Best Children's American History of 1800s Books
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1. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison)
Author: by Vashti Harrison
A NEW YORK TIMES INSTANT BESTSELLER! A USA TODAY BESTSELLER! This beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world. An important book for all ages, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of forty trailblazing black women in American history.
Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.
Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things – bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn’t always accept them.
2. Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Author: by James L. Swanson
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin. Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN’S KILLER is 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.
3. Locomotive (Caldecott Medal Book)
Author: by Brian Floca
The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the stunning (Booklist) Moonshot. It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad.
These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by.
Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!
4. What Was the Underground Railroad?
Author: by Yona Zeldis McDonough
No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from-there were no trains or tracks, only “conductors” who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about “passengers” on the “Railroad,” this book chronicles slaves’ close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom.
With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!
5. What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
Author: by Judith St. George
When Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the “Corp of Discovery” left St. Louis, Missouri, on May 21, 1804, their mission was to explore the vast, unknown territory acquired a year earlier in the Louisiana Purchase. The travelers hoped to find a waterway that crossed the western half of the United States.They didn’t.
However, young readers will love this true-life adventure tale of the two-year journey that finally brought the explorers to the Pacific Ocean.
6. Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9)
Author: by Nathan Hale
Harry N. Abrams
Explore the Grand Canyon with John Wesley Powell in the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series! John Wesley Powell always had the spirit of adventure in him. As a young man, he traveled all over the United States exploring.
When the Civil War began, Powell went to fight for the Union, and even after he lost most of his right arm, he continued to fight until the war was over. In 1869, he embarked with the Colorado River Exploring Expeditionten men in four boatsto float through the Grand Canyon.
Over the course of three months, the explorers lost their boats and supplies, nearly drowned, and were in peril on multiple occasions. Ten explorers went in, but only six came out. Powell would come to be known as one of the most epic explorers in history!
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 Major Impossible and two other Hazardous Tales in the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Third 3-Book Boxed Set, available now!
7. Juneteenth: A Children's Story
Author: by Opal Lee
An engaging way to introduce the history of slavery and freedom to children in words they can understand. Ms. Opal highlights the celebration of Juneteenth and the importance of commemorating this milestone all across America.
8. The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories
Author: by Barbara M Walker
This award-winning cookbook features more than 100 of the recipes that Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicles in her classic Little House books. A great gift for Little House fans and anyone who wants more information about what life on the prairie was really like.
With this cookbook, you can learn how to make classic frontier dishes like corn dodgers, mincemeat pie, cracklings, and pulled molasses candy. The book also includes excerpts from the Little House books, fascinating and thoroughly researched historical context, and details about the cooking methods that pioneers like Ma Ingalls used, as well as illustrations by beloved artist Garth Williams.
This is a chance to dive into the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder, American pioneer, women’s club member, and farm homesteader. This book has been widely praised and is the winner of the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
The Horn Book praised it as “a culinary and literary feast.”
9. Alamo All-Stars (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #6): A Texas Tale (Volume 6)
Author: by Nathan Hale
Harry N. Abrams
Learn the thrilling true story of the Texas Revolution and the Battle of the Alamo with the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!Remember the Alamo! That rallying cry has been a part of Texas lore for generations. But what, exactly, should we remember?
Who were the ragtag group of adventurers behind the famous slogan, and how did they end up barricaded in a fort against a Mexican army? Who survived, who died, and how? This sixth book in the bestselling Hazardous Tales series tracks the Lone Star State’s bloody fight for independence from the Mexican government.
It features the exploits of the notorious Jim Bowie, as well as Stephen Austin, Davy Crockett, and other settlers and soldiers who made the wild frontier of Texas their homeuntil the bitter end. 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 Alamo All-Stars and two other Hazardous Tales in the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Second 3-Book Boxed Set, available now!
10. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party
Author: by Nathan Hale
Harry N. Abrams
Discover the shocking and true story of the ill-fated Donner Party expedition with the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series! In the spring of 1846, a group of families left Illinois and began the long journey to California. To save time, they took an ill-advised shortcutwith disastrous consequences.
Bad weather, bad choices, and just plain bad luck forced the pioneers to spend a long, cold winter in the mountains, slowly starving. What they did to stay alive and the lengths that others went to in order to rescue them make this one of the most tragic and infamous stories of the American frontier.
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 Donner Dinner Party and two other Hazardous Tales in the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Second 3-Book Boxed Set, available now!
11. Who Was Harriet Tubman?
Author: by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone’s property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia.
Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.
12. The Star-Spangled Banner (Reading Rainbow Books)
Author: by Peter Spier
“A friendly reminder of how America can be at its best.” Entertainment WeeklyIf you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you’d mention the Statue of Liberty.Have you seen her?She’s in New York. She’s holding a torch.
And she’s in mid-stride, moving forward.But why? In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction for kids, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America’s most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art.
What they find in the Statue of Liberty’s right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country’s creation. An ideal patriotic gift for kids, this book as received accolades from a number of reputable publications:A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Picture Book of the YearA 2018 Orbis Pictus Award Honor BookA Junior Library Guild selectionSeven Starred Reviews”In a time when immigration is a hot-button issue, it’s good to be reminded that Lady Liberty continues to lift her lamp beside the golden door.” Booklist, starred review”Thought-provoking.” Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, starred review”A timely immigrant’s tale.” Shelf Awareness, starred review”Crucial.” Publishers Weekly, starred review”Heartfelt throughout and indisputable timely.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review”Unique and important.” School Library Journal, starred review “Vital.” School Library Connection, starred review “As enlightening as it is charming.” The New York Times “Witty, moving.” The Wall Street Journal
14. My Little Golden Book About the Statue of Liberty
Author: by Jen Arena
Now the littlest readers can learn about how the Statue of Liberty came to beand what it means to people all over the world. In this engaging book, preschoolers will learn the fascinating story behind the creation of the Statue of Liberty.
Simple words and bright artwork bring to life the story of the peoplea professor, a sculptor, a poet, a newspapermanwho helped establish this famous landmark. Little ones will learn that the torch was created first, in time for America’s 100th birthday, and displayed in a park.
And they’ll gain a clear understanding of what the Statue of Liberty has always meant to people around the world. Fun facts, such as how schoolchildren gave their pennies to help pay for the base of the statue, complete this charming nonfiction Little Golden Book.
15. What Was the Gold Rush?
Author: by Joan Holub
In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn’t. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking “forty-niners!” With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life!
16. Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition
Author: by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
A brilliant work of US history. School Library Journal (starred review) Gripping. BCCB (starred review) AccessibleNecessary. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave, who risked everything for a better lifenow available as a young reader’s edition!
In this incredible narrative, Erica Armstrong Dunbar reveals a fascinating and heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons when they were the First Familyand an in-depth look at their slave, Ona Judge, who dared to escape from one of the nation’s Founding Fathers.
Born into a life of slavery, Ona Judge eventually grew up to be George and Martha Washington’s favored dower slave. When she was told that she was going to be given as a wedding gift to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Ona made the bold and brave decision to flee to the north, where she would be a fugitive.
From her childhood, to her time with the Washingtons and living in the slave quarters, to her escape to New Hampshire, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, along with Kathleen Van Cleve, shares an intimate glimpse into the life of a little-known, but powerful figure in history, and her brave journey as she fled the most powerful couple in the country.