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This is a listing of picture books that cover history arranged in chronological order from ancient to modern times.

Different periods are in separate message boxes to help with visual organization and make it easier to locate particular time periods or historic events by year. It is compiled from recommendations here on 4 Real as well as various blogs and much personal searching and reviewing of available books.

It is acknowledged that it is heavy with United States books for last several centuries, which is by nature of the large number published in the US and majority of members here being in US.

Attempts were made to keep it to books that really are true picture books (not early readers or nonfiction data type books) and high quality in text and illustration. Not everything fits that requirement and some lean more toward nicely illustrated non-fiction books. Especially in the time periods where there are multiple resources, it was easier to be pickier on what does fit the criteria. In time periods where there is little available and there would be more leeway to include books that are not strictly "picture books." Also please pre-read as to the suitability of any resource for your family/child.

There are lots of great picture book biographies out there and some are included, especially if they focus on a particular event or time period in that person's life. But not all are as it is hard to put them in chronological order with events since they cover a span of time and there are so many and it really is a category to itself. So if you see those type missing that is why at this time.

We are looking for additional recommendations of high quality history picture books that were overlooked and could be added, especially long lost favorites which don't appear on other listings or newly published ones that wouldn't be on the radar yet. Submissions for the early centuries are especially appreciated as there is less available covering those time periods in comparison to more recent centuries. Also if you find errors or broken links please let us know in a PM. This is by nature a work in progress, as it can never really be complete, but it is an attempt.

****If you use this list in any way online or share online or with groups please link and site the source (4 Real home education forum)****

So explore the listings and enjoy the historical reading journey. I hope it is a helpful resource for you as a home educator.

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Many of the picture books of ancient times are based on stories found in ancient writings. Often these non-Biblical picture books present beliefs about life, spirituality and after-life based on pagan beliefs. Since I’m not sure what everyone is comfortable with for their children at different ages, be sure to pre-read for content as some contain elements of that, most often gods/goddesses.

Story of Creation (Jane Ray)
The Real Story of Creation (Paul Maier)
The End of the Fiery Sword (Maura McKeegan)

~3000 BC SUMERIA (Mesopotamia)
Gilgamesh the King (Ludmila Zeman)
The Revenge of Ishtar (Ludmila Zeman)
The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (Ludmila Zeman)

Ancient China
The Silk Princess (Charles Santore) - 3000 BC, China, silk legend
The Empress and the Silkworm (Lily Hong) - 2700 BC, China, silk legend
The Emperor and the Kite (Jane Yolen)

~2300 BC
Noah's Ark (Peter Spier)
Noah's Ark (Jane Ray)
Noah's Ark (Jerry Pinkey)
Noah's Ark (Tomie dePaola)

~2200 BC
Tower of Babel (William Wiesner)
Building the Way to Heaven: The Tower of Babel and Pentecost (Maura McKeegan)

~1900 BC
Abraham's Search for God (Jacqueline Jules)
Sarah Laughs (Jacqueline Jules)
The White Ram (Mordicai Gerstein)

~1700 BC
Joseph (Brian Wildsmith)
The Coat of Many Colors (Jenny Korelak)

~1450 BC
The Prince and the Golden Ax ( Deborah Nourse Lattimore) - a constructed myth of what might have caused the end of the Minoan culture

~1300 BC
Exodus (Brian Wildsmith)
The Moses Basket (Jenny Koralek)
Moses (Margaret Hodges)
Moses, The Long Road to Freedom (Anne Beneduce, il.Gennady Spirin)

~1100 BC
The Story of Ruth (Maxine Rose Schur)

~1000 BC
David and Goliath (Beatrice de Regniers)
David and Goliath (Mary Auld)
David and Goliath (Leonard Fisher)
David and Goliath (Tomie dePaola)

~950 BC
When Solomon Was King (Sheila MacGill-Callahan)
The Two Brothers: A Legend of Jerusalem (Neil Waldman)
The Wisdom Bird: A Tale of Solomon and Sheba (Sheldon Oberman)
King Solomon and the Bee (Dalia Hardof Renberg)
The Wisest Man in the World (Benjamin Elkin)

~740 BC
The Book of Jonah (Peter Spier)
Into the Sea and Out of the Tomb (Maura McKeegan)

~700 BC
The Tales of Tobias (Rachel Merriman)

~600 BC
The King in the Garden (Leon Garfield and Michael Bragg)
Daniel in the Lions' Den (Mary Auld)

~400 BC
The Story of Esther (Jenny Koralek)
Esther's Story (Diane Wolkstein)
Queen Esther (Tomie dePaola)
The Red Lion: A Tale of Ancient Persia (Diane Wolkstein)

Most of the non-Biblical stories are based on stories found in the papyrus collections – some of the oldest written stories in the world and present Egyptian beliefs about life, spirituality and after-life.

Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors (Sue Kassirer)
The Coat of Many Colors (Jenny Korelak)
Joseph (Brian Wildsmith)
Exodus (Brian Wildsmith)
The Moses Basket (Jenny Koralek)
Moses (Margaret Hodges)
The Littlest Frog (Sylvia Rouss)

The Winged Cat: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (Deborah Nourse Cattimore)
Mutti’s Necklace (Louise Hawes)
How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt (Tamara Bower)   
The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale of Hieroglyphs (Tamara Bower)
Pharoah's Boat (David Weitzman)
The Scarab’s Secret ( Nick Would)
I am the Mummy HEB-NEFERT (Eve Bunting, David Christiana)
Tutankaman's Gift (Robert Sabuda)
Pepi and the Secret Names (Jill Paton Walsh)
Temple Cat (Andrew Clements)
Zekmet The Stone Carver (Mary Stolz) - Story about the sphinx and how it might have come to be.
Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs (James Rumford) - set in 1800's, through referencing ancient times
Howard and the Mummy (Tracey Fern) - set in early 1900s, discovery of King Tut's tomb ( c. ~1323 BC)
Cleopatra (Diane Stanley) - 51-30 BC, Julius Ceasar, Mark Antony, Ides of March, Battle of Actium, end of Egyptian Empire

Alexander the Great (Demi) - 356-323 BC
Voyage to the Pharos (Sarah Gauch) - 3rd century BC
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth (Kathyrn Lasky) - 200 BC, Eratosthenes

d'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (Ingri & Edgar d'Aulaire)
Pandora (Robert Burleigh)
King Midas: The Golden Touch (Demi)
Midas and the Golden Touch (Charlotte Craft)
Pegasus (Marianna Mayer)
Atalanta's Race (Shirley Climo)

Hercules (Robert Burleigh)
The Arrow and the Lamp: The Story of Psyche (Margaret Hodges)
The Trojan Horse (Warwick Hutton)
Odysseus and the Cyclops (Warwick Hutton)
Theseus and the Minotaur (Warwick Hutton)
Persephone (Warwick Hutton)
Perseus (Warwick Hutton)

Wings (Jane Yolen)
Pegasus: The Flying Horse (Jane Yolen)
Cupid and Psyche (Charlotte Craft)

The Race of the Golden Apples (Claire Martin)
Medusa (Deborah Lattimore)

Brave Cloelia (Jane Louise Curry) - 508 BC
Hannibal and His 37 Elephants (Marilyn Hirsh) - Second Punic War, 218 BC
Cleopatra (Diane Stanley) - 51-30 BC, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Ides of March, Battle of Actium, Roman Empire controls Egypt

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Mary the Mother of Jesus (Tomie de Paola) - 1st century
Mary, Mother of All (Scott Hahn, Emily Stimpson)
John the Baptist (Carine Mackenzie) - 1st century

The Third Gift (Bagram Ibatoulline) - 1st century, Arabian Peninsula, myrrh harvest

Androcles and the Lion (Dennis Nolan) - 1st century, Roman persecution
Androcles and the Lion (Janet Stevens) - 1st century, Roman persecution

Escape From Pompeii (Christina Balit) - 79 AD
Pompeii Lost & Found (Mary Pope Osborne) - 79 AD

Christopher the Holy Giant (Tomie de Paola) - 3rd century
St. Felix and the Spider (Dessi Jackson) - St. Felix of Nola, died c. 255
The Saint Who Fought the Dragon: The Story of Saint George (Cornelia Mary Bilinsky) -died AD 303
St. George and the Dragon (Margaret Hodges)
The True Cross (Brian Wildsmith) - 4th century, St. Helena
The Queen and the Cross (Cornelia Bilinsky) - 4th century, St. Helena
St. Jerome and the Lion (Rumer Godden) - c. 347-420
St. Jerome and the Lion (Margaret Hodges)
Patrick and the Fire (Cornelia Bilinsky) - c.387-493
St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland (Tomie de Paola) - c.387-493

