If you’re looking for children’s books set in Massachusetts you are in luck. There are so many amazing options for people of all ages. PLUS, if you’re traveling to Massachusetts you are in for a treat of book-related sites to visit. Click on over to my family travel tips: Massachusetts page to read more.
In the meantime, let me highlight some books to consider learning more about Massachusetts, then you can scroll to our complete list. Keep in mind, that we are always adding new books.
Classic Picture Book for Massachusetts
Ask anyone for a good book for their kids about Massachusetts, and most people will answer Make Way for Ducklings. The love for this book, though, extends far past its Boston roots. People love it. If you want to start a collection of books that your kids will love, you definitely need this to be part of it. You can read more about my visit to Boston in search of all things Make Way for Ducklings here.
Also, it’s a Caldecott Award winner.
A board book set in Massachusetts
There are plenty of cool options for board books in Massachusetts including several choices in the Good Night series. However, for this list I have to put the board book version of one of my favorite children’s books – Little Women. Little Women setting is based on Concord, Massachusetts. However, visitors to Massachusetts today are able to visit several open-air museums that will remind kids of Little Women. (I’ll post about some of those places in the Family Travel Tips: Massachusetts soon)
A Chapter Book set in Massachusetts
Johnny Tremain is written for kids between the ages of 10-12 and I remember reading this book when I was in middle schooler in Florida. It’s a Newberry Award winner about the events leading up to the American Revolution. It’s the perfect pick for a visit to Boston and a walk on the Freedom Trail.
Of course, I have to include Little Women.
The Alvin Ho series of books. Alvin lives in current day Concord, Massachusetts.
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