Children's Books with Native American Themes

Children's Books

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Children's books with Native American themes and subjects. Select titles are listed below as well as titles by well known children's authors Joseph Bruchac, Michael Caduto, and Virginia Stroud.

A Rainbow at Night : The World in Words and Pictures, Bruce Hucko, Navajo Children (Illustrator), 1997

The Arrow over the Door, by Joseph Bruchac, James Watling (Illustrator), 1998

Between Earth and Sky : Legends of Native American Sacred Places, by Joseph Bruchac, Thomas Locker (Illustrator), 1996

Big Moon Tortilla, by Joy Cowley, Dyanne Strongbow (Illustrator), 2002

A Boy Called Slow : The True Story of Sitting Bull, by Joseph Bruchac, Rocco Baviera, 1995

The Boy Who Lived With the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories : (The Parabola Storytime Series), by Joseph Bruchac, Audio Cassette, 1995

The Boy Who Made Dragonfly: A Zuni Myth, by Tony Hillerman, 1986

Buffalo Hunt, by Russell Freedman, 1995

Cheyenne Again, by Eve Bunting, Irving Toddy, 2002

Children of the Longhouse, by Joseph Bruchac, 1996

Colors of the Navajo (Colors of the World), by Emily Abbink, Janice Lee Porter, 1998

The First Strawberries : A Cherokee Story, by Joseph Bruhac, Anna Vojtech (Illustrator), 1993

The Goat in the Rug, by Charles L. Blood, Martin Link, Nancy Winslow Parker (Illustrator), 1990

The Great Ball Game : A Muskogee Story, by Joseph Bruchac, Susan L. Roth (Illustrator), 1994

How the Rattle Rattlesnake Got Its Rattle, by Jeffrey Stoodt (Author), Anthony Chee Emerson (Illustrator), 1998

How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend, by Jerrie Oughton, Lisa Desimini (Illustrator), 1996

Indian Shoes , by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Jim Madsen (Illustrator) 2002

The Iroquois (A First Americans Book), by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Ronald Himler (Illustrator), 1995

Jingle Dancer , by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator),Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator), 2000

Keepers of Life : Discovering Plants Through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children, by Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac, Carol Wood (Illustrator), 1997

Keepers of Life : Discovering Plants Through Native Ameriecan Stories and Earth Activities for Children (Teacher's Edition), by Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac (Contributor), 1995

Keepers of the Animals : Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children , by Michael J. Caduto (Contributor), Joseph Bruchac, 1997

Keepers of the Animals Teacher's Guide : Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children, by Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac, John Kahionhes Fadden (Illustrator), 1992

Keepers of the Earth Native American Stories, by Joseph Bruchac (Reader), Michael J. Caduto, 1991

Keepers of the Earth Teachers Guide , by Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac (Contributor), 1990

Keepers of the Night : Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children, by Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac, David Kanietakeron Fadden (Illustrator), Carol Wood (Illustrator), 1994

The Ledger Book of Thomas Blue Eagle, Matthaei Gay, 1994

The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, Tomie dePaola, 1996

Maria Montoya Martinez, Master Potter, Elsie Karr Kreischer (Author), Roberta Sinnock (Illustrator), 1995

Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux, Eve Bunting, John Sandford, 2000

Native American Rock Art : A Petroglyph Stamp Kit for All Ages (Craft Kit), Judith Dupre, 1997

Native Artists of North America : Profiles of Five American Indian Artists, Highlighting Their Talents and Exploring Their Roles Within Their Tribes), Reavis Moore, 1995

Navajo ABC, Luci Tapahanso, Eleanor Schick, 1999

Rain Is Not My Indian Name, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Lori Earley, 2001

Rising Voices : Writings of Young Native Americans , by Arlene B. Hirschfelder, Beverly R. Singer (Contributor), 1992

Skywoman : Legends of the Iroquois , by Joanne Shenandoah, et al, 1998

Songs of Ancient Journeys: Animals in Rock Art , by Elsa Marston, 2005

Songs of Shiprock Fair, by Luci Tapahonso, Anthony Emerson (illustrator), 1999

The Spark in the Stone : Skills and Projects from the Native American Tradition (Ziggurat Series for Talented Beginners), Peter Goodchild, 1991

The Spindle Whorl : An Activity Book Ages 9-12 (Northwest Coast Indian Discovery Series), Nan McNutt, et al, 1997