Iowa: A Literary Landscape has an extensive list of children’s books set in Iowa.

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Squashedby Joan Bauer

This is a story about growing up while trying to grow a prize-winning pumpkin.

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Publisher: Speak (June 2, 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0142404268
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142404263

The Luck of the Buttons by Anne Ylvisaker

Set in the town of Goodhue, Iowa in 1929, Tugs Esther Button is going to try to change her family’s luck.

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Reprint edition (August 28, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0763660612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763660611

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Roberta Gibson 2020