Books are a staple on most family’s gift lists at the holidays. What better way to give the gift of reading than books about your kiddo’s home town. We’ve got some books to delight your little ones and remind them why California is called the Golden State. Click through the slideshow for a collection of books that celebrate our city and state.

Good Night San Diego

In this simple board book with short text author Adam Gamble leads the reader on a tour of San Diego from morning to bedtime. The book, with pages dedicated to some of San Diego’s finest attractions, provides toddlers a fun reminder of a day’s outing to Balboa Park, Coronado, Cabrillo National Monument, and more. The cute illustrations will help them dream of the places they’d like to go next in their hometown. This is a perfect bedtime book.

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Do you have a favorite book about San Diego or the Golden State? Tell us in the comments!

— Cherie Gough