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The Lincoln Memorial: A 4D Book

. 9781543531305. Edison, Erin. The Washington Monument: A 4D Book. ISBN 9781543531336.ea vol: 24p. (National Landmarks). further reading. glossary. index. maps. photos. websites. Capstone. Aug. 2018. lib. ed. $25.99.
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Gr 2–4—The backstories of some revered U.S. landmarks are clearly explained in this fact-filled series; sidebars and detailed photo captions provide additional information. Each volume opens by locating the landmark on a U.S. map. Through straightforward, well-written prose, students will discover the landmarks' importance as cultural icons and sources of national pride. Excellent color photos and fascinating historical black-and-white photos and prints, fittingly framed in patriotic colors, enhance visual appeal. Fact boxes at the end of each volume include statistics pertaining to the landmark, such as height and construction materials and costs. Capstone's 4-D app helps readers access additional content by scanning a book's cover and printed stars within each book; this content is also available via the publisher's website.
VERDICT A fine series for report writers and browsers. Recommended for public and school libraries.

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