National Parks of the USA

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Pub Date 7 May 2024 | Archive Date 19 Jul 2024

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Take a tour of America's great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks.

*A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K–12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council)

Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each of the 21 parks portrayed, this lushly illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents in large format the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places – and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley, and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures.

Divided by region (East, Central, Rocky Mountains, West, Tropics, and Alaska), a pictographic map at the start of each section shows the locations of the parks to be covered. Each park is introduced by a stunning, poster-worthy illustration of one of its scenes and a summary of its makeup, followed by individual illustrations of the animals and plants that make their homes there.

Captions provide captivating information about the wildlife. Did you know that Everglades National Park is home to marsh rabbits who paddle through its swamps searching for herbs, flowers, and other plants to nibble on? Or that the pronghorn antelope of Badlands National Park are the continent’s fastest land animals, sprinting up to 60 miles per hour to escape predators like bobcats and coyotes?

A “Can you spot this…?” page at the back challenges you to find a pictured critter or plant for every letter of the alphabet.

The parks include: Acadia, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Hawaii volcanoes, Isle Royale, Mesa Verde, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone, and Yosemite.

A book to be treasured by children and adults alike, National Parks of the USA serves to inspire the adventuring naturalist in all of us.

Brimming with facts, activities, and beautiful illustrations, the National Parks of the USA series of books immerses young people in the wonders of America’s outdoors. Learn about the wonderful wildlife, stunning scenery, and rare plants that inhabit these precious outdoor spaces. Celebrate these beautiful and rare locations and be awed by the diversity and grandeur of the national parks’ living landscapes.

Also in the series: National Parks of the USA: Activity Book and National Parks of the USA Postcards.
Take a tour of America's great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks.

*A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K–12 (National...

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This book is perfect for our homeschooling. I love how it's broken down into zones, it makes it super easy to do mini units for our Social Studies. It also gives some science and history facts that the kids love hearing and seeing the pictures. We like picking different National Parks to plan future trips too

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As someone who loves the outdoors, seeing new parks and learning more about them, this book is absolutely fantastic! With so many detailed photos and fun information, I think this is the perfect way for kids to learn more about our National Parks! This is definitely a book I'll be buying for all the kids in my life to share the love of the parks with them!

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Fun facts and geography. It is broken into geographical locations and has cute graphics and factoids for the kids! And honestly, it was informative for me too! We loved going through this together!

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This is a great quality book. The graphics are beautiful and I love how each park has a different color scheme. There is just enough information listed on the pages to keep it interesting. The title pages for each park are my favourite and are absolutely stunning. What a fun little book.

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This book is gorgeous. It includes introductory spreads that focus on a national park with a paragraph or so of information. The following pages go more into detail with the park, including illustrations of the flora and fauna. The parks are separated by their location in the US.

This will be most appealing to younger readers, but even adults can learn something, or just appreciate the artwork.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC. I will purchase for my library.

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1000 Hours Outside groupies, a new book for you! This beautifully illustrated guide to the "National Parks of the USA" is a great companion for every outdoor explorer. Broken down into regions (East, Central, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, West, Alaska, and Tropics), each national park features 2-3 page spreads of information about the native wildlife, the park's location, when the park was founded, how large the park is, native plants, and interesting tidbits.

This would be an amazing book to take on visit to each of the national parks, but it also makes an amazing read while you're snuggled in a hammock outside during the summer, or snuggled in a tent while camping this fall, or maybe even while hiking and having a picnic lunch!

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Awesome book, very informative! We are just beginning to learn about national parks and this was a great entryway book. The facts about animals, plants, etc were great little bursts of information. The illustrations were beautiful. The challenge to spot different things in then back was a neat little bonus! Many thanks to NetGalley for this awesome opportunity!

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Absolutely beautiful and engaging title about the majesty and natural wonders of America's National Parks (one of the best things about this country, in my opinion). Each park is illustrated with a gorgeous full-page drawing and then another few pages that break down different wildlife and plants found in the park. Not only are the illustrations visually lovely, and something I'd love to hang up in poster form, but they also depict diverse families enjoying these natural spaces. Just a great title and one I'd definitely buy for a niece or nephew. My only concern is some of the text is written in a cursive font that may be hard for children to read.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with this book in exchange for my review! All opinions are my own.

