Idaho Children’s Books – 5 Best Kids Books About Idaho

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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.

Out-of-print but readily available free digitally at Archive.org or in print for purchase at the Japanese American National Museum, for $5. It is a book about Idaho and the Minidoka camp.

 

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:

Nez Perce, Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai, Shoshone, Bannock, and Blackfeet peoples

Lewis & Clark Expedition

Oregon Trail

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 production

potato dehydration process

 

Idaho Geography: 

Snake River

Boise

Rocky Mountains

Borah’s Peak

Hell’s Canyon

 

 

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Here you will find books about Idaho and all 50 states.