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B Is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet

by Marcia Shonberg

Even if you've never been to Ohio, you'll want to read this book. Here is a unique, clear and fascinating tour of Ohio for readers from the very young to the most seasoned. It touches on interesting facts about subjects in Ohio in the past and present that start with the letters A to Z. Each letter is followed by a short, rhyming poem that makes the fact easy to remember. There are also one or more brief descriptions of a feature of Ohio starting with each letter like the Underground Railroad for U, the four zoos in Ohio for Z, Ohio's state wildflower, the lake daisy for d and an accounting of Ohio's eight United States presidents for P. The facts are fun and fast. At the end of the book there are twenty questions about Ohio with their answers appearing on the next page. Try answering the questions and find out how much you have learned by reading B is for Buckeye, the Ohio alphabet. When you finish B is for Buckeye, you'll want to start over and read it again. Then, check the Bookshare collection to find more alphabet books in this series about other states.

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