Florida League of Cities

Future leaders must understand how government works. Civics education is critical for young people, and municipal elected officials play a key role in that process.

“The City That Talks” is a fully illustrated children's book. Digital versions of the book are available below in English, Spanish and Creole. 

Digital versions of “The City That Talks” children’s book can be a great resource to help our youngest residents understand city services with a fun and friendly story. 

This book, and the digital versions available in multiple languages below, presents an excellent opportunity for children in your community to better understand those who lead on the front lines and who continue providing essential services in challenging times.

Additional copies of the children's book may be purchased for $4.99 each. Credit card (online) and check (mail) payment options are available - remember to include your tax exempt information, if applicable.

The City That Talks

Florida League of Cities

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English Version

Spanish Version

Creole Version

In the book, a teacher asks, “What is the best thing about our city?” A student goes looking for the answer. Different parts of her city love to talk and tell her why they are the best. As the book progresses, she explores and finds out that cities have a voice. The book is targeted for ages 4-8, so it’s appropriate for children in pre-kindergarten through second grade.

Coloring sheets and “Tell a Story” sheets modeled after the popular Mad Libs series, along with other resources, can be printed and enjoyed anywhere. There’s a City Activity Book for elementary students that includes a dot-to-dot activity, a crossword puzzle, trivia and more.

You can use the digital books and other resources below to teach while enjoying fun activities with the city leaders of tomorrow.

'The City That Talks' Resources by Grade Level

MuniMentor Program (All Ages)
Mentoring students is important and has the power to impact a student’s academic and personal life. Mentoring matches the volunteer mentor one-on-one with a student. He/she usually meets with the student at least once a week, spending 30 minutes to one hour with the student.