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What books are best for kids to use to find facts about the USA?

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The best books for teaching kids facts about America include Lynne Cheney's "Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America" and Laurie Keller's "Scrambled States of America," which are both highly illustrated to engage young readers. Another good book is Kathleen Krull's "A Kid's Guide to America's Bill of Rights."

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Some of the best books for teaching kids facts about the American Constitution are Jean Fritz's "Shh! We're Writing the Constitution" and Elizabeth Levy's "If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution." Catherine Osornio and Layne Johnson's "The Declaration of Independence from A to Z" is a good book for facts about America's Declaration of Independence.

Verla Kay's "Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails," Deborah Hopkinson's "Apples to Oregon" and Pat McCarthy's "Heading West: Life With the Pioneers" are good books for teaching kids about America's Westward Expansion. Laurie Carlson's "More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life" is good for teaching kids facts about Native Americans. Wilma King's "Children of the Emancipation" is a good book for kids about American slavery and the Emancipation.

Good books for teaching kids facts about important figures in American history include Cheryl Harness' "George Washington," Brandon Miller's "Ben Franklin: American Genius" and Lane Smith's "Abe Lincoln's Dream."

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