Years ago the kids and I were working our way through the United States through good books. Since the kids were little, we also did lots of crafts and hands-on projects, and I really miss those days. It’s also a key part of our homeschool geography lessons. We still read all of those great picture books, but now we don’t have quite so many little projects. Some states have a lot of books, and some have a few, my New York picture book list was actually fairly decent in size.
New York picture books at our library
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- What to Do About Alice!– I absolutely loved the vocabulary in this book, and the spunkiness of Alice. Because there wasn’t anything too exciting to do for a project here, and her Dad created the national parks, we designed our dream parks. Which in the case of Princess and Superman means lots of flowers and awesome playgrounds.
- Emma’s journey– This was checked out, but the little I saw online looks good
- Here Comes the Garbage Barge– a humorous look at all the garbage we create, and what happens to it
- Subway– the bright and simple pictures are so fun
- Now That’s Big! Empire State Building– This is a fun series of books
- Steel Pan Man of Harlem– A fun take on the Pied Piper story
- Underground Gator– A funny take on what might be under the subway
- When You Meet a Bear on Broadway– Super cute
- Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City– this was checked out of the library, and I’m hoping it’s there when we study New York again
- Building Manhattan– It’s kind of like the Street through Time book and I super love it
- Tenth Avenue Cowboy– This is one of the few books from New York that I’ve got an updated post for, and I super love this book, and the idea in it.
- Liberty Rising: The Story of the Statue of Liberty– This inspired some fun math and measuring activities
- Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue– I love Gershwin, so this book makes me happy. It also became an excuse to watch Fantasia 2000.
- Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera– This led to such a fun writing project
- Teedie: The Story of Young Teddy Roosevelt– I’m a sucker for stories of the presidents as kids
- Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride– I actually found about 10 books on the Roosevelt family, it could be the subject of a post all by itself
- The Babe and I– For some reason this book reminds me of the Mean Joe Green commercial, for no good reason
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