Booking Across Ohio

For many years my family and I lived and homeschooled in the Buckeye state. Buckeye? You say. Yes, the Ohio state nickname is The Buckeye State, for the many buckeye trees that once spanned the state.

Ohio is a vast state with 88 counties. And, it played a pivotal role in the expansion of America. With so much to see and do in Ohio I thought it would be a good time to feature a book about the state.

In this Booking Across the USA party you can learn about each of the states by hopping from blog to blog reading about books which feature the states.

I represented my home state of West Virginia in a previous year, but for this one I am representing the state where I lived for many years with my both of my Buckeye men, Ohio.

Booking across the USA is a collaborative event from bloggers all across the country. The goal is to share a children’s book from each of the 50 states.

This year we are all sharing a book series: Travels with Charlie fromBlue Apple Books. I received the Travelin’ the Northeast from the series for free as a part of this event. All opinions of the book are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.

Ohio is a beautiful state filled with history, industry, farmlands, rivers, and sports. While Charlie travels through the state he hits just a few of the highlights that Ohio has to offer.

It’s an adorable rhyming search and find geography book. Charlie, the dog, travels through regions of the country highlighting some details from each of the states he visits.

In this book, Travelin’ the Northeast, I first had to explain to Charlie and my son while reading it, that while Ohio is a northern state, it is well known that Ohio is considered a mid-west state. But regardless of how the series is arranged Charlie visits some pretty great places in Ohio.

Ohio Highlights in Travels with Charlie

  • Lake Erie
  • Cedar Point
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • FREE Stamp
  • GoodYear
  • National Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Georges Seurat Topiary Garden
  • Hopalong Cassidy Museum & Festival
  • Forked Run State Park
  • National Motorcycle Hall of Fame
  • Circleville Pumpkin Show
  • Chateau Laroche
  • National Museum of USAF
  • Delta Queen (travels the Ohio River)

Fast Facts about Ohio

  • State Capitol – Columbus (The 15th Largest City in the USA).
  • State Flag – Only flag in the US that is not rectangle. It’s shape is called a burgee.
  • State Bird – Cardinal
  • State Fruit – Tomato
  • State Insect – Ladybug
  • State Animal – White Tailed Deer
  • State Motto – With God All Things are Possible
  • State Flower – Scarlet Carnation
  • State Tree – Buckeye
  • Counties – 88

Interesting Things to Know about Ohio

  • 8 Presidents were born in Ohio.
  • Home to the Cincinnati Reds, first professional baseball team in the US.
  • 24 Ohio natives became Astronauts.
  • Ohio is home to the annual All American Soap Box Derby in Akron.
  • Birthplace of  Thomas Edison
  • Cleveland was the first city to be entirely lighted by electricity.
  • Birthplace of the Wright Brothers where they invented the airplane. (Even though they went to North Carolina to fly it.)

My Top Pick for Visiting Ohio

With so many wonderful things about Ohio it was hard to narrow down what I wanted to touch upon the most. I finally settled on flight. Why? Because I’m a mom to a boy and he is fascinated with flight. If you visit Ohio and could only choose one place to visit, I’d say head to Dayton and visit the National Museum of the USAF. The museum is set up to take you on a journey of flight. Starting with the Wright Brothers through and including space flight, the museum hangars are filled, I mean filled, with airplanes. 

Fun for the kids 

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Please visit the Booking Across the USA Event Page. You’ll find great ideas, crafts, tips and information on all of the states.

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