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Books were selected based on story setting or author's home (past or present).  It's a work in progress - updates will be ongoing.   If you have a favorite title/author, please send email and it will be included.  Thank you to all of the many teachers who contributed titles to be posted here.  If you start now, your class can "read across America" all year long!

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Most of these selections are for young children.  If you are looking for books for older students, take a look at Carol Hurst's annotated list. 

America

A is for America by Devin Scillian
America by Lynne Cheney
Tulip Sees America by  Cynthia Rylant
The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
Celebrate the Fifty States by  Loreen Leedy
M is for Majestic: A National Parks Alphabet by David Domeniconi   
The United States of America: A State-By-State Guide by Millie Miller
Our Fifty States by  Mark H. Bockenhauer
Don't Know Much about the 50 States (Don't Know Much About...)
     
by Kenneth C. Davis 
Washington, D.C. (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Simone Ribke 
Capital!: Washington D.C. from A to Z  by Laura Krauss Melmed 

** Miss Rumphius Effect Blog by Dr. Patricia Stohr-Hunt
  See a terrific list of books that encompass the 50 states.

** Canada:  M is for Maple by Mike Ulmer, The Fiddler of the Northern Lights by  Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, and A Northern Alphabet by Ted Harrison are beautiful books about special places north of us. 

Alabama


All Over Alabama by Laurie Parker
Y Is for Yellowhammer: An Alabama Alphabet by Carol Crane 
Alabama (Rookie Read-About Geography: States) by Holli Leber
See the Yak Yak (Step-Into-Reading) by Charles Ghigna
Soft Rain : A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
             
by Cornelia Cornelissen

The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Curtis
Run Away Home by Patricia McKissack
Picture Book of Helen Keller by David Adler
Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph by Katharine E. Wilkie
I Am Rosa Parks (Easy-to-Read, Puffin) by Rosa Parks
If a Bus Could Talk : The Story of Rosa Parks by Faith Ringgold
I am Rosa Parks by James Haskins
 

 

   Alaska

L Is for Last Frontier: An Alaska Alphabet by Carol Crane
A Child's Glacier Bay by Kimberly Corral
Alaska ABC Book by Charlene Kreeger
Alaska Animal Babies
by Deb Vanasse
Under Alaska's Midnight Sun by Deb Vanasse
Alaska's 12 Days of Summer by Pat Chamberlin

Prince William by Gloria Rand
Moose In The Garden by Nancy White Carlstrom
Swim The Silver Sea, Joshie Otter by Nancy White Carlstrom

Alaska's Three Bears by Shelley Gill
North Country Christmas by Shelley Gill
Mammoth Magic by Shelley Gill
Kiana's Iditarod by Shelley Gill
Count Alaska's Colors by Shelley Gill
Danger, Yard Dog Cat by Libby Riddles
Alaska's Three Pigs  by Arlene Laverde
Moose Racks, Bear Tracks, and Other Alaska Kid Snacks by Alice Bugni
Beaver Pond, Moose Pond by Jim Arnosky
Down by the River, An Alaska Counting Rhyme by Sara F. Donkersloot
Honeypaw and Lightfoot by Jonathon London
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Look To The North: A Wolf Pup Diary by Jean Craighead George
Snow Bear by Jean Craighead George 
Nutik, The Wolf Pup by Jean Craighead George
Owl’s Secret by Louise Gallop
Salmon Stream by Carol Reed-Jones
Song Of The North by Frank Asch
Tundra Mouse: A Storyknife Tale by Megan McDonald
Turnagain Ptarmigan! Where Did You Go? by James Guenther
Ulaq And The Northern Lights by Harriet Peck Taylor
Where The Great Bear Watches by James Sage
Winter White by Joanne Ryder
River Of Life by Debbie S. Miller
A Woolly Mammoth Journey by Debbie S. Miller

The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto by Natalie Standiford
Gentle Ben by Walt Morey
Kavik the Wolf Dog by Walt Morey
 

 

Arizona

Cactus Hotel by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Apache Rodeo by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles
G Is for Grand Canyon : An Arizona Alphabet by Barbara Gowan
Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Park 
That's Good!  That's Bad! in the Grand Canyon by Margery Cuyler
Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
As the Crow Flies (also Delaware) by Elizabeth Winthrop
How Can I Be Special? by Jacqueline Chinn
This House is Made of Mud/Esta casa esta hecha de lodo by Ken Buchanan
Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor
Desert Voices  by Byrd Baylor
When Clay Sings  by Byrd Baylorr
Don't Call Me Pig by Conrad J. Storad
The Three Little Javelinas  by Susan Lowell
The Mystery of the Lost Mine by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Tarantula Shoes by Tom Birdseye

 

