Books for Older Children
by Anderson, Laurie Halse.
Relates how Sarah Hale, a magazine editor and author, persuaded President Lincoln to transform Thanksgiving Day into a national holiday.
by Burgan, Michael
Recounts the story of the Boston Massacre, including the events that led up to British soldiers killing five colonists and how these events contributed to the beginning of the American Revolution.
by Burleigh, Robert.
Snapshots people and events in American history from 1621 to 2001 representing the many facets of American life.
by Cheney, Lynne V
Tells the dramatic story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776 when Washington made the decision to lead the main body of his army across the Delaware River and launch a surprise attack.
by Cheripko, Jan
The story of Caesar Rodney, who was determined to sign the Declaration of Independence.
by Coleman, Wim
In a virtual field trip, learn the history of the Alamo, what happened before, during, and in the days after the battle as well as the men who lost their lives.
by Coleman, Wim.
In a virtual field trip, learn about life in the Colonial south!
by Friedman, Robin
A child's rag doll witnessed the negotiations that ended the Civil War. Read the doll's (and her owner's) story.
by Fritz, Jean.
Describes some of the well-known as well as the lesser-known details of Paul Revere's life and exciting ride.
by Hopkinson, Deborah.
During the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, a mother and son shelter a young Confederate deserter. Includes a historical note on the incident.
by Lassieur, Allison.
"In graphic novel format, tells the story of the Vikings' exploration of the North Atlantic Ocean"
by Laurgaard, Rachel K
A wooden doll recalls the hope with which a group of pioneers begins their journey and the ordeals they face as they travel from Springfield, Illinois, to California.
by Lemke, Donald B
Recounts the story of Ellen and William Craft's daring escape in 1848 from slavery in Georgia to freedom in Pennsylvania
by Macdonald, Fiona.
Discusses the voyages of Christopher Columbus and the struggles he and his crew faced on board his ship.
by Morley, Jacqueline.
Discusses the ups and downs the settlers went through during 17th century as American colonists.
by O'Connor, Jane.
A collection of funny, surprising stories about the most famous home in America and some of the famous families who have lived in it.
by Schanzer, Rosalyn.
Explores how the characters and lives of King George III of England and George Washington affected the progress and outcome of the American Revolution.
by Smalley, Roger
Recounts the story of how Dolley Madison became First Lady of the United States and how she saved historical items from the White House during the War of 1812.
by Warrick, Karen Clemens.
Take a virtual tour of the historic area in Philadelphia known as Independence National Historical Park.