The Ultimate List of Children’s Books Set in Each State

Mom reading a book with daughterWith a good book and a little imagination, you and your child can travel anywhere! This list of children’s books from the National Education Association can help you and your child “take a trip” across America with a story that takes place in each state.

1. Alabama – Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Curtis
2. Alaska – Call of the Wild by Jack London
3. Arizona – Tarantula Shoes by Tom Birdseye
4. Arkansas – Buckaroo by Betty Traylor
5. California – Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
6. Colorado – The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
7. Connecticut – The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare
8. Delaware – Red Bird by Barbara Mitchell
9. Florida – Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
10. Georgia – Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain by Robert Burch
11. Hawaii – The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka’iulani of Hawai’i by Fay Stanley
12. Idaho – Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
13. Illinois – A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck
14. Indiana – Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
15. Iowa – McBroom Tells The Truth by Sid Fleischmann
16. Kansas – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
17. Kentucky – Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech
18. Louisiana – My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
19. Maine – Fudge-A-Mania by Judy Blume
20. Maryland – By The Dawn’s Early Light by Steven Kroll
21. Massachusetts – Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McClosky
22. Michigan – Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Curtis
23. Minnesota – On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
24. Mississippi – Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
25. Missouri – Sooner by Patricia Calvert
26. Montana – Max, the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
27. Nebraska – Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman
28. Nevada – Snowshoe Thompson by Nancy Levinson
29. New Hampshire – Miss Hickory by Carolyn Bailey
30. New Jersey – George Washington’s Socks by Elvira Wooddruff
31. New Mexico – Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell
32. New York – The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
33. North Carolina – Back Home by Gloria Jean Pinkney
34. North Dakota – Buffalo Before Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne
35. Ohio – Johnny Appleseed Goes A’Planting by Patsy Jensen
36. Oklahoma – Where the Red Fern Grows by Winston Rawls
37. Oregon – A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary
38. Pennsylvania – The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
39. Rhode Island – Chicken Run by Ellen Weiss
40. South Carolina – The Secret of Gumbo Grove by Elenora E. Tate
41. South Dakota – First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
42. Tennessee – Davy Crockett by Anne Ford
43. Texas – Holes by Louis Sachar
44. Utah – The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
45. Vermont – Soup by Robert Newton Peck
46. Virginia – Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
47. Washington – Turtle People by Brenda Guiberson
48. West Virginia – Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
49. Wisconsin – Rascal by Sterling North
50. Wyoming – My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara

Kid playing with plane Pilot - follow your dreams

learn more

Save Today, Give Them a Head Start for Tomorrow

Provide your child with whole life insurance for just pennies a day with the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan.

Comments are off for this post
Categories: Helpful Checklist
Please note: Articles and other information included on this website are intended for the general interest of our readers, and are not intended to express the positions or views of Gerber Life or to provide or constitute, legal, financial, health or other advice. Gerber Life makes no claims, representations, or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, or appropriateness of this general interest information for your particular circumstances. If you need legal, financial, health or other services, you should contact a duly licensed professional.

WB-TPT-P (1015)