Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Another "Pair Share" Pair

I had so much fun with Monday's "Pair Share" post, that I thought I'd highlight another new pair I just put in the tub!

Austin, Lost in America
by Jef Czekaj
HarperCollins, 2015
review copy provided by the publisher

Austin is a pet store dog who wants a real home, so he sets off to check out every state to see if that's where he is meant to be. Readers get an interesting fact or two about each of the 50 states. With a name like Austin, you can imagine in which state he winds up, but I won't spoil the entire surprise ending.

Austin, Lost in America pairs well with the oldie but goodie

Go, Go America
by Dan Yaccarino
Scholastic Press, 2008

This book has one of the most fun table of contents ever -- it is a map of the U.S. with the path the Farley family takes from state to state drawn with a dotted white line and the page number for each state written in a road sign shape! The Farleys drive from Maine to Hawaii and there is a page or a double page spread filled with factoids about each state, its notable inventions and famous people,  and its wacky laws.


  1. Just saw the top book yesterday. Excited to pair it with Go Go I have that book too. Perfect for conversations about regions and economics. Thanks :)

  2. Hi, Mary Lee. I know an Austin who will love reading about his canine namesake!


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