Saturday, May 26, 2018

New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment –by John Hamilton

Nonfiction / History
48 pages
5 Stars

When you want a lot of knowledge about a subject, without a lot of filler, head for the children's section of the bookstore or library. Books written for kids get right to the good stuff, and don't make us adults work for it.

This book is part of the series published by ABDO Publishing, for all of the States--see their site at: Children's books are a great way to learn about New Mexico when all one wants are "just the facts" and only the facts. Things I learned on pages 6 and 7—our state bird is the Roadrunner [beep beep], our state flower is the Yucca, and our state tree is the Piñon Pine. 

We all know Tony Hillerman lived here, but did you know that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, is from Albuquerque? I didn't until I read page 29.

If  you have children, or grandchildren, who enjoy learning, I strongly suggest you consider a book or two. Or, perhaps, if you just want to donate a book (or two) to your local library—these books are high quality, reinforced library bound hardcovers.

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