50 Adventures in the 50 States

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Pub Date 7 May 2024 | Archive Date 15 Mar 2024

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Go on a thrilling journey across the 50 states of the US of A, with an exciting adventure in each!

From the award-winning author of National Parks of the USA, Kate Siber, this stunning book includes an amazing adventure activity to try in every single state. It features gripping outdoor activities, vividly illustrated and described alongside fascinating facts about the nature and geography of each activity location – the very best the USA has to offer budding young adventurers! Each adventure is illustrated with a beautiful, poster-worthy image, with pull-out facts about how the adventure activity is accomplished, and key information about the area’s natural and cultural highlights.

Activities range from the high-octane, such as wind surfing the Gulf Coast in Texas or canyoneering in Utah, to the magical and inspiring, such as soaking in natural hot springs in Idaho, stargazing from a train in Nevada, and witnessing the synchronous firefly displays in Tennessee.

Wonder at the beauty as you:
  • Walk on an active glacier in Alaska
  • Climb the highest peak in the Northeast in New Hampshire
  • Horseback ride through ancient canyons with a Navajo guide in Arizona
  • Surf the iconic Venice Beach in California

The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Vivid illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to life.

Also available in the series: 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, Only in America, Only in California, Only in Texas, We Are the United States, 50 Maps of the World and The 50 States.
Go on a thrilling journey across the 50 states of the US of A, with an exciting adventure in each!

From the award-winning author of National Parks of the USA, Kate Siber, this stunning book includes...

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ISBN 9780711291874
PRICE US$14.99 (USD)
PAGES 112

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I really enjoyed this book. The illustrations are great and the activity recommends are off the beaten path. I’ve lived in Tennessee my whole lift and learned something new about my state from the book. I think kids will really enjoy this one and be inspired to go explore!

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I loved this book! Colorful and full of fun adventures for all the states! Definitely an automatic buy for book loving kiddos!

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This book is gorgeous! I absolutely fell in love with the illustrations. I also loved the adventures that were selected for each state and the facts that accompanied them. This book is a must have for the family that loves to travel with their children!

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Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review this book before publication.

The cover and idea of this book drew me in. I’m mostly a homebody, but I do like to travel to interesting places occasionally. So I went into this book with an open mind, and, holy cow, is the art amazing! There are so many gorgeous colors used for each state, showcasing the beauty that is being described on the page. This is not just a book, but also a work of art.

I thoroughly enjoyed the little facts about the state’s history, the flora and fauna found there, and some cool traditions and events each state has. There are also explanations for why things have changed across the country, including wars, climate change, and more, each page is chock full of information and stunning artwork to bring it to life. I learned so much that I didn’t know, including my own state of Maryland! At the end of the book there are 2 pages explaining how you can start your adventure at home, including camping in your neighborhood, checking out local water sources and other nature offerings.

This is a great book for adults and children, as it is written in a way to reach all audiences. And it is a great addition to any book collection. While I enjoyed reading this on my tablet, I believe that having the physical book will really bring the artwork and adventures to life,

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What a beautiful read, I have only visited 1 state so far and would love to visit more so this book will definitely come in handy.

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This is an amazingly illustrated detailed book about the 50 states. Adults and children will learn about each of the states in reading this book.

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I hadn't realized that all the activities would be outdoors and I was intrigued by some of the choices. There isn't enough room in a book this size to really show the scope of all the nature someone can experience in an area as diverse as the United States.
There are little adventures and big adventures, showing how visitors can take advantage of the natural landscape, with activities ranging from fishing to mountain climbing. to horseback riding with a Native American guide. The end offers ways to explore nature around your own home, such as spending time outside in a tent to experience the outdoors.
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What a great book. The drawings in this book are amazing. I was able to learn one adventure to go on per state which is great when planning my next trip to the next state.

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This book is so pretty! I really enjoyed that the facts and activities used for the states were not the most popular or most well known. There are states I’ve lived in and had never heard of the activities chosen. It definitely gives this book a distinct flavor.

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A beautifully illustrated book for kids about the 50 states. This is not your typical book that gives state names and capitals etc. it shows all the fun and interesting things you can do to have an adventure in each state. There is a convenient index in the back of the book and all states are in alphabetical order. A neat book to use in helping pick out a state to vacation in or as a supplement to home school curriculum!
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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—Thank you so much to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the chance to review an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.


