These Indiana State Books for Kids are sure to please and fascinate your children as they learn all about the state of Indiana.
These books contain so much information about the long and varied history of this great State as well as stories about people from Indiana. Pair these up with our 50 State Unit Study Guide Resources as well!
The following Indiana-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!
I love sitting down and reading all about the various states with the kids. Every state is totally unique and different and the kids love learning about each and every one! If you’re looking for a way to encourage your children to find out more about state history, splitting up your reading between the states is key.
We’ve learned so much about the state of Indiana because of these books.
What is the state of Indiana famous for?
While it’s known for a lot of things, one of the biggest things that people relate to the state of Indiana is basketball. It’s a sport that is loved in this state!
What are people from Indiana called?
Those who live in Indiana are called “Hoosiers” and there’s even a movie with this name, too!
More Indiana State Resources:
- Get your 14 page Indiana State Unit Study workbook here.
- OR save fifty dollars and get all 50 states’ workbooks here.
- FREE Indiana State Fact Files
Children’s Books About Indiana
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Children’s Books about Indiana
These kids are going to love these state books about Indiana!
One of the most popular misconceptions about American Indians is that they are all the same-one homogenous group of people who look alike, speak the same language, and share the same customs and history. Nothing could be further from the truth! This book gives kids an A-Z look at the Native Americans that shaped their state's history. From tribe to tribe, there are large differences in clothing, housing, life-styles, and cultural practices.
When two children discover thousands of iron insects about to descend upon Elkhart, Indiana, they race against the clock to uncover the secret of the bizarre bugs and try stop them before they terrorize the entire city.
The Indianapolis Colts play football and Blue is their biggest fan. But when the team is off the field, Blue packs up his van. You're invited to see the state, so grab a map and hop inside! Explore Indiana A through Z, Blue will be your guide.
Do you love INDIANA so much that you want to tell your friends and family all about it? We know the feeling! Take them on a tour of some of the best things about Indiana right here in the pages of this book! From the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to Lake Michigan, to the Indianapolis Zoo, to the Hoosier National Forest, readers will see wonderful sights and learn fun facts about the Hoosier state, showing them how much they, too, will love Indiana!
Read-aloud time is about to get a lot more fun! The Indiana Wise Animal Handbook offers laugh-out-loud animal kingdom advice for kids of every age! Engaging animal photos entertain while charming read-aloud rhymes help jump-start conversations about practical life solutions.
Take a trip through the Hoosier State! Learn about Indiana's history, geography, weather, people, and more in this book that's all about our 19th state.
What's so great about Indiana? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Hoosier State! We'll explore Indiana's fascinating caves, popular parks, exciting museums, and rich history. The Indiana by Map feature shows where you'll find all the places covered in the book.
Good Night Indiana includes the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Colts corn fields, Indianapolis Zoo, Indy 500, State Fair, White River, and more. Welcome to the Hoosier State!
Indiana is called the Hoosier State and its people are known as Hoosiers, although historians don't really know why. They do, however, have several ideas about the origins of the famous nickname. Children can learn these origins and other facts about the Hoosier state
Down at the Lost & Found Department in Eerie, something's missing: the Missing People! A power failure has released them from their cryogenic storage chambers, and now Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Amelia Earhart and many more are on the loose -- and Marshall and Simon have to get them back.
Known as the Crossroads of America, Indiana has indeed proven to be central to our nation in many ways. Its limestone has helped build our cities and skyscrapers. Its produce has fed and nourished us. Its favorite sons have risen to the presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court to lead and guide us.
In 1820, Sam Harding and Abe Lincoln forged a strong friendship, based on their love of learning and of the outdoors. This timeless story is about the special bond between two boys, the experiences they shared growing up in early America, and how one of the boys eventually became the sixteenth President of the United States.
Anikwa and James, twelve years old in 1812, spend their days fishing, trapping, and exploring together in the forests of the Indiana Territory. To Anikwa and his family, members of the Miami tribe, this land has been home for centuries. As traders, James's family has ties to the Miami community as well as to the American soldiers in the fort.
I’m Reading About Indiana is a 48-page colorful book that helps students learn what makes Indiana unique. I’m Reading about Indiana helps early readers learn fun and interesting facts about Indiana. The colorful illustrations, bold, vibrant art, kid-friendly text and photographs help bring the state to life.
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.
During the rough-and-tumble world of frontier Indiana politics, two men stood head and shoulders above their contemporaries—William Henry Harrison and Jonathan Jennings. Harrison, the hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe, established a powerful political machine as governor of the Indiana Territory and went on to become the ninth president of the United States.
The 52-volume World Almanac Library of the States is the most up-to-date state set available, and it's the one School Library Journal calls more complete than its competitors. In addition to an in-depth factual profile of each state, every book offers fascinating and lively discussions of the state's history, people, geography, government, economy, culture, and lifestyles.
Geography activities include information on counties, rivers, museums, historic places, sites of interest, colleges, bordering states, climate, topography, crops and more, all ready to reproduce! Approximately 30 activities and 200 geography related places and facts are covered.
A Tale of Three Birthdays and One Grand Adventure through the state of Indiana
How to Draw Indiana's Sights and Symbols (A Kid's Guide to Drawing America)
When Dad comes across a post about a contest for third and fourth graders, Jackson is eager to enter. The prize is a free trip to Indianapolis over Memorial Day weekend! Jackson is racing to beat the deadline, but his entry has to be special. Will he wow the judges and score the family ticket package, or will the checkered flags wave for someone else?
Have fun reading these great books about Indiana! They’re all full of a lot of good information!