Instead of learning only about the accomplishments of famous Americans, learn about their childhoods and some of the circumstances that shaped their lives in the Childhood of Famous Americans series. Find a living book to complement your history studies in this listing by time period.
The early 1900’s was a time of discoveries and inventions. It also saw record numbers of immigrants come to the United States. Learn about this fascinating time period with these living books. Books About Industrialization for Grades 1-3 Book Series American Girl Samantha & Nellie Rebecca Childhood of Famous Americans Series Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents by Mike Venezia Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President William Howard Taft, 27th U.S. President
The Reconstruction Era (1866-1900) was a time of rebuilding for America. It was also the time of some amazing inventions and discoveries. Books About Reconstruction for All Ages Hats are for Watering Horses by Mary Blount Christian Books About Reconstruction for Grades 1-3 Book Series Childhood of Famous Americans Series Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents by Mike Venezia Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, 18th U.S. President Rutherford
The Civil War (1861-1865) was a pivotal point in American history. Learn the stories of the people involved and how they exhibited bravery in the face of difficult and dangerous situations. Books About the Civil War for All Ages Where Lincoln Walked by Raymond Bial Books About the Civil War for Grades 1-3 Book Series American Girl Addy Childhood of Famous Americans Series Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents by Mike
The Westward Expansion (1801-1860) brings to mind images of covered wagons and pioneer woodsmen. It is a time of discovery and new frontiers. Read the stories of brave pioneers and discover America in a new light. Books About Westward Expansion for All Ages Books Charles Fritz, the Complete Collection: 100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark by art by Charles Fritz Laura Ingalls Wilder Country by William Anderson The
The Revolutionary Era (1765-1800) was an exciting time in American history. Our founding fathers fought for our independence and won! Read about the stories of men, women, and children who risked their lives to gain America’s independence. Books About the Revolutionary War for Grades 1-3 Book Series American Girl Felicity and Elizabeth Childhood of Famous Americans Series Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents by Mike Venezia George Washington, 1st U.S.
The Colonial Era (1620-1765) is an exciting time to study. Most families have a difficult time leaving this period of history. Books About the Colonial Era for All Ages Colonial Living by Edwin Tunis The Patriot’s Handbook by George Grant (includes many source documents) Books About the Colonial Era for Grades 1-3 Book Series American Girl Kaya Spine A Child’s First Book of American History by Earl Schenck Miers The New Americans: Colonial
The 16th and 17th centuries were difficult times for many brave pilgrims. They traveled to the New World, America, to make a new life for themselves. They encountered Native Americans and the harsh realities of life in an untamed land. The following books about New World Colonization help students begin to understand what life was like for these adventurers. Books About New World Colonization for All Ages Stories of the Pilgrims
The 15th and 16th centuries were a time of exploration. There are many fascinating stories of adventurous explorers that traveled the globe. Here are some of the best books about exploration. Books About Exploration for All Ages Ship by David Macaulay The Men Who Found America by Frederick Winthrop Hutchinson Books About Exploration for Grades 1-3 Spine A Child’s First Book of American History by Earl Schenck Miers Discovery of the
Native American history is a fascinating subject and is an important part of our heritage as Americans. We have enjoyed reading the following books about Native American history. Native American Books for All Ages 101 Questions About the Ancient Indians of the Southwest by David Grant Noble American Indian Foods by Jay Miller Directions to make a simple tipi Native American Books for Grades 1-3 Book Series American Girl Kaya Other Books A
Bring your history studies to life by Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents in a humorous and engaging way. These books by Mike Venezia are engaging for elementary and middle school students. They’ll be learning and not even realize it! This listing of living books is broken out by time period so you can find to fit with your history studies.