Red Butterfly: How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk out of China (Deborah Noyes) - 440 AD, silk legend
The Song of Mu Lan (Jeanne Lee) - Chinese folk poem, c. 420-589, Southern and Northern Dynasty
Fa Mulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior (Robert San Souci)

Authurian Legends - late 400-early 500s, (debate about whether an actual King Arthur existed)
The Kitchen Knight: A Tale of King Arthur (Margaret Hodges)
Young Arthur (Robert San Souci)
Young Geneviere (Robert San Souci)
Young Lancelot (Robert San Souci)
Young Merlin (Robert San Souci)

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MIDDLE AGES 500-1450

Early Middle Ages (500-1000)

Brigid's Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story (Bryce Milligan) - 452-525 AD
The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica (Kathleen Norris) - 480-550 AD
The Saint and His Bees (Dessi Jackson) - St. Modomnóc of Ossor, died c. 550
The Blackbird's Nest: St. Kevin of Ireland (Jenny Schroedel) - 498-618 AD
Across a Dark and Wild Sea (Don Brown) - St. Columba (aka Columcille), 521-597
The Man Who Loved Books (Jean Fritz) - St. Columba (aka Columcille), 521-597

Caedmon's Song (Ruth Ashby) - approx. 670 AD

The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History (John Major) - 700 AD
We're Riding on a Caravan (Laurie Krebs) - silk road
A Single Pebble: A Story of the Silk Road (Bonnie Christiansen) - 850 AD
The Elephant from Baghdad (Mary Tavener Holmes) - Charlemagne, 883 AD

The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane (C.M. Millen) - Middle Ages, not specific dates
The Hawk and the Castle (Danna Smith) - falconry, Middle Ages, not specific dates

High Middle Ages (1000-1300)

A Medieval Feast (Aliki)
Leif the Lucky (Ingri Daulaire) - 11th century, Norse exploration
Hildegard of Bingen (Demi) - 1098-1179
Francis: The Poor Man of Assisi (Tomie de Paola) - 1181-1226
Saint Francis (Brian Wildsmith)
Saint Francis of Assisi (Joyce Denham)
Brother Francis and the Friendly Beasts (Margaret Hodges)
The Mightiest Heart (Lynn Cullen) - late 12th century, based on legend from life of Llywelyn the Great
Brother Hugo and the Bear (Katy Beeby) - based on a note in 12th century manuscript
The Race of the Birkebeiners (Lise Lunge-Larsen) - 1206
Roses in the Snow: A Tale of St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Dessi Jackson) - 1207-1231
Marco Polo (Demi) - 13th century
Animals Marco Polo Saw (Sandra Markle)
Kubla Kahn: The Emporer of Everything (Kathleen Krull) - Mongol Empire, 1215-1294 (polygamy, concubines mentioned)

Late Middle Ages (1300-1450s)
Run Far, Run Fast (Tim Decker) - plague, 14th century
Marguerite Makes a Book (Bruce Robertson) - 15th century illumination, manuscript
Dick Whittington and his Cat (Marcia Brown) - 1354–1423
Dick Whittington and His Cat (Oscar Weigle)
Dick Whittington and His Cat (Margaret Hodges)

Pippo the Fool (Tracey Fern) - Filippo Brunelleschi 1377-1446, Duomo Florence, Renaissance architecture
Filippo's Dome - Brunelleschi and The Cathedral Of Florence (Anne Rockwell)

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Late 15th Century (mid 1400's-1500)
End of Middle Ages often considered to be 1450s but sometimes considered to extend to 1492. For this timeline have some overlap between category of Late Middle Ages and 15th century.

Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press (Bruce Koscielniak) - 1450s
From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World (James Rumford)

The Making of a Knight (Patrick O'Brien)
Animals Christopher Columbus Saw (Sandra Markle)
In 1492 (Jean Marzollo)
A Picture Book Christopher Columbus (David Alder)
Follow the Dream (Peter Sis)
Columbus (Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire)

Katje the Windmill Cat (Gretchen Woelfle) - Netherlands

16th Century (1501-1600)

Stone Giant: Michelangelo's David and How He Came to Be (Jane Sutcliff) - 1501-04

The Lady of Guadalupe (Tomie de Paola) - 1531, Mexico
Our Lady of Guadalupe (Francisco Serrano) - 1531, Mexico

