Book a Trip: Children’s Reading Suggestions

Remember, these are just suggestions. On the Library catalog, searching by the state name or specific places can help you find more books!

Alabama – Iowa


Inside Out & Back Again
Thanhha Lai

Alabama Moon
Watt Key

Seeds of Freedom: the peaceful integration of Huntsville, Alabama
Hester Bass

alaska 2
Victoria Scott

Ice Dogs
Terry Lynn Johnson

Curse of the Arctic Star
Carolyn Keene

My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure
Claudia McGehee

Racing the Iditarod
Kristen Rajczak


The Map to Everywhere
Carrie Ryan

Harvesting Hope: the story of Cesar Chavez
Kathleen Krull

Grand Canyon
Jason Chin

As the Crow Flies
Elizabeth Winthrop


Lions of Little Rock
Kristin Levine

N is for Natural State: an Arkansas Alphabet
Michael Shoulders

With A Name Like Love
Tess Hilmo

Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration
Shelley Tougas

Ryan Nagelhout

G is for Golden: a California Alphabet
David Domeniconi

Meish Goldish

I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
Lauren Tarshis

Dream Something Big: the Story of the Watts Tower
Dianna Hutts Aston


C is for Centennial: a Colorado Alphabet
Louise Doak Whitney

Hard Gold: the Colorado Gold Rush of 1859, a Tale of the Old West

Katerina’s Wish
Jeannie Mobley

No Passengers Beyond this Point
Gennifer Choldenko

Kevin Cunningham

Strawberry Hill
Mary Ann Hoberman

Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face
Paul Acampora

Yankee Doodle Boy
Joseph Plumb Martin

Snowflakes Fall
Patricia MacLachlan


When Washington Crossed the Delaware: a Wintertime Story for Young Patriots
Lynne V. Cheney

President Taft is Stuck in the Bath
Mac Barnett

The Delaware Colony: a True Book
Kevin Cunningham

Hill Hawk Hattie
Clara Gillow Clark

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo

Malala Yousafzai : education activist
Rebecca Rowell

A Whole Lot of Lucky
Danette Haworth

S is for Sunshine: a Florida Alphabet
Carol Crane

The Postcard
Tony Abbot


Escape by Night: a Civil War Adventure
Laurie Myers

Cynthia Kadohata

The Ethan I was Before
Ali Standish

P is for Peach: a Georgia Alphabet
Carol Crane

Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg

Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy
Rhoda Blumberg

The Last Princess : the Story of Princess Kaʻiulani of Hawaii
Fay Stanley

Bethany Hamilton: Shark Attack Survivor
Amy Van Zee

Pearl Harbor
Stephen Krensky

Lord of the Deep
Graham Salisbury


West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi
Jim Murphy

Prisoner 88
Leah Pileggi

The Children of the Lost
Franklin W. Dixon

Walk Two Moons
Sharon Creech

Saving Strawberry Farm by Deborah Hopkinson

Saving Strawberry Farm
Deborah Hopkinson

About Average
Andrew Clements

L is for Lincoln: an Illinois Alphabet
Kathy-jo Wargin

Catching a Story Fish
Janice N. Harrington

The Great Fire
Jim Murphy

Karen Kingsbury

Cynthia Rylant

The Mighty Miss Malone
Christopher Paul Curtis

H is for Hoosier: an Indiana Alphabet
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds

Johnny Appleseed: An American Who Made a Difference
Alyse Sweeney


Katie and the Mustang: Hoofbeats Book 1
Kathleen Duey

Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend
Robert D. San Souci

Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library
Vicki Myron

Hattie Big Sky
Kirby Larson

Kansas – North Dakota

The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan

The Storm in the Barn
Matt Phelan

The Adventures of Beanboy
Lisa Harkrader

100 Cupboards
Nathan D. Wilson

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum


Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: a Tall, Thin Tale
Deborah Hopkinson

The Coffin Quilt: the Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys
Ann Rinaldi

