11 Children’s Books That Traverse the United States

by Dena McMurdie

My family has a giant map of the United States on our wall covered with stickers indicating all the places we’ve lived or visited. Each time we go somewhere new, we add more stickers to our map. We’ve explored everything from the towering high-rises of big cities to flat expanses of plains. The vast American landscape is like nothing else.

Whether we’re hitting the road or sticking close to home, having picture books and activities on hand is a great way to keep the adventure going. Here are eleven books that celebrate the sights, history, and people of the U.S.A.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2018 and updated in 2021.