Thursday, May 15, 2014

Booking Across the USA: Down South in Mississippi!


Have you met Charlie? He's traveled to every state in the USA!
I'm so happy I got to spend some time with him in Mississippi!

Can you tell I'm just a little excited to take part in the Booking Across America linky? Well, I am!

Jodie from Growing Book by Book did a terrific job putting this huge project together, and Blue Apple Books provided the adorable books about Charlie!
Thanks so much, Jodie and Blue Apple! 

Now, let's talk about Charlie! Charlie is this sweet little pup who has a thing for traveling!
He visits every state in the USA through Miles Backer's Travels with Charlie series.

I was given the opportunity to read and share Down South,
a super fun and informative book about the Southern states.

My kiddos and I read about all the southern states
but focused our attention on our home state. 


Then we created our own magnolias-our state flower!
          




I am a native Mississippian and love the diversity and personality of my state!
Oh, could I write some posts on the way I feel about this place!!
My home state is filled with soul!
Here's my Pinterest board for more on Mississippi! 


Did you know?
The Mississippi Children's Museum has the only licensed life size Scrabble board.
We had a great time building words on our field trip in April.


Root beer was invented in Biloxi. 
Pine Sol and Dr. Tichenors also come from MS. 



Belzoni is the Catfish Capitol of the World. (Hello, Doodlebugs!) 



And, He is one of us...

I don't know about you, but I'm thinking a root beer, some catfish,
and a little Elvis sound pretty good right about now!


If you want to join me, come on Down South!
-OR-
You could join Charlie on his travels through all the 50 states! 
Check out the linky below!
http://growingbookbybook.com/booking-across-the-usa/
Want to win a set of all 4 Travels with Charlie books?
You can! Enter to win right here!


12 comments:

  1. What a fun book set! Would love to win!

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    1. I'd love you to win, too!! Aren't they precious?? My kiddos loved looking for Charlie!
      Happy Weekend!
      XO
      Laura

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  2. Such neat Magnolias! Thanks so much for being part of Booking Across the USA!

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    1. I'm so happy to be a part of it!! My kiddos loved this book!! Thanks for the opportunity!
      Laura

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  3. Love this craft! Magnolias are beautiful, but we don't have many in Idaho. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Janine! I think magnolias are beautiful, too! The kiddos thought they were real artists curling the paper!! So glad you stopped by!
      Laura

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  4. I went to visit alldonemonkey.com to look about my home state West Virginia! It was beautifully written about just how gorgeous our state truly is. I really enjoyed the decomposing experiment! Thank you for sharing this resource. I'm putting them all on my Amazon Wish List!

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    1. Love these books! I have the other 4 on my Amazon Wish List, too! Ha! Hope you enjoy them!!
      Laura

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  5. Loved your magnolias!! I am not sure I have seen many. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. So glad you like them! They were fun and easy to make! Thanks for your sweet comment! Glad you stopped by!
      Laura

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  6. I grew up on A&W Rootbeee in the frosted mugs, but didn't know it was invented on Biloxi

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    1. Hi, Ronda! I love Root Beer and thought it was interesting that Barqs came from Biloxi. Not sure about A&W, but still a fun fact! Have a great week!
      Laura

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