As someone who has not been fortunate enough to visit any national parks (despite the fact that I am in my 20s), I found this book fascinating. Because I have never been to any of America's National Parks, I was interested to learn more. I can imagine an inquisitive young child would also find this book fascinating. What is great about this book, is that it both entertains and educates. This would be a win-win for parents that have children that don't like school. I thought that the illustrations were engaging and colorful. This book should be on the purchase list for parents, teachers, and librarians. Despite the fact that I am way older than the target audience I found myself enjoying this book. So I can't see why children wouldn't enjoy it!!

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Filled with beautiful muted illustrations that bring the parks to life! This book is a homeschool mom’s dream. My kids were drawn the pictures and the font used. Each state park is discussed in small pieces with tons of pictures! A gorgeous way to get kids learning!
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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National Parks of the USA is a children's book about all of the different national parks in the USA. It has a ton of information about the different parks. It has a lot of cute pictures throughout as well.

This book is a great nonfiction book for kids. It has a lot of information that kids will find easy to understand. The pictures will help kids stay engaged and focused on the information. The pictures are cute and colorful. I bet they look even better in print form compared to on my phone. The fonts were all aesthetically pleasing and easy to read. I think this book would be a great gift for kids who love adventure and learning about national parks.

Thanks so much to netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, Wide Eyed Editions for the arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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This is a beautiful book! The information is clear and tangible for the intended age group, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading through this as an adult, as well. The illustrations are beautiful and there is much to be learned. Very enjoyable!

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This is a beautiful and informative book about the national parks of the USA! I loved that each page is packed full of so much to look at and read. The illustrations are gorgeous. I especially loved the muted colors and whimsical style. I am looking forward to taking my young son to see many parks in the future. So this is a great introduction for him. Highly recommend!

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of "National Parks of the USA" by Kate Siber. All opinion are my own.

This is a lovely book that shows the beautiful national parks of the country. This would make a great gift for children to teach them more about it.

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I have never been to a National Park in the USA so this was very informative for me and will help me to plan future trips to the US.

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Author Kate Siber is releasing several books this spring featuring adventures in the US, just in time for any libraries' adventure-themed summer reading. But Siber's mastery of this illustration form combined with a keen sense of whimsy and understanding of what's essential in nonfiction for this stage young reader.

I particularly enjoyed the layout of National Parks of the USA. Siber does a beautiful job of prioritizing information with visual cues, without resorting to "siloing" facts and figures. These books are really readable rhather than just information repositories. And the illustrations are not just fun and accessible, they are truly appealing.

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Absolutely loved the illustrations! One of the most beautiful atlases I have ever seen, with great descriptions and an index at the end.

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Great Book! Well written, easy to read and cool Americana drawings.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC

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Thank you to Net Galley for this e-copy of National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber in exchange for a honest review.This is such a well written and detailed book about the National Parks in the US and it’s’ territories.Each National Park entry includes the many animals and plants that live there and includes historical tidbits about each property which is perfect for quick reading.This book is perfect for adults, children and especially travelers who are looking to explore more of our beautiful country.Beautiful illustrations!.

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This is an excellent book that gives fun facts, history, and information about the National Park system. It doesn’t highlight all the parks but it does feature some of the major parks in each region of the country. I love that it includes information about the flora and fauna found in the parks. There’s also a fun alphabet at the end of the book that’s great for the littlest reader. The illustrations are beautiful.
I can’t wait to share this book with my kids as we plan our national park road trip this summer!

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"National Parks of the USA" by Kate Siber is a visually stunning look at our gorgeous national parks. It makes a perfect reference book for home or school that children will want to revisit for years to come!

The layout of this book was unique, and I really enjoyed it. It is broken into the following sections:

Each section has an introduction map, followed by stunning full spread feature for each National Park in that region. The illustrations are top-notch. Children will learn about each National Park's size, plants, and native animals.

