Gr 3-6-- Each title begins with an "A Quick Look at..." spread with facts such as the state's nickname, bird, population (2004 or 2005 estimates), etc. The texts are clearly written and neatly divided into chapters that discuss plants and animals, history, people, government, and making a living. Text boxes, a list of important dates, a calendar, a kid-friendly recipe, and a craft project are included. Time lines and maps are attractive and clear. Pictures, mainly in color, are relevant, attractive, and usually current. These books offer no surprises or passion for their subjects, but they are informative and accessible.--Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK[Page 132]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.