Tag Archives: 1800s

The Statue of Liberty (Ready-to-Read Level 1: Wonders of America)

Author: Marion Dane Bauer Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description For many years the Statue of Liberty was the first American sight for many immigrants. Read on to find out how she came to stand in New York Harbor.

14 Cows for America

Author: Carmen Agra Deedy Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Product Description In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept […]

Merry Christmas, Laura! (Little House)

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Celebrating Christmas with a horde of visiting cousins, a delicious feast, and a brand-new doll, Laura and her family enjoy the spirit of the season, and young enthusiasts are invited to read while listening to the attached musical sound module. For children under three.

The Luxe

Rating: (113 reviews) Author: Anna Godbersen Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan, 1899. Download a LUXE screensaver! PC VersionMac Version Get this widget! Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule […]

Time For Kids: Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Editors Of Time For Kids Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description A fast-paced biography of Thomas Edison, the scientist who perfected the light bulb and propelled America into the twentieth century.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Jacqueline Kelly Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Product Description Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures […]

The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set

Rating: (175 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The set includes:Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years. […]

A Smart Girls Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself & Other Stuff (American Girl Library)

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Nancy Holyoke Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

By the Great Horn Spoon!

Rating: (54 reviews) Author: Inc. Sid Fleischman Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers

Out Of The Dust (Apple Signature Edition)

Rating: (838 reviews) Author: Karen Hesse Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Amazon.com Like the Oklahoma dust bowl from which she came, 14-year-old narrator Billie Jo writes in sparse, free-floating verse. In this compelling, immediate journal, Billie Jo reveals the grim domestic realities of living during the years of constant dust storms: That hopes–like the crops–blow away in […]

Henry’s Freedom Box (Caldecott Honor Book)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Ellen Levine Publisher: Scholastic Press Book Description Henry Brown doesn’t know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves’ birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse. When […]

Elijah Of Buxton (Newbery Honor Book)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Publisher: Scholastic Press Book Description Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He’s best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change […]

A Little House Christmas Treasury: Festive Holiday Stories (Little House)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description Celebrate the holidays with Laura and her family with stories from the beloved Little House books!

A Pioneer Christmas: Celebrating in the Backwoods in 1841

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Barbara Greenwood Publisher: Kids Can Press, Ltd. Book Description Combining fiction and nonfiction, this dramatic story set in the snowy backwoods follows the Robertson family as they prepare for Christmas in 1841. They are excitedly expecting visitors from afar. But as a winter storm begins to rage, the family fears for […]

Christmas Stories (Little House Chapter Book)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Gentle adaptations of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s celebrated Little House stories have been gathered together here in two new titles in our Little House Chapter Book series. In Christmas Stories, join Laura and her family for some pioneer Christmas celebrations. Christmas on the frontier means […]

Riding Freedom

Rating: (80 reviews) Author: Pam Munoz Ryan Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Lily of the West (Bloody Jack Adventures)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: L. A. Meyer Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Book Description The intrepid Jacky Faber, having once again eluded British authorities, heads west, hoping that no one will recognize her in the wilds of America. There she tricks the tall-tale hero Mike Fink out of his flatboat, equips it as a floating casino-showboat, […]

The Little House Collection Box Set (Full Color) (Little House)

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Set during the pioneer days of the late 1800s and early 1900s, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books chronicle her life growing up on the Western frontier. For the first time in the history of the Little House books, these new editions feature Garth Williams’ interior […]


Rating: (31 reviews) Author: A. LaFaye Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Before the accident Nathaniel’s life seemed pretty good. His help around the farm made his father proud. But now, with a busted leg, Nathaniel can’t do farmwork anymore, so his father adopts another son through the Orphan Train. Feeling replaced and useless, Nathaniel attends school […]

Little House 9 Book Box Set (Little House)

Rating: (140 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Celebrate the original nine books that started it all! When Laura Ingalls Wilder first wrote of her experiences growing up in the 1800s, no one could have predicted the impact her stories would have on generations of children to come! Follow Laura’s life from […]

Christmas in the Big Woods (Little House)

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description Long ago, a little girl named Laura Ingalls lived in a little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters, Mary and Carrie, and their good old bulldog, Jack. Winter was just around the corner, and Laura worked […]