This is such an informative book. It would be perfect for kids. The art style is perfect, it is literally so so pretty. Colors are so warm and perfect for all ages.

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Let’s start at the beginning. The table of contents deserves a round of applause. I love the integration of a map.
The details of fonts is so well thought out. The placement of text adds to the content and the illustrations are wonderful.
This is perfect in a classroom for researching a specific state or at home for a bedtime story.

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This is my favorite of all. Each state has a unique double-page illustration that I want to hang on the wall as a poster. I am glad this book selected a unique and different location or activity to point out in each state, not just the usual iconic elements. I love that Illinois is the most famous Chicago skating ribbon. I loved discovering unique things in each of the other states. Gorgeous book and educational.
Thank you, NetGalley and Publisher for this e-arc.

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This book is perfect for our homeschooling. We are planning out some summer trips and this book has been perfect to look through the states and see which adventures we can do. It also gives some science and history facts that the kids love hearing

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This colorful book is full of adventure and excitement! As you travel through each state, you are presented a unique adventure that gives you a taste of what that state has to offer. In addition to the adventure (like kayaking in Washington), you are given extra tidbits of information about the activity and life in that state (like how to tell the differences between ski trail levels in Maine). I can’t wait to add this book to our collection and to check these I souring adventures off our family bucket list.

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"Not all who wander are lost." Especially not with "50 Adventures in 50 States" in their hands, let me tell you! This is superbly illustrated and informative little book, enjoyable for both children and adults. It's quite jaw-dropping, really, and just makes you long to be in the outdoor and have a lot of fun discovering all of the United States of America.

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After seeing how amazing Kate Siber's National Parks book was, I had to check this one out and was not disappointed. The book introduces young readers to a real-life adventure they can have in each state of the US. I was thrilled to see that the Alabama page (my home state) features rock climbing at Cherokee Rock Village, something I've done and it was awesome - same for Georgia's Chattahoochee River whitewater rafting! The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and depict diverse families enjoying these adventures. Each page is packed with fun facts about the rock climbing, skiing, kayaking, wildlife observation, camping, and everything else the illustrations are showing. The optimism practically leaps off the page with this one, and it's a joy to read. Parents might want to be aware that giving their kids this book might result in a lot of impossible-to-grant vacation requests! However, the final page also shows "5 Adventures in Your Own Neighborhood," and if you're OK with a little aspirational vacation planning, you'll love this title for your family. It's a great way to spark interest in the great outdoors and all the fun that kids can have not tied to a screen.

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a very adorable book both for children and adults! i like how the author researched a bit about every state to find unique activities to do in that area, and the illustrations are very characteristic to what they have in there. i also want to congratulate the artist for such beautiful depiction of every state, it truly feels like a small travel across the country through pages!

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There were so many fun facts in this book! The pages are full of fascinating little tidbits about each state’s featured location. It highlights one interesting place in each state and really helps you get to know the place. It’s a fun read and a beautiful book to flip through. The illustrations are colorful and pretty.
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Thank you so much to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for my copy of 50 Adventures in The 50 States by Kate Siber in exchange for an honest review. It publishes May 7, 2024.
I just loved the pages in this book. It is so beautiful, and incredibly chock-full of interesting tidbits. I think this would make an excellent gift for any student in your life, or child in your life. Honestly, these would make great art prints, too! Definitely would be an excellent gift, or addition to a classroom!

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I always love the illustrations in these books, but especially in this one! The content was easily digestible and I didn’t feel overwhelmed at all when reading through it. I like that the authors focused on one adventure in each state and added interesting facts about the nature and wildlife in that area.

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50 Adventures in 50 States is a fun children's book that talks about each state. There are different facts about each state as well as a fun thing to do in the state.

I really liked this book! It had a lot of good information for the kids. Everything is described in a nice way that kids will be able to understand. The pictures are all really nice too. There are a lot of fun colors and I loved the font choices as well. Everything was nice to look at and I think the kids will enjoy it. I would love to see this book in print because I bet it looks even better in person.

