As any intrepid hiker knows, there is one thing all adventurers need to keep an eye open for while exploring in nature – the creature known as Bigfoot. You may be thinking that in Utah we don’t need to worry about Bigfoot, after all, most reported Bigfoot sightings have occurred in Washington state and California. You may be thinking that there are bigger threats in nature than the largely unknown cryptid. You might even be thinking, “There’s no such thing as Bigfoot.” But for the true believers, there is no better time to learning about sasquatch than in your childhood. Here are some good reads to get you started, just in time for hiking and camping season.
By Melissa Savage
After her mother dies, Lemonade Liberty Witt is sent to live with a grandfather she’s never met in Willow Creek, California – Bigfoot Capital of the World. She’s sure that she’ll be able to move back to San Francisco to live with her teacher Miss Cotton soon, and so Lem doesn’t bother to try to make friends in her new, weird town. Especially not with Tobin, her neighbor and the president and founder of Bigfoot Detectives Inc. Reluctantly, though, Lem agrees to help Tobin hunt for the elusive Bigfoot. This is a humorous and heartwarming read for Bigfoot believers and deniers.
By Erin Peabody
Let’s dive into the big question – does Bigfoot exist? For young cryptozoologists, this book is the best place to start. This middle grade informational title explores the legend of Bigfoot from all angles – explaining famous sightings, big hoaxes, and the mythological roots of the creature. With an easy-to-read narrative, plenty of elementary school humor, and black and white illustrations, young Bigfoot hunters will eat this book alive.
BIGFOOT GOES ON VACATION: A SPECTACULAR SEEK AND FIND CHALLENGE FOR ALL AGES!
By D.L. Miller
If you stop and think about it, hunting for Bigfoot is sort of like LARPing a Seek and Find book. So what better way to get in the Bigfoot spirit than with a book full of seek-and-find challenges featuring our favorite monster on vacation all over the world? And, if you’re dying to be on vacation, this book also includes fun facts about vacation destinations to help transport you. Be sure to also check out BIGFOOT GOES BACK IN TIME.
ELWOOD BIGFOOT: WANTED, BIRDIE FRIENDS!
By Jill Esbaum
Did you ever stop to wonder if maybe we got it all wrong? Maybe Bigfoot is out there – and maybe he also just wants to be your friend. Elwood Bigfoot is three things – he is very big, very loud, and very lonely. All he wants is to befriend the little birdies who come near is cave, but whenever he tries to ask them to “STAY!” they fly away frightened. Elwood tries everything before realizing that his BIG personality might be scaring the birds away. You’ve never seen a cuter Bigfoot than Elwood, or had a better way to get your littles hooked on Bigfoot.