From sea to shining sea, the US National Parks of the crowning jewels on the beauty of the American heartland. Introduce your children to the wilds and wonders of the National Parks with these fun books.
Our National Parks have captured incredible portions of this country and preserved the beauty around us for generations to come. Each park has it’s own story and unique flavor, and they all have something to teach us about life and nature.
Our sponsors, Moon Travel Guides, have recognized the value of these national treasures, and have recently published a gorgeous guide to all 59 US National Parks. Before you head out on your next National Park adventure, I highly suggest you grab your own copy of this beautiful book!
Introduce your children to the wonders of the US National Parks with the suggestions in this extensive book list. You’ll find books for little learners, older kids, and individual parks. On this list, you’ll find every book you could want to plan and enjoy a US National Parks study or adventure!
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Books about all US National Parks for early readers
Nurture a love and passion for our parks and nature from a young age. Use these books to teach your little one about the beauty of the USA.
Books about all US National Parks for established readers
Place these books in your children’s hands and let them loose to explore their world. Once they are established readers, they can explore the parks on their own. Your children could also use these books for geography and history studies.
A Book about all US National Parks for Planning your adventures
Moon Travel Guides, a TCHSL sponsor, just released their brand new Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks. This beautiful book is one to use for planning and for simply learning about all the parks have to offer.
Activity Books about all US National Parks
Take your child’s learning to the next level with these US National Parks activity books.
Fictional Books based in US National Parks
Everyone loves a story! Use these fictional books to introduce your children to life and mystery within our US National Parks.
Mysteries in Our National Parks: Night of the Black Bear: A Mystery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
(This book is one of a series of books based in National Parks. There are currently 13 books in the series.)
Books about individual US National Parks
Are you learning about just one state or region? Does your student have a deep desire to study one park in particular? The rest of this list focuses on individual parks. The list is in order by state. Some parks cover more than one state, but are only listed in one place.
Some parks do not have any children’s books available at this point. In that case, you may click on the park title to visit the National Park Service website and learn more about your park.
US National Parks in Alaska:
A Child’s Glacier Bay
This is an older book. I have included it on this list as it is a good first look at the area, especially if your family will be visiting the park.
US National Parks in Arizona:
This is an informative fiction book. It does contain some evolutionary references.
Arkansas – Hot Springs National Park
US National Parks in California:
US National Parks in Colorado:
US National Parks in Florida:
Coral Reefs: A Journey Through an Aquatic World Full of Wonder
This is an informative fictional story about reefs and their part in the ecosystem. It fits well with both the Dry Tortugas park and Biscayne Bay.
US National Parks in Hawaii:
Kentucky – Mammoth Cave National Park
Maine – Acadia National Park
Michigan – Isle Royale National Park
Minnesota – Voyageurs National Park
US National Parks in Montana:
Nevada – Great Basin National Park
New Mexico – Carlsbad Caverns
North Carolina and Tennessee – Great Smoky Mountains National Park
North Dakota – Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Oregon – Crater Lake National Park
South Carolina – Congaree National Park
US National Parks in South Dakota
US National Parks in Texas
US National Parks in Utah:
US National Parks in Washington:
US National Parks in Wyoming
U.S. Virgin Islands – Virgin Islands National Park
This post is a part of the iHomeschool Network 100 Things post.
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