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Book Review: Let's Go Explore Series


In this full-color picture book, Let’s Go Explore  Egypt , young readers travel to the holy land of Egypt. Complete with photographs, maps, vocabulary call-outs, fun facts, and more, this is the perfect resource for the young explorer. Read about the Biblical significance and history of Israel as well as current and curious information about foods, clothes, places of interest, and other pertinent facts of interest.


In this full-color picture book, Let’s Go Explore Galilee, young readers travel to the holy land of Galilee. Complete with photographs, maps, vocabulary call-outs, fun facts, and more, this is the perfect resource for the young explorer. Read about the Biblical significance and history of Israel as well as current and curious information about foods, clothes, places of interest, and other pertinent facts of interest

In this full-color picture book, Israel (part of the Let’s Go Explore series), young readers travel to the holy land of Israel. Complete with photographs, maps, vocabulary call-outs, fun facts, and more, this is the perfect resource for the young explorer. Read about the Biblical significance and history of Israel as well as current and curious information about foods, clothes, places of interest, and other pertinent facts of interest.

In this full-color picture book, Let’s Go Explore Jerusalem, young readers travel to the holy land of Jerusalem. Complete with photographs, maps, vocabulary call-outs, fun facts, and more, this is the perfect resource for the young explorer. Read about the Biblical significance and history of Israel as well as current and curious information about foods, clothes, places of interest, and other pertinent facts of interest.

All of these books also fullfill common core standards:
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, andhow to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

My Review:
A big thank-you to Zondervan for supplying these books free of charge to me in exchange for an honest review.   I was no paid for the review and all opinions are my own.  

My daughter just started her first grade year so she is not quite ready to read these books on her own.   I can however make some adaptions and use them in different ways and different purposes.   The books are aligned to the common core at a second grade level.   I agree that these books are geared for the 3-5th graders.  The book still provides many pictures within the text so it will keep the attention of many readers for a longer period of time.   

These books are helping me teach my kids more about each of these places because I do not have the luxury of spending thousands of dollars on a vacation... maybe one day!  The book gives you a great overview of the city but then also relates very well to the Bible. 

This series would be a perfect series for any homeschooling family who wants to make sure they discuss the current city but also the biblical facts along with it.  The books are not too long and as an adult I learned quite a bit from each city and I bet you will too!    

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