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Read Around the Continents: A North America Booklist for Kids

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Welcome back for the third installment of our series Read Around the Continents. So far we’ve read our way through Africa, South America and now North America.

North America is a such a large continent that we’re dividing it into three sections. Today let’s read around the United States but first a little background on North America as a continent.

NOrth America

Did you know that North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost entirely within the Western Hemisphere? North America covers an area of 9.540,000 square miles or 24,709,000 square kilometers. North America has 600 million people living there and represents 8% of the world’s population.

North America is surrounded by water therefore given the name by native Americans “Turtle Island”. In the north, it is bordered by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the West and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America, the Caribbean Sea.

The United States is 3.79 million square miles or 983 million square kilometers. With 315 million people living inside its borders, the United States is the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nation. As well as it’s people, the geography and climate of the U.S. are equally diverse, with deserts, plains, forests, and mountains that are home to a wide variety of wildlife.

With our map and library card in hand, it’s time to read around the beautiful continent of North America.

Read Around the Continents


Read Around North America: United States

Happy Birthday America by Mary Pope Osborne

Happy Birthday America

John, Paul, George, and Ben by Lane Smith

John George and Ben

Stars & Stripes: The Story of the American Flag by Sarah Thomson

Stars and Stripes

This Land is Your Land by Woodie Guthrie

This land is your land

We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow

We The People

Our 50 States by Lynne Cheney

Our 50 States

Smart About the Presidents by Jon Buller


Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta

Now & Ben

A is for America by Devin Scillian

A is for America

I Pledge Allegiance by June Swanson

I Pledge Allegiance

M is for Majestic: A National Parks Alphabet by David Domeniconi

M is for Majestic

Tennessee Trailblazers by Pat McKissack (since we’re based in Tenneessee)

Tennessee Trailblazers

Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday by Mary Pope Osborne


Magic Tree House Companion Guide #11: American Revolution by Mary Pope Osborne


Go, Go America: 50 States of Fun by Dan Yaccarino

Go Go America

Little Miss History travels to Mount Rushmore by Barbara Ann Mojica

Little Miss History

Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The Statue of Liberty (Volume 2) by Barbara Ann Mojica

Little Miss History

What are your favorite North America books for kids?

North American Booklist


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