I would recommend this book for any kid that enjoys learning about the US. I think this would be a good gift for kids because it has good information and it is fun to look at! Thanks so much to netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, Wide Eyed Editions for the arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Beautifully illustrated, this book is a must for all young adventurers especially those trying to do something fun at each of the 50 states. Filled with informative details that are nicely spread out throughout the page, the book spotlights a specific place and/or activity to do and partake in. You’ll find yourself very eager to go to each one!

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WOW! Such a beautiful book!! The illustrations are amazing and incredible, the text is accessible, informing and interesting (I’m an adult not living in the USA and I learned things reading this book)!

It is really a great book that I would recommend, especially in classes!

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My kids and I adore all books by Kate Siber. This was no exception. With beautiful illustrations and interesting information, we were hooked! This is one we'll add to our home library and return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.

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I loved this book! My son and I read it together and he was so engaged. The illustrations are eye catching and keep a child’s attention easily. The little tidbits of information are easily digestible and fun for children and adults. I definitely learned things I never knew! I’d love to have a hard copy of this in my sons room so we can read about states as we visit them!

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with this book in exchange for my review! All opinions are my own.

This book is an adorable book that teaches young children about the United States. I think I would've enjoyed this book as a young girl. I think this book should be added to classrooms all across the country.




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All the artwork is crazy beautiful! Really gives each state its own personality and easy to remember which state goes with the picture. I didn't know indiana had big fishing stuff going on. Loved there most my life and never fished 😅

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this was so fun!! i was just browsing netgalley when i came across it and the cover art intrigued me so i decided to read it. the illustrations are so beautiful and i learned so many cool facts about activities in all the 50 states! this was a joy to read and the art truly put me at peace.

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The first thing that caught my attention is how beautiful this cover is.

There was some great ideas in this book on how to enjoy and appreciate every state. I got a few great ideas here of trips I want to plan.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.

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Vibrant photos depicting different activities in all 50 states, a great nonfiction book for kids. A wonderful way for them to learn about the states and what to see as a family when visiting on vacation. Well-written and illustrated one I will look into buying for the grandkids.

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Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions for this eCopy to review

50 Adventures in the 50 States is full of beautiful illustrations, the map/contents page is easy to follow with each state being given its own double page spread. I love how the historical information is interspersed with fun things to do in each state from trying regional foods to outdoor activities to nature spotting there is something for everyone to try.

A fun fact filled book that is perfect for geography. If only I could visit each state to try each activity, but being based in the UK this book offers the next best thing

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This is such a lovely children's book! Each state gets a two page spread with a paragraph describing an activity unique to that state, and little blurbs on the illustration provide more details. The illustrations are colorful and beautiful. I think this book will do well to inspire wanderlust and appreciation for the many diverse landscapes and experiences the United States can offer. I especially appreciate that the book ends with some suggestions of how to have an adventure close to home.

Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions for gifting me with an ARC to review! All opinions are my own.

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I absolutely loved this book! We are a homeschooling family and are continuously looking for books that will pair well with our curriculums. We are beginning our study of the 50 states this year for geography, and this will be such a fun way to expand on our lessons. We currently use the 50 States book from this series as one of our main spines. The illustrations in this book are absolutely beautiful! There are so many fun and interesting facts that I had never read or heard before. I enjoy this because it typically leads my kids to ask questions and want to dig deeper into certain topics. We will definitely be purchasing this book when it is released and recommending it to others!

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions for this ARC to review!

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I really want to try a pawpaw fruit now. What an amazing book! I found this to be an amazing resource tool for projects.

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Author Kate Siber is releasing several books this spring featuring adventures in the US, just in time for any libraries' adventure-themed summer reading. But Siber's mastery of this illustration form combined with a keen sense of whimsy and understanding of what's essential in nonfiction for this stage young reader make these "must haves."

The unique features Siber chooses for each stop along the way in "50 Adventures in the 50 States" are yet another layer of excellence for these particular offerings.

Siber does a beautiful job of prioritizing information with visual cues, without resorting to "siloing" facts and figures. These books are really readable rather than just information repositories. And the illustrations are not just fun and accessible, they are truly appealing.

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This book is GORGEOUS, and I cannot wait to start planning new adventures with my family based on these suggestions!

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