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Washington, D.C.
A Scrapbook

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By: Laura Lee Benson / Illustrated by: Iris Van Rynbach

You won‘t need a permission slip for this trip to our nation's capitol!

Join Danny and his friends on their class field trip and find out many fascinating facts about Washington D.C. and its history.

Washington, D.C: A Scrapbook introduces readers of all ages to our exciting capitol city and all that it has to offer. History, culture, fun. . . . You arrive by Amtrak train at Union Station, see the U.S. Capitol, the White House, and the Lincoln Monument. Go to the National Zoo where you can watch Hsing Hsing, the panda, play. Ride the Metro all over the city. This book is the perfect travel companion for kids visiting the city for the first time, or for those who would like to. Instructions and tips for making your own scrapbook are provided in addition to a birds-eye map of the Mall, a timeline of Washington D.C. history, and a travel guide to important sites to see.

With illustrations by Iris Van Rynbach, photos, Danny's journal entries, and oodles of mementos, this won't be a trip you will soon forget. Washington D.C.'s beautiful architecture, pristine parks and monuments, and rich history are finely detailed and fun to discover.

Author & Illustrator Bios:

Laura Lee Benson, author

Laura Lee Benson has been writing about the world around her for as long as she can remember. She grew up in a home filled with pets and wrote stories and poems about nature and the animals that she loved. She earned her B.A. in psychology and is certified in early childhood education.

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Iris Van Rynbach, illustrator

Iris Van Rynbach has illustrated numerous books for young people. Over the River and Through the Woods (Little Brown) written by Lydia Maria Child and illustrated by Iris was chosen as a Reading Rainbow Book. Everything from a Nail to a Coffin (Orchard) which she wrote and illustrated, was selected as a Notable Children's Trade Book in the field of Social Studies by the National Council of Social Studies and the Children's Book Council. Washington, D.C.: A Scrapbook was awarded Learning Magazine's 2001 Teacher's Choice Award.

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Awards & Honors:

  • ABA Kids' Pick of the Lists
  • Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award


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ISBN: 978-0-88106-063-8

Ages: 5-8
Page count: 32
81/2 x 11

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