Arkansas

Good Morning, Granny Rose by Warren Ludwig
N Is for Natural State: An Arkansas Alphabet by Michael Shoulders
Arkansas (Kid's Guide to American States) by Bryan Pezzi
What Do You Do With a Kangaroo? by Mercer Meyer
Little Critter Series
by Mercer Meyer
Just Grandma and Me (Just Me Series)
by Mercer Meyer
Arkansas (Rookie Read-About Geography: States) by Nancy Leber
Arkansas (Celebrate the States) by Linda Jacobs Altman 
Philip Hill Likes me, I Reckon Maybe by Bette Greene

  

California

California A to Z by Dorothy Hines Weaver
California (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Sarah E. De Capua
Maybelle the Cable Car by Virginia Lee Burton
Nate the Great: San Francisco Detective  by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say
Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams
Tikvah Means Hope by Patricia Polacco (lived in CA for 37 years; now in Michigan)
Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
Thunderquilt by Patricia Polacco
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
G is for Golden: A California Alphabet by David Domeniconi
Grandmother Bell and the Wagon Train 1849 by Joan Barton Barsotti
Knots on a Counting Rope by John Archambault
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by John Archambault
Seaman's Journal: On the Trail With Lewis and Clark
     (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
  by Patti Reeder Eubank
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Dragonwings  by Laurence Yep
Maxi, the Star by Debra & Sal Barracca
 

 

Colorado

Colorado by Anne Welsbacher
In Search of the Grand Canyon by Mary Ann Fraser
C Is for Centennial : A Colorado Alphabet by Louise Doak Whitney
Colorado (Rookie Read-About Geography: States) by Cynthia Walker
The Night Before Christmas in Colorado by Sue Carabine   
The Cool Colorado (The Colorado Experience) by Carole Marsh
Ancient Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde by Caroline Arnold
Colorful Spring by Erin Moran
Bearstone by Will Hobbs
The Great Turkey Walk by  Kathleen Karr
The Secret School by Avi
Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies by Harriet Peck Taylor
Brother Wolf A Seneca Tale by Harriet Peck Taylor

Secrets of the Stone by Harriet Peck Taylor

   

Connecticut

Ferryboat by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
Whales by Gail Gibbons
A Visit to the Gravensens' Farm by Alice K. Flanagan
N Is for Nutmeg: A Connecticut Alphabet by Elissa D. Grodin
A House is a House for Me   by Mary Ann Hoberman  
Miss Mary Mack
by Mary Ann Hoberman  
The Ice's Edge, Story of a Harp Seal (Smithsonian Collection)
     by Karen Romano Young
26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola
Windcatcher by Avi
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
McBroom Tells the Truth by Sid Fleishman
Connecticut (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Susan Evento 
How Mountains Are Made by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

  

Delaware

As the Crow Flies  (also Arizona) by Elizabeth Winthrop
The Legend of the Cranberry by Ellin Greene
Red Bird by Barbara Mitchell
F Is for First State: A Delaware Alphabet by Carol Crane
Delaware (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Kelly Bennett
Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds: The Story of a Food Web
      by Victoria Crenson
Delaware: The First State (World Almanac Library of the States)
      by Justine Fontes
The Colony of Delaware (The Thirteen Colonies and the Lost Colony Series)  by Susan Whitehurst   
 

Florida

S is for Sunshine: A Florida Alphabet by Carol Crane
Sunny Numbers by Carol Crane
Sunken Treasure by Gail Gibbons
My Family Vacation by Dayal Khalsa
Everglades by Jean Craighead George
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain: A Nandi Tale by Verna Aardema
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
       by Verna Aardema   
Florida (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Carmen Bredeson
Bigmama's by Donald Crews
Shortcut by Donald Crews
Sam the Sea Cow by Francine Jacobs
Stealing Home by Mary Stolz

 

 

Georgia

P is for Peach: A Georgia Alphabet by Carol Crane
Georgia Music by Helen Griffith
Working Cotton by Sherley Anne Williams
Stitching Stars: the Story Quilts of Harriet Powers by Mary E. Lyons
Mama and Me and the Model-T by Faye Gibbons
Soft Rain : A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
    
by Cornelia Cornelissen
Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain by Robert Burch
Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
PeeWees on First by Judy Delton
Georgia (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Carmen Bredeson
 

