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Daring Rescue at Sonora Pass
By Stephen Bly
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,250. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
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
By Rebecca Douglass
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
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. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
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
By Ellen Anthony
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.
Growing Up With Grandma: Moving To The Ranch
By Bj Gold
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.
Fortune's Journey
By Bruce Coville
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.
Beneath the Slashings
By Michelle Isenhoff
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 48,080. 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
By Mary C. Findley
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
By Wanda Luttrell
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.
Lark of Yesteryear
By Mary Zinda
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,020. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lark survived the Peshtigo Fire of 1871 but died tragically two years later. She has been lingering in this world ever since, but she isn't alone. Lark's father watches her from the shadows of the attic, intent on holding her there forever. When their home becomes part of a living history museum, Lark is discovered by a teen-aged tourist who sets her on a course to uncover her long-forgotten past.
Itchy Mitch and the Taming of Broken Jaw Junction
By Duane L. Ostler
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
By Michelle Weisen
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.
Slaveboy, The Fiddling for Freedom Series, Book 1
By Michael Wenberg
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
By Rebecca Douglass
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
By Wanda Luttrell
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
By WIll Welton
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.
Promises
By Carolyn Frank
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,910. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: 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. Category: 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.