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Our Kansas Home

by Deborah Hopkinson & Patrick Faricy Aladdin (June 30, 2008)

Danger Close To Home

Papa is in danger for helping to rescue a free-state settler who was unjustly arrested by Kansas's proslavery sheriff. He has gone into hiding, and Momma and the Keller children are alone...

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

by Penny Colman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (July 22, 2013)

Weaving events, quotations, personalities, and commentary into a page-turning narrative, Penny Colman's Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony vividly portrays a friendship that changed history.

In the...

The True Story Behind Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

by Jennifer Armstrong & Albert Lorenz Aladdin (September 03, 2013)

Four score and seven years ago...

So begins one of the most important speeches in the history of the United States -- Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Given on a cold November day, it wasn't much of a...

Lincoln's Last Days

by Bill O'Reilly & Dwight Jon Zimmerman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 20, 2012)

Lincoln's Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history--of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller,...


by Tim Grove Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 25, 2020)

The little-known and inspiring story behind the national anthem and the stars and stripes


"O say can you see" begins one of the most recognizable songs in the US. Originally a poem by Francis Scott Key, the...

Little Leaders

by Vashti Harrison, Robin Miles & Bahni Turpin Hachette Book Group (December 05, 2017)

This book introduces listeners of all ages to forty women who changed the world.

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of...

Higher, Steeper, Faster

by Lawrence Goldstone Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 27, 2017)

Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history.

Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside...

The House That Jane Built

by Tanya Lee Stone & Kathryn Brown Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 22, 2015)

This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.

This title has Common...

The Fantastic Ferris Wheel

by Betsy Harvey Kraft & Steven Salerno Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 12, 2015)

The World's Fair in Chicago, 1893, was to be a spectacular event: architects, musicians, artists, and inventors worked on special exhibits to display the glories of their countries. But the Fair's planners wanted...

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

by Tanya Lee Stone & Marjorie Priceman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 18, 2013)

In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly...

John Deere, That's Who!

by Tracy Nelson Maurer & Tim Zeltner Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 27, 2017)

Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that's who!

Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick,...

Marvelous Mattie

by Emily Arnold McCully Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 07, 2013)

With her sketchbook labeled My Inventions and her father's toolbox, Mattie could make almost anything - toys, sleds, and a foot warmer. When she was just twelve years old, Mattie designed a metal guard to prevent...

Paiute Princess

by Deborah Kogan Ray Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (May 07, 2012)

Born into the Northern Paiute tribe of Nevada in 1844, Sarah Winnemucca straddled two cultures: the traditional life of her people, and the modern ways of her grandfather's white friends. Sarah was smart and...

W Is For Webster

by Tracey Fern & Boris Kulikov Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (November 09, 2015)

From an early age, Noah Webster was an odd fellow who liked to talk big and loved learning. He thought America needed its own national language and knew he was just the man to create it. He started with a speller,...

Gold! Gold from the American River!

by Don Brown Flash Point (February 14, 2011)

When James Marshall found a small, soft shiny stone in a California stream, he knew it could only be one thing: Gold! His cry of discovery would be heard around the world. In the third installment of Don Brown's...

He Has Shot the President!

by Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (March 31, 2014)

The headline that shocked the nation: President Lincoln Shot by Assassin John Wilkes Booth! One of the most exciting stories in American history told with full color illustrations.

The fifth installment in Don...

Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge

by Rachel Dougherty Roaring Brook Press (February 18, 2019)

On a warm spring day in 1883, a woman rode across the Brooklyn Bridge with a rooster on her lap.

It was the first trip across an engineering marvel that had taken nearly fourteen years to construct. The woman's...

What If You Met a Cowboy?

by Jan Adkins Roaring Brook Press (August 26, 2013)

You know all about cowboys, right? They're the good guys in the white hats, carrying six-shooters and wearing fancy boots.

Well, no. Cowboys weren't like that at all. Come inside and meet Jake Peavy. He's the...

From a Small Seed - The Story of Eliza Hamilton

by Camille Andros & Tessa Blackham Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 21, 2019)

A lyrical picture book biography of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, co-founder and director of the first private orphanage in New York City and wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton.

Ever since she was a young...

Fighting for the Forest

by P. O’Connell Pearson Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 08, 2019)

In an inspiring middle grade nonfiction work, P. O’Connell Pearson tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps--one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal projects that helped save a generation of...

