All Over Alabama

All Over Alabama - Laurie Parker

This book is so cute!  It follows a family of frogs living in Alabama.  Readers learn about all the family members living all over the state.  Not just a few, the book mentions over 360 Alabama cities, towns, and communities.  All Over Alabama is perfect for teaching 3rd through 5th graders social studies lessons specifically about their state.  i would give students a large state map to fill in throughout the story.  I would read a page or two each day, stopping so that students can fill in the places mentioned.  This book is a fun way to integrate reading and social studies.