Update: Visit our website Reading through the States for children’s books by organized state.
Ever since I started the States of Children’s Books List, I have been running across books that should be added to the list of books for children to read while traveling across the United States.
Here are a few more:
(Note: The list in this post is no long maintained. Be sure to visit the website.)
Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild, California Territory 1849 (Dear America Series) by Kristiana Gregory
A popular addition to the Dear America Series.
Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows (Dear America Series) by Barry Denenberg
The Porcupine Year (Hardcover) by Louise Erdrich
Rosie in New York City: Gotcha! by Carol Matas
For the younger set starting to learn about the states, I highly recommend
The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller – the book and the game.
The Scrambled States of America Talent Show by Laurie Keller
The Scramble States Game is Awesome!!! Teaches state trivia in a hilarious way. No household should be without a copy (seriously!)
6 Replies to “State(s) of Children’s Books Continued”
For Vermont, I’d recommend Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Wonderful book!
Thank you so much for your recommendation. I’m thinking about expanding this section and I will definitely look this one up.
I LOVE your list! As a first-time teacher, I find it very helpful. You may want to consider adding Bud, Not Buddy to Michigan, Julie of the Wolves to Alaska, and Little House in the Big Woods to Wisconsin.
Thank you so much for the great ideas. I am hoping to be able to upgrade the States of Children’s Books website soon.
Im hoping you can help me find a book set in bannack montana about the first school house. It is fiction and has something like yelling or shouting about something. Thank you
Could the book you are asking about possibly be Hangman’s Gold by Sneed B. Collard III? http://mountain-press.com/item_detail.php?item_key=572