The Best BOSTON Books for Kids

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 We are excited to share this list of our favorite Boston books, curated by our team of local moms, many of which are written by LOCAL authors!

“Our oceans are beautiful, colorful, diverse ecosystems that are home to over a million species of underwater creatures. Unfortunately, humans are putting our friends under the sea at risk by polluting Earth’s oceans daily. ‘Lobstah Gahden’ will help kids understand the importance of conservation, and additional backmatter about sea life and pollution will give readers practical ways they can help preserve our oceans.” — Amazon.com

“It’s bedtime in Boston! Say goodnight to all your favorite locations, including: Franklin Park Zoo, Old North Church, Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, Fenway Park, Massachusetts State House, Big E Festival, Boston Museum of Science, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Light, 111 Huntington Avenue.” — Amazon.com

A classic!

“Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live. The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston. But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack arrive safely at their new home. This brilliantly illustrated, amusingly observed tale of Mallards on the move has won the hearts of generations of readers. Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children in 1941, it has since become a favorite of millions.” — Amazon.com

“Baseball fans learn about the ballpark’s history, features, and momentous events, including famous home runs from luminaries such as Ted Williams.” — Amazon.com

“A colorful and exciting ride on the Boston T Subway for the Littlest Explorers.” — Amazon.com

“Introduce the youngest readers to the Hub’s storied history with ‘It Happened In Boston.’ Through simple text and lively illustrations, ‘It Happened In Boston’ recounts episodes from the city’s history from its founding by John Winthrop, to Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride, to the ambitious but overbudget Big Dig. Whether your child lives in Boston, has visited Boston, or just hopes to visit Boston someday, he or she will love learning about all of the wonderful things that have happened here!” — Amazon.com

Beantown comes to life in the ultimate hide and seek adventure for kids and readers of all ages! The mayor of Boston needs your help! A museum is opening up a new exhibit on the greatest things in Boston, the best city in the world, and needs YOU to search for the items and find them before the museum opens! In this can-you-find activity book for kids ages 6-10, search for a triceratops hidden among the crowds at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and a statue of a gorilla at Franklin Park Zoo, or try to spot the red lobster in bustling Boston Public Market.” — Amazon.com

“When Louie, a young Bruins fan, heads out for his first hockey game in Boston, he has no idea what awaits him! Riding on the T, stopping at the North End, and seeing the city is just the beginning. Then when an unanticipated problem threatens to delay the start of the game, Louie gets even more action than anticipated! Can he fix the problem and save the day?” — Amazon.com

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Meghan was born and raised on the South Shore and attended college in Boston. After college, she married her high school sweetheart and followed him to Charleston, SC and Groton, CT where he served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy. Military life was an adventure, and after 6 crazy years of service (and two babies later!), the pair decided to move *home* to the South Shore in 2016 and put down some roots. Meghan is the proud Owner of Boston Moms & work-at-home mom to William, Benjamin & Caroline, born in 2013, 2015 and 2019. She loves meeting new people, encouraging moms, celebrating motherhood, and supporting small businesses.