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Possible Regional Literature Titles
(States A - M)

Where In the USA
Is Looney Lobster Reading? (Looney99)

Regional literature: (1) is free of stereotyping, (2) focuses on individuals, showing them involved in universal conflicts or learning universal truths, (3) deals with the land as it connects with humans, (4) sensitizes our awareness of place.

State names A-M represented in our looney99 project: (State names N-Z)


  • Coats, Laura Jane, "The Almond Orchard" (description)
  • Setting: San Francisco - "A Day's Work" by Eve Bunting (1994)(32 ps)(description)
  • Setting: Los Angeles - "Smoky Night" by Eve Bunting (1994)(36 ps)(description)
  • "Tikvah Means Hope" by Patricia Polacco (1994)(description)
  • "Earthquake: A Story of Old San Francisco" by Kathleen Kudlinski (1993)(56 ps)(desc) [1906 earthquake]
  • "Red Means Good Fortune" by Barbara Diamond Goldin (1994) (54 ps)(description)
  • "Chang's Paper Pony" by Eleanor Coerr (1988) (64 ps)(description)
  • "The California Gold Rush: West With the 49ers" by Eliz. Van Steenwyk (1991)(64 ps)(desc)
  • "The Six Bridges of Humphrey the Whale" by Toni Knapp (1989)
  • "The Ever-Living Tree: The Life and Times of a Coast Redwood" by Linda Vieira (1994) (description)
  • "The Wonderful Towers of Watts" by Patricia Zelver (1994)(description)[site]


  • "Curious George" by H. A. Rey (1941)(description)
  • "Arthur's Eyes" by Marc Brown
  • "Letting Swift River Go" by Jane Yolen (1992)(Quabbin Reservoir) (description)
  • "A River Ran Wild" by Lynne Cherry (1992)(Nashua River)(description)
  • "Giants in the Land" by Diana Applebaum (1993)(1700s logging) (description)
  • "Walden" by Steve Lowe (1990) [The life of Thoreau at Walden Pond, Concord -
  • "Witch Hunt: It Happened in Salem Village" by Stephen Krensky (1989)(Salem)(description)
  • "The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe" by Tony Johnston (1997) (New England tale)
  • "And Then What Happened, Paul Revere" by Jean Fritz (1973)(Boston)(description)
  • "The Boston Coffee Party" by Doreen Rappaport (1988)(description)
  • "The Bobbin Girl" by Emily Arnold McCully (1996)(Lowell mills)(description)
  • "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey (1941)(Boston Public Gardens)(description)
  • "Crook Jaw" by Caron Cohen (1997) (description)
  • "The Story of Cape Cod" by Kevin Shortsleeve (1993)(63 ps) (description)
  • "Riptide" by Frances Ward Weller, Robert J. Blake (Illus)(1990)(32 ps)(description)
  • "The Story of the Little Black Dog" by J. B. Spooner, Terre Lamb Seeley (Illus)(1994)(description)
  • "Madaket Millie" by Frances Ward Weller, Marcia Sewall(1997)(32 ps)(description) (Illus)
  • "Comet's Nine Lives" by Jan Brett (1996)(description)
  • "The Adventures of Obadiah" by Brinton Turkle (1974)(39 ps)(Quakers) (description)
  • "The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar" by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Ted Rand (Illus)(1990)(32 ps)(Nantucket area)(description)
  • "Clambake: A Wampanoag Tradition" by Russell M. Peters (1992)(description)
  • "The Children of the Morning Light" by Manitongquat (1994)(72 ps) (description)
  • "Cranberries" by William Jaspersohn (1991)(32 ps)(description)
  • "Three Young Pilgrims" by Cheryl Harness (1994)(unp)(description)
  • "Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times" by Kate Waters (1996)(description)
  • "Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl" by Kate Waters (1989)(32 ps)(description)
  • "Samuel Eatons' Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy" by Kate Waters (1993)(description)
  • "The First Thanksgiving" by Jean Craighead George (1993)(description)
  • "The Pilgrims of Plimoth" by Marcia Sewall (1986)(48 ps)(description)
  • "People of the Breaking Day" by Marcia Sewall (1990)(48 ps)(description)



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