The Ultimate List of Children’s Books about Idaho
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Children’s Books About Idaho
Children’s Books about Idaho: Picture Books
Firestorm, by Jean Craighead George
The author of My Side of the Mountain wrote a book about making it through Idaho’s Snake River on a rafting trip. This survival tale will interest action adventurers.
P is for Potatoes: An Idaho Alphabet, by Stan Steiner and Joy Steiner, illustrated by Jocelyn Stack
Baseball Saved Us, by Ken Mochizuki, illustrated by Dom Lee
The Minidoka Story, by Sat Ichikawa.
Children’s Books about Idaho: Chapter Books
West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi, New York to Idaho Territory, 1883 (Dear America) by Jim Murphy
This first-generation Italian American takes the train from New York to Idaho when it was still Idaho Territory. Find about the journey people made westward in the earliest days of transcontinental trains.
Idaho Vocabulary to Highlight:
Lewis & Clark Expedition
Washington Territory (originally)
Idaho Gold Rush of 1860
Idaho Territory 1863
Nez Perce retreat attempt in 1877
Idaho statehood in 1893
Minidoka Internment Camp
EBR1 atomic power
potato dehydration process
Children’s Books about Idaho and all 50 states. Which state will you read about next!