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

March 22, 2016

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

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