Kids Books Set in Texas Cities
Are you visiting Texas? You’ll enjoy getting the kids ready as you learn about the Lone Star state, too! Read before you go to make the experience the BEST ever!
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Here at The Educational Tourist we are total believers in the power of reading. Reading improves the background and educational foundation in every possible way. Research shows that kids who read have improved lives in every single way.
We believe in using books as a way to introduce a destination to the kids. Getting them familiar with what they’ll see makes a smooth transition when you arrive. Change can be scary for children so you are doing them a huge favor – and thus yourself, by helping them have an even better time!
I’ve spent a lot of time researching books to find the best one for you to use with your kids.
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Kids Books Set in Texas Cities – Austin
Good Night Austin by Adam Gamble Nice introduction to the things you’ll see in Austin (like Texas State Capital building, University of Texas and more!) and get ideas about your itinerary! Makes a great bedtime story as you would expect! Kids who learn about the destination enjoy the trip even more. Written for kids aged preschool and up. Length: 20 pages.
Stephen F. Austin: The Father of Texas by Harriet Isecke Learn about how Austin got its name! Great facts in a easy read about one of Texas’ most famous people. Written for upper elementary school aged kids. Length: 32 pages.
Austin and the State of Texas: Cool Stuff Every Kids Should Know by Kate Boehm Jerome Great information and fun facts on the city that is proudly ‘weird’. Written for kids aged 8 – 122. Length: 48 pages.
Visiting Austin, the capital of Texas? Read up on cool things to see in the city that is proudly weird!
Kids Books Set in Texas Cities – Dallas/Fort Worth
Dallas and Forth Worth are very large cities that have grown together and thus are often referred to as one place – Dallas/Fort Worth. This combined area, sometimes called DFW, is the largest metropolitan area in Texas.
Good Night Dallas/Fort Worth by Adam Gamble Read about the cool things that the large cities of Dallas/Fort Worth have to offer a visitor. Places mentioned include: Fort Worth Stockyards, Museum of Science and History and the Dallas World Aquarium.
Goodnight Dallas by Jennifer Drez This is a sweet book that has lovely illustrations on all you want to see in Dallas. Written for kids in grades 2 – 3.
Dallas Cowboys 101 (My First Team Board Book) by Brad Epstein Read all about this incredible team that has won 5 Super Bowl Championships. Written for kids aged 4 – 6 years. Length: 24 pages.
Dallas Cowboys ABC (Team Board Books) by Brad M. Epstein Any kiddo who loves football will enjoy this book as a souvenir or a way to get ready for a trip to the big D in Texas – Dallas! Written for young kids aged 2-5 years old. Length: 24 pages.
Dallas Cowboys Coloring & Activity Storybook by Brad M. Epstein The fun coloring book follows the process of game day. Kids will love this book! Would be great for the road trip or long flight to get to Dallas. Written for kids aged 5-7 years. Length: 48 pages.
The Dallas Titans Get Ready for Bed by Karla Kuskin Time for bed after playing a big football game! Even football players need their sleep. Written for kids in grade 1 – 3.
Alice from Dallas by Marilyn Sadler I love a book with rhymes and this one fits the bill. Great to explain to kids that you can spell the same sound in more than one way. Alice is a cowgirl from Pennsylvania and one day another cowgirl shows up. These girls aren’t sure about each other at first and there might be only room for one cowgirl in these parts! Written for kids in early elementary school Pre-kindergarten – Grade 2. Length: 40 pages.
Kids Books Set in Texas Cities – Houston
Goodnight Houston by Jennifer Solak Wonderful way to introduce kids to the large Texas city of Houston. Written for kid aged 2- 6 years. Length: 36 pages.
Good Night Houston (Good Night Our World) by Adam Gamble Great series of books that hits lots of great cities. Get the kids familiar with lots of the sites in Houston.
A Picture Book of Sam Houston by David A. Adler Sam Houston, the name sake of the great city of Houston was a man of many talents. He was a teacher, statesman, and lawyer. He was also the president of the Republic of Texas. Written for kids aged 4-8. Length: 32 pages. Lexile Measure: 800L.
Sam Houston Standing Firm by Mary Dodson Wade This book makes Sam Houston come alive. Learn about his time as a lawyer, congressman, governor, army general and then president of the Republic. Written for upper elementary school aged kids aged 8 – 12 years. Length: 24 pages.
Sam Houston: I am Houston by Mary Dodson Wade Sam Houston was an interesting guy and is really important in the history of Houston and the state of Texas. Read about Sam Houston before you visit his namesake city. Learn how he loved nice clothes and for several years he wore leopard fur and Cherokee regalia, too! Written for kids in the upper elementary school group. Length: 64 pages.
