These Maryland Books for Kids are sure to please and fascinate your children as they learn all about the state of Maryland.
These books contain so much information about the long and varied History of this great State as well as stories about people from Maryland.
The following Maryland-themed books for kids cover all aspects of the home-school education coin – from picture books to workbooks; from learning to read up to chapter books!
Children’s Books About Maryland:
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Introduces the geography, history, people, industries, and other highlights of Maryland.
Few people know that seven native-born Marylanders have earned a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This collective biography chronicles the lives and careers of the state’s baseball elite in words and period photographs.
Grade 2-4-The oversized format and stunning watercolor paintings turn this fictionalized biography of the grandmother of Benjamin Banneker into an exciting visual experience. In clear, straightforward prose, McGill tells the story of an English dairymaid sent to the gallows for accidentally spilling “his lordship’s milk,” but saved because she could read from the Bible. She is exiled to America where she serves seven years as an indentured servant in Maryland. When finally granted her freedom, Molly Walsh stakes her claim and starts a farm, attempting to grow tobacco, but soon realizes that she needs help. She purchases an African slave, Bannaky, vowing to treat him well and to set him free once her land is cleared. The two grow to love one another and break Colonial law by marrying.
Maryland is divided by the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. One of the original thirteen colonies, Maryland has a rich history. Young readers will learn about everything from crabbing to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Food, festivals, and the major cities are also explored.
As a part of the updated Planet Collection, “MARYLAND” offers facts, descriptions and thought inspiring questions alongside amazing photographs of the state of Maryland.
Toddlers and babies will love looking at the large photos, while the older children will be able to grow their minds through reading the fun fact filled passages.
Are you thrilled by true adventure stories? do you wonder how our founding fathers conquered the wilds of North America to create the United States? You’ll experience it all in these books that tell the story of the brave men and women who escaped tyranny from across the ocean to forge a new world in 13 colonies that led to the birth of the United States of America.
What’s so great about Maryland? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Old Line State! We’ll explore Maryland’s popular seaside, exciting museums, beautiful state parks, and lively history. The Maryland by Map feature shows where you’ll find all the places covered in the book.
Gr 1-3-Similar in scope to “Our Amazing States” (Rosen/PowerKids Pr), each title is a veritable Chamber of Commerce. In a few short paragraphs per spread, the highlights of each state (geographical location, population, primary industries, landmarks, and early history) are described. A “Hometown Heroes” section focuses on famous people. A mix of modern-day and historical figures connects the past to the present. For example, Francis Scott Key and Michael Phelps are the notables from Maryland. A “Tour Book” spread suggests fun places to visit.
From the dense population of Baltimore to the untouched forests of the Appalachian region, Maryland is a land of incredible diversity. Readers will trace the history of this remarkable state from its earliest settlement to its latest developments. They will also dive into the local culture, see the states many fascinating sights, and learn about its economy.
This reproducible book is an introduction to your great state. Kids will learn about their state history, geography, presidents, people, places, nature, animals, and much more by completing these enriching activities.
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland (Nonfiction – Grades 4-8)
Maryland’s Sights and Symbols (Kid’s Guide to Drawing America)
Step back in time and visit Maryland during the Colonial period. Although Maryland was founded as a colony for Catholics, conflicts between the colonists, such as the Ingles Rebellion, ultimately made it a place where all religions were practiced.
Located just below the Mason-Dixon line, Maryland is flavored with both northern and southern culture and tradition. Defined by the largest estuary in the United States (The Chesapeake Bay), Maryland’s historic sites/sights include capital city Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy, Muddy Creek Falls, and the running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
Good Night Maryland highlights the Ocean City Boardwalk, Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium, B&O Railroad Museum, Assateague Island, Dentzel Carousel, Maryland Zoo, Fort McHenry, US Naval Academy, and more. This charming Maryland board book leaves no blue crab unturned.