND WALTER'S BEST BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
"Poetic text and stunning color photographs combine to form a lyrical
and visual essay...This is a title for reading aloud to inspire an appreciation for the
grandeur of nature."
School Library Journal
"Elegantly written...Cameron's simple, poetic, evocative thoughts are completely in tune with the Grand Canyon's timeless splendor. A wondrous picture book for young folks with stunning photographs sure to cause readers of all ages to sit up and take notice. Canyon is very highly recommended..."
Midwest Book Review