The Ultimate List of Children’s Books about Rhode Island
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R is for Rhode Island Red, by Mark R. Allio
This alphabet book about Rhode Island tells about the state’s history, from its founding as a colony to the modern day. Learn about Rhode Island with this children’s book.
Rhode Island: My United States, by Nel Yomtov
This book about Rhose Island is 48 pages, written to upper elementary school level, and discusses Rhode Island history and locations.
Picture Books about Rhode Island
The Bravest Woman in America, by Marissa Moss, illustrated by Andrea U’Ren
The lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island was a functional place that saved many sailors’ lives. Ida Lewis learned from her father as he took over the Lime Rock lighthouse, and she learned lifesaving maneuvers. She also learned how to row. In 1842, she saved the lives of a group of boys whose boat overturned in strong weather.
Ida Lewis was declared “the Bravest Woman in America” and received such accoldates as the Congressional Life Saving Medal and the American Cross of Honor.
This beautiful picture book about Rhode Island is great for children as young as 4, but also can be read by those who are older. The illustrations show a beauty of the water.
Children’s Books about Rhode Island for Older Readers
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi
It’s a bit more fictional than historical as historical fiction, but it’s set in Rhode Island and has been enjoyed by many readers. The second half picks up in action, and it allows you to get on a ship’s boat and join the crew as an 1800s girl from boarding school… super realistic. This book was written in the 1990s, regarding its views/morality. Fantasy fiction, that’s the genre.
A 6th – 7th grade book that could be a 4th grade read-aloud or 5th grade read-along.
Children’s Books about Rhode Island and all 50 states. Which state will you read about next!