BOOKS: California

AesopAesop in California by Doug Hansen

Classic fables with a delightful California twist

C is for CAC Is for California: Written by Kids for Kids
by California Poets in the Schools

California HistoryCalifornia History for Kids: Missions, Miners, and Moviemakers in the Golden State by Katy Duffield

California History for Kids includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study.

California RocksCalifornia Rocks: A guide to Geologic Sites in the Golden State
by Katherine J. Baylor

With lively prose and beautiful photographs, California Rocks! explores sixty-five geologic sites at parks and other publicly accessible places.

Death ValleyDeath Valley: A Day in the Desert by Nancy Smiler Levinson

Describes the desert habitat of Death Valley and the plants and animals that live there.

Fun SoCalFun and Educational Places to Go With Kids and Adults in Southern California by Susan Peterson

A comprehensive guide through Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara County, and then some!

GoldenG is for Golden: A California Alphabet by David Domeniconi

40 pages of entertaining and educational facts about California.

Gathering the SunGathering the Sun: An Alphabet In Spanish And English (Spanish Edition)
by Alma Flor Ada

Simple poems in Spanish and English, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet, describe the wonder of the vegetable and fruit farms.

Mother GooseMother Goose in California by Doug Hansen

A classic alphabet book with a California twist

Our CaliforniaOur California by Pam Munoz Ryan

A lively tour of award-winning author Pam Munoz Ryan’s home state, celebrating California’s wonders

RedwoodsRedwoods by Jason Chin

An ordinary train ride becomes and extraordinary trip to the great ancient forests

State ShapesState Shapes: California by Erik Bruun, Rick Peterson

Packed with fun information including a short history, famous figures, geography, industry and environment.

StrikingItRichStriking It Rich: The Story of the California Gold Rush
by Stephen Krensky

The story of the gold rush is told with verve, excitement. and wry wit in this chapter book in the Ready-to-Read series

CA MissionsThe California Missions: A Complete Pictorial History and Visitor’s Guide

Architecture Reference History of California Missions.

California Gold RushThe California Gold Rush: A History Just For Kids
by KidsCaps

In this book, just for kids, you will find out what really happened during the gold rush.

The Mystery on the California Mission TrailThe Mystery on the California Mission Trail
by Carole Marsh

Join four real kids as they travel along California’s fascinating and historic Old Mission Trail!

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