Byways: State by State

Byways, for the website

Reading is a Game

The Byways books take you on a cross-country road trip. You’ll follow each of the brothers as they race across Liberty. But the series isn’t just a story. This is one long game, and you can play. Hide and seek! Search and find! Each Byways book is tied to one of the USA’s fifty states. Many of the people, places, and things in each story are from its assigned state. Our game goes in order, according to when they were added to the union.

States in Order of Ratification

This schedule will fill in with links to CJ’s Pinterest boards and other resources as the Byways books release. Be sure to follow CJ on Twitter if you like learning state facts. And if you look carefully, you’ll see that the brothers will cross paths once in a while. Those crossover books are sure to be extra fun!

2014

JULY 4
Book #1 [DE] • On Your Marks, The Adventure Begins
………Pinterest Boards for the series, for the book & for the state [Delaware]
………A Delaware-inspired Byways blog post
AUTUMN
Book #2 [PA] • Aboard the Train, A Ewan Johns Adventure
………Pinterest Boards for the series, for the book & for the state [Pennsylvania]
………A Pennsylvania-inspired Byways blog post
Book #3 [NJ] • Over the Bridge, A Zane Johns Adventure
………Pinterest Boards for the series, for the book & for the state [New Jersey]
………A New Jersey-inspired Byways blog post
Book #4 [GA] • Up the Mountain, A Ganix Johns Adventure
………Pinterest Boards for the series, for the book & for the state [Georgia]

2015

SPRING
Book #5 [CT] • Inside the Tree, A Ewan Johns Adventure
Book #6 [MA] • Into the Hills, A Zane Johns Adventure
Book #7 [MD] • Across the Line, A Ganix Johns Adventure
AUTUMN
Book #8 [SC] • Down the Stairs, A Ewan Johns Adventure
Book #9 [NH] • Through the Notches, A Zane Johns Adventure
Book #10 [VA] • Back on Track, A Ganix Johns Adventure

2016

SPRING
Book #11 [NY] • A Ewan & Zane Johns Adventure
Book #12 [NC] • A Zane Johns Adventure
Book #13 [RI] • A Ganix Johns Adventure
AUTUMN
Book #14 [VT] • A Ewan Johns Adventure
Book #15 [KY] • A Zane Johns Adventure
Book #16 [TN] • A Ganix Johns Adventure

DOWN THE ROAD
Book #17 [OH] • A Ewan Johns Adventure

Book #18 [LA] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #19 [IN] • A Ganix & Zane Johns Adventure

Book #20 [MS] • A Ewan Johns Adventure

Book #21 [IL] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #22 [AL] • A Ganix Johns Adventure

Book #23 [ME] • A Ewan Johns Adventure

Book #24 [MO] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #25 [AR] • A Ganix Johns Adventure

Book #26 [MI] • A Ewan Johns Adventure

Book #27 [FL] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #28 [TX] • A Ganix Johns Adventure

Book #29 [IA] A Ewan & Zane Johns Adventure

Book #30 [WI] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #31 [CA] • A Ganix Johns Adventure

Book #32 [MN] • A Ewan Johns Adventure

Book #33 [OR] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #34 [KS] • A Ganix Johns Adventure

Book #35 [WV] • A Ewan Johns Adventure

Book #36 [NV] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #37 [NE] • A Ganix & Zane Johns Adventure

Book #38 [CO] • A Ewan Johns Adventure

Book #39 [ND] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #40 [SD] • A Ganix Johns Adventure

Book #41 [MT] • A Ewan Johns Adventure

Book #42 [WA] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #43 [ID] • A Ganix Johns Adventure

Book #44 [WY] • A Ewan Johns Adventure

Book #45 [UT] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #46 [OK] • A Ganix Johns Adventure

Book #47 [NM] • A Ewan Johns Adventure

Book #48 [AZ] • A Zane Johns Adventure

Book #49 [AK] • A Ganix Johns Adventure

Book #50 [HI]  A Ewan, Zane, & Ganix Johns Adventure

4 thoughts on “Byways: State by State

  1. Here are a few questions that have been floting around in my head!

    Wow! alot of books! how big will each one be? are they like the size of rough and tumble and tried ansd true?

    You say that they are all half brothers but there father was only widowed twice? He would have had to have a third wife if there are three right?

    Is there father going on the trip to? becuase it sounds like they are all going on separate journeys. Or was he going to send them together across the country and they changed that to going alone?

    Thanks!!! :D

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    1. Let’s tackle these questions!

      1. These are early chapter books, geared for young readers. That means the first ones are relatively short: five-thousand words. They’re ten chapters apiece.

      2. Yes, the boys are all half-brothers. Ian was “only” widowed twice because his third wife is still alive. He and Laurel are quite happy together. : )

      3. No, Ian won’t be traveling with his sons.

      4. Yes, the brothers are going on separate journeys. Future Byways books will release in batches of three, one for each brother.

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  2. Oh and one more question that really doesn’t have to do with this series but oh well! Are you related to Elza Kinde? I see her questions around here and there and wonder! If she isn’t how funny!

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