The Statue of Liberty

by Nancy Ohlin & Roger Simó little bee books (January 28, 2020)

Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Statue of Liberty!

When people think about the Statue of Liberty, that iconic statue will surely come to mind. But why do we have that statue, and who...

Harriet Tubman

by Ann Petry, Robin Miles & Jason Reynolds HarperCollins (September 04, 2018)

This quintessential middle grade biography of Harriet Tubman now features a foreword written and read by National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds and additional new material.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on...

The United States Enters the World Stage

Indians, Cowboys, and Farmers and the Battle for the Great Plains

Andrew Jackson’s America

The Civil War

Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow

The Rise of the Cities

The Jeffersonian Republicans

Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War

Orphan Train Rider

by Andrea Warren & Laura Hicks Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2013)

Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years,...

A Day That Changed America

by Shelley Tanaka & Susan Boyce Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2012)

They were fighting for Texas--fighting for the land they called home. For twelve long days, the men and women inside an old mission known as the Alamo defended it against the soldiers who surrounded them. But...

The Rise of Industry

Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War

by Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier & Jim Manchester AudioBookShelf (July 01, 2013)

Hispanic America, Texas, and the Mexican War examines the history of the southwestern area of the United States. Topics covered include the settlement of the area that became the southwestern portion of the...

A Century of Immigration

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

by James L. & Will Patton Scholastic Inc. Audio (February 01, 2009)

A fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

Facing Frederick

by Tonya Bolden Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 08, 2018)

From award-winning author Tonya Bolden comes the fascinating story of one of America's most influential African American voices

Teacher. Self-emancipator. Orator. Author. Man. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...

Emancipation Proclamation

by Tonya Bolden Abrams Books for Young Readers (February 08, 2016)

Published on the anniversary of when President Abraham Lincoln’s order went into effect, this book offers readers a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled with little-known...

Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9)

by Nathan Hale Amulet Books (December 02, 2019)

The ninth book in the bestselling series tells the story of John Wesley Powell, the one-armed geologist who explored the Grand Canyon

John Wesley Powell (1834–1902) always had the spirit of adventure in him....

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

by Nathan Hale Amulet Books (March 28, 2016)

From Nathan Hale, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List maker, comes the definitive graphic novel about the Alamo.


Hale relays the facts, politics, military actions,...

Sitting Bull

by S. D. Nelson Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 02, 2015)

Sitting Bull (c. 1831–1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull’s childhood—killing his first buffalo at age 10—to being named war chief to leading...

Capital Days

by Tonya Bolden Abrams Books for Young Readers (January 05, 2015)

Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (c. 1804–1880) highlights a period of immense change...

Ballots for Belva

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen & Courtney A. Martin Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 09, 2014)

In 1884, when men were the only people allowed to vote in national elections, Belva Lockwood took a bold but legal step: She ran for president! Though her campaign was difficult, Belva never wavered in her commitment...

Donner Dinner Party (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #3)

by Nathan Hale Amulet Books (August 05, 2013)

  The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals...

Fighting for the Forest

by P. O’Connell Pearson Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 08, 2019)

In an inspiring middle grade nonfiction work, P. O’Connell Pearson tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps--one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal projects that helped save a generation of...

The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad With 25 Projects

by Karen Bush Gibson & Tom Casteel Nomad Press (October 15, 2017)

Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the west in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago!...

Gift of the Unicorn

by Virginia Aronson Pineapple Press (September 01, 2002)

Here is the story of Florida's citrus wizard, an immigrant boy from China who became a brilliant man who blessed the world with his horticultural gift. In China, the expression "Gift of the Unicorn" means a...

A First Book in American History

by Edward Eggleston Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

See the times as they were: the people, the places, the food, the importance of events as they happened. From Columbus' boyhood to his discovery voyage; John Cabot; Henry Hudson; William Penn; Ben Franklin;...

Explore the Wild West!: With 25 Great Projects

by Anita Yasuda & Bryan Stone Nomad Press (June 18, 2012)

Explore the Wild West! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments invites young readers ages 6–9 to experience the spirit of the Wild West. Kids learn about explorers who mapped the American West, Native Americans,...


by Carla Mooney & Jenn Vaughn Nomad Press (September 01, 2011)

Imagine a world without brand-name products! Before the Industrial Revolution it was not possible to produce enough of the same item to have a brand, but in 100 years the world changed from make-your-own everything...