Showing posts with label Yosemite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yosemite. Show all posts

October 22, 2012

National Book Month and the return of our Pick-A-Page Giveaway!!

It's National Book Month. How about taking a visit to one of our national parks? Yosemite is located approximately four hours from San Francisco, and just about all of California's residents live within a one-day's drive of the park.

This park has lots of trails, camping facilities, scenic views, and for the adventurous souls, the ability to climb to the top of Half Dome, one of the huge granite monoliths. Standing next to one of the giant sequoia trees is another experience in and of itself. Enslow's nonfiction title describes the park, detailing the hiking and camping facilities, as well as the different and extraordinary things to see, like Glacier Point and El Capitan.

Now for the Pick-A-Page Giveaway, go to our e-catalog and pick a page of titles you would like to receive for free. Like us on Facebook and leave a comment on Facebook, letting us know which page you would like to receive, and how those books would benefit your school/library. For everyone who enters, they will receive one book from the page they requested. One winner will be chosen at random at the end of the week, and that person will receive a copy of every book on that page. The winner will be announced on Facebook sometime next week!

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October 02, 2010

Yesterday Yosemite National Park celebrated its 120th birthday

On October 1, 1890, the United States Congress designated Yosemite National Park. Each year around 4 million people from around the world visit this park.

My family visited this park several years ago. While my two brothers and brother-in-law climbed Half Dome, my sister, mother, niece, nephew and I drove around to the different meadows and lakes, and hiked to Sentinel Dome to get an amazing view of the entire valley with all of the different peaks and waterfalls. We hiked through Hetch Hetchy and drove to Glacier Point on our way out of the park. Talk about an amazing experience!

Posted by Pam

July 14, 2009

Yosemite National Park

John Muir called it the "grandest of all the special temples of nature" and Yosemite National Park is certainly one of the favorite of all America's National Parks. From giant sequoias to sheer granite cliffs soaring 3,000 feet above the floor of the valley, the park is visited by thousands of nature lovers each year.
Written by author Stephen Feinstein, this new title provides a complete history of Yosemite's past and present and provides over two dozen web sites through which you can explore and learn about the park from your computer. Part of Book series, this title will allow readers to prepare for a trip, experience a virtual tour, or simply enjoy and learn about this wonderful natural park.
Enslow Publishers, 128 pgs, for grades 6 and up,ISBN: 978-1-59845-095-8. For more information on this title, please visit .