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!by 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
  • Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions (October 1, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1847807119
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847807113

50 Cities of the U.S.A.: Explore America's cities with 50 fact-filled mapsby Gabrielle Balkan and illustrated by Sol Linero

This book gives a fact-filled tour of fifty cities throughout the United States. Only the largest cities are included, which are not necessarily the capitals of each state and not every state is represented. Includes visual searches on each spread and book recommendations for a range of ages.

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions (September 7, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1847808700
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847808707

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

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (October 15, 1998)
  • ISBN-10: 0805058028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805058024

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!)

Smart about The 50 Statesby Jon Buller, Susan Saunders, and others. (2003)

Follow the kids inMs. Brandt's class as they learn about the 50 States.

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 2020