Beat Summer Brain Drain with Awesome America

Book Review, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
Awesome America by Katy Steinmetz. Beat summer brain drain with nonfiction from Time for Kids |

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With Independence Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to read Awesome America by Katy Steinmetz. It’s a simplified yet intricate look at our country, the government, and its history. This book is perfect for kids (and adults) that want to know more about this beautiful land we live in!

Meet the Book

Awesome America by Katy Steinmetz. Beat summer brain drain with nonfiction from Time for Kids |

Awesome America: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History, People, and Culture by Katy Steinmetz

Age Range: 8 – 12 years | Grade Level: 3 – 7 | Series: Time for Kids | Hardcover: 208 pages | Publisher: Time For Kids (May 31, 2016)


TIME For Kids explores America from sea to shining sea!

Discover what makes America unique in this comprehensive timeline and photographic overview of American history–pre-Columbus through the present–highlighting the milestone events and important people that have made America awesome.

Perfect for both dip-in reference and longer-form reading, Awesome America is organized into thematic sections, each comprised of bite-sized articles, engaging factoid sidebars, colorful charts, graphics and interactive quizzes to help make learning about American history interesting, interactive, and fun. From America’s early history all the way to present day, kids will learn about what it was like to grow up in the 1700’s, 1800’s, 1900’s and today and discover the inventions, innovations, and important social movements great American’s have created over the years.


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My Thoughts on Awesome America

Awesome America is a great book for kids in the 8-12 age range. It covers a wide variety of topics, including history and geography. It also explains the different branches of U.S. government, explores important landmarks (like the Statue of Liberty), and highlights moments that changed the country. Good and bad, it’s all there. Is your child interested in learning about slavery? Women’s rights? The constitution? Find information on those topics as well as what makes Americans happy, the military, and the Olympics.

I love books like this. I love the wide variety of topics covered and the easy-to-read layout. Everything is well organized and easy to find. In addition, the information is well written and spot-on for this age group. It’s a big book with lots of information tucked inside, so your kids can spend as much time with it as they want. With so much great information inside, they’ll never get bored.

If your child wants to learn more about their amazing country, they’ll love this book. Miss K (my 8 year old) loves telling me all the interesting tidbits of information she’s absorbed.

Source: I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. This did not affect my review in any way. All thoughts expressed are my own.




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