Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Scrambled States of America

The Scrambled States of America

Laurie Keller; Illustrated by the author

Macmillan Young Listeners


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At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places.

In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Florida, who switches spots with Minnesota, is freezing in the frosty northern climate, and Minnesota hasn't brought sunscreen and is getting an awful sunburn. Will the states ever unscramble themselves and return to their proper places?

Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story--starring all fifty states--is chock-full of introductory facts and silly antics that will make learning geography as much fun as taking a vacation.

This title has Common Core connections.

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, IRA-CBC Children's Choices, IRA Young Adult Choices, Pennsylvania YR Choice Award, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Parents' Choice Award Winner


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About the author

Laurie Keller; Illustrated by the author

Laurie Keller is a designer and fine artist, and the illustrator of Marty Frye, Private Eye, by Janet Tashjian. Ms. Keller makes her picture-book debut with The Scrambled States of America.

Lorelei King

Laurie Keller

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