A noteworthy review of U.S.A. Travel Guides from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2017
A premier publisher of non-fiction books for young readers, ‘The Child’s World’ has now published a new and highly recommended series for students in grades 2 through 5 called ‘U.S.A. Travel Guides’. There are 52 hardcover volumes, one for each of the 50 states plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico, with each individual 40 page book featuring an Author/Illustrator biography; Detailed maps, an Index; a Glossary of key words; Suggested websites Sources for further research; a Table of contents; an Informative sidebars. Although each individual title is also available individually (Reinforced Binding, $19.95 each) as well as in a digital book format (Hosted eBook, $31.95). All of the volumes comprising the ‘U.S.A. Travel Guides’ series follow this basic format: ‘Wisconsin’: Wisconsin; Prairie Du Chien’s Prairie Villa Rendezvous; Badger Holes in Mineral Point; Old World Wisconsin Near Eagle; Syttende Mall in Stoughton; The Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward; Summerfest in Milwaukee; Wisconsin Dells and the Leaping Dog; The Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River; Sandhill Wildlife Area Bison; The State Capitol in Madison; A Farm Vacation on Washington Island; Carr Valley Cheese Factory in La Valle; Green Bay’s Cheeseheads; The House on the Rock in Spring Green; EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh; Our Trip; State Flag and Seal; State Symbols; State Song Famous People; Words to Know; To Learn More; Index. Every school and community library in a given state should, at a minimum, acquire their own particular state’s title in this outstanding series.
—James A. Cox