Chronological American history readers for elementary and middle school

DSC00935During their years of elementary and middle school, my boys and I loved studying the history of America – new lands, wars, pioneers, etc. There is so much wonderful American literature to experience. Such fun books for kids in grades 1-8 to read! Here is a list of books my family and others have liked. They are in chronological order, and the number after the title is the grade level. Enjoy!

 

 

  • Almost Home 5.8 ~ Lawton 1620
  • Voyage to Freedom ~ Gay 1620
  • The Landing of the Pilgrims 5.3 ~ Daugherty 1620
  • The Thanksgiving Story 3.2 ~ Dalgliesh 1621
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond 6.9 ~ Speare 1687
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble 4.4 ~ Dalgliesh 1707
  • The Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West 4.1 ~ Brenner 1748
  • Duel In the Wilderness ~ Farley 1753
  • Alone Yet Not Alone ~ Leininger 1755
  • The Matchlock Gun 5.7 ~ Edmonds 1756
  • The Sign of the Beaver 5.7 ~ Speare 1769
  • The 18 Penny Goose 2.7 ~ Walker 1775
  • Johnny Tremain 5.9 ~ Forbes 1775
  • Mr. Revere and I 6.8 ~ Lawson 1775
  • Sam the Minuteman 2.2 ~ Benchley 1776
  • The Fourth of July Story 3.5 ~ Dalgliesh 1776
  • George Washington and the General’s Dog 2.5 ~ Murphy 1776
  • Yankee Doodle Boy 7.4 ~ Martin 1776
  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch 5.1 ~ Latham 1779
  • Ben and Me 4.5 ~Lawson 1780
  • George Washington’s Breakfast 4.2 ~ Fritz 1780
  • Shh! We`re Writing the Constitution 7.1 ~ Fritz 1785
  • Seaman: Dog Who Explored West with Lewis & Clark 6.0 ~ Karwoski 1804
  • Once on This Island 5.4 ~ Whelan 1812
  • Daniel’s Duck 2.1 ~ Bulla 1840
  • The Josefina Story Quilt 2.7 ~ Coerr 1850
  • The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad 2.1 ~ Monjo 1853
  • Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie 2.7 ~ Roop 1856
  • Rifles for Watie 6.1 ~ Keith 1861
  • Gone with the Wind 7.1 ~ Mitchell
 1861
  • The Red Badge of Courage 8.0 ~ Crane 1863
  • Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln 2.9 ~ Fritz 1863
  • Wagon Wheels 2.9 ~ Brenner 1870
  • Little House in the Big Woods 4.2 ~ Wilder 1871
  • Farmer Boy 4.3 ~ Wilder 1871
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 5.9 ~ Twain 1876
  • The Call of the Wild 8.0 ~ London 1890
  • Strawberry Girl 4.8 ~ Lenski 1910
  • All-of-a-Kind Family 4.9 ~ Taylor 1910
  • Ashes of Roses 4.4 ~ Auch 1911
  • To Kill a Mockingbird 8.1 ~ Lee 1933
  • Hitch 5.1 ~ Ingold 1934
  • Make Way for Ducklings 2 ~ McCloskey 1940
  • The Cricket in Times Square 4.9 ~ Selden 1955
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