Washington, D.C.

Be sure to check the Children’s Book Guild’s list of books set in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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Underground Train by Mary Quattlebaum and illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith

Paperback | Hardcover

Explore the subway system on a train ride through Washington D.C.

Reading age : 5 – 6 years
Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers; 0 edition (October 6, 1997)
ISBN-10 : 0385322046
ISBN-13 : 978-0385322041

You Can’t Take a Balloon into the National Gallery by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman and illustrated by Robin Glasser 

Unfortunately currently out of print

Reading this lovely picture book would be a great way to prepare young children for a trip to visit Washington, D.C. 

  • Reading age : 5 – 8 years
  • Publisher : Dial (May 1, 2000)
  • ISBN-10 : 0803723032
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0803723030


This is Washington, D.C. by Miroslav Sasek 


Witty tour book for children (upper elementary).

Reading age : 7 – 8 years
Publisher : Universe; Facsimile edition (March 15, 2011)
ISBN-10 : 0789322323
ISBN-13 : 978-0789322326

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