Books from or about Los Angeles, US
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City of Angels: In and Around Los Angeles
by Julie Jaskol, Brian Lewis and Elisa Kleven
Twenty sites of interest are included, and each detailed, full-color spread is accompanied by engaging, informative text.
Juanita captures the atmosphere of Olvera Street, the historic Latino community in downtown Los Angeles.
Going to the Getty by Vivian Walsh
Hop on the tram with Milli Ennium, Quincy, and their cohorts as they set out to explore the Getty Center.
Larry Gets Lost in Los Angeles by Michael Mullin
Larry visits some amazing places, from wild Venice Beach to stately Beverly Hills, from exciting Disneyland to the icky La Brea Tar Pits.
Los Angeles Attractions by Borislav Stanic
The definitive resource for visitors and residents alike, it describes both world-famous as well as hidden landmarks, many of them listed nowhere else.
Museum Companion to Los Angeles by Borislav Stanic
A Guide to Museums, Historic Houses, Libraries, Special Collections, Botanical Gardens and Zoos in Los Angeles County
Pedro: The Angel of Olvera Street by Leo Politi
This Caldecott Honor book from beloved children’s book author Leo Politi, originally published in 1946, is set on Olvera Street, the site of Los Angeles’ original Latino settlement, which is still preserved very much as it once was–a busy and colorful me’lange of small artisan shops, restaurants, and strolling musicians.
Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles
by Charles Fleming
From strolling through the classic La Loma neighborhood in Pasadena and walking the vintage Red Car Loop in Silver Lake to taking the Beachwood Canyon Hollywoodland hike and enjoying the magnificent ocean views from the Castellammare district in Pacific Palisades, these staircases present a new way for urban explorers to discover a little-known side of the City of Angels.
The Wonderful Towers of Watts
by Patricia Zelver and Frané Lessac
This simply narrated picture book tells of Italian immigrant Simon Rodia, a self-styled artist who created unique constructions in inner-city Los Angeles.
Walking L. A.: 38 Walking Tours Exploring Stairways, Streets and Buildings You Never Knew Existed by Erin Mahoney Harris
This portable guide features detailed maps for each trip, original photos, and public transportation information.