The fourth of July finds a great partner with the newest version of this classic series. Here’s the background from AMAZON:


It’s weird. It’s true. And now, it’s red, white, and blue! Explore the wonderfully wacky side of the United States of America Weird But True! style.

Calling all patriots! Get ready to explore wacky wonders, facts, stats, tidbits, and trivia about America’s 50 states and territories! Did you know that there is a floating post office in Michigan? Or that a library book checked out by George Washington was returned to a New York City library 221 years late? Maybe you’d be amazed to discover that the ink used to print U.S. paper money is magnetic? In this latest and greatest edition of Weird But True!, you’ll encounter all kinds of bizarre people, places, events, and things that make our country great.


Colorful images accompanying the text will have readers turning the book in all directions. The 6.5 inches on each side make it an easy companion for any middle grade reader to enjoy on those those long trips. I speak from experience. A recent trip had a boy I mentor reading every fact out loud from the back seat. I discovered it did make the time go faster. If Grandpa or Grandpa are along for the ride they too will smile at the facts laid out in no particular order. I found a few I didn’t know about scattered throughout the pages on my home state of Colorado: Cats live on average two years longer here, we’re home to a yearly pet rock Olympics and a UFO watchtower.

You’ll have to get your own copy to discover all kinds of bizarre people, places, events, and things that make your state — and our country — great.

If I had to grade this effort I’d give it three solid F’s…

Fantastic, Fun, and Fascinating.

About Greg Pattridge

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3 Responses to WEIRD BUT TRUE! USA

  1. I really love this series, and this installment looks fun and interesting. Thanks for sharing it on Independence Day Eve!

  2. I love books like this. I will have to get a copy. Thanks. Happy 4th.

  3. Pingback: Weird but True! OCEAN | Always in the Middle…

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