American History Living Books

American History Living Books

Native American

Walk the World’s Rim by Betty Baker

Om-Kas-Toe by Kenneth Thomasma


Pocahontas and the Strangers by Clyde Robert Bulla


The Keepers of the Ring series by Angela Elwell Hunt

This Dear-Bought Land by Jean Lee Latham


Picture Books

Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas

Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac

Thunder from the Clear Sky by Marcia Sewall

Easy Reader

Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla

Pilgrim Voices: Our First Year in the New World by Connie Roop

The Story of the Pilgrims for Children by Roland Usher


The House of Winslow series by Gilbert Morris

Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret Pumphrey

The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American Revolution

Picture Books

George Washington by Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire

We the People: The Story of Our Constitutions by Lynne Cheney

Easy Reader

They Called Her Molly Pitcher by Anne Rockwell

Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin

When Washington Crossed the Delaware by Lynne Cheney


Toliver’s Secret by Esther Wood Brady

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

Great Battles for Boys The American Revolution by Joe Giorello

True to the Old Flag: A Tale of the American War of Independence by G. A. Henty (from the British perspective)

The Crossing by Jim Murphy

Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen

Washington at Valley Forge by Russell Freedman

George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved America by Brian Kilmeade

Colonial Life

Picture Books

Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos by Robert Lawson

How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark by Rosalyn Schanzer

Ox-cart Man by Donald Hall

Easy Reader

Charlie’s House by Clyde Robert Bulla


The Jefferson Lies by David Barton and Wallbuilders – Advanced

Thomas Jefferson’s America: Stories of the Founding Fathers by Jim Weiss – audiobook

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates (Young Readers Adaptation): The War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade

Streams to the River, River to the Sea: A Novel of Sacagawea by Scott O’Dell – Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham


Easy Reader

Daniel’s Duck by Clyde Robert Bulla

Riding the Pony Express by Clyde Robert Bulla

Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner


Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Young Pioneers by Rose Wilder Lane (daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder)

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Tree in the Trail by Holling C. Holling

Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Story of the Oregon Trail (Part of the Cornerstones of Freedom Series)
by R. Conrad Stein

Inside the Alamo by Jim Murphy

I Remember the Alamo by D. Anne Love

California Gold Rush

By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan

Civil War

Picture Books

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: the Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss


Between Two Flags series by Lee Roddy

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder

With Lee in Virginia A Story of the American Civil War by G. A. Henty

And for some good British Adventure books

Horatio Hornblower series – Mr. Midshipman Hornblower is the first one

Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Coral Island and other adventure books by R. M. Ballantyne

G. A. Henty – he wrote adventures about places all over the world



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