Hawaii

Maui and His Magical Deeds by Kats Kajiyama
The Three Little Hawaiian Pigs and the Magical Shark
      by Donivee Martin Laird
The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka'iulani of Hawai'i
    
by Fay Stanley
The Broccoli Tapes by Jan Slepian
The Story of the U.S.S. Arizona by Conrad Stein
Sand to Sea: Marine Life of Hawaii by Stephanie Feeney
A is for Aloha by Stephanie Feeney   
Hawaii is Rainbow by Stephanie Feeney
Fables from the Sea by Leslie Ann Hayashi
Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan   
Musubi Man: Hawaii's Gingerbread Man by Sandi Takayama   
The Strange and Terrible Adventures of Popoki, the Hawaiian Cat
     by Diane C. Gleasner   
Say It in Hawaiian: Pi-A-Pa/Alphabet by Maile

 

Idaho

Idaho: A Very Young Skier by Jill Krementz
Idaho by Paul Joseph
Jenny of the Tetons by Kristiana Gregory
My First Book About Idaho (The Idaho Experience) by Carole Marsh   Idaho (This Land Is Your Land) by Ann Heinrichs 
Idaho (From Sea to Shining Sea) by Dennis Brind Fradin
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
The Case of the Missing Cutthroats: an eco mystery
    
by Jean Craighead George
The Eagle and the River by Charles Craighead
Jenny of the Tetons by Kristiana Gregory
Never Cry “Arp!” and Other Great Adventures by Patrick F. McManus

  

Illinois

L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet  by Kathy-Jo Wargin
Baily School Kids Series by Debbie Dadey
The Christmas Tree Ship by Jeanette Winter
Michael Jordan by Denis Dougherty
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck
Lincoln, a Photo Biography by Russell Freedman
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy
Oprah Winfrey: Television Star by Steven Otfinoski
Ruth Law Thrills a Nation by Don Brown
Michael Jordan: Star Guard by Ron Knapp
Country Crossing by Jim Aylesworth
Old Black Fly 
by Jim Aylesworth
Two Days in May by Harriet Peck Taylor
One Room School by Raymond Bial

 

Indiana

H Is for Hoosier: An Indiana Alphabet by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
H is for Hoosier: An Indiana Alphabet  by Dori Hillestad Butler 
The Floating House by Scott Russell Sanders
Christmas on the Prairie by Joan Anderson
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Christmas Blizzard by Helen Ketterman
The Floating House by Scott R. Sanders
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
A Place Called Freedom by Scott Russell Sanders

 

Iowa

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express by Margaret K. Wetterer
H Is for Hawkeye: An Iowa Alphabet by Patricia Pierce 
I Is for Iowa by Mary Ann Gensicke   
Iowa (Rookie Read-About Geography)  by Reshma Sapre
Old Town in the Green Groves: Laura Ingalls Wilder's
         Lost Little House Years
by Cynthia Rylant     
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Mystery of Pony Hollow by Lynn Hall

 

Kansas

Climbing Kansas Mountains by George Shannon
Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner
The King of Prussia and a Peanut Butter Sandwich by Alice Fleming
S Is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet by Devin Scillian 
Climbing Kansas Mountains by George Shannon
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder     
The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
Steal Away Home by Lois Ruby
Corn Belt Harvest by Raymond Bial

 

Kentucky

Daniel Boone by Patricia Martin
Daniel Boone by James Daugherty
Kentucky by Anne Welsbacher
A is for Appalachia
by Linda Hager Pack (also in West Virginia)
Sally Ann Thunder and Whirlwind Crockett by Steven Kellogg
B Is for Bluegrass: A Kentucky Alphabet by Mary Ann McCabe Riehle 
Kentucky (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Kim Valzania
Tarantula Shoes by Tom Birdseye
Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech

 

   Louisiana

The Talking Eggs by Robert San Souci
Mardi Gras: a Cajun Country Celebration by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Cajun Through and Through by Tynia Thomassie
The Cajun Gingerbread Boy by Berthe Amoss
P Is for Pelican: A Louisiana Alphabet by Anita C. Prieto
Bill and Pete To The Rescue by Tomie DePaola
Louisiana Alphabet by Laurie Parker
Cajun Night Before Christmas by Trosclair 
Petite Rouge : A Cajun Red Riding Hood  by Mike Artell
Gaston Goes to Mardi Gras by James Rice 
Mimi's First Mardi Gras by Alice Couvillon 
The Train They Call the City of New Orleans
by Steve Goodman
The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman
Mama Don’t Allow by Thatcher Hurd
My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
Books about Ruby Bridges by various authors

 

Maine

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Eating Fractions by Bruce McMillan
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
One Morning in Maine by Robert McClosky
Time of Wonder by Robert McClosky
Katie’s Trunk by Ann Warren Turner
Keep the Lights Burning Abbie by Connie and Peter Roop
The Puffins are Back by Gail Gibbons
L is for Lobster by Cynthis Furlong Reynolds
Birdie's Lighthouse by Deborah Hopkinson     
The Spider Who Created the World by Amy MacDonald
 Maine (Portrait of America) by Kathleen Thompson
Calico Bush by Rachel Field
Fudge-a-mania by Judy Blume
The Sea Chest by Toni Buzzio
Lighthouse Lullaby by Kelly Paul Briggs
Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue by Angeli Perrow