The Queen's Progress (Celeste Mannis) - an alphabet book, but gives a good idea of life in Elizabethan England
Hear, Hear Mr. Shakespeare (Bruce Koscielniak) - England, 1564-1616
Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk (Jane Sutcliffe)
William Shakespeare & the Globe (Aliki)
Antonio's Apprenticeship: Painting a Fresco in Renaissance Italy (Taylor Morrison) - during Renaissance 15th-17th centuries, year not specified

Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment (Wendy MacDonald) - late 1580's, may or may not have actually happened

Christopher Newport: Jamestown Explorer (Sharon Solomon) - late 1500s, privateer, Jamestown settlement

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17th Century (1601-1700)

Galileo's Journal (Jeanne Pettenati) - 1609-1610, first telescope

Pocohantas (Ingri d'Aulaire) - early 1600s

People of the Breaking Day (Marcia Sewall)

Pilgrims: 1620-21
Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving (Joseph Bruchac)
Pilgrims of Plimouth (Marcia Sewall)
N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims (Robert San Souci)
The First Thanksgiving (Jean Craighead George)
The Thanksgiving Story (Alice Dalgliesh)
Pilgrim Cat (Carol Peacock)

Hana in the Time of the Tulips (Deborah Noyes) - Holland, tulipmania, 1630's
The Boy Who Held Back the Sea (Thomas Locker) - retelling of Dutch folktale with 17th century setting

William's House (Ginger Howard) - 1637, colonists, house styles

Thunder from the Clear Sky (Marcia Sewall) - King Philip's War 1675, (longer pb)

The Little Friar Who Flew (Tomie dePaola) - St. Joseph of Cupertino, 1603-1663

Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers (Gloria Whelan) - 17th & 18th centuries, Japan, shogun

*The New Americans: Colonial Times, 1620-1689 (Betsy Maestro]

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18th CENTURY (1701-1800)
The Wolfhound (Kristine Franklin) - Tsarist Russia (1721-1917)

Longitude Prize: 1730s-1770s
The Man Who Made time Travel (Kathryn Lasky)
Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude (Louise Borden)
The Discovery of Longitude (Joan Galat)

Colonial, Pre-Revolution:
Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak (Liz Winter)
Yankee Doodle America (Wendall Minor)
Homespun Sarah (Verla Kay) - colonial Pennsylvania
Voyageur's Paddle (Kathy-jo Wargin) - French traders, North Woods
Thy Friend, Obadiah and Obadiah the Bold and Rachel and Obadiah (Brinton Turkle) - precolonial Nantucket, whaling
Arthur and the Golden Guinea (Jean Berwick) - 18th century Williamsburg
A Fine Dessert; Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat (Emily Jenkins) - early 1700s colonial life (followed by similar tale of early 1800s, 1900s, 2000s)

A Picture Book of Daniel Boone (David Adler) - 1734-1820, French/Indian War, Kentucky settlement
Daniel Boone's Great Escape (Michael Spradlin) - 1778

French & Indian Wars: 1698-1740?
Malian's Song (Marge Bruchac)
Evangeline for Children (Elizabeth Moore)
*Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian Wars: 1689-1763 (Betsy Maestro)

The Boy Who Loved Music - 1772, Haydn's "Farewell" Symphony, Austrian life 18th century

American Revolution: 1775-1783 (includes some pre-Revolutionary War)
Biographies of individuals known for this era
George Washington (Ingri d'Aulaire)
Benjamin Franklin (Ingri d'Alaire)

