Book a Trip: Children's Reading Suggestions

Alabama - Iowa


In The Garden With Dr. Carver
Susan Grigsby

Journal of Biddy Owens
Walter Dean Myers

Inside Out & Back Again
Thanhha Lai

Leo and the Lesser Lion
Sandra Forrester

Freedom Walkers: the Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Russell Freedman


I Would Tuck You In
Sarah Asper-Smith

Ice Dogs
Terry Lynn Johnson

Curse of the Arctic Star
Carolyn Keene

The Incredible Life of Balto
Meghan McCarthy

Buried Alive
Gloria Skurzynski


Double-Crossed at Cactus Flats
Rich Wallace

A Diamond in the Desert
Kathryn Fitzmaurice

The Grand Canyon
Byron Augustin

Bird Springs
Carolyn Marsden

As the Crow Flies
Elizabeth Winthrop


I've Already Forgotten Your Name, Phillip Hall!
Bette Greene

Lions of Little Rock
Kristin Levine

Remember Little Rock: the Time, the People, the Stories
Paul Robert Walker

With A Name Like Love
Tess Hilmo

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


Nick Gordon

What Was The Gold Rush?
Joan Holub

Pinch Hit
Tim Green

I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
Lauren Tarshis

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


Down the Colorado
Deborah Kogan Ray

The Prairie Thief
Melissa Wiley

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

Buster Hunts For Dinosaurs
Marc Brown

Zebulon Pike: Lost in the Rockies
Patricia Calvert


The Moffats
Eleanor Estes

Abby Carnelia's One & Only Magical Power
David Pogue

The Taxing Case of the Cows: a True Story about Suffrage
Iris Van Rynbach

The Diary of Joseph Plumb Martin: a Revolutionary War Soldier
Joseph Plumb Martin

Snowflakes Fall
Patricia MacLachlan


The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper

A Light in the Storm: the Diary of Amelia Martin
Karen Hesse

Dangerous Dolls of Delaware
Johnathan Rand

Red Bird
Barbara Mitchell

The People of Twelve Thousand Winters
Trinka Hakes Noble


Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo

The Swamp Where Gator Hides
Marianne Berkes

A Whole Lot of Lucky
Danette Haworth

The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species
Peter Louri

The Postcard
Tony Abbot


The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans
Barbara Elizabeth Walsh

Escape by Night: a Civil War Adventure
Laurie Myers

Cynthia Kadohata

Numbering All the Bones
Ann Rinaldi

The Creek
Barbara Gray-Kanatiiosh


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

Danger Marches to the Palace: Queen Liliuokalani
Margo Sorenson

Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased
Amy Novesky

Aloha, Kanani
Lisa Yee

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Margaret Hall


Snowboard Twist
Jean Craighead George

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

Prisoner 88
Leah Pileggi

Celou Sudden Shout, Idaho, 1827
Kathleen Duey

Walk Two Moons
Sharon Creech


Saving Strawberry Farm
Deborah Hopkinson

About Average
Andrew Clements

You Will Call Me Drog
Sue Cowing

Chicago History for Kids: Triumphs and Tragedies of the Windy City
Owen Hurd

The Great Fire
Jim Murphy


The Beef Princess of Practical County
Michelle Houts

Chigger: a Novel
Raymond Bial

The Mighty Miss Malone
Christopher Paul Curtis

Dadblamed Union Army Cow
Susan Fletcher

Log Cabin in the Woods: the True Story about a Pioneer Boy
Joanne Landers Henry


Old Town in the Green Groves: the Lost Little House Years
Cynthia Rylant

The Luck of the Buttons
Anne Ylvisaker

The Midnight Adventure of Kate Shelley, Train Rescuer
Margaret K. Wetterer

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

I is for Iowa
Mary Ann Gensicke


Kansas - North Dakota


The Storm in the Barn
Matt Phelan

The Adventures of Beanboy
Lisa Harkrader

100 Cupboards
Nathan D. Wilson

The Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum


The Map of Me
Tami Lewis Brown

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

Kit Carson: Mountain Man
Tracey Boraas

Ruth White

Mammoth Cave: the World's Longest Cave System
Brad Burnham


Jean Lafitte: the Pirate who Saved America
Susan Goldman Rubin

Hooper Finds a Family: a Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale
Jane Paley

