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Betsy Ross

by Ann Weil & Al Fiorentino

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

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...

We Were There at the Boston Tea Party

by Robert N. Webb & E.F. Ward

Historically accurate adventure novel, set in New England during 1773, follows a brother and sister as they carry secret messages to Sam Adams, Paul Revere, and other patriots. 35 illustrations.

The Secret of the Sealed Room

by Bailey MacDonald

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

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

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

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.

Soldier's Secret

by Sheila Solomon Klass

In the 1700s, women's responsibilities were primarily child rearing and household duties. But Deborah Sampson wanted more from life. She wanted to read, to travel—and to fight for her country's independence....

To Spoil the Sun

by Joyce Rockwood

A classic about the devastation of smallpox is back in hardcover after many years

"'You cannot imagine what it [smallpox] is like. It falls on everyone and soon there is no one who can stand. It is like a fire...

Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution

by Avi

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...

THE BOY GENERAL - The Story of Marquis de Lafayette

by Edward Cary

For any readers who have visited Union Square in New York, maybe you have seen a bronze statue standing among the trees of the park. It represents a tall young man, in the close-fitting uniform of an American...

Clearing Weather

by Cornelia Meigs

Young Nicholas Drury has his hands full between looking after his ailing uncle and tending to the family business, a Massachusetts shipyard. Since the recent end of the Revolutionary War, shipbuilding is in...

George Johnson's War

by Maureen Garvie & Mary Beaty

Young George Johnson lives in an extraordinary family in extraordinary times. His father is Sir William Johnson, one of the richest and most powerful men in colonial New York. His mother is Molly Brant, stepdaughter...

The Miracles of Elizabeth

by Juanita Sterling

This is a historical fiction novel, based on a true event that happened in 1725. In the early fall of that year, a woman, her two daughters, and maidservant were captured from their farmstead. They were kidnapped...

Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer

by Benjamin Nathan Tuggle

Benjamin Nathan Tuggle thinks hes like any other twelve-year-old growing up in eastern Kentucky in 1976until he learns he can travel back in time. Now his love of American history is more than just book knowledge;...

Bronco of 96

by Patsy H. Manley

Bronco Manley is camping with his family at the Star Fort National Historic Site. It's the annual reenactment of the Revolutionary War Battle of 96. Bronco and his horse Hammer ride into a light that flashes...

Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer

by Russell Lunsford

Benjamin Nathan Tuggle thinks hes just like any other twelve-year- old growing up in Eastern Kentucky in 1976until he learns he can travel back in time.

He knows for sure that hes not dreaming when he meets...

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

by Harry Moore

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

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

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...