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Minnesota Stories

These are just some of the books that have Minnesota as their setting, are by Minnesota authors/illustrators or are non-fiction books about Minnesota.  There is an amazing number of excellent children’s book authors and illustrators here in Minnesota—an excellent FREE event that is held each year that celebrates this is the Annual Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators, this year marks it’s 10th anniversary on September 12.  For more information click on the "events" tab.

The Legend of Minnesota*  by Kathy-jo Wargin
Fearless John: The Legend of John Beargrease*  by Kelly Emerling Rauzi
Storm Codes*  by Tracy Nelson Maurer
M is for Minnesota*  by Dori Hillestad Butler
On the Banks of Plum Creek*  by Laura Ingalls Wilder (excerpt)
Marven of the Great North Woods^  by Kathryn Lasky
Up North at the Cabin^  by Marsha Wilson Chall
John Blair and the Great Hinckley Fire^  by Josephine Nobisso
Betsy-Tacy^  by Maud Hart Lovelace (chapter book)
V is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet  by Kathy-jo Wargin
North Star Numbers: A Minnesota Number Book  by Kathy-jo Wargin
Hooray for Minnesota Winters  by Paul Lowrie and Bret Nicholaus
The Voyageur’s Paddle  by Kathy-jo Wargin
Paula Bunyan  by Phyllis Root
One-Dog Canoe  by Mary Casanova
A Gift for Sadia  by Marie Fritz Perry
Mississippi Going North  by Sanna Anderson Baker
The Star Maiden  by Barbara Juster Esbensen
Sky Shingebiss  retold by Nancy Van Laan
Tales about Paul Bunyun
Rabbit and the Moon  by Douglas Wood
Northwoods Cradle Song  by Douglas Wood
When I Go Camping with Grandma  by Marion Dane Bauer
Good-bye, Charles Lindberg  by Louise Borden
Loon Lake  by Jonathan London
Some Babies Are Wild  by Marion Dane Bauer/Stan Tekiela
Baby Bear Discovers the World  by Marion Dane Bauer/Stan Tekiela
Rivers Through Time: Settlements of the Mississippi  by Rob Bowden (non-f.)
This Land Called America: Minnesota  by Sheryl Peterson (non-fiction)
Hmong in Minnesota  by Chia Youyee Vang (non-fiction)
State Shapes: Minnesota  by Erik Bruun (non-fiction)
Pa Lia’s First Day (A Jackson Friends Book)  by Michelle Edwards
Dear Papa^  by Anne Ylvisaker (chapter book in letter form)
The Blue Ghost  by Marion Dane Bauer (chapter book)

* also listed on the monthly flyer
^ previously read on StoryLine


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