Best Children's American Revolution History Books

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1. The Fourth of July Story

Author: by Alice Dalgliesh
ISBN: 978-0689718762
Published at: Aladdin; Reprint edition (June 1, 1995)

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An accessible story of America’s birthday brings alive the history and spirit of the Fourth of July, with an introduction to the fight for independence and the events and people that shaped American tradition. What happened on the Fourth of July long before there were fireworks and parades?

Alice Dalgliesh takes young readers back to revolutionary times, back to the colonists’ desire for freedom and the creation of the Declaration of Independence. Simple text captures the excitement of the era, telling how word of Independence traveled up and down the thirteen colonies, touching the lives of everyday people throughout the land.

Like all of Alice Dalgliesh’s work, The Fourth of July Story remains an American classic.


2. Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #10): A Louisiana Purchase Tale

Author: by Nathan Hale
English
128 pages
141974691X

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Discover the story of the Haitian Revolutionthe largest uprising of enslaved people in historyin this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series Why would Napoleon Bonaparte sell the Louisiana Territory to the recently formed United States of America?

It all comes back to the island nation of Haiti, which Napoleon had planned to use as a base for trade with North America. While Napoleon climbed the ranks of the French army and government, enslaved people were organizing in Haiti under the leadership of Franois Mackandal, Dutty Boukman, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and Touissant L’Ouverture, who in 1791 led the largest uprising of enslaved people in historythe Haitian Revolution.

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them allif you dare!


3. Great Battles for Boys: Bunker Hill to WWI

Author: by Joe Giorello
Wheelhouse Publishing
English
117 pages

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“This book should be in school libraries everywhere” Amazon Top Ten Hall of Fame reviewer, 5 starsDoes your son play video games for hours but dreads picking up a book? Does he think history is just a bunch of boring old facts?

What if you could give him all the excitement of screen time but also spark his love of reading and history? You can with these exciting tales of military battles written especially for boys who are reluctant readers. Popular history teacher Joe Giorello’s hugely successful class, “Great Battles for Boys” is now into an engaging and bestselling non-fiction series written for boys ages 8-14.

In chronological order, beginning with the Revolutionary War, Great Battles for Boys: Bunker Hill to WWI takes young readers to the front lines of American history’s most thrilling clashes. Boys discover the raw truth about the colonial fight for freedom, the hardships of Civil War soldiers, the fierce battle of the Alamo, the American Expeditionary Forces winning World War I, and much more!


4. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy

Author: by Nathan Hale
Harry N. Abrams
English
128 pages

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Meet America’s first spy Nathan Hale in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series! I regret that I have but one life to give for my country. These are the famous last words of Nathan Hale, a spy for the American rebels in the Revolutionary War.

But who was this Nathan Hale? And how did the rebels defeat an army that was bigger, better, stronger, and more heavily armed than they were? One Dead Spy has answers to these questions, as well as stories of ingenuity, close calls with danger, and acts of heroism in the American War of Independence.

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them allif you dare! Get One Dead Spy and two other Hazardous Tales in the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales 3-Book Boxed Set, available now!


5. What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?)

Author: by Michael C. Harris
Penguin Workshop
English

112 pages

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Step back in time to the birth of America and meet the real-life rebels who made this country free! On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the next morning.

He was drafting the Declaration of Independence, a document that would sever this country’s ties with Britain and announce a new nationThe United States of America. Colonists were willing to risk their lives for freedom, and the Declaration of Independence made that official.

Discover the true story of one of the most radical and uplifting documents in history and follow the action that fueled the Revolutionary War.


6. Our Flag

Author: by Carl Memling
Golden Books
English
24 pages

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The youngest readers will enjoy this concise but informative history of the American flag with beautiful and exciting illlustrations of colonial life, Betsy Ross, George Washington, and Fort McHenry. Included are illustrated instructions on flag etiquette, as well as the Pledge of Allegiance.


7. Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

Author: by Pam Pollack
Penguin Workshop
English
112 pages

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Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical. Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to become a lawyer. He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose to the rank of Major General, and became the chief aide to General George Washington.

