Every kid loves to read books and recognize the people, places, and even events on the pages. That’s why having an awesome collection of Children’s Books about Boston is a great way to enjoy some local literature with the kids in your life. I have compiled 12 great options that would make great baby shower presents, birthday and Christmas gifts, or just an anytime kind of book addition for your friends or family.
12 Books about Boston for Kids
While many of the children’s books about Boston are going to include some of the same elements, I tried to compile a list of books that all offer different experiences to the reader. Whether it’s because they’re a die-hard Red Sox fan or love animals, there is a book for everyone about Boston in children’s literature.
This cute book is all about animals that get loose from the Franklin Park Zoo. You can help the zoo keeper find the animals in and around Boston! So it’s like a locally themed Where’s Waldo of sorts with a fun twist! Buy it Here.
This book is centered around the other Boston are zoo, the Stone Zoo on the North side of the city. Willow is a Wallaby that’s taking a walking tour of the city. She goes on the swan boats enjoys all the fun things to see and do in Boston. Buy it Here.
This cute little book is all about a Mallard duck who wants to make Boston Public Gardens a home for herself and her little ducklings. She gets help from the police and everything in this cute duckling journey. Buy Here.
This kids’ book is a great way to teach children to count, but in terms of the city of Boston, like the swan boats! If you’re going to buy a counting book for a baby, why not make it of something they will see often? Great for your own kid or even as a baby shower gift. Buy it here!
With cute pictures and an A to Z theme, this children’s book is about America’s oldest ball park. Pair it with a child’s first set of tickets to the game or enjoy it once baseball season starts. Learn the ABCs of Fenway park and buy it here.
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While the designs and lines might be intricate for a young child, it’s still a coloring book and a fun way to view and interact with the city. It would be great for visiting families to use to entertain their kids while eating out because they can color building they recognize from walking around! Buy Here.
Larry and Pete head through the Boston Tunnels, visit the Quincy Market, go on the Freedom Trail and get lost in all the cultural landmarks. One of my favorite Boston kids’ books by far and a cute journey around the city. Buy Here.
If you have a young Red Sox fan in your home, this is for them! From toddlerhood to early elementary, they are sure to enjoy Wally’s adventures as they read through this rhythmic book. Especially for the newest Red Sox fans, it makes a great baby shower gift. Buy it Here.
While not Boston specific, this kids’ book is all about the state of Massachusetts.It covers some of the famous people in the state like JFK as well as many of the Bay State’s treasured places, animals, and events (for instance C is for Cod). Buy it here.
Of all the children’s books about Boston, this is the simplest. It would be appropriate for babies and young toddlers or maybe an early reader. It takes the reader on a day through Boston saying good morning, good afternoon, and good evening to interesting places. It’s a cute and short story that little ones seem to enjoy! Buy Now.
Tag along with the duck to learn and see about Boston. This book is ideal for older elementary or middle school kids, even adults that enjoy kid lit. So whether your kids are learning their alphabet or mastered it years ago, this books has fabulous pictures, and tons of information. Buy today.
This book, appropriate for toddlers and young kids, it about the journey through Boston. They not only see the sights, but participate in some of the famous events that Boston is known for. They even take a trip on the T, making it a fun read for the first time you travel on the T or for when you’re going to make a city date with your child. Buy Here.
What are your favorite Children’s Books About Boston & Massachusetts?