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Lightning in His Hand
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,300. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
In 1848, thirteen-year-old orphan Jacob tries to convince his ornery, long-lost Uncle Whit to return home as they travel together over the Old Spanish Trail to California. Jacob's impatience with Whit's wild ways softens over time as he seeks to understand the troubled man, but his mission and dream of staying in the west are soon threatened by Whit's secret plan and unknown enemy.
The Room of 1,000 Slaves: A Full-length Broderick Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Join Jamie and Kendall Broderick in this exciting adventure as they search a house for clues to find out if it was used as a station on the underground railroad. The discovery of a secret passageway which locks Jamie inside is just the start of their adventure. This book is part of the exciting new Kendall and Jamie Broderick Mystery Series. Reading level: 3.3
A Pocket Full of Gold
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,760. Language: American English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Rebecca misses her Mama, who died four years ago.  When Papa gets engaged to Melody, Rebecca is thrilled.  Then Melody is jailed for theft—and Rebecca knows she didn’t do it. But who did? And who is trying to pin the crime on Melody? Rebecca must find out! Includes the bonus story "Look Here, Hercules"
The Town That Disappeared
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,500. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Driven from his neighborhood during the Chicago fire of 1871, Adrian moves to the Michigan wilderness. The town is called Singapore – as if a name could make a tiny spit of a town into a great seaport. Just as Adrian starts to feel that Singapore is his home, he discovers the moving sand dunes along the Lake Michigan shore are slowly burying his town. How can he fight both man and nature?
A New Start in the Niobrara for Mr. and Mrs. O'Malley
Series: American Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Darcy and Brigit O'Malley always wanted a new start for themselves. Hearing that things in the Niobrara Valley of northeast Nebraska offered them opportunities denied them in County Mayo, they eagerly board the train bound for the new town of Randolph Nebraska with hopes and dreams in their hearts.
Tucson Jo
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 29,410. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014 by FICTIVE PRESS. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00 from 1 review)
2014 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST. For Middle Grades and up (age 9 plus). Feisty 14-year-old Josephine Fiedler is reluctant to support her father’s bid for mayor of Tucson in 1882. When trouble erupts and her father’s opponent attacks him for being an Israelite, Jo has to reconsider her position and even what it means to be a Jew.
Joe Henry's Journey
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 37,070. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Raven Publishing of Montana. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Joe Henry’s story is a look at the past. It reveals why people moved to the untamed region the miners called Montana in the mid 1800s and what they found there. The reader will be carried along with Joe Henry through all of his travels—a great adventure, but scary too.
Winter of the Shifting Stars: Children's Story of a Lakota-Sioux Family, 1833
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,500. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Winter of the Shifting Stars is a fictional, illustrated story about a year in the life of a 10-year-old Lakota-Sioux girl, set in the year 1833. Enemy warriors had killed Blue Whirlwind’s father the previous year. Her village must prepare for war, to avenge this death, while continuing their traditional activities through the 13 moons of the year.
Daring Rescue at Sonora Pass
Series: Adventures on the American Frontier, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,250. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014 by Bly Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A stagecoach arrives at the Joyton family's Butterfield Stage Line in southern Arizona with a dead man inside. Fourteen-year-old Drew Joyton suspects foul play. When a suspicious stranger appears, he and his sister plot a risky action to save lives. Or are some hostile Apaches to blame?
Return to Skunk Corners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Big Al wakes up one morning and finds the Ninja Librarian has left town, everything seems to go wrong. And just about the time she’s thinking maybe the town can cope after all, he comes back. After that, it’s business as usual in Skunk Corners: bad guys, irritated skunks, and crises big and small that require the Librarian’s unique brand of outside-the-box thinking and direct action.
Saving Miner's Gulch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,820. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Saving Miner's Gulch is a middle-grade boy adventure. A miner forty-niner ghost joins forces with two young brothers searching for gold in an attempt to stop dangerous mobsters from turning a mining town into a giant cow pie.
Jacob's Oregon Trail Adventure Letters Through Time
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013 by Wings ePress, Inc.. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Historical » USA
(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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,230. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
S.I.S. was twelve years old when she interviewed her Grandma (known as "Sis") about her life on the ranch in the 1950's. S.I.S. received an "A" on her report to her class and was asked lots of questions about growing up on The Ranch. So here is her first book--as told to her by her Grandma. A chapter book for all those readers who are wistful for the "old days" and for the spice of adventure.
Uncle Sam: A Horse's Tale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: 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?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(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
Series: 15-Minute Books · Miss Jones, The Time Travelling Teacher. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,670. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Theater, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Historical » USA
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.