After the war, he became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York and The New York Post newspaper. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and is also celebrated as a co-author of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that are still used today to interpret the U.S.Constitution.

The end of his life became a national scandal when he was shot and killed in a duel with then-Vice President Aaron Burr.


8. Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8): A Revolutionary War Tale

Author: by Nathan Hale
Harry N. Abrams
English
128 pages

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Meet French nobleman and American Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series! Gilbert du Motier became the Marquis de Lafayette at a young age, but he was not satisfied with the comforts of French nobilityhe wanted adventure!

A captain at eighteen and a major general by nineteen, he was eager to prove himself in battle. When he heard about the Revolution going on in America, he went overseas and fought alongside Alexander Hamilton and George Washington for America’s independence.

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them allif you dare! Get Lafayette and two other Hazardous Tales in the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Third 3-Book Boxed Set, available to order!


9. What Is the Constitution? (What Was?)

Author: by Patricia Brennan Demuth
Penguin Workshop
English
112 pages

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We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story-arguments and all-of how the United States Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787-four years after the American War for Independence-the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America.

Today it’s easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers-fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states-argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues-those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones-and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen.

10. George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides

Author: by Rosalyn Schanzer
National Geographic Kids
English
64 pages

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There are two sides to every story. Rosalyn Schanzer’s engaging and wonderfully illustrated book brings to life both sides of the American Revolution. The narrative introduces anew the two enemies, both named George: George Washington, the man who freed the American colonies from the British, and George III, the British king who lost them.

Two leaders on different sides of the Atlantic, yet with more in common than we sometimes acknowledge. We are lead through their story, and the story of their times, and see both sides of the arguments that divided the colonies from the Kingdom.

Was King George a “Royal Brute” as American patriots claimed? Or was he, as others believed, “the father of the people?” Was George Washington a scurrilous traitor, as all the king’s supporters claimed? Or should we remember and celebrate him as “the father of his country?” Who was right?

History teaches us that there are two sides to every story. Rosalyn Schanzer’s book is an accessible account of one the most vital periods in American history. It is also a timeless lesson in seeing history from different points of view.

11. Who Was George Washington?

Author: by Roberta Edwards
Penguin Workshop
English
112 pages

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In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.

With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington’s fascinating story comes to life – revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!

12. Who Was Ben Franklin?

Author: by Dennis Brindell Fradin
0448424959
Penguin Workshop
English

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Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers!

Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring.

13. Mystery on Church Hill (The Virginia Mysteries)

Author: by Steven K. Smith
MyBoys3 Press
English
176 pages

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Liberty or death is just the beginning in this hunt for secrets left by the Founding Fathers. When sleuthing brothers Sam and Derek visit Richmond’s historic St. John’s Church for a reenactment of Patrick Henry’s famous Give me liberty or give me death speech, something’s hidden in the basement.

Something important. As the brothers and their classmates dig deeper, they find clues from Thomas Jefferson, George Wythe, and other Founding Fathers in a quest for a priceless document hidden over the centuries. But they’re not the only ones searching, and if they don’t solve the puzzles fast, a cunning adversary named Jerry may steal this precious piece of our nation’s history.

Secret inventions, hidden passageways and tales of murder are all part of this high-stakes chase from the cemeteries of Richmond to the streets of Colonial Williamsburg. Mystery on Church Hill is the second book in The Virginia Mysteries series, but it can also be read as a standalone.

If you enjoy mystery and adventure like the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Magic Tree House, or National Treasure, you’ll love author Steven K. Smith’s exciting middle-grade series. The stories are modern-day fictional mysteries with twists of real locations and events from Virginia history.

14. I am Benjamin Franklin (Ordinary People Change the World)

Author: by Brad Meltzer
English
40 pages
0525555919

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The 21st book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes tells the story of Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. Who helped draft the Declaration of Independence while making important scientific contributions.

This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great-the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences.

At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. Driven by his curiosity from a young age, Benjamin Franklin’s observations about the world led to key discoveries about electricity and other contributions that remain important today.