National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks

Erin McHugh, illus. by Neal Aspinall et al. Black Dog and Leventhal, $19.95 (128p) ISBN 978-1-57912-884-5

This sharply designed, fascinating guide to America’s landmarks, parks, and other pristine areas should inspire many a road trip. Arranged alphabetically by state, polished spreads feature original and vintage graphics, history, and information about wildlife for each region. Grainy WPA posters of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Zion National Park contribute to the book’s strong sense of history, and monuments like the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and Mount Rushmore are also highlighted. Includes an album for storing commemorative quarters. Ages 8–up. Agent: Jenny Dunham, Dunham Literary. (Apr.)
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