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BISAC Subject JNF025200

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century

Abraham Lincoln: Friend of the People

From the Series Great Leaders and Events

The life of Abraham Lincoln, America's greatest president, in a new, illustrated edition of the Newbery Honor classic. Clara Ingram Judson's Newbery Honor Book is a richly drawn biography of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 973.7

A Timeline History of the California Gold Rush

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

In 1848, a carpenter named James Marshall discovered that there was gold in the riverbeds of the Sacramento Valley. Gold fever quickly spread across the country and around the world. By the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 979.4'04

A Timeline History of the Mexican-American War

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

By the early and mid-nineteenth century, many US citizens were moving westward. Some of them settled in the territories of Texas and California, which belonged to Mexico at that time. In 1835… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 973.6'2

A Timeline History of the Trail of Tears

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

In the early nineteenth century, the United States was growing quickly, and many people wanted to set up homes and farms in new areas. For centuries, American Indian nations—including the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 975.004'97557

A Timeline History of the Transcontinental Railroad

From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion

In the early nineteenth century, much of the land west of the Mississippi River was not yet part of the United States. Many people dreamed of settling this huge area, but the journey to get… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 385.0978'09034

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Coretta Scott King Author Award Read about the fascinating life of Bass Reeves, who escaped slavery to become the first African American Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi. Sitting… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 363.28'2092

Bronco Charlie and the Pony Express

From the Series On My Own History

Bronco Charlie longs for a life of adventure. By the time he turned eleven, he’d been a sailor, a cowboy, and could tame wild bucking broncos. But Charlie was always itching for new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 383'.143'092

Calico Dresses and Buffalo Robes: American West Fashions from the 1840s to the 1890s

From the Series Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

What would you have worn if you lived in the Old West? It depends on who you were! For example, Native Americans made clothing from rabbit fur, deerskins, buffalo hides, and plant fibers… Read More →

  • Dewey: 391.00978

Cause-and-Effect Disasters — eBook Set

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

Set

Provide readers with a deeper understanding of history through a cause-and-effect analysis of well-known disasters. What decisions were made, what shortcuts were taken, or what heroic acts… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $279.90
  • Your Price: $209.93
  • 6 titles

Cause-and-Effect Disasters — Library Bound Set

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

Set

Provide readers with a deeper understanding of history through a cause-and-effect analysis of well-known disasters. What decisions were made, what shortcuts were taken, or what heroic acts… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $183.90
  • Your Price: $137.93
  • 6 titles

Clouds of Terror

From the Series On My Own History

Helga and Erik could not believe their eyes. There were grasshoppers everywhere, and they were eating the crops! In the 1870s, when grasshoppers destroyed farms in Minnesota and other… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

Daniel Boone

From the Series On My Own Biography

Daniel Boone loved to explore and hunt in the wilderness. As a boy, he learned the ways of the woods from Indians and hunters. Then Daniel heard of a place called Kentucky and he decided to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 976.9'02'092

Death in the Donner Party: A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

In 1846, the eighty-seven members of the Donner Party left Illinois to begin a new life in California. Many pioneers made this journey, but the Donner Party faced delays and terrible… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 978/.02

Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion — Library Bound Set

From the Series Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion

Set

What was it like to wear pumpkin breeches in colonial times? Or hoopskirts during the Civil War era? Find out in this fascinating series that covers American fashions through many historical… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $127.96
  • Your Price: $95.97
  • 0 titles

Exploring the West: Tales of Courage on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency

History books tell much about Lewis and Clark's expedition West. But what is less known is how far the explorers went to ensure their entire team had an equal voice in decision-making, even… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 812

Great Leaders and Events — Library Bound Set

From the Series Great Leaders and Events

Set

Kids will learn about the lives of famous historical figures and famous events in history through compelling stories paired with fresh illustrated images, timelines, and fact boxes. The theme… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $143.96
  • Your Price: $107.97
  • 4 titles

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students—a bunch of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: 796.323'2

How Many People Traveled the Oregon Trail?: And Other Questions about the Trail West

From the Series Six Questions of American History

In the spring of 1843, nearly one thousand people gathered in Independence, Missouri. They came from all over the eastern United States, and many had to sell most of their possessions to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 978'.02

Ick! Yuck! Eew!: Our Gross American History

Kids study US history, but do they know what life long ago was really like? The past was full of yuckiness. The sounds, smells, filth, bugs, rats, poor hygiene, lack of dental and medical… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 973

I Pledge Allegiance, 2nd Edition

From the Series On My Own History

In this inspiring and relevant book, discover how "The Pledge of Allegiance" has become one of the enduring symbols of America's pride. In 1888, a children's magazine announced that a new… Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 323.6'5'0973

Juneteenth

From the Series On My Own Holidays

June 19th, 1865, began as another hot day in Texas. African American slaves worked in fields, in barns, and in the homes of the white people who owned them. Then a message arrived. Freedom! Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 394.263

Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

When Kate Warne applied for a job with the Pinkerton Agency, Pinkerton assumed she wanted to cook or clean, but he agreed to try her out as an agent. Assigned to a tough case with high… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 363.28/9092

Laura Ingalls Wilder

From the Series On My Own Biography

Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up listening to her Pa's fascinating tales about living on the prairies, in the woods, and on the plains. When she was 65 years old, Laura began to write down her… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 813'.52

Lee and Grant at Appomattox

From the Series Great Leaders and Events

Recounts the dramatic surrender of General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in a new, illustrated edition. From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Andersonville comes the story of an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 973.7