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New York City History for Kids
New York City History for Kids

New York City History for Kids

From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple with 21 Activities

Ages 9 and Up, Grades 4 and Up

For Kids series


144 Pages, 11 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $18.99 (US $18.99) (CA $25.99)

Publication Date: November 2012

ISBN 9781883052935

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Nov 2012)


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It started as New Amsterdam, a tiny 17th-century fur-trading post at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, but it grew to become New York City, a 21st-century metropolis of 8 million people. In this lively 400-year history, children will read about Peter Stuyvesant and the enterprising Dutch colonists, follow the spirited patriots as they rebel against the British during the American Revolution, learn about the crimes of the infamous Tweed Ring, journey through the notorious Five Points slum, and soar to new heights with the Empire State Building and the city’s other amazing skyscrapers. Along the way, they’ll stop at Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and many other prominent New York landmarks.            New York City History for Kids also includes 21 informative and fun activities to better understand the Big Apple’s culture, politics, and geography. Kids will build a replica of Fort Amsterdam, paint a Dutch fireplace tile, play a game of stickball, take walking tours of City Hall Park and Fifth Avenue, and more. This valuable resource also includes a time line of significant events and a list of historic sites to visit or explore online.


"The main narrative is well stocked with both passages from contemporary documents and photos or other period illustrations..." — School Library Journal

"A compelling history of the city that never sleeps." — Kirkus Reviews

"I love how this book has an interactive approach to history that really allows kids to understand and explore the city."—Mom Trends

"My daughter has started reading the book and finds it fascinating to read about the city we live in." —NYC Single Mom

"Not only is this an ideal book for someone who lives in the city or on the East Coast where a visit to New York is possible, but it is also a good way to expose the young reader to some of the important events that affected the entire country and not just one city."—

"Highly Recommended: This is a comprehensive look at history as well as a dynamic source of engaging topics. The text and graphics are attractive and invite the reader to delve deeper. This guide will be a valuable addition to public libraries, school libraries, and home libraries too!"—Library Media Connection

Author Biography

Richard Panchyk is the author of World War II for Kids, Charting the World, Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids, and three adult titles about New York City history.