37 of the Best Books About Tennessee

This post may contain affiliate or referral links. Read more about this in our disclosure policy.

When we visit a state I like to get the kids excited about it by reading books and doing workbooks on the area. We also will so read-aloud nonfiction books on the area. I also love reading books set in the area that is how our book lists started. This one has over 35 of the best books about Tennessee.

My kids love doing workbooks and reading about the area we are visiting. These are the best Books about Tennessee for kids to get them excited. #ourroaminghearts #tennesseebooks #tennessee #roadschooling #homeschooling | Homeschooling | Books on Tennessee | Tennessee Unit | Roadschooling

37 of the Best Books About Tennessee

Getting the kids excited I find mine love doing workbooks and coloring books about the area we will visit. I also like to have them read books about the area. These kids' books below will get them excited to learn all about Tennessee.


Fun Books and Activity Books for Kids


A 48-page colorful book that helps students learn what makes Tennessee unique.


Kids will learn about their state history, geography, presidents, people, places, nature, animals, and much more by completing these enriching activities.

This soothing board book captures the true spirit of Tennessee as young readers tour this diverse state, discovering its unique attractions and landmarks.

V is for Volunteer stimulates children to learn about their state through familiar Tennessee icons like the Grand Ole Opry and Graceland.

Kids will have a blast and build essential knowledge skills including research, reading, writing, science, and math.

This unique book combines state-specific facts and 30 fun-to-do hands-on projects.

This handy, easy-to-use reference guide is divided into seven color-coded sections which include Tennessee basic facts, geography, history, people, places, nature, and miscellaneous information.

Children will delight in this fantastic tale of a young girl's vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Wandering from her tent late one summer's night, Sara finds an invitation she just can't resist!

A true-time saver, the Tennessee Interactive Notebook: A Hands-On Approach to Learning About Our State! includes ready-to-use pages and instructions that make state-studies fun and successful.

The kids can color their way around your state while learning new facts.

This charming tale of Michael, Emily, and their parents as they explore each national park and discover scat and tracks is designed to both entertain and educate.

This big activity book has a wide range of reproducible activities including coloring, dot-to-dot, mazes, matching, word search, and many other creative activities that will entice any student to learn more about Tennessee.

Tommy “Bubba Jones” and his sister Jenny “Hug-a-Bug” learn more about the Great Smoky Mountain National Park than they ever thought they would when Papa Lewis lets them in on a family secret: The family has legendary time traveling skills!


Books for Everyone

These Tennessee books are filled with all sorts of information on the area from camping to their famous Tennessee Whiskey some of the famous Tennessee haunting and even the famous people who have come from Tennesse. 


Only the most pristine campgrounds that included not only a great locale for tent campers but with fun outdoor activities nearby, almost as close as your tent door.

Descriptions of every trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The definitive field guide to the American Whiskey Trail! Big Whiskey features profiles of distilleries new and old, interviews with distillers and blenders, cocktail recipes, tasting notes, food pairings, and rare bottles.

Keep track of all the whiskeys you come across on your journey


Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Volunteer State! Explore Tennessee's wilderness, mountains, country music, and rich history. Tennessee by Map feature shows where you'll find all the places covered in the book.

These ghostly stories come straight from the pages of Tennessee newspapers! Brought to you by the members of the Tennessee Press Association, these tales will bring chills down your spine.

Tennessee is fortunate in that the state is blessed with an abundance of trees. Because of the immense importance of trees to the health of its citizens, the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council has honored many of the state s trees through this timeless book.


Written with grace, humor, and affection, Last Train to Memphis has been hailed as the definitive biography of Elvis Presley. It is the first to set aside the myths and focus on Elvis' humanity in a way that has yet to be duplicated.

Students learn about major industries, state symbols, and the famous people who embody all that is Tennessee.

The host of Nashville Now shares a collection of anecdotes and reminiscences about some of country music's greatest stars, including Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, Dolly Parton, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, and many others.

The birds that frequent the backyards of Tennessee differ from the birds that frequent the backyards of Florida. In addition to unique descriptions, each bird profile includes a range map to identify each bird's North American distribution. One hundred birds are profiled, each with a color photograph, to ensure accurate identification.

From Longitude and Latitude of every city within her borders, we can determine not just distance, but personality, flavor, ambiance.

100 Things To Do in Nashville Before You Die delivers a trove of adventures, diversions, tasty meals, and top-notch music. Even natives will have unexpected discoveries.


History Books on Tennessee

Now for those of us who love the history of an area, these books will be for you. Some are filled with great pictures, some have Civil War history and others will show you how Nashville got its name of Music City. 



This engaging volume is a treasure trove of fascinating facts, incredible anecdotes, and bizarre events in Tennessee’s storied history. With nearly 250 pages of reading enjoyment, Amazing Tennessee is packed with tidbits and tales ranging from the remarkable to the downright bizarre.


On a cold Friday night, November 8, 1861, the Unionists proceeded with plans to burn the key railroad bridges of East Tennessee, but the promised Federal invasion did not come. From a bold plan approved by President Abraham Lincoln through the tragedy described in the aftermath, the incredible true story of an insurrection gone wrong is detailed in this thoroughly researched narrative.

Nashville Then and Now shows how the city has evolved into a bright, modern city that is synonymous with country music

From the Civil War, Exposition and the great fire of 1916, Historic Photos of Nashville follows life, government, education, and disasters throughout Nashville's history. The book captures unique and rare scenes and events through the original lens of hundreds of historic photographs.

“Never had there been such an overwhelming victory during the Civil War – indeed, never in American military history.” – Wiley Ford’s comment on the Franklin-Nashville Campaign

Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau played host to some of the most dramatic military maneuverings of the Civil War.


Books Set in Tennessee

For those of us who love to read I have included a few books that even though they are fiction, they are set in Tennessee. One is series set at the Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville and you can go a tour the Belle Mead it will bring the story to life! 


Set in an old Mansion in Tennessee Nora Roberts weaves a story in a beautiful setting as only she can.


The first in a series set in the Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville Tennessee. This is a historical novel set in Post Civil War Tennessee.


Another historical book set is Haywood Tennessee in 1849. A family desperate to correct their sweet daughter's twisted legs takes a journey out west. The hopes of paying for her surgery with the hidden treasures of the California Gold Rush.

Set in a small town of Sweetgum Tennessee. Each month, they meet at the Sweetgum Christian Church to enjoy the two things that connect them. A love of knitting and a passion for books. Filled with strong female characters and a classic small town.

Set in 1952 Round Rock, Tennessee. A doctor who can't remember her crime. A reporter fighting for the story of her life. Two women at a crossroads in a town that never forgets.


So I want to know what are some of your favorite books about Tennessee? Let me know in the comments below. 

Get Our Travel Tips and Freebies!

Join our travel community and get weekly updates with travel tips, locations, and freebies. Can't wait to connect with you!

    Similar Posts

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *