Capital Cities Across the Country



A Love Your Parks Tour Story Series and Interactive Map Project by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, assigned by E. Andrew Martonyi, author of the Little Man in the Map geography books for kids.

BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: On this episode, author E. Andrew Martonyi gives an overview of his “Little Man in the Map” geography books for kids, and discusses various capital cities he has visited and the Love Your Parks Tour “Capital Cities Across America” map story project. Listen to the podcast on:,,, and



Little Man in the Map

Children’s book author E. Andrew Martonyi’s affinity for travel, his constant search for new things to see, and his granddaughter’s fascination with his trips inspired him to study the U.S. map from a new angle. What he discovered and developed, he now shares with all children to help them learn the states with his books: ‘The Little Man In the Map: With Clues to Remember All 50 States’ and ‘The Little Man In the Map Teaches the State Capitals!’ These children’s geography books are designed to show families and educators that learning can, and should be fun. Adding to the fun, Andrew has assigned us on a special Capital Cities Across America map story project to document and showcase the various capital cities we visit on our travels. In 2019 we visited Little Rock, Arkansas and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the year 2020 looks like Denver, Carson City, Phoenix, and Carson City will make the list.

Follow along as we map and share Capital City stories from the Love Your Parks Tour! And of course, be sure to check out Andrew’s “Little Man in the Map” geography books for kids at, there are some fun puzzles, articles and coloring pages on his website!

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