Smart Books States Review (Publications International)

What It Is

Kids can discover tons of fun facts about the 50 states through the book Smart Books States. This 80-page book is packed with statistics, information, fun facts, maps, illustrations, and photographs. But it also links directly to video and games with QR codes on every page. More than 200 codes present videos about all things American, from the moonwalk to the Iditarod, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and all points in between. Some digital games are just for fun, while others offer homework help. Kids will find music, sports, state animals, disasters, parks, monuments, history, and more in this informative and interactive book about every state in the U.S.

Is It Fun?

This is a very informative book that gives kids a great introduction to each of the 50 states. The QR codes are not necessary for reading the book, but if kids do want to scan the codes, they'll find videos, photo slideshows, and games that reinforce what they've just read on the pages and provide a little more information about each state.

Who It’s For

This book is for ages 8–12.

What To Be Aware Of

In order to use the QR codes in the book, you must have a smart device with a QR code scanner app. Most QR code scanner apps are free to download.

While the content is optimized for the screen of smart phones, you can use your smart phone, tablet, or PC's web cam to scan codes. This product is not compatible with Windows 7 phones.

You may incur additional charges for downloading the content.

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  • Smart Books States published by Publications International
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 8 and up