From the Series My State
  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Welcome to Colorado! Let Jake show you around the state where he lives. Learn about his state's flag, animal, and flower. Find out his favorite activities too! The book also includes a page for caregivers and teachers that suggests guiding questions to help aid in reading comprehension. Downloadable Teacher Notes available.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Age Range 5 - 7
Dewey FIC
Lexile 490L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level N
Subjects Geography, Social Studies
Genres Nonfiction
Publisher Crabtree Publishing
Imprint Crabtree Seedlings
Copyright 2023, 2024
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 8
Graphics Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs
BISACS JNF045000, JNF038100, JNF058000
Rights Included WORLD
Language English


Crisp photos of the titular state’s iconic mountains are a particularly appealing feature of this entry in the My State series (20 titles), which aims to introduce basic state facts as well as conventional nonfiction components to emerging readers. A cartoon kid, Jake, takes readers around the Centennial State sharing such tidbits as “the Rocky Mountain Columbine is the state flower” and “we grow a lot of potatoes.” The facts selected are a little shallow—for instance, “there are four national sports teams in Colorado” doesn’t say what those teams are—and tend to focus more on tourist attractions than history, but the easy-to-read pages, bright visuals, and large font size make this a solid pick for little ones learning about how to read informational texts. An index, glossary, and guided questions bolster the learning.

Colorado Teacher's Guide

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Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Educational front/back matter
Glossary of key words
Note to parents and educators
Table of contents
Teaching guides
Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs