By Sally Senzell Isaaca
Kingfisher, $9.99, 32 pages

During the years 1600 to 1800, the world saw many changes. Nowhere is this truer than with the formation of the United States of America. The birth of our country is a fascinating story and is one that Sally Senzell Isaacs describes in her book Colonists and Independence. As part of the All About America series, Isaacs’ book is filled with a combination of kid-friendly text and detailed colorful artwork and photographs of original artifacts preserved from the American Revolution. Young history buffs will learn how the U.S. formed, beginning with the first European settlers, the growth of the 13 colonies, the establishment of a government, and through to American Independence. Each topic is presented in a two page collage style layout. This makes it easy for kids to browse or read a section or two without getting overwhelmed. It is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of history. Teachers will want a copy of the whole series for their classroom! Check out the rest of the All About America series for coverage of other interesting topics. Plan a visit to your own state capital to learn more about this revolutionary time in U.S. history.

Kathryn Franklin