NFL Today: Houston Texans by Nate Frisch Your sports fans will love learning more about Houston’s football team before their trip! Written for sports lovers aged 10 – 13. Length: 48 pages. Lexile Measure: 1280L.
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DK Readers L1: LEGO Women of NASA:Space Heroes by Hannah Dolan What a great combination to add to the fantastic story of space exploration – women have been a part of the picture, too! Have your kids – girls and boys learn about these inspiring women. Written for the youngest readers in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. Length: 24 pages.
NASA and the Astronauts by Lisa J. Amstutz There is something so magical about heading off into space and kids love learning about it. Read up before you head to NASA for a visit. Written for kids aged 10 – 14 years old. Length: 48 pages. Lexile Measure: 860.
Look to the Stars by Buzz Aldrin Written by the second man who stepped on the moon and no one has a perspective quite like his! Written for kids aged 6 – 8 years. Length: 40 pages.
The Moon Buggy: Lunar Roving Vehicle by George Creekhill Great photos and a cool story about driving on the moon! If your kiddos love anything with wheels this will be especially cool. Written for elementary school aged kids. Length: 37 pages.
Houston Astros World Series Champions: The Ultimate Baseball Coloring, Activity and Stats Books for Adults and Kids by Anthony Curcio Are you traveling with a sports fan? Read up on the team who won the 2017 World Series! Written for upper elementary school kids. Length: 100 pages.
Houston Astros 101 by Brad M. Epstein New to the sports game? This is the perfect book for you! Sports are big in Houston and you’ll love learning about the Astros who won the World Series in 2017 in an exciting upset! Written for kids aged 8 – 12 years. Length: 28 pages.
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Kids Books Set in Texas Cities – San Antonio
San Antonio gave birth to the river front experience in a city. Ride down the river on a boat or walk along side the river front and explore shops, music, and restaurants. The Mexican flavor is a wonderful experience and a nod to the deep history of Texas and the Spanish influence along with the Mexican influence.
123 San Antonio: A Cool Counting Book by Puck Count and learn about one of the famous cities in Texas. San Anotonio has a lot to offer! Written for preschoolers. Length: 22 pages.
100 Things to Do in San Antonio Before You Die by Denise Richter This series of books include so many cool things to see in the city and I love this one, too. Find out all the usual things to see and do along with some off the beaten path sites. This book is full of information such as addresses, too. Written for ADULTS and great for planning a family vacation that includes the kids. Length: 160 pages.
San Antonio and the State of Texas: Cool Stuff Every Kids Should Know by Kate Boehm Jerome Find out all you need to know to have a great vacation in San Antonio with the kids! Written for kids aged 8 – 11. Length: 48 pages.
Goodnight San Antonio by Jennifer Gaines Drez and Lisa Carrington Voight Lovely illustrated book about all the cultural places you’ll want to see in San Antonio. Written for lower elementary school aged kids but will work for introduction to upper elementary school kids, too. Length: 40 pages.
Good Night San Antonio by Adam Gamble Part of the Good Night Our World Series, I love this sort of book. It gives kids a great introduction to the city you’ll be visiting on vacation. Written for young kids of the Good Night Moon group upon which this book is based – ages 3-7. Length: 20 pages.
San Antonio Spurs by Mark Stewart Kids love sports and learning about the local teams is fun before a vacation. The San Antonio Spurs are the local basketball team. Written for upper middle elementary school aged kids 7 – 10 years. Length: 48 pages.
San Antonio Spurs (Inside the NBA) by Sam Moussavi Enjoy learning about the local basketball team, The San Antonio Spurs. Written for kids aged 8 – 12 years. Length: 32 pages. Lexile Measure: 980.
The NBA: A History of Hoops: San Antonio Spurs by Jim Whiting Kids who love sports will enjoy reading about the local basketball team before their visit to San Antonio. Written for kids aged 8 – 12 years. Length: 48 pages. Lexile Measure: 730.
Mexican food is a big part of the San Antonio experience. It is proudly a ‘Tex-Mex’ mixture of Mexican food with a Texan twist. Whether or not you’ve had some Tex-Mex foods you’ll enjoy teaching the kids about what you’ll taste on your visit to San Antonio.
Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Greenfield It is usually easy to get a kid to eat a type of bread and tortillas you’ll find in San Antonio area delicious – especially warm! Read all about foods that are round in this book for the younger traveler. Written for kids aged 3- 5. Length: 40 pages.
Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors by Roseanne Greenfield Even if your kids balk at eating anything green, you’ll enjoy practicing colors with your child with food in mind. Written for the younger kids aged 3-5. Length: 40 pages.
Texas is a BIG place and full of fantastic things to see and do. Be ready for any trip with the kids with these tips.
Natalie, The Educational Tourist