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Lightning in His Hand by Nancy Sowell
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.
Quicksilver to Gold by Lynn Lovegreen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,700. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Prism Book Group. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Jeannie has set her sights on Clint Tilghman, the strong, quiet man next door to her family's claim. But Clint fights his feelings for the impulsive lady miner, fearing he'll lose his independence.
Return to Skunk Corners by Rebecca M. Douglass
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 by Kimberley Troutte
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.
Benny Study Questions Student Edition by Mary C. Findley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,430. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling, 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.
Lavinia's Window by Michelle Weisen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,310. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: 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.
"The Young West" The Joey Zackary Story by Will Welton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,610. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Categories: 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.
Promises by Carolyn Frank
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,910. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century(4.00 from 1 review)
Set in the days before Bryce Canyon became a national park, timid twelve-year-old Hattie faces making new friends when her family moves to Tropic, Utah. Adventures in the nearby canyon help her learn that there is a difference between complaining and standing up for one's self.
Running and Dancing by Carol Fenner
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,610. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011 by Red Phoenix Books. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Two African American girls grow into teenagers at the turn of the 20th century. The older girl's sister fled the U.S. to find fame and fortune in another country. She left behind a daughter, and the two girls each experience different coming of age adventures, according to their temperaments. Bertine, eldest of the pair, is a runner, like her sister. But Alma enjoys the dance of life where she is.