B is for Bluegrass: a Kentucky alphabet
Mary Ann McCabe Riehle

Colonel Harland Sanders: KFC Creator
Sheila Griffin Llanas

Jean Lafitte: the Pirate who Saved America by Susan Goldman Rubin

Jean Lafitte: the Pirate who Saved America
Susan Goldman Rubin

Daily Life on a Southern Plantation, 1853
Paul Erickson

The Story of Ruby Bridges
Robert Coles

Coleen Salley

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

The Sign of the Beaver
Elizabeth George Speare

Romeo Blue
Phoebe Stone

Time of Wonder
Robert McCloskey

Cheesie Mack is Cool in a Duel
Stephen L. Cotler

L is for Lobster: a Maine alphabet
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds

Hog Music by Mary-Claire Helldorfer

Hog Music 
Mary-Claire Helldorfer

Red Kayak
Priscilla Cummings

No Slam Dunk
Mike Lupica

Flute’s Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush
Lynne Cherry

Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln
Patricia Polacco

Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness

Three Young Pilgrims
Cheryl Harness

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
John Coy

What Came From The Stars
Gary D. Schmidt

The Salem Witchcraft Trials: Would YOU Join the Madness?
Elaine Landau

Mary and Her Little Lamb: the True Story of the Famous Nursery Rhyme
Will Moses

Christopher Paul Curtis

The Danger Box
Blue Balliett

Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis

Mrs. Mack
Patricia Polacco

M is for Mitten: a Michigan Alphabet
Annie Appleford

Brian Selznick

Barn Boot Blues
Catherine Friend

Kurtis Scaletta

North Woods Girl
Aimée M. Bissonette

Gary Paulsen

Family Huddle by Archie Manning

Family Huddle
Archie Manning

Glory Be
Augusta Scattergood

Minn of the Mississippi
Holling Clancy Holling

Watt Key

Good-bye, Charles Lindbergh: Based on a True Story
Louise Borden

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain

Gateway Arch
Kaitlyn Duling

Patricia Calvert

S is for Show Me: a Missouri Alphabet
Judy Young

I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011
Lauren Tarshis

Carl Hiaasen

Dust Devil
Anne Isaacs

Fearless Mary: The Adventures of Mary Fields, Stagecoach Driver
Tami Charles

Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones
Christopher Krovatin

Dino-Mike and the T. Rex Attack
Franco Aureliani

Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman

Night of the Twisters
Ivy Ruckman

Elsie’s Bird
Jane Yolen

Room One: a Mystery or Two
Andrew Clements

Eve Bunting

In the New World: A Family in Two Centuries
Gerda Raidt

Ivy Takes Care by Rosemary Wells

Ivy Takes Care
Rosemary Wells

Area 51
Nadia Higgins

The Inn Between
Marina Cohen

Terri Farley

Hawk Highway in the Sky: Watching Raptor Migration
Caroline Arnold

New Hampshire
The Bear That Heard Crying by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

The Bear That Heard Crying
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Half a Chance
Cynthia Lord

Robert Frost: The Life of America’s Poet
Sara McIntosh Wooten

Mystery of the Island Fires
Elaine Macmann Willoughby

A Gathering of Days: a New England Girl’s Journal 1830-32
Joan Blos

New Jersey

Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke
James Patterson

Brothers at Bat: the True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
Audrey Vernick

Frankie Liked to Sing
John Seven

Heroes of the Surf
Elise Carbone

New Mexico

Survivor Diaires: Dust Storm!
Terry Lynn Johnson

Kiki’s Journey
Kristy Orona-Ramirez

Taos Pueblo: Painted Stories
Jonathan Warm Day

New York
New York
Siobhan Moriarty

The Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story
Adele Griffin

The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel

Tigers & Tea with Toppy
Barbara Kerley

Owney, the Mail Pouch Pooch
Mona Kerby

North Carolina
Miss Dorothy's Bookmobile by Gloria Houston

Miss Dorothy’s Bookmobile
Gloria Houston

Where the Watermelons Grow
Cindy Baldwin

Surviving the Applewhites
Stephanie S. Tolan

Ruby Lee & Me
Shannon Hitchcock

The North Carolina Colony
Kevin Cunningham

North Dakota
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Long Winter
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Fly Away
Patricia MacLachlan

