Top 10 Native American Children’s Books

Top 10 Native American Children’s Books

Whether bedtime stories or late weekend book reading, it is always delightful for young ones to indulge their little minds in stories with superheroes, mermaids, and other fantasies.  Make sure to include books from indigenous authors!

Our top 10 Native American children's books help develop imagination and teach lessons from stories about people, nature, culture, and animals.

Native American culture has frequently been ignored in children's literature, particularly in tales written from the view of the indigenous people.

However, we have seen a remarkable change in the last decade, with more Native American reads getting added to our library collections. From chapter books to board books for babies, Native American children's books reimagine traditional stories, tell new tales, and honor cultural importance and presence in today's modern world.

We explored multiple tales from Native American artists to list down a collection of all-time favorites from Amazon children's books you might love to add to your child's shelf.

Time to explore these ten award-winning children's books yourself.


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Jingle Dancer
  • Smith, Cynthia L (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 02/09/2021 (Publication Date) - Heartdrum (Publisher)
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Healer of the Water Monster
  • Hardcover Book
  • Young, Brian (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 05/11/2021 (Publication Date) - Heartdrum (Publisher)
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What Your Ribbon Skirt Means to Me: Deb Haaland's Historic Inauguration
  • Hardcover Book
  • Bunten, Alexis (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 40 Pages - 07/25/2023 (Publication Date) - Christy Ottaviano Books (Publisher)
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Rock Your Mocs
  • Hardcover Book
  • Goodluck, Laurel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 10/10/2023 (Publication Date) - Heartdrum (Publisher)
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Forever Cousins
  • Hardcover Book
  • Goodluck, Laurel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 10/04/2022 (Publication Date) - Charlesbridge (Publisher)
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Too Much: My Great Big Native Family
  • Hardcover Book
  • Goodluck, Laurel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 40 Pages - 01/23/2024 (Publication Date) - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
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Too Much: My Great Big Native Family
  • Hardcover Book
  • Goodluck, Laurel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 40 Pages - 01/23/2024 (Publication Date) - Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Publisher)
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Finding My Dance
  • Hardcover Book
  • Thundercloud, Ria (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 40 Pages - 09/13/2022 (Publication Date) - Penguin Workshop (Publisher)

Ria Thundercloud tells her own story of dancing from Pow Wows to international dance companies.  She shows how she used dance to cope during tough times.

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Mission To Space
  • Hardcover Book
  • John Herrington (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages - 10/01/2016 (Publication Date) - White Dog Press (Publisher)
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Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
  • Hardcover Book
  • Noble Maillard, Kevin (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 48 Pages - 10/22/2019 (Publication Date) - Roaring Brook Press (Publisher)
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Birdsong
  • Hardcover Book
  • Flett, Julie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 48 Pages - 10/08/2019 (Publication Date) - Greystone Kids (Publisher)
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Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People
  • Hardcover Book
  • Nelson, S.D. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 20 Pages - 11/03/2015 (Publication Date) - Harry N. Abrams (Publisher)
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Bowwow Powwow (ALA Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards))
  • Hardcover Book
  • Child, Brenda J. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 05/01/2018 (Publication Date) - Minnesota Historical Society Press (Publisher)
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Mission To Space
  • Hardcover Book
  • John Herrington (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 24 Pages - 10/01/2016 (Publication Date) - White Dog Press (Publisher)

 

Last Updated on May 7, 2024 by vhormazabal

About Paul G

Paul G is the founder PowWows.com, who wears many hats as a business coach, photographer, and collector of quirky shirts. Paul started PowWows.com in 1996 while pursuing his graduate degree. With a passion for travel, he and his family hav  traveled the world, capturing unforgettable memories and photos. When he's not coaching or clicking, he's indulging in the magic of Disney.


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