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Lost at the White House: A 1909 Easter Story

From the Series On My Own History

The day Rena had been waiting for had finally arrived. She was going to the Easter egg roll at the White House, and nothing was going to spoil it for her. But then. . .well, what would you do… Read More →

  • Lexile: 370
  • Dewey: [E]

Danger at the Breaker

From the Series On My Own History

Eight-year-old Andrew is starting his first day of work in a coal mine. With bloody knuckles and an aching back, Andrew quickly learns that life in the mines is dirty, dark, and difficult… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.1

Survival in the Snow

From the Series On My Own History

Seventeen-year-old Moses was ready for an adventure. In 1844, he joined a wagon train traveling from Iowa to California. But as winter approached, the wagon train ran into trouble. Oxen… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 917.94

The Day of the Black Blizzard

From the Series On My Own History

Ten-year-old Orry Jenkins is sick and tired of the dust. The year is 1935 and Kansas hasn’t gotten enough rain in years. Instead of rainstorms, they get dust storms. One day, Orry and his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 978'.032

The Night of the Hurricane's Fury

From the Series On My Own History

It’s the summer of 1900, and 10-year-old Robert Pettibone is bored. His parents have sent him to stay with his Aunt Maudie in Galveston, Texas. She doesn’t let him do anything by himself… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: [E]

The Night the Chimneys Fell

From the Series On My Own History

Something isn’t right in New Madrid, Missouri. Nine-year-old Marie sees hundreds of birds flying across the sky like a black cloud. The animals in the barn are restless. Then, early in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: [E]

Many Ways to Be a Soldier

From the Series On My Own History

More than anything, Rem Goldin wants to fight the British in the American Revolution. His father and the other men of Sites Point, New Jersey, have all left town to join the fighting. But… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 973.3'32

Prisoner for Liberty

From the Series On My Own History

James Forten knew how important freedom was. He was a free African American born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When the American Revolution started in 1776, James was too young to help fight… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 973.3'71092

Sam Collier and the Founding of Jamestown

From the Series On My Own History

In April 1607, twelve-year-old Sam Collier and a group of Englishmen landed in North America. Arriving as an assistant to the solider John Smith, Sam was excited to discover what adventures… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Washington Is Burning

From the Series On My Own History

Fifteen-year-old Paul Jennings looked out the window of the President's House. America was at war with Britain, and British soldiers were marching toward Washington. Terrified people were… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 973.5'2'092

Robert Smalls Sails to Freedom

From the Series On My Own History

Quickly and quietly, Robert Smalls headed the ship out of the Charleston Harbor. Across the wide river was the Northern Army and freedom for slaves like him. On Robert’s side of the river was… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 973.8'092

Saving the Liberty Bell

From the Series On My Own History

Eleven-year-old Johnny Mickley longed to be a hero and have some part in helping America gain its independence. The British Army was just miles away from colonial Philadelphia, planning to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 974.811'03

The Star-Spangled Banner

From the Series On My Own History

It was September 14, 1814, and America and Great Britain were at war. Francis Scott Key watched from the deck of a British ship, where he was being held captive, as cannons exploded around… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 929.9'2'0973

Willie McLean and the Civil War Surrender

From the Series On My Own History

Eleven-year-old Willie McLean knows that General Lee will defeat the Yankees and win the Civil War, he just knows it. When a battle moves to the fields near his home in Appomattox, Virginia… Read More →

  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 973.7'38

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

The Schoolchildren's Blizzard

From the Series On My Own History

When nine-year-old Sarah and her little sister, Annie, set out on their way to school on January 12, 1888, they have no idea what their day will hold. The weather’s so warm they go outside to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: [E]

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

Rescue on the Outer Banks

From the Series On My Own History

On October 11, 1896, 10-year-old Sam Deal and his horse, Ginger, watch as the brave surfmen of Pea Island struggle to save the lives of nine people stranded on a shipwreck. Sam has dreamt of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: [E]

The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft

From the Series On My Own History

On December 21, 1848, Ellen Craft and her husband, William, slipped out into the cold, dark night and took their first steps towards freedom. They were runaway slaves. Posing as a white man… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 306.3'62'092273

Danger at Sand Cave

From the Series On My Own History

When Arly's friend Floyd Collins is trapped by falling rocks in Sand Cave, Arly rushes to help. Arly runs errands for the workers, but he feels that he should be doing more. It is a race… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: [E]

On My Own History — eBook Set

From the Series On My Own History

Set

With striking, full-page illustrations, real and fictionalized characters, and stories featuring events that really happened, these books capture readers' interest and imagination. Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $1,314.10
  • Your Price: $985.58
  • 34 titles

Sybil Ludington's Midnight Ride

From the Series On My Own History

On a dark, cold, and rainy night in April 1777, Sybil Ludington sets out on a journey to warn American soldiers that danger is headed their way. The British are coming! They have already… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 973.3'33

The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth

From the Series On My Own History

Jackie Mitchell has always wanted to be a great pitcher, and she finally has the chance to become one! In her first minor league game, she is up against two of the greatest home-run hitters… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

The Flight of the Union

From the Series On My Own History

In 1847 the people of Niagara Falls, New York and their neighbors in Canada wanted to build a bridge across the river that separated them. The first step was to get a line from one side to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]