Ruby Bridges
Madeline Donaldson

Coleen Salley


The Sign of the Beaver
Elizabeth George Speare

Romeo Blue
Phoebe Stone

The Stormy Adventure of Abbie Burgess, Lighthouse Keeper
Peter Roop

Andre: the Famous Harbor Seal
Fran Hodgkins

Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue
Angeli Perrow


Hog Music 
Mary-Claire Helldorfer

Looking for Me
Betsy Rosenthal

The Trouble with Mark Hopper
Elissa Brent Weissman

Molly Bannaky
Alice McGill

The Chincoteague Pony
Charlotte Wilcox

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 Witch Trials: an Interactive History Adventure
Matt Doeden

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


Cupcake Cousins
Kate Hannigan

The Danger Box
Blue Balliett

Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis

Mrs. Mack
Patricia Polacco

Michigan Facts and Symbols
Emily McAuliffe


Turn Left at the Cow
Lisa Bullard

City Chickens
Christine Heppermann

Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart
Marybeth Lorbiecki

Pioneer Farm: a Farm on the Prairie in the 1880s
Megan O'Hara

Gary Paulsen


Family Huddle
Archie Manning

Glory Be
Augusta Scattergood

When I Crossed No-Bob
Margaret McMullan

Yankee Girl
Mary Ann Rodman

Life on a Southern Plantation
Sally Senzell Isaacs


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain

Gateway Arch
Julie Murray

Patricia Calvert

Wagons West!
Roy Gerrard

Saint Louis Zoo
Janet Powell


Torosaurus and Other Dinosaurs of the Badlands Digs in Montana
Dougal Dixon

Dust Devil
Anne Isaacs

Blind Mountain
Jane Resh Thomas

Dog Sense: a Novel
Sneed B. Collard

Amazing Grazing
Cris Peterson


Night of the Twisters
Ivy Ruckman

Elsie's Bird
Jane Yolen

Room One: a Mystery or Two
Andrew Clements

The Schoolchildren's Blizzard
Marty Rhodes Figley

Pioneer Girl: Growing Up on the Prairie
Andrea Warren


Ivy Takes Care by Rosemary Wells
Ivy Takes Care
Rosemary Wells

Area 51
Ted Martin

The Wild One
Terri Farley

The Runaways Zilpha
Keatley Snyder

Hawk Highway in the Sky: Watching Raptor Migration
Caroline Arnold

New Hampshire

The Bear That Heard Crying
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Half a Chance
Cynthia Lord

Papa is a Poet: a Story About Robert Frost
Natalie Bober

Tuttle's Red Barn: the Story of America's Oldest Family Farm
Richard Michelson

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

New Jersey

The Hindenburg Explosion: Core Events of a Disaster in the Air
Steven Otfinoski

The Legend of the Jersey Devil
Trinka Hakes Noble

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

Dweeb: Burgers, Beasts, and Brainwashed Bullies
Aaron Starmer

No Castles Here
A. C. E. Bauer

New Mexico

The Day It Snowed Tortillas
Joe Hayes

Cold Case
Julie Platt Leonard

Kiki's Journey
Kristy Orona-Ramirez

Pueblo Girls: Growing Up in Two Worlds
Marcia Keegan

New York

Roundup of the Street Rovers
Dave Jackson

The Statue of Liberty: an American Symbol
Alison Eldridge

Dead City
James Ponti

The Burglar Who Bit the Big Apple
Steven Brezenoff

Owney, the Mail Pouch Pooch
Mona Kerby

North Carolina

Miss Dorothy's Bookmobile
Gloria Houston

Greetings From Nowhere
Barbara O'Connor

Surviving the Applewhites
Stephanie S. Tolan

Back Home
Gloria Jean Pinkney

The North Carolina Colony
Susan Haberle

North Dakota

The Long Winter
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Fly Away
Patricia MacLachlan

