Thursday, September 15, 2011

American History Book List

I was asked for a list of non-fiction and historical fiction books for Colonial and American history for elementary students. Instead of making a list an emailing it I decided to write it on my blog so I can update it and change it as I need to without having to search for the email. Sometimes a blog makes a great bulletin board. Updated May 2018

Exploration:
Around the World in a Hundred Years: From Henry the Navigator to Magellan

Christopher Columbus (Step into Reading)

Exploring the New World: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History)

Pedro's Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493

Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Colonial America:

The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony: Barbary Pirates, the Mayflower, the First ... Much, Much More (Cheryl Harness Histories)

Blood on the River: James Town, 1607

The First Thanksgiving (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)

Colonial America: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: Historical Eras)

The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies: The Disgusting Details About Life in Colonial America (Disgusting History)

The Double Life of Pocahontas

If You Lived In Colonial Times

If You Lived In Williamsburg in Colonial Days

. . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620

If You Were At The First Thanksgiving

If You Were Me and Lived in...Colonial America: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 9)

Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage

My Journey Aboard the Mayflower (My Place in History)

My Life in the American Colonies (My Place in History)

My Life in the Plymouth Colony (My Place in History)Review here

Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday

Pilgrims Of Plymouth Review here

Sam Collier and the Founding of Jamestown (On My Own History)

Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim BoyReview here

Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl (Scholastic Bookshelf)Review here

Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy In Pilgrim TimesReview here

Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation (Time-Traveling Twins)Review here

The First Thanksgiving (Picture Puffin Books)

The Mystery of the Roanoke Colony (Graphic History)Review here

The Pilgrims of Plimoth (Aladdin Picture Books)Review here

The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving (Graphic History)Review here

The Story of Jamestown (Graphic History)Review here

The Thanksgiving Story

The True Story of Pocahontas (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)

The Voyage of the Mayflower (Graphic History)Review here

Three Young Pilgrims Review here

What Was the First Thanksgiving?

You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist!Review here

You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Mayflower!: A Trip That Took Entirely Too Long Review here


Revolutionary War:

A Picture Book of Paul Revere (Picture Book Biographies)Review here

A Spy in the King's Colony (Mysteries in Time (Silver Moon Press))Review here

Alexander Hamilton: A Plan for America (I Can Read Level 2)

At Battle in the Revolutionary War: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure (You Choose: Battlefields)

At the Battle of Yorktown: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure (You Choose: American Battles) Review here

Boston Tea Party Review here

Building a New Nation: An Interactive American Revolution Adventure (You Choose: Founding the United States)

DK Eyewitness Books: American Revolution

American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion to Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series)

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? (Paperstar)

The Battle of Bunker Hill: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose Books) (You Choose: History)Review here

Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse AmosReview here

Day of Glory: The Guns at Lexington and ConcordReview here

Fighting for Independence: An Interactive American Revolution Adventure (You Choose: Founding the United States)

George the Drummer Boy (I Can Read Level 3)

George Washington's Socks (Time Travel Adventures)Review here

George Washington's Spy (Time Travel Adventures)Review here

George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides

Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution Review here

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived 15)

If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution

. . . If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution

It's Treason, by George! (Secret Smithsonian Adventures)

Joining the Boston Tea Party (The Time-Traveling Twins)Review here

Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales 8): A Revolutionary War Tale

Let It Begin Here!: April 19, 1775: The Day the American Revolution Began Review here

Let It Begin Here!: Lexington & Concord: First Battles of the American Revolution Review here

Liberty!: How the Revolutionary War Began (Landmark Books)

Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere,Esq. as Revealed by his Horse Review here

My Brother Sam Is Dead

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy

Paul Revere's Midnight Ride Review here

Paul Revere's Ride (Graphic History)Review here

Paul Revere's Ride (Step into Reading)

Resisting British Rule: An Interactive American Revolution Adventure (You Choose: Founding the United States)

Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

The Boston Massacre: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History)Review here

The Boston Massacre (Graphic History)Review here

The Boston Tea Party (Graphic History)Review here

The Colonists Revolt: An Interactive American Revolution Adventure (You Choose: Founding the United States)

The Creation of the U.S. Constitution (Graphic History) Review here

The Minute Boys of Bunker Hill (w/glossary)Review here

The Minute Boys of Lexington Review here

The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History) Review here

The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution (The Thrifty Guides) Review here

Sam the Minuteman (I Can Read Level 3)

Saving the Liberty Bell (On My Own History)

Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution

What Was the Boston Tea Party?

What Is the Constitution? (What Was?)

What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?)

Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?

Who Was Ben Franklin?

Who Was Betsy Ross?

Who Was George Washington?

Who Was Paul Revere?

Who Was Thomas Jefferson?

WHY DONT YOU GET A HORSE, SAM ADAMS? (PAPERBACK) 1996 PUFFIN

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

Winter at Valley Forge (Graphic History)Review here

You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party!: Wharf Water Tea You'd Rather Not Drink Review here

Westward Expansion:

Alamo All-Stars (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales 6)

How We Crossed The West: The Adventures Of Lewis And Clark

My Life As a Pioneer (My Place in History)

My Wagon Train Adventure (My Place in History)

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party

National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea (Readers Bios)

The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History)
Roughing It on the Oregon Trail (The Time-Traveling Twins)Review here

What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? (What Was?)

Westward Expansion: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History)

Civil War:
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln (Readers Bios)

At Battle in the Civil War: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure (You Choose: Battlefields)

Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (I Survived 7)

My Journey on the Underground Railroad (My Place in History)

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad!

The Civil War: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History)

The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales 5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman

The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History)

What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?

What Was the Underground Railroad?

Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier!

Ellis Island:

Ellis Island: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History)

The Memory Coat Review here

The Orphan Of Ellis Island (Time Travel Adventures)Review here

If Your Name Was Changed At Ellis Island

My Journey Through Ellis Island (My Place in History)

National Geographic Readers: Ellis Island

What Was Ellis Island?

Smithsonian:

The Wrong Wrights (Secret Smithsonian Adventures) Review here

Suffragists:

If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights Review here

World War I:

Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales 4): A World War I Tale

World War II:
The Attack on Pearl Harbor: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History) 

Across the Blue Pacific: A World War II Story Review here

DK Eyewitness Books: World War II

Secret Agents! Sharks! Ghost Armies!: World War II (Secrets of American History)

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived 4)

Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales 7): A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid

What Was D-Day?





This is a good start. I can add more as time continues. These are popular titles. Look for them at used book sales, yard sales, and other places people sell children's books. You can often find them in near new condition. Good hunting.

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