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Betsy Ross

by Ann Weil & Al Fiorentino Aladdin (August 12, 2014)

Explore the childhood of Betsy Ross and find out why she’s an all-star in American history!

Betsy Ross is remembered as the maker of the first American flag, which was secretly presented to General George Washington...


George Washington

by Augusta Stevenson & E. Joseph Dreany Aladdin (August 12, 2014)

Get to know George Washington as a kid and discover what made him the ultimate all-star in American history.

George Washington was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental...


The Secret of the Sealed Room

by Bailey MacDonald Aladdin (October 05, 2010)

The play’s the thing . . .

To the outside world, Tom Pryne is an orphan traveling Elizabethan England with his uncle’s theater troupe. In actuality, “Tom” is Viola, in disguise because her parents’...


Midnight Rider

by Joan Hiatt Harlow Margaret K. McElderry Books (June 23, 2008)

It's 1775 and the American colonies are on the brink of revolution. Boston is swarming with soldiers, spies, and secrets. Tempers are flaring between the Whigs and the Tories. Fourteen-year-old Hannah Andrews...


Ghost Hawk

by Susan Cooper Margaret K. McElderry Books (August 27, 2013)

A friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler endangers them both in this “simply unforgettable” (Booklist, starred review) adventure story from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper....


Buffalo Bill: Frontier Daredevil

by Augusta Stevenson Aladdin (November 13, 2012)

Ideal for beginning readers, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody: Pony Express rider, scout, showman, and buffalo hunter.


Indian Captive

by Lois Lenski & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2013)

Twelve-year-old Mary Jemison took for granted her peaceful days on herfamily's farm in eastern Pennsylvania. But on a spring day in 1758,something happened that changed her life forever.

When a band of warriors...


The Fifth of March

by Ann Rinaldi & Melissa Hughes Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh is nanny to John and Abigail Adams' children and witnesses firsthand how tension builds in the feisty New England town in the two years before it erupts into the Boston Massacre....


The Bloody Country

by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier & Charlie Thurston Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2013)

Fifteen-year-old Ben Buck and his family spent four years clearing the wilderness to build a new home in Pennsylvania. They fought the Indians and the British, and they made sacrifices most people wouldn't have...


Blood on the River

by Elisa Carbone & Bryan Kennedy Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2010)

Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier narrates his experiences from a street person and orphan in London with a limited future to becoming Captain John Smith's page heading to the New World. He describes the turbulent...


The Corn Raid

by James Lincoln Collier & Charlie Thurston AudioBookShelf (February 01, 2013)

Life for indentured servants in pioneer Virginia is hard. It is doubly hard for Richard Ayre, a London orphan who had been scooped off the streets as a child and sent to the Jamestown Colony. But a chance encounter...


Wilderness Clearing

by Walter D. Edmonds & Mark Turetsky Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2015)

Clumsy, diffident Dick Mount and clever Maggie Gordon live in isolated clearings in New York's Mohawk Valley. Both just sixteen, they are young and inexperienced--and unprepared for the tragedies that will befall...


The Matchlock Gun

by Walter D. Edmonds & Mark Turetsky Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2015)

In 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to young Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch for a raid from the north, only...


Bull Run

by Paul Fleischman & various narrators Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

Sixteen voices--not the heroes, not those who would become eulogized in history books and synonymous with the glory of war. No, these are the voices of the common soldiers and their leaders, their families,...


Saturnalia

by Paul Fleischman & Charlie Thurston Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2013)

It is December 1681, and the words of Mr. Baggot, the tithingman, terrify young William. William is living a strange double life. By day he is a printer's apprentice living in a white man's house. By night,...


The Winter Hero

by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier & Charlie Thurston Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2013)

Justin Conkey was too young to fight in the Revolution of 1776, but now it is 1787 and he is fourteen. Justin is ready to fight, even if he has only his father's old sword to protect him. But once on the battlefield,...


Who Is Carrie?

by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier & Lisa Reneé Pitts Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2013)

Carrie has been a kitchen slave in Sam Fraunces' tavern in New York City for as long as she can remember. But after she narrowly escapes a kidnapper, Carrie becomes more curious about her mysterious past. After...


Johnny Tremain

by Esther Forbes & Grace Conlin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 1997)

A story filled with danger and excitement, Johnny Tremain tells of the turbulent, passionate times in Boston just before the Revolutionary War.

Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up with Otis,...


John Hancock

by Kathryn Cleven Sisson & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Young Patriots Series

The life of John Hancock, contemporary of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere and first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, is featured in this volume of the Young Patriots series....


Calico Captive

by Elizabeth George Speare & C. M. Hébert Blackstone Publishing (October 14, 2009)

Early one morning in the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by shrill war whoops and the terror of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness,...


Jump Ship to Freedom

by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier & Sean Crisden Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2013)

YoungDaniel Arabus and his mother are slaves in the house of Captain Ivers ofStratford, Connecticut. By law they should be free, since Daniel's fatherfought in the Revolutionary army and earned enough in soldiers'...