Codename Zero
Chris Rylander

Uncharted Lands
John Hamilton


Ohio - Wyoming


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

The Lovely Shoes
Susan Richards Shreve

The Giant of Seville: a "Tall" Tale Based on a True Story
Dan Andreasen

Cabin on Trouble Creek
Jean Van Leeuwen

Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family's Farm
Michael J. Rosen


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

Twister: a Terrifying Tale of Superstorms
Samone Bos

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

Franny Parker
Hannah Roberts McKinnon

Dust For Dinner
Ann Warren Turner


Prudence Breitrose

The Oregon Trail: an Interactive History Adventure
Matt Doeden

It's Raining Cupcakes
Lisa Schroeder

Papa and the Pioneer Quilt
Jean Van Leeuwen

Oregon Trail Cooking
Mary Gunderson


Dead End in Norvelt
Jack Gantos

The Johnstown Flood: Core Events of a Disaster
Marlee Richards

The Stourbridge Lion: America's First Locomotive
Karl Zimmermann

The Stupendious Dodgeball Fiasco
Janice Repka

Homespun Sarah
Verla Kay

Rhode Island

The Art of Keeping Cool
Janet Taylor Lisle

The Bravest Woman in America
Marissa Moss

Born to Fly
Michael Ferrari

Rhode Island Facts and Symbols
Kathy Feeney

Angel of the Battlefield
Ann Hood

South Carolina

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

Etched in Clay: the Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet
Andrea Cheng

Suryia and Roscoe: the True Story of an Unlikely Friendship
Bhagavan Antle

The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis
Barbara O'Connor

Ron's Big Mission
Rose Blue

South Dakota

Cows, Cats, and Kids: a Veterinarian's Family at Work by Jean L. S. Patrick
Cows, Cats, and Kids: a Veterinarian's Family at Work
Jean L. S. Patrick

Mount Rushmore
Julie Murray

Prairie Summer
Bonnie Geisert

Buster Hits the Trail
Marc Brown

A Year Without Rain
D. Anne Love


Vince Vawter

Penny Dreadful
Laurel Snyder

Starlight Goes to Town
Harry Allard

Swamp Angel
Anne Isaacs

Just for Elephants
Carol Buckley

Belly Up
Stuart Gibbs
Buffalo Music
Tracey Fern

Bryce and Zion: Danger in the Narrows
Mike Graf

How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum
Jessie Hartland

Zion National Park
John Hamilton

The Mormon Pioneer Trail: from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Great Salt Lake, Utah
Arlan Dean

More Adventures of the Great Brain
John Dennis Fitzgerald


My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer
Jennifer Gennari

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

Buster's Sugartime
Marc Brown

Here Comes Darrell
Leda Schubert

In Good Hands: Behind the Scenes at a Center for Orphaned and Injured Birds
Stephen Swinburne


Kathryn Erskine

Judy Moody Saves the World
Megan McDonald

Stink and the Stinky Frog Freakout
Megan McDonald

Celebrating Virginia and Washingotn D.C.
Marion Dane Bauer


Boxcar Children: The Seattle Puzzle
Gertrude Chandler Warner

Annie's War
Jacqueline Levering Sullivan

The Tilting House
Tom Llewellyn

Our Only May Amelia
Jennifer L. Holm

Totem Pole
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

West Virginia

Way Down Deep
Ruth White

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Dog Days of Charlotte Hayes
Marlane Kennedy

Missing May
Cynthia Rylant

West Virginia Facts and Symbols
Kathy Feeney


Little House in the Big Woods
Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Giant Ball of String
Arthur Geisert

Crandalls' Castle
Betty Ren Wright

Cranberries: Fruit of the Bogs
Diane L. Burns


Red Dog
Bill Wallace

Paint the Wind
Pam Ryan

Ingrid Law

Fort Laramie
Charles W. Maynard

The Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Elinore Stewart