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Montana: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about Montana?

As you can see, this list of kids books about Montana is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about Montana, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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The Unabomber
Written by Bryan Denson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

A new true-crime series that follows FBI agents behind the scenes as they work to keep Americans safe.

A case of homegrown terrorism: the Unabomber. Agent Kathleen Puckett was a successful linguist and a highly trained psychologist before she was recruited for the UNABOMB investigation. The Unabomber had evaded capture for 17 years, carried out 13 bombings, and killed three men. Agent Puckett was a catalyst in understanding the psychology behind the Unabomber crimes. She led the team to make the arrest of Theodore Kaczynski on April 4, 1996, bringing down one of the most notorious domestic terrorists in American history.

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I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

No grizzly has ever killed a human in Glacier before . . . until tonight. Eleven-year-old Melody Vega and her family come to Glacier National Park every year, and it’s always been a place where she can forget her troubles. But this year is different. With Mom gone, every moment in the park is a heartbreaking reminder of the past. <p/>Then Mel comes face-to-face with the mighty grizzly. Now her only thought is one of survival. Mel will soon be a part of one of the most tragic seasons in the history of America’s national parks - a summer of terror that will forever change ideas about how grizzlies and humans can exist together in the wild.

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B Is for Big Sky Country: A Montana Alphabet
Written by & illustrated by Joanna Yardley
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Illustrated by Joanna Yardley <P>”The sky in Montana somehow seems bigger, bluer, and more spectacular than in any other state.” Author Sneed B. Collard, III writes, “it’s simply because our sky stretches over such an abundance of beauty.” In” B is for Big Sky Country” readers will find out where the Going-to-the-Sun Road really takes you and what city the copper capitol dome calls home.

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12 Little Elves Visit Montana
Written by Trish Madsen & illustrated by Chorkung Kung
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

Twelve charming elves travel up and down each state to see who is still awake before Santa comes. Along the way, they visit state landmarks and curiosities, all bedecked in holly and holiday fun. Their last stop? Your home, of course. Jump in bed!

‘Twas Christmas in Montana and 12 elves were sent to see who was sleeping . . . Away the elves went!

In each home was nestled each girl and each boy, while Treasure State visions brought everyone joy.

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Hattie Big Sky
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 12-15

Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle’s homesteading claim.<BR>For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie’s been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle’s homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends–especially Charlie, fighting in France–through letters and articles for her hometown paper. <BR>Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a Loyal American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie’s determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home. From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Fearless Mary - “The true story of Mary Fields, aka “Stagecoach Mary,” a trailblazing African American woman who helped settle the American West.”–Provided by the Publisher.

  • A Nancy Drew Christmas - Nancy finds herself a Christmas mystery in this super special eighteenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries series, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Nancy is spending her winter vacation at the most beautiful ski resort in Montana. Everything looks perfect, from the spectacular mountain views to the cozy rooms inside complete with fireplaces and holiday decorations. Unfortunately, not all is as jolly as it seems. Things started to go wrong on her very first day; she hit a bad patch of ice on a run down the slopes and broke her leg in a couple of different places. Then a doctor decided she needed a giant cast and lots of bed rest. It’s been a week of unfortunate events for rest the resort too; there was a sabotaged opening dinner, multiple hotel room break-ins, and a dangerous trap was set for the star chef. And if she thought things couldn’t get any worse, a giant storm is heading her way and may just snow everyone in for days. Trapped in a hotel with someone bent on destruction? Cast or no cast, you know this sleuth is on the case. It’s almost Christmas and both guests and staff are starting to panic. With all the odds stacked against her, can Nancy solve these crimes in time and save the holiday season? Or is this one Yuletide she’ll wish to forget?

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