These South Dakota State Books for Kids are sure to please and fascinate your children as they learn all about the state of South Dakota.
These books contain so much information about the long and varied History of this great State as well as stories about people from South Dakota.
The following South Dakota-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 South Dakota:
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Good Night South Dakota includes Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Deadwood, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Black Hills National Forest, Wind Cave National Park, Missouri River, Falls Park, Corn Palace, fishing, hiking, wildlife, and the Great Plains Zoo. This charming and educational board tours young readers around the great state of South Dakota, highlighting famous landmarks and attractions.
Wishing on his magic coin, David transports them back to a Sioux Indian camp on the border of North and South Dakota. There they learn about the Native Americans and their way of life. They also befriend Washta, a young Sioux who teaches them about the many animals his people hunt and live with.
What’s so great about South Dakota? Readers will build skills to identify and summarize the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Mount Rushmore State. We’ll explore South Dakota’s national memorials, charming cities, historic landmarks, and fascinating history.
In 1894, Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband, Almanzo, and their daughter, Rose, packed their belongings into their covered wagon and set out on a journey from De Smet, South Dakota, to Mansfield, Missouri. They heard that the soil there was rich and the crops were bountiful — it was even called “the Land of the Big Red Apple.” With hopes of beginning a new life, the Wilders made their way to the Ozarks of Missouri.
South Dakota is home to an endless supply of American history and Americana. Did you know the world’s largest drug store calls Wall, SD home? Or how about the triceratops was one of the state’s earliest settlers? What about the prairie the Ingalls family called home? De Smet. Also in South Dakota!
The true life of Crazy Horse is plagued with questions. He did not leave any letters or diaries nor are there any records of speeches he made. Most notably, it is still unclear whether his death was an accident or a murder. Nevertheless, Crazy Horse is considered a gripping symbol of freedom, dignity, and the American West. He was the unfathomable leader for the Lakota tribe and was looked upon for protection by his people.
The popular Rookie Books expand their horizons – to all corners of the globe! With this series all about geography, emergent readers will take off on adventures to cities, nations, waterways, and habitats around the world…and right in their own backyards.
South Dakota’s Sights and Symbols (Kid’s Guide to Drawing America)
As a part of the updated Planet Collection, “SOUTH DAKOTA” offers facts, descriptions and thought inspiring questions alongside amazing photographs of South Dakota.
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.
Building character through the strength of family, touches of humor, and life in rural South Dakota create memories that echo a generation. What’s special about these stories is not their uniqueness but their ability to reveal the common threads that bind us together. The experiences described are uniquely American and lived by a generation that shaped the nation.
Hello, buffalo! That’s what Jack and Annie say when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, back almost 200 years to the Great Plains. There they meet a Lakota boy who shows them how to hunt buffalo. But something goes wrong!
Finally, I was about to leave for a relaxing vacation all by myself. I was ready to kick back and connect with nature. But somehow, my peaceful trip turned into a crazy treasure hunt in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota with the entire Stilton clan in tow!
Ashley and Adam Arlington have a knack for uncovering mysteries. In this new series they travel from state to state, encountering mystery and intrigue wherever they go. Readers ages 9-12 will learn about the geography and history of the United States as they join the Arlingtons in their many adventures.
An exploration of Badlands National Park, including how its carved landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the rock formation known as the Badlands Wall.
South Dakota is filled with beautiful views, from the Badlands to the Black Hills. It carries with it a sense of history that began with the Paleo-Indians 11,000 years ago. This colorful book takes readers on a journey of the history, culture, economy, and government of South Dakota, from the past to the present.
In this book you will explore the wonders of South Dakota, finding the answers to these questions and so many more. Complete with incredible pictures to keep even the youngest of children captivated, you will all embark on a little journey into the great unknown.
From the Great Plains to the Black Hills, South Dakota is a state of varied landscapes. It is known for its natural and human-made landmarks, such as the Badlands and Mount Rushmore. Kids will read about South Dakota’s history from the 1875 gold rush to the Massacre of Wounded Knee.
More South Dakota State Resources:
- Get your 14 page South Dakota State Unit Study workbook here.
- OR save fifty dollars and get all 50 states’ workbooks here.
- FREE South Dakota State Fact Files