My Brother Sam Is Dead

by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier & John C. Brown Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

The classic story of one family torn apart by theRevolutionary War

All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother. Sam is smart and brave, and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyonein town...


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain & Patrick Fraley Blackstone Publishing (May 13, 2008)

One of the greatest treats in all world literature, this masterpiece from Mark Twain is revolutionary. It offers both brilliant humor and tragedy as Huck and Jim explore moral dilemmas of slavery and freedom....


Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution

by Avi Beach Lane Books (September 25, 2012)

Lives hang in the balance in this gripping Revolutionary War adventure from a beloved Newbery Medalist.

In 1776, young Sophia Calderwood witnesses the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, which is newly...


Young Wild West WIth the Cavalry  or The Fight at Bear Pass

by An Old Scout Wildside Press (November 30, 2018)

Young Wild West, the well-known boy hero, who was commonly called the Champion Deadshot of the West, continues his adventures in "Young Wild West With the Cavalry." This is the lead novel from the Wild West...


The End of the World and Beyond

by Avi Algonquin Young Readers (January 29, 2019)

Convicted of thievery and transported from England to America, Oliver Cromwell Pitts, shackled to his fellow prisoners, endures inedible food, filthy conditions, and deadly storms on his voyage across the Atlantic....


Young Wild West Saved by a Signal

by An Old Scout Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

Young Wild West, the well-known boy hero, who was commonly called the Champion Deadshot of the West, continues his adventures in "Young Wild West Saved by a Signal." This is the lead novel from the Wild West...


The Liberty Boys on the Wallkill

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #513, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on October 28, 1910.


The Liberty Boys and "Black Bess"

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #511, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on October 14, 1910.


The Liberty Boys in the Drowned Lands

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #484, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on April 15, 1910.


The Liberty Boys' Pitched Battle

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #499, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on July 22, 1910.


The Liberty Boys Betrayed

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #495, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on June 24, 1910.


The Liberty Boys' Forced March

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #472, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on January 14, 1910.


The Liberty Boys and the Indian Fighter

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #475, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on February 4, 1910.


The Liberty Boys' Running Fight

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #476, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on February 11, 1910.


The Liberty Boys' Threat

The Liberty Boys After Delancey

The Liberty Boys and the Tory Girl

The Liberty Boys at Four Hole Swamp; or, Cornered by a Regiment

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #421, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on January 15, 1909.


The Liberty Boys on the Delaware; or Holding Fort Mifflin

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #418, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on January 1, 1909.


The Liberty Boys on Pine Tree Hill

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (May 22, 2018)

This is the lead novel from "The Liberty Boys of '76," #423, a Nickel Weekly publication containing tales of the American Revolution. It was originally published on February 5, 1909.


The Liberty Boys of '76: The Liberty Boys' Gunpowder Plot

by Harry Moore Wildside Press (March 22, 2018)

The Liberty Boys of '76 was a weekly magazine containing stories of the American Revolution. The stories were based on actual facts and give a faithful account of the exciting adventures of a brave band of American...


Under Siege!

by Robyn Gioia Pineapple Press (October 01, 2016)

What is it like to be 13, trapped inside a fort, and surrounded by a superior enemy? Pedro has been told he is too young to fight. But he has skill and a unique knowledge of the land on his side. When the English...


The Mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke - History 5th Grade | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Was the Lost Colony of Roanoke really lost? History books tell us that the settlement was found but the colonists disappeared under mysterious circumstances. This book will not try to solve the mystery but it...


King Philip's War : The Natives vs. The English Colonists - US History Lessons | Children's American Revolution History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Read about the circumstances that led to the King Philip’s War. Why did it happen? What were the events before, during and after the war? Encourage your child to study history one event at a time. The key...


Copper Sun

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 19, 2012)

Stolen from her village, sold to the highest bidder,

fifteen-year-old Amari has only one thing left of her own -- hope.

Amari's life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her...


Gunpowder and Tea Cakes: My Journey with Felicity

by Kathleen Ernst American Girl (February 16, 2017)

"My name is Felicity Merriman," says a girl your age. Instead of shorts or jeans, she's wearing a long blue gown. "Have you just arrived in the city?" She must be one of the junior interpreters, you think. She's...


Love and Loyalty: A Felicity Classic 1

by Valerie Tripp American Girl (February 16, 2017)

Felicity loves riding horses far more than stitchery or serving tea. When she falls in love with a beautiful chestnut mare, she schemes to save the mare from its cruel owner with the help of Ben, her father's...


A Stand for Independence: A Felicity Classic 2

by Valerie Tripp American Girl (February 16, 2017)

When Felicity overhears a plot against the colonists, no one believes her but Ben, her father's apprentice. So the two risk great danger to warn the colonists themselves. Soon afterward, Felicity finds a secret...


Constance

by Patricia Clapp Lizzie Skurnick Books (February 22, 2016)

"An absorbing historical romance."—Booklist

"Constance is an engaging, high-spirited heroine . . . A fine historical novel written with verve and fresh imagination."—Horn Book

Runner-up for the National Book...