 

Maryland

Clara and the Bookwagon by Nancy Levinson
Aunt Flossies’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) by Elizabeth F. Howard
B Is For Blue Crab: A Maryland Alphabet by Shirley C. Menendez    
Perry’s Baltimore Adventure by Dr. Peter Dans   
Little Ned Stories by Edward Allan Faine
How-To-Cowboy: 22 Secret, Magic How-To Fun Tricks
     
by Edward Allan Faine
Awesome Chesapeake by David Owen Bell 
Broken Wings Will Fly by Mick Blackistone
Chadwick the Crab by Priscilla Cummings     
A Dolphin Named Bob by Twig C. George
By The Dawn's Early Light by Steven Kroll    
Chita’s Christmas Tree by Elizabeth Howard
The Fox Hunt Mystery: Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
Waterman's Child by Barbara Mitchell

 

Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings (Boston) by Robert McCloskey
Cranberry Summer by Wende and Harry Devlin
Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin
Cranberry Valentine
by Wende and Harry Devlin
Comet's Nine Lives  (Nantucket) by Jan Brett  
Berlioz the Bear (Boston) by Jan Brett
She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head by Kathryn Lasky
The First Thanksgiving by Jean Craighead George
Why We Have Thanksgiving by Margaret Hillert
An Island Far From Home by John Donahue
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
Who’s That Stepping On Plymouth Rock? by Jean Fritz
M Is for Mayflower: A Massachusetts Alphabet by Margot Theis Raven
Massachusetts (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Sarah De Capua
Who’s That Stepping On Plymouth Rock? by Jean Fritz   
Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) by Steven Kellogg
Dr. Suess Books by Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss (Designated official Children's Author for Massachusetts in 2003)  
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (and other books) by Eric Carle
Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Clifford Books by Norman Bridwell
Arthur Books by Marc Brown
Welcome to the Green House  by Jane Yolen   
My Brothers' Flying Machine : Wilbur, Orville, and Me by Jane Yolen 
Letting Swift River Go by Jane Yolen
Volcanoes!: Mountains of Fire by Eric Arnold
Race Into Space by Eric Arnold

 

Michigan

Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling
Seabird by Holling C. Holling
Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling
Night of the Full Moon by Gloria Whelan
The Log Cabin Quilt
by Ellen Howard
The Trees of the Dancing Goats , Mrs. Mack, The Keeping Quilt (& others) by Patricia Polacco
Keeper of the Light by Patricia Pfitsch
Mail by the Pail by Colin Bergel
Elizabeth Whitney Williams & the Little Traverse Light 
    
 by Mary Hramiec Hoffman
Hidden Cherries  by Anne Margaret Lewis & Susan Hammon
Lighthouse Fireflies by Anne Margaret Lewis
Tears of Mother Bear by Anne Margaret Lewis
Look About You: A Magical Childhood in Michigan's Wild Places
      by Erin Anderson & Mary Fuscaldo

M Is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet by Annie Appleford   
The Legend of Sleeping Bear by Kathy-jo Wargin
The Legend of Mackinac by Kathy-jo Wargin
The Legend of the Loon by Kathy-jo Wargin
The Michigan Counting Book by Kathy-jo Wargin
The Legend of the Lady's Slipper by Kathy-jo Wargin
The Legend of the Loon by Kathy-jo Wargin
The Michigan Reader by Kathy-jo Wargin
The Legend of Leelanau by Kathy-jo Wargin
The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell by Kathy-jo Wargin
The Legend of the Petosky Stone by Kathy-jo Wargin
The Tomato Collection by Kevin Kammeraad
A Curious Glimpse of Michigan by Kevin and Stephanie Kammeraad
A Place Called Home: Michigan's Mill Creek Story
      by Janie Lynn Panagopoulos
Michigan (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Jan Mader
Stranger in the Woods by Carl R Sams II and Jean Stoick
Lost in the Woods by Carl R Sams II and Jean Stoick

 

Minnesota

M Is for Minnesota by Dori Hillestad Butler
Minnesota: Hello U. S. A. by A P Porter
Raptor Rescue: an Eagle Flies Free by Sylvia Johnson
V Is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet by Kathy-Jo Wargin
One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova
Minnesota (Rookie Read-About Geography; Sept. 2005) by Sean Dolan
Millions of Cats by Wanda G'ag
The ABC Bunny by Wanda G'ag
Old Turtle by Douglas Wood
On the Day You Were Born  by Debra Frasier
I Like Me!  (and many other books) by Nancy L. Carlson
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Honk the Moose (Nature) by
Phil Stong
Betsy-Tacy by Maud Lovelace
Kirsten: An American Girl Book by Janet Shaw
Lighthouse: Living in a Great Lakes Lighthouse by Megan O'Hara