The Homestead
Linda Byler

Adopted by the Eagles: A Plains Indian Story of Friendship and Treachery
Paul Goble

Ohio – Wyoming

Just As Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game by Chris Crowe

Just As Good: How Larry Doby Changed America’s Game
Chris Crowe

Grandma Gatewood: Hikes the Appalachian Trail
Jennifer Thermes

Joan Bauer

Cabin on Trouble Creek
Jean Van Leeuwen

B is for Buckeye: an Ohio Alphabet
Marcia Schonberg

How I Became a Ghost: a Choctaw Trail of Tears Story by Tim Tingle

How I Became a Ghost: a Choctaw Trail of Tears Story
Tim Tingle

Call me Oklahoma!
Miriam Glassman

Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Franny Parker
Hannah Roberts McKinnon

I Have Heard of a Land
Joyce Carol Thomas

Mousenet by Prudence Breitrose

Prudence Breitrose

Life as a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
Jeri Freedman

The Buffalo Storm
Katherine Applegate

Papa and the Pioneer Quilt
Jean Van Leeuwen

B is for Beaver: an Oregon Alphabet
Marie Smith

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt
Jack Gantos

Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question
Martha Freeman

Marc Harshman

Wolf Hollow
Lauren Wolk

Alice from Dallas
Marilyn Sadler

Rhode Island
The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle

The Art of Keeping Cool 
Janet Taylor Lisle

The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini
Peter Johnson

Beastly Verse
Joohee Yoon

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl
Tonya Bolden

Rhode Island
Sarah Tieck

South Carolina
Francis Marion: Swamp Fox of South Carolina by Scott Kaufman

Francis Marion: The Swamp Fox of the American Revolution
Louis P. Towles

P is for Palmetto: a South Carolina Alphabet
Carol Crane

A Blind Guide to Stinkville
Beth Vrabel

The Parker Inheritance
Varian Johnson

The Attack on Fort Sumter
Charlie Samuels

South Dakota
South Dakota
Geronimo Stilton

Mount Rushmore
Kaite Goldsworthy

The Christmas Coat: Memories of my Sioux Childhood
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Prairie School
Lois Lenski

By the Shores of Silver Lake
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Vince Vawter

Penny Dreadful
Laurel Snyder

A Snicker of Magic
Natalie Lloyd

Swamp Angel
Anne Isaacs

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville
Pat Zietlow Miller

Belly Up
Stuart Gibbs
Buffalo Music
Tracey Fern
Jonathan London

Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese-American Evacuation
Yoshiko Uchida

Zion National Park
John Hamilton

More Adventures of the Great Brain
John Dennis Fitzgerald

Cynthia Furlong Reynolds

When Life Gives You O.J.
Erica S. Perl

Ruby in the Sky
Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Golden Girl
Marianne Mancusi

The Suburb Beyond the Stars
M.T. Anderson

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Kathryn Erskine

Judy Moody Saves the World
Megan McDonald

A Rambler Steals Home
Carter Higgins

A Piece of Home
Jeri Hanel Watts

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

Boxcar Children: The Seattle Puzzle by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Boxcar Children: The Seattle Puzzle 
Gertrude Chandler Warner

Survivor’s Diary: Overboard
Terry Lynn Johnson

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Dan Gemeinhart

Our Only May Amelia
Jennifer L. Holm

Totem Pole
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

West Virginia
West Virginia
Joan Bauer

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Child of the Mountains
Marilyn Sue Shank

Missing May
Cynthia Rylant

The Canary in the Coal Mine
Madelyn Rosenberg

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House in the Big Woods
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thimble Summer
Elizabeth Enright

Finders Keepers
Shelley Tougas

On Top of Concord Hill
Maria D. Wilkes

Red Dog by Bill Wallace

Red Dog
Bill Wallace

Skies Like These
Tess Hilmo

Ingrid Law

Flicka: A Friend for Katy
Jennifer Frantz

Wish You Were Eyre
Heather Vogel Frederick