I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Beautiful book! The art is so lovely it can be enjoyed by people of any age! I appreciate that the parks are divided in regions and each park has fun facts and information. Fun to look at and read through again and again.

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This book is amazing! My kids and both myself and husband absolutely loved this! It had amazing pictures, very informative, and absolutely awesome for those who want to learn about the parks! I can’t wait to re-read with my kids as we travel to visit some (maybe all!) of these places in the future! Absolutely a wonderful book!

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Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the advanced copy of national parks of the USA. Can't wait to read this one again with my kids! We want to take them to see all the national parks! Very well done!

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Beautifully illustrated and informative. This was a nice overview of all the US National Parks, and it was fun seeing the ones I’ve visited and learning more about the ones I haven’t. There were lots of fun facts and the animals and plant life you can find at each one. This would be a good buy for children and for adults. I would buy it to keep it for a coffee table book!

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I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are my own

Fun educational book with great illustrations. Perfect classroom book

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This was such a lovely introduction to a lot of the wonderful national parks around the United States!

Separated out by regions, there’s brief blurbs for all sorts of national parks. Then there’s more in depth explorations of several of the parks.

The adorable artwork illustrates animals, plants, notable landmarks, and exciting phenomena in all of these locations. The artwork very strongly reminds me of the kind of retro style national park advertisements. There are several full page illustrations that I would quite happily purchase as prints.

This was an absolute delight to share with my nibling, and I can’t wait to take them to see all of these amazing locations in person.

Thank you to both NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for this arc.

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A wonderful book jam packed with facts and information and bright engaging illustrations. This would be perfect for homeschooling or using to expand your knowledge, I really like how this book was organised with each park having its own double page spread showing its location and lots of details about it and the animals that call it home.

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This is a beautifully illustrated book chock full of information on the different National Parks of the United States. We will definitely add this to our collection.

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This was such a cute informative book! We love taking our kids to a new National Park every year so this was so much fun to read through with them! And we loved all of the pictures! So cute!

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This book is perfect for children especially if they are being homeschooled. I enjoyed that the book covers different parks and shares information about each park including some of the wildlife and attractions that can be found within the parks. It also has beautiful illustrations to go along with each park. I highly recommend it for anyone to read because even as an adult I learned new things reading this book and my little one loved it!

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We are in love with this book! So wonderfully done. This book was created for students but families can really enjoy and use this book at home as well. I love how packed it is with simple and easy to understand information, helping us learn while having fun. The parks are divided into regions and each park has stunning illustrations that really catch your attention. We found the parks our family has been to; Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon and we live in the Great Smoky Mountains. This is a book families can use as they travel and discover these amazing national parks for themselves. It is also great for those who are unable to travel to discover our country's beautiful National Parks themselves. This would also be a wonderful guide to use in classrooms, the possibilities are endless.

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This is a beautifully illustrated book which will appeal both to adults and children! I wouldn't hesitate using this book as a coffee table book or adding one to my classroom library!

The national park are organized into sections of the USA: East, Central, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, West, Alaska and Tropics. Each park description features information about the park, information about the wildlife and all kinds of facts about the park--along with wonderful illustrations! I love this book!

Thanks to the publisher for the digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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This is exactly the type of book I would have loved to read as a kid. As an adult National Park enthusiast, I love to see books like this, detailing all that the parks offer.

I really enjoyed the illustrations and felt that they made the text more accessible. It was enjoyable to see that plants, animals, and even terrain were detailed per park. While this is marketed as a children’s book, I think even adults will find this enjoyable. Whether you’re new to parks or a seasoned visitor, anyone will enjoy this book!

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What a wonderful, beautiful book on our National Parks. As someone who travels the National Parks, I will certainly be purchasing a copy of this book and giving one to all the grandchildren. This book will also be purchased for my library. The art work is amazing and the information spot on! This book is a must have in classrooms as well! It's not only a book for children, but all ages and will absolutely encourage people to be more involved in visit our Nation Park in the USA!

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Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for letting me review this book. This was a fun read about the various US national parks with interesting facts and tidbits.

