Many local stores offer an abundance of children's books with a Louisiana theme. Most of them are written by local authors and provide entertaining insight to the traditions and culture of our wonderful state. Here are a few great options to teach kids more about Louisiana.
Hello, New Orleans
A parent and child pelican explore the city of New Orleans just like any tourist. The pair takes a streetcar ride, listens to the Preservation Hall Jazz band, celebrates Mardi Gras, visits the Audubon zoo, eats local foods, visits the swamps and plantation country and rides on a steamboat. The story offers an easy way to teach young ones about different New Orleans landmarks and traditions. The pelicans even take some time to cheer on the New Orleans Saints. Who Dat!
The Adventures of Yat and Dat
Fox 8 News anchor Nancy Parker began writing short stories for her kids which eventually led to her writing two children’s books, “The Adventures of Yat and Dat Superdome!” and “The Adventures of Yat and Dat What’s Cookin’?” The series follows the story of two birds who discover sports and gourmet food in their beloved city.