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Posted: Feb 05 2010 at 2:07pm | IP Logged Quote TxTrish

Help!
I need books for this time period and am having trouble finding anything.
Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Posted: Feb 05 2010 at 2:15pm | IP Logged Quote SeaStar

Pink and Say
ia a very good book on the Civil War, though the ending is sad.


books on Abe Lincoln... this thread may be helpful as well.

A Book in Time has a list for the Civil War   and here for the War of 1812.

Time Spies- this one looks interesting for 1812

Civil War unit... this thread looks like it has a lot of good books in it.

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Posted: Feb 05 2010 at 4:48pm | IP Logged Quote Mackfam

What ages/reading ability are you looking for, Trish?

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Posted: Feb 05 2010 at 5:32pm | IP Logged Quote TxTrish

something K - 5thish grade.
I read to them
and my 10 year old reads more on her own -



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Posted: Feb 05 2010 at 5:33pm | IP Logged Quote MaryM

I'm still working on a chronological history listing of picture books. I do have these so far for War of 1812 and Civil War. Do you want Underground Railroad as well, which fits here in time?

War of 1812
Dolley Madison Saves Geroge Washington (Don Brown)
By the Dawn's Early Light (Steven Kroll)
Star Spangled Banner (Peter Spier)
The Flag Maker (Susan Bartoletti)
Sisters of Scituate Light (Stephen Krensky)

Civil War:
The Listeners (Gloria Whelan)
Hold the Flag High (Catherine Clinton)
Seeing the Elephant (Pat Hughes)
The Story of the H.L. Hunley and Queenie's Coin (Fran Hawk)
Yankee at the Seder (Elke Weber)
The Last Brother (Trinka Hakes Noble)
Pink and Say (Patricia Polacco)
Seven Miles to Freedom : The Robert Smalls Story (Janet Halfmann)
Robert Smalls: The Boat Thief (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.)
Joshua Chamberlain and the American Civil War (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.)
Dadblamed Union Army Cow (Susan Fletcher)
The Cemetery Keepers of Gettysburg(Linda Oatman High)

And don't forget to search in this forum for "Lincoln" - there were tons of picture books recommended during this anniversary year. Many have their own thread.



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Posted: Feb 05 2010 at 5:49pm | IP Logged Quote TxTrish

Yes, please!

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Underground Railroad:
Almost to Freedom (Vaunda Nelson)
Night Boat to Freedom (Margot Theis Raven)
I Want to be Free (Joseph Slate)
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt(Deborah Hopkinson)
Follow the Drinking Gourd (Jeanette Winter)
Under the Quilt of Night (Deborah Hopkinson)
Secret Signs along the Underground Railroad (Anita Riggio)
Friend on Freedom River (Gloria Whelan)
Henry's Freedom Box (Ellen Levine)
Sojourner Truth : A Voice for Freedom (Patricia and Fredrick McKissack)
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Lead her People to Freedom (Carol Boston Weatherford)
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (Alan Schroeder)


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Posted: Feb 06 2010 at 10:52am | IP Logged Quote MaryM

Adding...

Civil War books:
The Legend of Old Abe: A Civil War Eagle (Kathy-Jo Wargin)
The Promise Quilt (Candice Ransome)
Red Legs: A Drummer Boy of hte Civil War (Ted Lewin)

Underground Railroad:
When Harriet Met Sojourner (Catherine Clinton)



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Posted: Feb 08 2010 at 11:05am | IP Logged Quote TxTrish

Thank you all for the assistance.
I am off to the library today.


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Adding: The Silent Witness: A True Story of the Civil War (Robin Friedman) - Shares the story of Lula McLean and her doll. The family lived on a plantation overlooking Bull Run and left after the First Battle of Bull Run - moving to Appomatox Courthouse, where the war officially ended in their parlor with the surrender of Lee to Grant. The doll left in the room was a "silent witness" to this piece of history. Very informative.

And although I included The Cemetery Keepers of Gettysburg in the above list, I had not yet read it. Was basing it on the inside look at Amazon. Well it's a book. Wow- great story, great illustrations. Also based on a true story taken from Elizabeth Thorn's writing which is considered to be one of the best civilian accounts of a Civil War battle. Particularly cool since we visited the cemetery this past summer. Wish I had known about the book beforehand!

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MaryM wrote:
Adding: The Silent Witness: A True Story of the Civil War (Robin Friedman) - Shares the story of Lula McLean and her doll. The family lived on a plantation overlooking Bull Run and left after the First Battle of Bull Run - moving to Appomatox Courthouse, where the war officially ended in their parlor with the surrender of Lee to Grant. The doll left in the room was a "silent witness" to this piece of history. Very informative.


Just coming to post the same book, Mary! We were at Ollie's yesterday and I saw this book. I knew I had to buy it because it starts with Manassas! It's lovely, and being all local places, it's a perfect book to add to our shelves.

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In part about the Civil War but also about the process of journalism/printing in newspapers at the time: Civil War Artist by Taylor Morrison.

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cathhomeschool wrote:
In part about the Civil War but also about the process of journalism/printing in newspapers at the time: Civil War Artist by Taylor Morrison.


Oh, yes, had forgotten about that one. Taylor Morrison's books are very good - on the longer side text wise, but full of info.

I see Patricia Polacco has a new book - sort of a time travel in the history museum story about the battle of Antietam and Abraham Lincoln. Just reserved it. Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln

And speaking of the Civil War - I'll be starting a separate thread in history forum. This April will mark the start of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. All around the country there are tons of events and exhibits planned over the next 4 years to remember the Civil War on the 150th anniversary. It will be a good time to do extra study of this time period.

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Your older kids might enjoy The Civil War by PBS They do a masterful job of telling the story from the eyes of the people who lived it. Very well done.


I know it's not a book but I saw the ages of your kids and thought I'd pass that along.

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