Book Review – Kat McGee Saves America! by Kristin Riddick

katmcgeeKat McGee Saves America!

By Kristin Riddick

104 pages – ages 7+

Published by In This Together Media on June 2, 2014 (ebook)

After her adventures at the North Pole and Treatsville, Kat McGee was ready to just sit back and relax for the 4th of July. But that doesn’t go as planned. When her Gram asks the McGee kids what they know about the 4th of July, the kids don’t really answer, Gram takes them to Philadelphia to learn about what happened there to help make the 4th of July so important. When Kat goes through a door and pops up in a place called Libertyland, she is shocked. Kat meets a giant lady in a greenish dress called Liberty. She is the governor of Libertyland, and she needs Kat’s help. The Declaration of Independence has gone missing, along with Thomas Jefferson, two days before he was supposed to present it to the Continental Congress! Kat must go back in time and find Jefferson and the Declaration before the fate of the United States is changed forever!

YAY – Historical fiction for younger kids! This was a great book. Ms. Riddick writes stories that are easy and fun to read. I like how she incorporated the time travel, and historical facts into this book. I really enjoyed Kat McGee and the School of Christmas Spirit (see my review HERE).  I didn’t know that there was a second in the series (this is book 3) and I saw on the publisher’s website a book 4 is planned (click HERE). Good news for parents looking for a great Magic School Bus type series for their kids! I like the character of Kat McGee a lot. She is a great girl who perseveres. I also like that she meets John Quincy Adams in the book (just because I am a super American history buff).  The story is packed with American history facts and kids will learn without knowing it! The cover art is pretty cool too. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series.

I give Kat McGee Saves America five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Categories: Age 6-9

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15 replies

  1. Sounds like another great series that teaches and entertains at the same time. I enjoy time travel a lot (well any travel actually).

  2. I would have liked to gone ‘back’ to Philly! Will check this one out!

  3. Teaching history through fiction is always a great idea.

  4. Wow, one more Kat McGee book, I had no idea. This edition sounds better than the first two. I love historical fiction. I know who lost the Declaration of Independence and I sure hope Kat find its. Nice review, Erik. 🙂

  5. Sounds like a good pick, E. As long as Kat isn’t a cat, I’m OK with this book.

    Love and licks,

  6. Sounds like a fun way to learn about American history! Great review, SuperKid!

  7. Time travel history fun makes for a great series. Kids seem to really love them!

  8. I didn’t realize there were so many historical fiction middle grade novels! Wow.

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