Travels with Charlie: Across the Midwest

by Miles Backer , illustrated by Chuck Nitzberg

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Mount Rushmore, the Motown museum, a dinosaur trail, and a hot rod showplace are among the fascinating array of well-known, historical, and wonderfully oddball destinations on Charlie's travels.

For every state, a selection of Did You Know... facts adds colorful information about the stops along the way.

Did you Know...

  • why Missouri is called the "Show-Me- State"?
  • where Kool-Aid was invented?
  • where you can find a 600-pound ball of stamps?

And do you think you'll be able to spot the hidden Charlie in every state?

The Travels with Charlie series offers a fun introduction to geography. Additionally, the books are an ideal choice for those times when young travelers might get a little squirmy and need something to hold their interest.

Where will Charlie go next? That's still in the planning stages!

This brand-new addition to the Travels With Charlie series completes the on-the-go pup's tour of the US with visits to 13 Midwestern states!

About The Author/Artist

Miles Backer has collected over 600 travel brochures and prefers armchair traveling to the real thing. His initial inspiration for Travels with Charlie came from a set of vintage dishtowels featuring all the states he won't be visiting. He stays home in New York City.

Chuck Nitzberg loves traveling, music, and going to the beach. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he modeled Charlie after a beloved pet. He lives in New York City.


Jacketed hardcover

36 pages

Ages: 6-9 years

Common Core Correlation

  • Use Maps to Demo Understanding (Gr. 3)
  • Informational Text Features (Gr. 2-3)
  • Integrate Picture Knowledge to Support Text (Gr. 2-3)
  • Text Complexity Band (Gr. 2-4)


USA 14.99 | Canada 17.99

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