Parents' Guide to

The Train of States

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Book of fascinating state facts keeps kids busy.

Book Peter Sis History 2004
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There's a lot of information here, but it's presented in a fun, easy way that will turn kids on to state trivia. The book also encourages further research with little blurbs at the bottom of the page, like mentioning that Levi Strauss created blue jeans in 1853 to outfit prospectors in California. For kids who aren't sure where to start, parents can always flip straight to their home states and then flip around some more to find others that are familiar, like the one where Grandma was born or the one where Grandpa is living now.

Lots of interesting illustrations keep it entertaining while giving kids another way to memorize the info.

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