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I had so much fun reading this!! Fun facts, geography, and information about the National Parks around the United States, this book is fantastic for children as well as adults. I had a great time while reading this and I actually want to buy a copy for my coffee table. The illustrations are also great! 5/5 stars can't wait to gift this to friends.

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I really love the artwork in this book -- it definitely steals the show. This is a short book divided by region + contains information on each of the national parks + beautiful illustrations of different flora/fauna + wildlife you can find, + cute factoids. Great way to make learning fun for kids and honestly also adults. As someone who wants to one day visit all the national parks, this was a fun way to remember the ones I've already been to + inspire future trips for the ones I've yet to see!

Thanks so much to NetGalley + the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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I received this ARC from Netgalley for my honest review. and I LOVED this one. This is a great book describing National Parks. The pictures were simple but fun. I liked that it gave descriptions of the parks from vegetation to animals and climate. While it's geared towards children, as an adult I found it quite interesting and piqued my desire to do a little more research on some of the parks listed for an upcoming road trip that I might have otherwise overlooked. Definitely will add to our collection when it comes out in May!

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🌄A enchanting visual tour of America’s vast and varied landscapes. It offers a chance to explore the beauty and diversity of the country’s national parks. With Chris Turnham’s illustrations, the book captures the essence of 21 parks, from the everglades of Florida to the rocky peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

🌄This would be an excellent resource for children and adults alike. It’s not only a feast for the eyes but also a treasure trove of information about the unique flora and fauna found in these protected areas.

🌄Kate Siber’s work is a reminder of the natural wonders that exist within the United States and the importance of preserving these spaces for future generations. It’s a call to adventure and discovery, inspiring both the young and the young at heart to appreciate and explore the great outdoors.

🌄Whether you’re mapping out your next journey or just indulging in wanderlust, “National Parks of the USA” is the ideal companion to guide you through America’s awe-inspiring and hallowed landscapes.

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This stunning book is perfect for any family's home library! It is one that can be read over and over and you will find new facts or illustrations to notice each time! The art style is incredible throughout the entire book. Each park section has wonderful facts about the parks plants, animals, and landscapes. This book is perfect to read with children of any age, and would be a great resource for getting children curious about the different parts of the US.

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✨Book Review✨
🌄National Parks of the U.S.A.🌄

A gorgeous children’s reference book about the National Parks of the U.S.A.

My thoughts:
🤔 I love how this book is organized into regions - East, Central, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, West, Alaska, and Tropics.
🤔 The illustrations have a natural, muted coloring, which I think fits the text perfectly. The illustrations are engaging, complement the text very nicely, and certainly appeal to young readers.
🤔 I love how interactive this reference book is. I especially appreciate the “Can Yout Spot This A-Z of Wildlife From the National Parks?” in the back of the book. How fun!

Who is going to love it?
❤ Nature, Oudoor, and Geography Lovers 🌺🌲🌎
❤️ National Park Goers 🏞️and Adventure-Seekers🏇
❤️ Children who love learning more about the U.S.A! 🇺🇸

🥰Thank you to @wideeyedediitons and @NetGalley for this gifted eARC in exchange for an honest review. (I was lucky enough to get my hands on a print copy, too!)

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This is a great book for kids. It’s filled with interesting facts and pictures of 21 national parks. And while it’s geared for younger readers, I found that I also learned some fun information. I’m excited to share this book with my great nieces and nephews.

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Fun way for kids to study and learn more about our national park. This would be a fantastic resource for homeschooling. There is a good amount of information that is presented in a visually appealing way. I love how it's broken down geographically. The title pages for each park are beautiful.

*Thank you to NetGalley for the arc, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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This is a spectacular book. As a fifth grade teacher, I always on the lookout for illustrated books that are engaging, informative, and age appropriate. This book fits the bill perfectly.

The book explores the national parks of the USA, going region by region. It gives a brief overview of each park, then goes into more depth for select parks. The book is jam-packed with interesting facts and tidbits of information.

I especially love the illustrations. They are gorgeous and captivating. I highly recommend this book!

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