My Government

Series of 5 titles

How do the three branches of the federal government share power? What makes state governments different from the federal government? How does local government work? Each book in My Government describes a division of the government, helping readers better understand how it works. Bright, full-color photographs complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Includes diagrams, glossary, and an index

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Executive Branch Executive Branch 2.9
Cover: Judicial Branch Judicial Branch 2.9
Cover: Legislative Branch Legislative Branch 3.1
Cover: Local Government Local Government 2.9
Cover: State Government State Government 2.9
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Beginning Readers, C3
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2019
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Dewey 320.473-351.73
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 370-530
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 2.9-3.1
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

What exactly does the president do? Engaging text in a bold, colorful layout answers this and many other questions youngsters may have about the inner workings of the U.S. government. The three branches of national government are discussed, explaining their system of checks and balances. The duties of the president and various departments are also explained, as well as the functions of Congress and the Supreme Court. The processes of elections, voting, and lawmaking are slightly touched on. The similarities and differences of state and local government are also included, with discussion surrounding the services they provide to the public and how these services are funded. Though the information in each title is quite basic, the presentation excels; archival photos and paintings combined with stock art give the series a fun, pop art vibe. Thought-provoking questions are interspersed throughout to get kids engaged, and an activities section in the back matter inspires readers to get involved and take action. VERDICT Introductory information and a smart visual layout make this a solid purchase for the very young.