 

Mississippi

Mike Fink: a Tall Tale by Steven Kellogg
The Barge Book by Jerry Bushey
Flood by Mary Calhoun
Mississippi Alphabet by Laurie Parker
The Turtle Saver by Laurie Parker
Everywhere in Mississippi
by Laurie Parker
M Is for Magnolia: A Mississippi Alphabet by Michael Shoulders  
1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi -A Mississippi Number Book
    
by Michael Shoulders 
Mississippi Bridge by Mildred Taylor
Roll of thunder, hear my cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Let the Circle be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor
The Drummer Boy of Vicksburg by G. Clifton Wisler
Goodbye, Charles Lindbergh by Louise Borden
The haunted cabin mystery: Boxcar children series
    by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Night Cry by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

 

Missouri

S Is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet by Judy Young
Fiddlin' Sam by Marianna Dengler
Pony Express! by Steven Kroll
On My Way Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House on Rocky Ridge by Roger MacBride
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

 

Montana

A Picture Book of Sacagawea by David A Adler
Glacier National Park by Jenny Market
Powwow by George Ancona
Montana (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Lisa Trumbauer
B Is for Big Sky Country: A Montana Alphabet by Sneed B. Collard III   
Smoky, the Cow Horse by Will James
Max, the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
The Loner by Esther Wier

Nebraska


Prairie Friends (I Can Read Book 3) by Nancy Smiler Levinson    
Gratefully Yours by Jane Buchanan
C Is for Cornhusker: A Nebraska Alphabet  by Rajean Luebs Shepherd   
Dandelions by Eve Bunting
Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad
Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman
My Daniel by Pam Conrad

 

Nevada

Snowshoe Thompson by  Nancy Smiler Levinson
S Is for Silver: A Nevada Alphabet by Eleanor Coerr
Nevada (Portrait of America) by Kathleen Thompson
Cowboy Country by Ann Herbert Scott
The Runaways by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Weird Stories from the Lonesome Café by Judy Cox
Alice Rose and Sam: a Novel by Kathryn Lasky
Chico and Dan by Harold Keith
The Last Stubborn Buffalo in Nevada by Stephen Bly


 

New Hampshire

Early American Christmas by Tomie de Paola
Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall
G Is for Granite: A New Hampshire Alphabet by Marie Harris  
New Hampshire (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Simone T. Ribke
Miss Hickory by Carolyn Bailey
Primary Numbers: A New Hampshire Number Book (Count Your Way Across the USA) by Marie Harris
My First Book About New Hampshire (The New Hampshire Experience)
     
by Carole Marsh

A Gathering of Days by Joan Blos
The Bear That Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

 

New Jersey

The 18 Penny Goose by Sally Walker
Aunt Lulu by Daniel Pinkwater
G Is for Garden State: A New Jersey Alphabet by Eileen Cameron   
When Washington Crossed the Delaware : A Wintertime Story
     for Young Patriots
by Lynne Cheney
New Jersey (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Susan Evento
The Biggest, Best Snowman
by Margery Cuyler
100th Day Worries
by Margery Cuyler
Two Crazy Pigs by Karen Berman Nagel
Is Your Mama a Llama by Deborah Guarino
Inside the Alamo (Texas) by Jim Murphy
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer
Dolphin Talk : Whistles, Clicks, and Clapping Jaws
by Wendy Pfeffer
From Seed to Pumpkin
by Wendy Pfeffer
Wiggling Worms at Work
by Wendy Pfeffer
A Log's Life
by Wendy Pfeffer
Baseball's Greatest Games
by Dan Gutman
The Million Dollar Kick by Dan Gutman
Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini 
Piggie Pie
by Margie Palatini 
Henry Reed, Inc. by Keith Robertson
Henry Reed’s Baby-sitting Service by Keith Robertson
Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid by Walter Dean Myers
Superfudge by Judy Blume
 

 

New Mexico

Pueblo Boy: Growing up in Two Worlds by Marcia Keegan
Rat is Dead and Ant is Sad (based on a Pueblo Indian tale)
      by Betty Baker
Pueblo Storyteller by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
My Name is Georgia by Jeanette Winter
Anasazi by Leonard Everett Fisher
E Is for Enchantment: A New Mexico Alphabet 
     
by Helen Foster James
 
New Mexico (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Cynthia Walker
And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
Wildlife Rescue by Jennifer Dewey
Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell
Josefina: an American Girl by Valerie Tripp

