Kid’s Book Series ~ Teaching About American History

Kid's Book Series ~ Teaching About American History #MySillyLittleGang

When it comes to American history I am a big nerd. Which is why I couldn’t wait to share this kid’s book series with you. Keep reading to learn more.

Kid's Book Series ~ Teaching About American History #MySillyLittleGang

Kid’s Book Series ~ Teaching About American History

I believe that the best way to teach kids anything is to make it fun. That’s why I found these books absolutely perfect. Let me tell you a little about them.

Kid's Book Series ~ Teaching About American History #MySillyLittleGang

Colton’s Time Machine: Book 1: Columbus, Independence and Washington

In this book, Colton takes his dragon friends to meet Christoper Columbus. They also get to see the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This book is filled with so much information in such a fun way.

In his backyard, Colton walked over to the treehouse and set the box down on the ground then he climbed up the ladder into the treehouse. Wow, this will make the perfect command center, he thought. Colton then tossed out a rope then climbed down to the ground. He tied the rope around his box then climbed back up into the treehouse and pulled up the box. He dumped the contents of the box out on the floor then he took the sack lunch out of his backpack and took a bite of his sandwich while thinking of what else he would need. Batteries, I need batteries, and plenty of them, he said through a mouthful.

Kid's Book Series ~ Teaching About American History #MySillyLittleGang

Coltons Time Machine Book 2: Lincoln, Edison and the Wright Brothers

This has got to be my favorite book I loved learning about both Lincoln and Edison in school. This book made it so my youngest was just as intrigued by them as I had been back in school. And of course who doesn’t like learning about the Wright Brothers? Like my youngest says “anything with planes is super cool”.

Kid's Book Series ~ Teaching About American History #MySillyLittleGang

Coltons Time Machine Book 3: Jefferson, Adams and Franklin

As Colton was going to sit down, he looked at the map on the wall. “That’s it! I’m going to visit Jefferson, Franklin, and Adams from our first visit, when we sat in on the making of the ‘Declaration of Independence.'” He sat down in the chair, picked up the history book, and flipped through the pages until he found ‘Thomas Jefferson. He read his biography then said, “We have a lot in common, he’s an inventor like me.” Then, he turned some more pages until he found John Adams. “Let’s see: Adams was a farmer, lawyer and he spent several years in France. I bet he has some great stories to tell us.” Then, he turned the page to Benjamin Franklin, who was another inventory and few a kite in an electrical storm. Colton got up and went over to the map on the wall. he traded the green pins for red ones and put green ones on Charlottesville, Virginia, for Thomas Jefferson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for John Adams, and another on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Benjamin Franklin. Then he left the treehouse and went into his house for the night.

Kid's Book Series ~ Teaching About American History #MySillyLittleGang

Coltons Time Machine Book 4: Betsy Ross, Mount Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty

In the treehouse, Colton went over to the shelf, took down 11 boxes of cereal, and put them on the command chair. Then he went over and started the generator, turned on the television, and sat down in the chair. He took the dragon glasses out of his shirt pocket and put them on then opened up the handheld typewriter and typed in Dragon Land, and pushed enter. The wind started whipping around him like a tornado creating a terrible noise, so he covered his ears.

Before long, Colton was falling through the air. Then, slat, he landed on the purple ground with boxes of cereal crashing down on top of his head. He picked up the boxes and put them on the rock table, then he yelled at the top of his lungs, “I’m here!”

All the dragons came running out of their caves when they heard Colton’s voice.

“Where are we going?” Oreo asked.

“I’ve chosen three important places in our American history,” and excited Colton said taking off dragon glasses and putting them in his shirt pocket. “Now hurry up and form a circle around me and take hold of hands.”

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  1. Cindy S

    I love this. I really don’t think that our kids learn enough about American history in school. Such a shame because it’s so important.

    1. Silvie (Post author)

      I totally agree with you Cindy.


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