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Nov 23, 2014
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America


Kids guides

The Kid’s Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know on where to go, where to eat, what to see and where to get the best souvenirs.  Fun facts, games and quizzes offer entertainment for the whole family — whether exploring a new city while on vacation or having an adventure in their own backyard.

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What the kids say in the Kid’s Guides

Kids guide to Denver and Ski Country

Published December 2014

“It’s really fun to go biking along the bike trails in the mountains.  I really love when you get to bike next to a river,” says Olivia, 11, from Denver.

“My favorite thing we did in Denver was to go to the aquarium and see the really cool octopus,” says Brett, 10, visiting from Washington D.C.

Kids Guide to San Francisco

Published November 2014

“I love to go to tide pools.  I like to see what’s under me when I’m swimming or surfing.  I also love going to the beach to play volleyball,” says Mara, 12, a local kid.

“The Exploratorium is awesome Even if you don’t like science you’ll have fun there,” says Charlie, 11, visiting from Los Angeles.

The Kids Guide to San Diego

Published October 2014:

“Only bring shorts to San Diego because the weather is the best,” said Adam,13, who is from New York City.

“You’ll need a few trips in order to see everything in San Diego because it is so big,” said Ladha, who is 13 and from Los Angeles.

 

NY City

Published 2012

“Ballet isn’t just for girls.  It’s a lot of fun to watch.” says Wells, 10.

“You see pictures of the Empire State Building and all of these other places, but when you see the real thing, it’s cool! Bring binoculars to the Empire State Building.”  Scot,11, Scottsdale, AZ.

Orlando

Published 2013

“Keep cool at a theme park on a hot day by wearing your swimsuit under your clothes and getting splashed at fountains.”  Katie, 11 Orlando.

“Have a reusable water bottle and Band-Aids in your backpack at a theme park.” Rebecca, 13, Orlando.

Los Angeles

Published 2013

“Kids shouldn’t leave LA without trying fish tacos.”  Chloe, 11, LA

“I love watching the surfers at the beach, but you have to get up early to see them. “ Kylee,11, Little Rock, AR

Washington DC

Published 2013

“On a rainy day, bring an umbrella and go to the National Mall.  Nobody’s there!” Sean, 11, Arlington, VA.

“My favorite  memory was visiting all the monuments in the dark. They were all lit up beautifully.” Greta, 11, Boise ID.

Chicago

Published 2013

“Take lots of pictures as a souvenir… That is the best souvenir—better than toys.”  Natalia, 10, Chicago.

“The Bean sculpture in Millennium Park is like a house of mirrors but cooler.  Look into the center and see everyone else in there.” Samantha, 13, Chicago.

Boston

Published 2013

 

“History isn’t boring, just because the people are dead.  It’s about people’s lives.” Ava, 11, Rochester, NY

“I get magnets as souvenirs wherever I go and put them on a magnet wall in my room.” Cori, 10, Wellesley, MA

“Eat Seafood in Boston, considering we’re right by the ocean.  Nicole, 14, Waltham., MA.


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    Loved using your guidebooks in Boston, Washington DC and Boston! Thanks for making touring these big cities easier for us! http://amycarney.com/blog/the-kids-guides/

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