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Tennessee's State Symbol & Fact Books

A Lising of Books about the Symbols of Tennessee

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A list of the top children's books on Tennessee State Symbols and everything they need to know about the state of Tennessee's symbols, flags, facts, names and emblems.

1. Tennessee Facts and Symbols

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Author: Kathy Feeney
Publisher: Capstone Press
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 24
Age Range: 4 to 8

Tennessee Facts and Symbols offers 24 pages in large print as well as large pictures of Tennessee's state symbols and animals. While it does mention all of the symbols there are several that do not include pictures. This book can be found with either a blue or green background but both do have the raccoon on the cover.
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2. How to Draw Tennessee's Sights and Symbols

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Author: Melody S Mis
Publisher: PowerKids Press
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 32
Age Range: 4 to 8

How to Draw Tennessee's Sights and Symbols is a great way to incorporate art into any child's history lesson. This is a great project for any teacher to add on to their lesson plans.
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3. Tennessee State Symbols

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Author: Rob Simbeck
Publisher: The University of Tennessee Press
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 176
Age Range: 12 and up

While we haven't read the 2002 Tennessee State Symbols yet, we found that the older version was more for the older children as it's illustrations were all in black and white and will assume that the newer edition of this book offers essentially the information, insights & history.
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4. State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols

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Author: Benjamin & Barbara Shearer
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 544
Age Range: 8 and up

This is the grand-daddy of them all when it comes to learning about any state's history and one can expect to get several years worth of use.
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5. Tennessee: The Tennessee Experience

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Author: Carole Marsh & Kathy Zimmer
Publisher: Gallopade International
Copyright: 2000
Pages: 96
Age Range: 9 to 12

The Tennessee Experience is a small pocket guide that is easy to carry around, but don't let the size fool you as it's filled to the brim with information and offers enough colorful illustrations to keep everyone interested.
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6. Tennessee Facts and Symbols

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The original Tennessee Facts and Symbols as well offers 24 pages in large print & large pictures of Tennessee's state symbols and animals. While it does mention all of the symbols there are several that do not include pictures. This book can be found with brown background and has a turtle on the front cover.
Author: Kathy Feeney
Publisher: Capstone Press
Copyright: 2000
Pages: 24
Age Range: 4 to 8
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7. Tennessee State Symbols

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Author: Rob Simbeck
Publisher: Altheus Press
Copyright: 1995
Pages: 176
Age Range: 12 and up

Tennessee State Symbols is more for the older children as it's illustrations are all in black and white, but it does offer more information, insights & history on Tennessee than most any other book we've found to date.
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8. Tennessee: This Land is Your Land

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Author: Ann Heinrichs
Publisher: Compass Point Books
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 48
Age Range: 6 to 10

As part of the This Land is Your Land Series, this book provides maps, history, and plenty of great state information as well as insights into Tennessee & it's lifestyles.
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If I've overlooked your favorite Tennessee Symbol or if you need me to update, add to, or change it, please feel free to contact me anytime!
Thanks,
Jan Duke

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