The fifth edition from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS is a treasure for any boy or girl studying our great country.

It’s divided into five geographical areas along with a special section for the territories. Each state gets its own colorful two-page spread.

This includes a Fact Box with all the key information, pictures, and of course a detailed map. There is also a short essay filling readers in on the history of the state. Everything is arranged on the two pages in an eye appealing way. I of course went right to my home state (Colorado) but soon found myself flipping the pages to learn about the other 49.

A front of the book section gives an overall impression the United States. There are two page spreads on the physical, environmental, population, political, energy, and our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.

The back of the book has U.S. facts and figures, a glossary, and a super detailed index.

Here’s the official blurb:

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National Geographic Kids United States Atlas, 5th Edition (ages 8-12, $12.99) – This is THE gold standard of atlases and a must-have reference for home or school.  Featuring more than 75 maps, over 350 color images, lively photo essays, and an easy-to-use place-name index, National Geographic ’s world-renowned cartographers have paired up with education experts to create an unparalleled resource of information about the United States.  Kids will discover the latest data and trends regarding land and water, people and places and eight socially themed maps on nature, population, energy and fire delve deeper into key issues.

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I thought the price was a misprint, but sure enough $12.99 gets you more information about the United States than any source I’ve ever come across. It will be a mainstay on any student’s shelf for years to come.

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  1. Wow, the price is low for all of the information. I could use an atlas like that. I love that each state gets a double spread. What a great way to share information about our country with kids.

  2. I just love all the NatGeo books and I love atlases.Thanks for sharing the information about this book. I’ll be looking for it.

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