USA Picture Books

Some of my favorite books are ones featuring a state where I have lived or where I am going to visit.  Reading tidbits and "insider knowledge" is so fun and makes for great trivia conversation during a trip or long car ride.

Two of my favorite series are:

Discover America State by State -

G is for Garden State: A New Jersey Alphabet (Discover America State by State)

and The Twelve Days of Christmas in America -

The Twelve Days of Christmas in New Jersey (The Twelve Days of Christmas in America)


Growing Book by Book is "collaborating with bloggers to create a resource collection of books and activities/projects ideas for each state of America."  Together they have created a fantastic book list for all of the states. 

The Pleasantest Thing represented NJ and featured a book about Cape May. 

Visit my Pinterest page for other book list ideas!
Do you have a favorite book about New Jersey or your state?


  1. Hi Penny!
    We have been studying the state quarters this year and have been enjoying picture books to go along with them. A few of my favorites have been:
    -Sugarbush Spring by Marsha Wilson Chall (Vermont or any state where maple syrup is produced)
    -Camping with the President (North Dakota - Theodore Roosevelt National Park)
    -Who Carved the Mountain? - Jean L.S. Patrick (Mt. Rushmore - South Dakota)
    -One Day in the Prairie - Jean Craighead George (Oklahoma)
    -Mississippi Going North - Sanna Anderson Baker (Minnesota/headwaters of the Mississippi River)

    I enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Hi Kelly!
      Sounds like a fun study - and those are some fantastic books! It's the perfect time of year to tap for maple syrup too.
      Thanks for stopping by!