50 Adventures in the 50 States

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Authors: by Kate Siber (Author), Lydia Hill (Illustrator)
  • Publisher : Wide Eyed Editions; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2020)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 112 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0711254451
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0711254459
  • Reading age : 6 - 11 years
  • Grade level : 1 - 6
Be brave and set your spirit free on an exciting journey across the U.S. of A, taking in 50 incredible adventures!

From the award-winning author of National Parks of the USA, Kate Siber
, this stunning book showcases an amazing adventure activity to try in every single state. 50 Adventures in the 50 States features gripping outdoors activities, vividly illustrated and described alongside fascinating facts about the nature and geography of each activity location – the very best the U.S.A. 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
This book is to be pored over and treasured by aspiring adventurers – be they children or adults!

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. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.

From School Library Journal

Gr 4–6—Siber highlights activities native to each of the 50 states. The topics discussed include the fall colors of Vermont, the Badlands of North Dakota, the downtown Chicago, IL, ice rink in winter, the bird population of New York City, scuba diving off the coast of North Carolina, and digging for salt crystals at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The entries are engaging, but this is the type of volume that can easily lead young readers to assume that the spotlighted activity is the main feature of each state. Each two-page chapter showcases Hill's vibrant illustrations. Some animals resemble caricatures. Text boxes provide a general overview and history of the location and attraction. Other relevant information is scattered across the spread. Some readers will struggle with the haphazard arrangement of the text. Pronunciations and definitions are missing. There is an index, but no glossary. Some statements are contradictory. For instance, a question in the Kansas section asks, "Did you know that prairies grow in places that are too dry for forests and too wet for deserts?" At the bottom of the page, the text reads, "Jackrabbits, cottontails, rodents, lizards, and deer all live on the prairie. In forested areas near streams, foxes and bobcats prowl." VERDICT This title might be useful for supplying a unique fact for state reports, but it is not a comprehensive resource.—Eldon Younce, Anthony P.L., KS


"Eye-catching."Kitty FlynnThe Horn Book Guide

"Okay, kiddos, get ready...you're going on an adventure around the country–and in your own backyard."―Durango Herald

“…perfect coffee table book for outdoor enthusiasts, road-trippers, and nature lovers alike.”BookRiot

About the Author

Kate Siber, author of the award-winning bestseller National Parks of the USA, is a journalist and a correspondent for Outside magazine living in Durango, Colorado. She has tried her hand at almost every adventure activity going, and covers the world’s wild and remote places as well as environmental and social issues. Her writing has been featured in many publications, including National Geographic TravelerNational ParksPreservationMen’s Journal, and The New York Times.

Lydia Hill is a freelance illustrator and 2D designer currently based in North London but originally from Portsmouth, England. She graduated from Middlesex University in 2019 with a First Class Degree in Illustration. Her clients include YES! Magazine, Wide Eyed Editions/Quarto Publishing, SkyTv, 33 seconds, The RAF, and Middlesex University. She usually works digitally and enjoys building up layers of color and texture to create a faux-traditional print look to her illustrations. She loves illustrating diverse characters using bold colors and shapes.