8 Montana Children’s Books – Best Books About Yellowstone and Montana for kids

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The Ultimate List of Children’s Books about Montana

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Welcome to Big Sky Country, as Montana is called. The state entered the United States in 1889, as America was becoming a land connected transcontinentally between West and East Coasts. Today, Montana is still known for its wide-open spaces and its many breathtaking National Parks. 

Here are some of my favorite children’s books about Montana. These picture books about Montana and Yellowstone will be sure to delight the whole family.

 

 

Children’s Books About Montana: Greatest Books about Montana for Kids

Jackson Sundown, by Doris Fisher and Sarah Cotton

Visit the rodeo in this book about Montana native, Jackson Sundown, who entered his first rodeo at the age of 49. His rodeo skills ended him up in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Jackson’s life begins with a challenging upbringing, as a member of the Nez Perce tribe he was in an attack by the U.S. Army Cavalry and escaped only through his horsemanship skills. This picture book of Montana’s first Native American bronco-buster is sure to delight children who love horses and Big Sky Country.

Fearless Mary: Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver, by Tami Charles and Claire Almon

From first Native American rodeo cowboy, we move to another book about a Montana first: Mary Fields became the first African-American stagecoach driver in 1895. To earn her job, she outperformed all others on her speed hitching 6 horses to her carriage. Stagecoach driving required her to deliver the mail over long distances, and she never lost a package. Her presence in Montana’s badlands, and the skill of her deliveries, paved the way for other African Americans in the postal delivery field.

Going to Glacier National Park, by Allen Leftridge, illustrated by Robert Rath

In this book about Montana’s Glacier National Park, naturalist and ranger Allen Leftridge tells about the animals and plants that grow, the history of the park, and many more interesting facts. This children’s book about Montana and Glacier National Park will get the family ready for a road trip.

Cowboy Charlie: The Story of Charles M. Russell, by Jeanette Winter

This delightful picture book by Jeanette Winter tells the story of Charles Marion Russell, who was a painter, sculptor, and cowboy in Montana. The artwork in this book is done in a way to demonstrate Russell’s own design aesthetic, and the stars in the sky fill the Montana nightscape in the book. 

 

Did you know? : Montana has nine national parks!

1. Glacier National Park

2. Yellowstone National Park

3. Nez Perce National Historical Park

4. Big Hole National Battlefield

5. Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

6. Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

7. Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

8. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

9. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Books about Yellowstone National Park in Montana

Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure (National Geographic Kids), by Ilona E. Holland

Bison are an animal found in Yellowstone National Park, and Buddy Bison is here to show you his Montana home. This animal adventure book about Yellowstone will captivate elementary readers.

Jade: Lost in Yellowstone, by Michelle Caffrey, illustrated by Steph Lehmann

A true story of an Australian Shephard dog who got lost and survived for longer than any other dog has in the park system. Meet Jade in this cute children’s book about Yellowstone.

Volcano Dreams: A Story of Yellowstone, by Janet Fox, illustrated by Mario Garnsworthy

Learn about geysers, magma, and volcanoes with this book, about how Yellowstone National Park sits on the top of a very big volcano. It focuses also on the animals who live around the area, gently finding the supervolcano to be their home. A science book about Yellowstone like this one would pair nicely on a trip to Yellowstone

Yellowstone: Wonders of America (Ready to Read), by Marion Dane Bauer

This easy reader book about Yellowstone is perfect for a young child, confident in their own newfound reading skill, and ready to learn about America’s first national park: Yellowstone.

Children’s Books about Montana and all 50 states. Which state will you read about next!

 

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Jackson Sundown, by Doris Fisher and Sarah Cotton

Visit the rodeo in this book about Montana native, Jackson Sundown, who entered his first rodeo at the age of 49. His rodeo skills ended him up in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Jackson’s life begins with a challenging upbringing, as a member of the Nez Perce tribe he was in an attack by the U.S. Army Cavalry and escaped only through his horsemanship skills. This picture book of Montana’s first Native American bronco-buster is sure to delight children who love horses and Big Sky Country.

Fearless Mary: Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver, by Tami Charles and Claire Almon

From first Native American rodeo cowboy, we move to another book about a Montana first: Mary Fields became the first African-American stagecoach driver in 1895. To earn her job, she outperformed all others on her speed hitching 6 horses to her carriage. Stagecoach driving required her to deliver the mail over long distances, and she never lost a package. Her presence in Montana’s badlands, and the skill of her deliveries, paved the way for other African Americans in the postal delivery field.

Going to Glacier National Park, by Allen Leftridge, illustrated by Robert Rath

In this book about Montana’s Glacier National Park, naturalist and ranger Allen Leftridge tells about the animals and plants that grow, the history of the park, and many more interesting facts. This children’s book about Montana and Glacier National Park will get the family ready for a road trip.

Cowboy Charlie: The Story of Charles M. Russell, by Jeanette Winter

This delightful picture book by Jeanette Winter tells the story of Charles Marion Russell, who was a painter, sculptor, and cowboy in Montana. The artwork in this book is done in a way to demonstrate Russell’s own design aesthetic, and the stars in the sky fill the Montana nightscape in the book. 

 

Did you know? : Montana has nine national parks!

1. Glacier National Park

2. Yellowstone National Park

3. Nez Perce National Historical Park

4. Big Hole National Battlefield

5. Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

6. Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

7. Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

8. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

9. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Books about Yellowstone National Park in Montana

Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure (National Geographic Kids), by Ilona E. Holland

Bison are an animal found in Yellowstone National Park, and Buddy Bison is here to show you his Montana home. This animal adventure book about Yellowstone will captivate elementary readers.

Jade: Lost in Yellowstone, by Michelle Caffrey, illustrated by Steph Lehmann

A true story of an Australian Shephard dog who got lost and survived for longer than any other dog has in the park system. Meet Jade in this cute children’s book about Yellowstone.

Volcano Dreams: A Story of Yellowstone, by Janet Fox, illustrated by Mario Garnsworthy

Learn about geysers, magma, and volcanoes with this book, about how Yellowstone National Park sits on the top of a very big volcano. It focuses also on the animals who live around the area, gently finding the supervolcano to be their home. A science book about Yellowstone like this one would pair nicely on a trip to Yellowstone

Yellowstone: Wonders of America (Ready to Read), by Marion Dane Bauer

This easy reader book about Yellowstone is perfect for a young child, confident in their own newfound reading skill, and ready to learn about America’s first national park: Yellowstone.

Children’s Books about Montana and all 50 states. Which state will you read about next!

 

Alabama    

Alaska

Arizona  

Arkansas  

California  

Colorado

Connecticut   

Delaware  

Florida    

Georgia  

Hawaii  

Idaho  

Illinois     

Indiana  

Iowa     

Kansas  

Kentucky     

Louisiana  

Maine     

Maryland  

Massachusetts     

Michigan

Minnesota     

Mississippi  

Missouri     

Montana  

Nebraska     

Nevada  

New Hampshire     

New Jersey  

New Mexico     

New York  

North Carolina     

North Dakota  

Ohio     

Oklahoma  

Oregon   

Pennsylvania 

Rhode Island   

South Carolina 

South Dakota     

Tennessee

Texas     

Utah  

Vermont     

Virginia  

Washington     

West Virginia  

Wisconsin     

Wyoming

 

(districts, territories)

Washington, D.C.

Puerto Rico

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