Books for All 50 States

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Looking for a book to accompany a unit on U.S. history or geography? TryThe 50 States: Explore the U.S.A with 50 fact-filled maps!byby Gabrielle Balkan and illustrated by Sol Linero. It is a collection of two-page spreads about each state in the U.S. featuring an infographic map, key facts (state capitals and symbols) and a timeline of “Moments to Remember,” as well as mini-bios of famous people born in that state. (Review at Wrapped in Foil blog)


  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions (October 1, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1847807119
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847807113

For the younger set starting to learn about the states, I highly recommend: The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller



The Scrambled States of America Game is also awesome! It teaches state trivia in a hilarious way. No household with children should be without a copy (seriously!)




Awesome America: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History, People, and Culture (Time for Kids) by Katy Steinmetz is a "timely" reference book that covers not only the fifty states, but also topics such as government, famous americans, and regional food.




The United States Cookbook: Fabulous Foods and Fascinating Facts From All 50 States by Joan D'Amico and Karen E. Drummond

Each region of the United States has its own flavor, literally.




United States Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book) by Winky Adam

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (January 27, 1998)
  • ISBN-10: 0486401685
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486401683



Wish You Were Here: Emily's Guide to the 50 States by Kathleen Krull

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers (May 12, 1997)
  • ISBN-10: 038531146X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385311465




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Roberta Gibson 2015