 

New York

Mrs. Toggle Books by Robin Pulver
Punctuation Takes A Vacation
by Robin Pulver
Axle Annie
by Robin Pulver
Christmas For A Kitten by Robin Pulver
Journey Around New York from A to Z 
 
by Martha Zschock
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by H. Swift
Abuela by Arthur Dorros
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
The Niagara Falls Mystery (Boxcar) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Niagara Falls (Rookie Read-Aloud Geography) by Sarah De Capua
Uptown by Bryan Collier
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein by Johanna Hurwitz
And Still the Turtle Watched by Sheila MacGill-Callahan
Cricket in Times Square by Selden
Ruth Law Thrills a Nation by Don Brown
The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra Barracca
When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest
The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
Hattie and the Wild Waves : A Story from Brooklyn by B. Cooney
Statue of Liberty books A list of titles
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Remember Me to Harold Square by Paula Danziger  
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber
E Is for Empire: A New York State Alphabet by Ann Burg    
Farmer Boy  (Almanzo as a child) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
One Day in the Woods by Jean Craighead George  
Click, Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
New York (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Sarah DeCapua

 

North Carolina

An Island Scrapbook : Dawn to Dusk on a Barrier Island
     by Virginia Wright-Frierson
Back Home by Gloria Jean Pinkney
T is for Tar Heel: A North Carolina Alphabet by Carol Crane
My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston
Soft Rain : A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
    
by Cornelia Cornelissen
North Carolina (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Linda Crotta Brennan
Meet Addy: an American Girl by Connie Porter
Where the Lilies Bloom by Vera Cleaver
Michael Jordan: Star Guard
by Ron Knapp
A Fine White Dust by Cynthia Rylant

 

North Dakota

North Dakota by Anne Welsbacher
Sitting Bull by Lucille Recht Penner
Sitting Bull by Herman Viola
River Friendly, River Wild by Jane Kurtz
The Great Race of the Birds and Animals by Paul Goble
Buffalo Before Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne
On the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Corn Belt Harvest by Raymond Bial

 

Ohio

B Is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet  by Marcia Schonberg
Steamboat in a Cornfield by John Hartford
Warm as Wool by Scott Russell Sanders
Freedom River by Doreen Rappaport
Max's Wild Goose Chase (Max and Annie Books) by Sandra Philipson
The Artist by Sandra Philipson
What Is a Noun?: A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink by Brian P. Cleary
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? by Brian P. Cleary
One Giant Leap: the Story of Neil Armstrong by Don Brown
Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley by Sue Macy
      More about Annie Oakley, an Ohio heroine
    
Shooting for the Moon: The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley
     by Stephen Krensky
M.C. Higgins the Great by Virginia Hamilton
Wild Willie and King Kyle Detectives by Barbara M. Joose
Lentil by Robert McClosky
Johnny Appleseed Goes A’Planting by Patsy Jensen
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton

 

Oklahoma

Dust for Dinner by Ann Turner
Oklahoma by Paul Joseph
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Where the Red Fern Grows by Winston Rawls
Red-dirt Jessie by Anna Myers
Captain’s Command by Anna Myers
S Is for Sooner: An Oklahoma Alphabet by Devin Scillian
Buffalo Dreams by Kim Donor
Soft Rain : A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
    
by Cornelia Cornelissen
A Dog Called Kitty by Bill Wallace
Beauty by Bill Wallace
Ferret in the Bedroom, Lizards in the Fridge by Bill Wallace

 

Oregon

Rachel's Journal: the Story of a Pioneer Girl by Marissa Moss
Captain Underpants Series by Dave Pilkey
Ramona Series, The Mouse and the Motorcycle; Runaway Ralph; Ralph S. Mouse, Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
Teacher From the Black Lagoon
by Mike Thaler
Oregon (Portrait of America) by Kathleen Thompson
A Frontier Fort on the Oregon Trail by Scott Stedman
Wagon Train 911 by Jamie Gilson
Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
Only Opal:  The Diary of A Young Girl by Jane Boulton
Gentle Ben by Walt Morey
Kavik the Wolf Dog by Walt Morey

Pennsylvania

Pickles to Pittsburgh by Judi Barrett
The Folks in the Valley: a Pennsylvania Dutch ABC by Jim Aylesworth
K Is for Keystone: A Pennsylvania Alphabet by Kristen Kane
The Story of Punxsutawney Phil, "The Fearless Forecaster"
     by Julia Moutran
Growing Up in Coal Country by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
The Winter of Red Snow (Dear America) by Christina Gregory
The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catherine C. Logan
     by Mary Pope Osborne
The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous
Berenstain Bears books by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Manic McGee by Jerry Spinelli

