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Jacob's Oregon Trail Adventure Letters Through Time
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013 by Wings ePress, Inc.. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
14-year-old Jacob Harding is traveling the Oregon Trail in 1850. Read his letters as he tells about why they're going, what they hope to find, and what he wants. Follow along as the Harding family faces disease, treacherous river crossings, and Indians. Share Jacob's secrets about his girl friend, a runaway slave, and his sister's birthday surprise. These fictional letters are historical.
The Dewey Boy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Dewey Boy is historical fiction about the eight-year old George Perrin Dewey’s summer on the Perrin Farm in Berlin, Vermont, USA, owned by his Aunt Lucy and Uncle Porter Perrin. Some of his many adventures predict his future as the famous Admiral George Dewey. The book is suitable for classroom use, with discussion questions and explanations of idioms used in that time period.
Patchwork Trail
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational
Trails of wildflowers. Trails of cattle. Trails of stitches. Trails of history. Ten-year old Erica Kraft explores all these trails and more when she visits her grandparents at their farm in Caldwell County, Texas.
Growing Up With Grandma: Moving To The Ranch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,230. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
A chapter book focusing on a young girl's perspective of living in the 1950's. This first book details the move to the ranch from her home in the suburbs. Sis's adventures lead her into capers that at first appear to be thoughtful and caring, while her family often finds them ill conceived and beyond parental approval.
Uncle Sam: A Horse's Tale
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Uncle Sam, a cavalry horse, travels to Louisiana in the months before America enters World War II. Told by storyteller Curt Iles with creative illustrations by emerging artist Jade Ross and sleight of hand by graphic designer Julian Quebedeaux, Uncle Sam: A Horse's Tale is a delightful story of a memorable time seventy years ago.
Who Tells the Moon to Sleep?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
Picture book for ages 8 and up. Having learned from Mama that the world is filled with things that do what they please like the moon and the cat, Tess wonders why she and Mama are constantly told what to do. They are told when to play, when to eat, and even when to sleep. Mama explains that they are slaves -- owned by the couple in the big house. But Tess realizes her heart is free.
Miss Jones and the Runaway Slaves
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Series: 15-Minute Books · Miss Jones, The Time Travelling Teacher. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Meet Miss Jones, the time traveling 2nd grade teacher. Whenever she finds something “not quite right” in history, she goes back and fixes it! In this adventure Miss Jones discovers a group of runaway slaves. They have become lost when Harriet Tubman, their leader, has suddenly fallen asleep. Miss Jones tries to discover which house is safe for them to go to, only to find that a trap is being set!
Fortune's Journey
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,670. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Theater
Fortune Plunkett's father left her two things: his acting troupe, and a deathbed wish that she fulfill his dream and lead the players across the continent to San Francisco. It's 1853, and the Gold Rush is in full swing. Joining a wagon train, Fortune and her actors find more action, adventure, and drama than any of their plays could offer in this carefully researched historical adventure.
Mrs. O'Leary's Cow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Mrs. O’Leary had no idea that the lantern she carried out to the barn, that clear October night in 1871, would start the Great Chicago Fire.
Beneath the Slashings
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,960. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Candle Star Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
(Divided Decade Trilogy, book 3) After four uncertain years of war, Grace Nickerson is desperate to patch together what is left of her community and return to some sense of normalcy. But soon after his return, her father sells the farm and drags the family off to a lumber camp in Michigan’s northern wilderness. Will Grace ever find the peace and security she knew before the war?
Benny Study Questions Student Edition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,430. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Ten year-old Benny travels west with a knife-throwing, card-playing bank robber, a savage black stallion, and the promise that God will never leave him. Can he trust that promise? Explore this Historical adventure. Understand the time period better. Full story text, comprehension, thought questions essay and research suggestions plus vocabulary by chapter.
Shadows on Stoney Creek
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Series: Sarah's Journey, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,360. Language: American English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Sarah dreams of opening Stoney Creek's first school. She'd even like girls to attend! But strange things are happening. The fire in the schoolroom is blazing when they arrive. Food and clothing disappear from settlers' homes. There are threats of wildcats, Indians, blizzards. Still, the determined Sarah vows, with God's help, she won't let whatever is lurking in the shadows steal her dream.
Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey: The War of 1812
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 17,940. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
It’s 1811 and 11-year-old Rankin McMullin is ready for action. He’s joined the warship Oneida to fight the British and end the laws that have forced New York farmers to become smugglers. As a powder boy, his job is to carry gunpowder to the carronades. When the shooting begins, the battle is seen through Rankin’s eyes. The unique way it’s fought and the unusual way it ends surprises both sides.
Itchy Mitch and the Taming of Broken Jaw Junction
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Price: Free! Words: 46,710. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
The new vegetable-loving sheriff of Broken Jaw Junction outwits outlaws, bank robbers and cattle rustlers--using just a few carrot sticks and celery! But one day, he meets an unexpected and unbeatable foe ...
Lavinia's Window
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,310. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Grandmama gives Lavinia a journal for her 12th birthday and urges her to learn the seven heavenly virtues to tell the difference between right and wrong. Lavinia uses qualities from family and friends to improve her character but when her embittered papa decides to send her away from home, she must rely on the strength of her values to unite two estranged families and claim her own fate.
Earthly Tales & Other Adventures - A Visitor from Ether
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
As Natalie cleans her bathroom sink, a mysterious Voice speaks to her in such insistent tones that she must rush to her computer and take dictation. The stories that emerge carry us back to pre-Civil War days and provide compelling glimpses into the life and adventures of a woman, born slave, who loved Freedom above all else: the perils of her quest, lessons learned, and timeless she wisdom gained
Slaveboy, The Fiddling for Freedom Series, Book 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,760. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
"Slaveboy,"the first book in the Fiddling for Freedom series, was inspired by the life of African-American slave and pioneer, Louis Southworth, who traveled the Oregon Trail with his mother and master in the early 1850s and then went on to earn enough money to buy his freedom by playing fiddle in the gold camps in California and Nevada. This is a middle-grade chapter book.
The Ninja Librarian
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,380. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The Ninja Librarian is a humorous set of tall tales set in the highly fictional gold-country town of Skunk Corners. It’s the story of a dusty, tough, unfriendly town that gets a new outlook on life thanks to the advent of the Ninja Librarian—a mild-mannered librarian who offers his wisdom with a little extra when folks don’t listen.
The Journey of Hannah
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,130. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Eleven-year-old Hannah is sold as a slave to a kind Georgia family, but tragedy strikes and Hannah is sold again, this time to cruel tavern owners in Kentucky who beat her often. Hannah runs away, but if she is caught, she could be killed! Should Hannah return to her cruel owners? Can they be persuaded to sell her to caring Miss Rachel next door, or must Hannah continue to live a life of misery?
"The Young West" The Joey Zackary Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,610. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
About a young man having to grow up fast. He was making his own way because his parents were dead. The things which happened to him in a short span of four years and of the people he met along the way.