Last week, we explored some books about Disney World in preparation for our trip. This week, we take a look at the broader spectrum with this list of Children’s Books about Florida. We see certain cities as well as some History. In all, these books about Florida are fascinating and Thomas and I are enjoying them!
Childrens Books about Florida
From stories to facts to coloring – these books will help you teach your kids everything there is to know about the State of Florida.
1. How did Henry Flagler help in Florida’s development? What happened when European explorers arrived in Florida? How did air conditioning and insect spray change life in Florida? You can find the answers to these in this book, which contains all kinds of fascinating, historical facts that tell the story of the state of Florida. Inside, you will find information about the first people of Florida and the explorers and settlers who came later. You will learn about Florida’s role in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. And, you’ll find out why Florida was and is called the Sunshine State. Inside you’ll find: maps that help you find your way around Florida, photographs that let you see what you are reading about, a glossary, index, and list of more books to read to help you find what you’re looking for and better understand it.
2. DO YOU KNOW… WHAT huge herbivore swims in the rivers and shallow coastal areas of Florida? (Hint: Its close relative is an elephant!) HOW the land in the Florida Keys was formed? (Hint: Fish were previous landowners!) Find these answers and more in the Florida edition of What’s So Great About This State?
3. Long before Mickey Mouse moved to Florida, the state was populated by the Timucua, a tribe of Native Americans who lived in the southeastern United States for more than 1,000 years. Written for kids–and their teachers and parents–who want to explore the Timucuan culture, this illustrated and interactive book leads readers on a detective’s quest through 16th-century Florida.
4. Meet Mr. Geo, everybody’s favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today, he’s visiting Florida, the Sunshine State. His first stop is the Everglades to see alligators and other amazing animals. He’ll also go to Fort Myers beach and enter a sand sculpting contest. He’ll visit the historic city of St. Augustine, go orange picking, dance at the Florida Folk Festival and he’ll even get to swim with dolphins and manatees!. Then he will visit fun-filled theme parks, sporting events, and other exciting places. Join Mr. Geo on his travels around Florida. Together, you will discover what makes this a state to celebrate. This entertaining and educational mix of travel, geography, history, and pop culture includes maps and learning activities. Great for beginning readers!
5. Discusses Florida’s early history beginning with the arrival of Native Americans, through the era of Spanish exploration and European settlement, to secession during the Civil War.
6. DO YOU KNOW… WHAT kind of bird was a popular tourist attraction in Jacksonville in the early 1900s? (Hint: People didn’t come to see it fly!) WHO performed at the Florida Theatre in 1956 with a local judge in the audience to keep an eye on his dance moves? (Hint: He was known as the King of Rock ‘n Roll!) Find these answers and more in Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know™
7. Introduces the geography, history, environment, economy, and culture of the Sunshine State.
8. Provides an overview of the state of Florida, covering its history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture. Includes maps, facts, and a timeline.
9. A fun way to learn facts about Florida.
In which year did Florida become a state? Can you name the states that border Florida? Do you know how many counties are in Florida? How do you make a Key lime pie?
These and many other facts are revealed in this kid-friendly book that makes learning fun by singing along with the My Florida Facts song, included on a CD.
I hope you and your kids have fun learning about everything Florida has to offer! You might even want to take a look at a few more Florida resources!