 

Rhode Island

Rhode Island by Paul Joseph
My First Book About Rhode Island by Carole Marsh
Christmas Tree Farm by Sandra Jordan
Cornelius Vandermouse: The Pride of Newport by Peter W. Barnes et al   
Finding Providence : The Story of Roger Williams  (founder of Providence, RI) by Avi
Poppy (Poppy Books) by Avi
Something Upstairs by Avi

Rhode Island Facts and Symbols by Kathy Feeney
R Is For Rhode Island Red: A Rhode Island Alphabet (Discover America
      State By State. Alphabet Series)
by Mark R. Allio
Rhode Island (Hello USA) by J. F. Warner
The Polar Express by Chris VanAllsburg
Jumanji by Chris VanAllsburg
The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle
The Mill by David Macaulay
Underground by David Macaulay
Kerry Hill Casecrackers Series by Peggy Nicholson and John F. Warner
Chicken Run by Ellen Weiss
Marshmallow Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan
Flannel Kisses by Linda Crotta Brennan
Elsie Times Eight by Natalie Babbitt
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Why Not Call It Cow Juice? by Steven Krasner
The Longest Game  by Steven Krasner
Meg Mackintosh Mysteries by Lucinda Landon
Little Maid of Narragansett Bay (Little Maid) by Alice Turner Curtis

 

South Carolina

P Is for Palmetto: A South Carolina Alphabet by Carol Crane
Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert San Souci
Carolina Shout! by Alan Schroeder
South Carolina by Paul Joseph
South Carolina (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Janelle Cherrington
The Secret of Gumbo Grove by Eleanora E. Tate
The Keeping Room by Anna Myers
I Thought My Soul Would Rise Up and Fly: The Diary of Patsy
      by Joyce Hansen
The Girl Who Ate Chicken Feet by Sandy Richardson
The Hurricane Mystery by Gertrude Warner
Bridges to Change:  How Kids Live on A South Carolina Sea Island
     by Kathleen Krull



 

South Dakota

Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon by H.A. Rey
Dakota Dugout by Ann Turner
South Dakota by Anne Welsbacher
Rushmore by Lynn Carlee
The First Four Years (Little House) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On My Way Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder (also listed with Missouri)
A Dinosaur Named Sue : the find of the century by Fay Robinson
Grasshopper Summer by Ann Turner
M Is For Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet (Discover America State By State. Alphabet Series) by William Anderson
South Dakota: An Alphabetical Scrapbook by Jodi Holley Latza
Black-Eyed Susan by Jennifer Armstrong
My Prairie Year: Based on the Diary of Elenore Plaisted by Brett Harvey
South Dakota (From Sea to Shining Sea)  by Caryn Yacowitz
South Dakota (This Land Is Your Land)  by Ann Heinrichs
South Dakota (Hello USA) by Karen Sirvaitis
My First Guide About South Dakota (State Experience) by Carole Marsh
 

 

Tennessee

V Is for Volunteer: A Tennessee Alphabet by Michael Shoulders 
Count on Us: A Tennessee Number Book by Michael Shoulders 
Tennessee (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Kimberly Valzania
Swamp Angel by Anne Isaacs
Luck with Potatoes by Helen Ketteman
Tennessee by Paul Joseph
Quit Pulling My Leg! Story of Davy Crockett  by Robert M. Quackenbush
A Picture Book of Davy Crockett by David A. Adler
Goin' Someplace Special by Patricia C. Mckissack
Tennessee Trailblazers by Patricia C. McKissack
Aunt Flossie's Hat by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
My Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton
Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni
Tennessee (This Land is Your Land) by Ann Heinrichs
Pardon Me...Is That the Chattanooga Choo Choo? by Ellen Eady
On Granddaddy's Farm by Thomas B. Allen
Soft Rain : A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
     
by Cornelia Cornelissen
Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni
Wilma Unlimited (Wilma Rudolph) by Kathleen Krull
Swamp Angel by Anne Issacs
Sequoyah’s Gift:  A Portrait of the Cherokee Leader by Janet Klausner
When the Whippoorwill Calls by Candice Ransom
Davy Crockett books by various authors
Daniel’s Duck by Clyde Robert Bulla
 

Texas

T is for Texas  by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Texas Alphabet by Laurie Parker
L Is for Lone Star: A Texas Alphabet  by Carol Crane
Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett
Texas Night Before Christmas by James Rice
T Is for Texas by Anne Bustard
T Is for Texas by Mary Dodson Wade
Texas (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Carmen Bredeson
The Inside-Outside Book of Texas by Roxie Munro 
The 100th Day of School  by Angela Shelf Medearis
Canyons by Gary Paulson
Bats Around the Clock by Kathi Applet
The Armadillo from Amarillo by Lynne Cherry
Pecos Bill: a Tall Tale by Steven Kellogg
Legend of the Blue Bonnet by Tomie de Paola
Cowgirl by Merideth McGregor
The Cowboy and the Black-eyed Pea by Tony Johnston
Fly High: The Story of Bessie Coleman
     by Louise Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger
Talkin' About Bessie by Nikki Grimes     
Nobody Owns the Sky by Reeve Lindbergh

