My Washington, DC

Very soon, our nation’s capital will be full of people. Some will be there for the President’s Inauguration and some for the Women’s March on Washington. While unable to make the march, it seemed like the perfect time to journey to Washington in a book.


Kathy Jakobsen’s new book, My Washington, DC,” is a remarkable way to take a walking tour through historic Washington, DC without leaving your living room. For anyone taking kids to DC for the first time, this is a great way to get them excited and to plan a great tour. Each page features an amazing oil painting by Jakobsen detailing different locations and celebrating our history.


The tour starts at Union Station and then moves up to Capital Hill. Young readers get to learn about the whispering gallery and the Library of Congress. One great spread is of the Bill of Rights and an emphasis is put on how important it was and still is. DC is well known for its museums, so they of course are included as well as interesting facts about the White House and some of the monuments.




While we have been to DC with our kids, they were not old enough to appreciate the historical value of the buildings and we have yet to be able to really give them a full tour. This is a great tool to get children excited about an important  American city.


Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday is hosted by Kid Lit Frenzy and was started to help promote the reading of nonfiction texts. It is my goal to post a non-fiction book on Wednesdays to make sure we are including them in what we read. I can’t guarantee they will always be picture books, but most of them will be. Be sure to visit Kid Lit Frenzy and see what other nonfiction books are shared this week!



  1. The last year I taught, we went to DC. This would have been a treasure to have then. Thanks for sharing!

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