 

Utah

Dinosaur Mountain: Graveyard of the Past by Caroline Arnold
A Is for Arches: A Utah Alphabet by Katherine Larson
Snow Dance by Lezlie Evans
Utah (Portrait of America) by Kathleen Thompson
White Water by Jonathan London
The Great Brain by John Fitzgerald
Utah (From Sea to Shining Sea) by P. J. Neri

 

Vermont

All About Sharks  by Jim Arnosky
Justin Morgan Had A Horse by Marguerite Henry
Waiting For the Evening Star by Rosemary Wells
Sugaring by Jesse Haas
M is for Maple Syrup by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
A Moose for Jessica (Picture Puffins) by Pat A. Wakefield
Daisy and the Doll (Vermont Folklife Center Children's Book Series)
    
by Michael & Angela Shelf Medearis
Snow Ride (Saddle Club) by Bonnie Bryant
A Llama in the Family by Johanna Hurwitz
A Christmas Like Helen's by  Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Nora's Art by  Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Kitty and Mr. Kipling : Neighbors in Vermont by Lenore Blegvad
In Good Hands: Behind the Scenes at a Center for Orphaned and Injured Birds by Stephen S. Swinburne
Jip: His Story by Katherine Paterson

 

Virginia

The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
When the Whippoorwill Calls
by Candice F. Ransom
The Promise Quilt by Candice F. Ransom
Lewis and Clark by Candice Ransom
Tanya's Reunion by Valerie Flournoy
Nettie's Trip South by Ann Turner
O Is for Old Dominion: A Virginia Alphabet by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Virginia (Rookie Read-About Geography) by Jan Mader 
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

   

Washington

Volcanoes!: Mountains of Fire by Eric Arnold (see Massachusetts)
Volcano:  The Eruption and Healing of Mt. St. Helens by Patricia Lauber
E Is for Evergreen: A Washington Alphabet by Marie Smith   
Washington State from A to Z  by Laurie Somes
Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars (Smart About Art)
     by Joan Holub
Fribbity Ribbit by Suzanne C. Johnson
Cactus Hotel by Brenda Guiberson
     The Emperor Lays An Egg by Brenda Guiberson
     Into the Sea
by Brenda Guiberson
     Salmon Story
by Brenda Guiberson
Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer Holm
Davy's Dream by Paul Owen Lewis
Whalemail by Ron Hirschi

 

West Virginia

When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
Pioneer Children of Appalachia by Joan Anderson
A is for Appalachia by Linda Hager Pack
But I’ll Be Back Again: an Autobiography by Cynthia Rylant
    
 (Rylant was born here, later lived in Kent, Ohio, and now lives in Oregon)
M Is for Mountain State: A West Virginia Alphabet by Mary Ann McCabe Riehle
West Virginia (Hello USA) by Domenica Di Piazza
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
A Blue-eyed Daisy by Cynthia Rylant
The Great Bridge-Building Contest by Bo Zaunders
Shiloh (and other Shiloh stories) by Phyllis Renolds Naylor
West Virginia (America the Beautiful Second Series) by Wende Fazio

   

Wisconsin

W Is for Wisconsin by Dori Hillestad Butler
B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin
Wisconsin (Rookie Read-About Geography)
by Lisa Trumbauer 
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
by Connie and Peter Roop (current home state)
Sootface: Ojibwa Cinderella Story by Robert San Souci
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Brink
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
Rascal by Sterling North
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Chester's Way
by Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum
by Kevin Henkes
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Planting a Rainbow
by Lois Ehlert
Eating the Alphabet
by Lois Ehlert
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf 
by Lois Ehlert
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdich
 

Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park by Jenny Markert
C Is for Cowboy: A Wyoming Alphabet by Eugene Gagliano   
Wyoming (From Sea to Shining Sea)  by Dennis B. Fradin
One Day in the Alpine Tundra by Jean Craighead George  
One Day in the Woods by Jean Craighead George
Legend of the Paintbrush by Tomie dePaolo
Stone Fox
by John Reynolds Gardiner
My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
A Blizzard Year by Greta Ehrlich
Dinosaur Hunter (I Can Read Book 4) by Elaine Marie Alphin
I Could Do That! : Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote
     
by Linda Arms White
 


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