The Boston Tea Party (Steven Kroll) – 1773
The Boston Tea Party (Pamela Duncan Edwards) – 1773
Sleds on Boston Common (Loiuse Borden) - 1774
The Ride: The Legend of Betsy Dowdy (Kitty Griffin) - 1775, North Carolina
Paul Revere's Midnight Ride (Stephen Krensky) - 1775
Paul Revere's Ride (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ill. by Ted Rand) -1775
Paul Revere's Ride (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ill. by Charles Santore) - 1775
Paul Revere's Ride (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ill. by Monica Vachula) - 1775
Let it Begin Here: Lexington & Concord (Dennis Fradin) - 1775
Let it Begin Here! (Don Brown) – 1775
Phillis Sings Out Freedom (Ann Malaspina) - 1775-76, Phillis Wheatly poem to Washington, Ticonderoga
Henry and the Cannons (Don Brown) - March 1776, Boston, Ft. Ticonderoga
The Hatmaker's Sign (Candace Fleming) - 1776, Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence (Judith St.George) - history of the document
Fourth of July Story (Alice Dalgliesh) - 1776
Samuel’s Choice (Richard Berleth) – 1776
Phoebe the Spy (Judith Griffin) - 1776
When Washington Crossed the Delaware (Lynne Cheney) - 1776
Dangerous Crossing: The Revolutionary Voyage of John and John Quincy Adams (Stephen Krensky) - 1777
Scarlet Stockings Spy (Trinka Hakes Noble) - 1777
Sybil’s Night Ride (Karen Winnick) – 1777
Redcoats and Petticoats (KAtherine Kirkpatrick) - 1778
Daniel Boone's Great Escape (Michael Spradlin) – 1778
A Spy Called James: True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent (Anne Rockwell) - Battle of York, 1781
This Time, Tempe Wicke? (Patricia Gauch) - 1781
They Called Her Molly Pitcher (Anne Rockwell)
Katie’s Trunk (Ann Turner)
Twice a Hero (Dirk Wales) - Polish Heroes
Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution (Mara Rockliff)

*A New Nation: The United States: 1783-1815 (Betsy Maestro)
The House that George Built (Suzanne Slade) - 1792, White House
Brick by Brick (Charles Smith Jr.) - 1792-1800 building of the White House
The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom (Emily Arnold McCully) - 1796
Tricking the Tallyman (Jacqueline Davis) - 1790 Census, Colonial

John Marie Vianney: The Holy Cur of Ars (Sophie de Mullenheim) - France, 1786-1859

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19th CENTURY (1801-1900)

The Firekeeper's Son (Linda Sue Park) - Korea, 1800s, bonfire system

The Queen and the First Christmas Tree (Nancy Churnin) - early 1800's England, Queen Charlotte & King George III

Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep (Susan Lendroth) - Old China Trade, early US commerce, 1783-1844, early 19th c. New England

Ox-Cart Man (Donald Hall) - early 19th century New England

The Red Sash (Jean Pendziwol) - Fur trade, voyageur - early 1800's

Jefferson Administration: 1801-09
Thomas Jefferson and the Mammoth Hunt (Carrie Clickard) - "Mammoth craze" and fossil discoveries, Louisiana Purchase (1803), Lewis & Clark
A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar (Candace Fleming)

Duel! Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words (Dennis Fradin) - 1804
Aaron and Alexander (Don Brown) - 1804

Lewis & Clark Expedition: 1804-06
The Crossing (Donna Jo Napoli)
A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark (David Adler)
Seaman's Journey:On the Trail with Lewis and Clark (Patty Reeder Eubank)
How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark (Rosalyn Schanzer)
The Great Expedition of Lewis and Clark: by Private Reubin Field, Member of the Corps of Discovery (Judith Edwards)
American Slave, American Hero: York of the Lewis And Clark Expedition (Laurence Pringle)
My Name is York (Elizabeth Van Steenwyk)
A Picture Book of Sacagawea (David Adler)

Northwest Territory - Ohio Frontier: early 1800s
Warm as Wool (Scott Russell Sanders) - Ohio life, 1803
The Floating House (Scott Russell Sanders) - Frontier, Ohio/Indiana 1815
Aurora Means Dawn (Scott Russell Sanders) - Ohio frontier early 1800's
Nothing Here but Trees (Jean van Leeuwen) - post War of 1812, Ohio frontier

National Road: 1811-1839
Hog Music (M. C. Helldorfer)
Just fine the Way They Are (Connie Wooldridge)

War of 1812
Dolley Madison Saves Geroge Washington (Don Brown)
By the Dawn's Early Light (Steven Kroll)
Star Spangled Banner (Peter Spier)
Francis Scott Key and "The Star-Spangled Banner" (Lynea Bowdish)
The Flag Maker (Susan Bartoletti)
The Town that Fooled the British: A War of 1812 Story (Lisa Papp)
Sisters of Scituate Light (Stephen Krensky)
Jean Laffite The Pirate Who Saved America (Susan Goldman Rubin) - Battle of New Orleans

Slave Trade & Slavery (general): early 1800s/late 1700s
Mingo (Lenice Strohmeier) - 1771, Massachusetts
The Village that Vanished (Kadir Nelson)
Now Let Me Fly (Dolores Johnson) - Slave trade, Africa, 1815
A Strawbeater's Thanksgiving (Irene Smalls)
From Slave Ship to Freedom Road (Julius Lester)
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave (Laban Carrick) - 1830s-60s
MIdnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School (Janet Halfmann) - Pre-Civil War
A Fine Dessert; Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat (Emily Jenkins) - early 1700s colonial life (followed by similar tale of early 1800s, 1900s, 2000s)

Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs (James Rumford) - 1822

Erie Canal: 1817-1825
Amazing Impossible Erie Canal (Cheryl Harness)
Erie Canal (Peter Spier)

Santa Fe Trail: 1821-1880
Lewis & Papa: Adventure on the Santa Fe Trail (Barbara Joosse) - trade route, 1822-1880
Along the Santa Fe Trail (Ginger Wadsworth) - taken from memoirs
A Right Fine Life: Kit Carson on the Santa Fe Trail (Andrew Glass)
Tree in the Trail* (Holling C. Holling)

My Heart Glow : Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language (Emily Arnold McCully) - early 1800's
The Bobbin Girl (Emily Arnold McCully) - 1830's, textile factories

The Great Moon Hoax (Stephen Krensky) - "Great Moon Hoax" of 1835, newsboys (newsies), publishing

The Alamo: 1836
Susana of the Alamo (Jack Jakes) - Battle of the Alamo, 1836
Voices of the Alamo (Sherrie Garland) - history of the Mission, Battle of Alamo

Westward Expansion/Pioneer Trails: 1843-69
Sunsets of the West (Tony Johnston)
A Packet of Seeds (Deborah Hopkinson)
Minnow and Rose ( Judy Young) - Oregon Trail
Apples to Oregon (Deborah Hopkinson) - Oregon Trail
Voices from the Oregon Trail (Kay Winters) - Oregon Trail
Dandelions (Eve Bunting)
Going West (Jean Van Leeuwen)
Covered Wagons Bumpy Trails (Verla Kay)
Going West (My First Little House Book) (Laura Ingalls Wilder)
Elsie's Bird (Jane Yolen)
A Book for Black Eyed Susan (Judy Young)

Orphan Trains: 1850s-1920s
Train to Somewhere (Eve Bunting)
Orphan Train (Verla Kay)

Gold Rush (CA), Mining, 1848-1855
Gold Fever (Verla Kay) - gold mining
Nine For California (Sonia Levitin)
Boom Town (Sonia Levitin)
Gold! Gold! from the American River: January 24, 1848: The Day the Gold Rush Began (Don Brown)
Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea (Tony Johnson)

Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud (Tracey Fern) - 1851, Clipper ship record, Cape Horn travel, mail delivery, Gold Rush era

Rough Tough Charley (Verla Kay) - stage coach travel
Stage Coach Sal (Deborah Hopkinson) - Wells Fargo, stage coach travel

Manjiro, the Boy Who Risked His Life for Two Countries (Emily Arnold McCully) - shipwreck, Japan, 1841

St. John Bosco and His Big Gray Dog (Hayley Medeiros) - 1815-88
Bernadette: The Girl From Lourdes (Sophie Maraval-Hutin), France, Our Lady of Lourdes, 1858

Underground Railroad: 1800-1860's (starting as early as 1790's)
A Place called Freedom (Scott Russell Sanders) - UG Railroad, frontier Ohio 1832
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)
When Harriet Met Sojourner (Catherine Clinton)
January's Sparrow (Patricia Polacco)
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad (Henry Cole)
The Price of Freedom (Judith & Dennis Fradin) - Oberlin, OH 1858, Fugitive Slave Act

Pony Express: 1860-1861
They're Off: The Story of the Pony Express (Cheryl Harness)
Ride Like the Wind: A Tale of the Pony Express (Bernie Fuchs)
Off Like the Wind: The First Ride of the Pony Express (Michael Spradlin)
Whatever Happened to the Pony Express (Verla Kay)
Pony Express (Steven Kroll)

Civil War: 1861-65
Biographies of individuals known for this era
Abe Lincoln (Ingri d'Aulaire)

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.)
Freedom Ship (Doreen Rappaport) - family who escaped with Robert Smalls
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)
The Silent Witness: A True Story of the Civil War (Robin Friedman)
The Legend of Old Abe: A Civil War Eagle (Kathy-Jo Wargin)
Old Abe, Eagle Hero: The Civli War's Most Famous Mascot (Patrick Young)
The Promise Quilt (Candice Ransome)
Red Legs: A Drummer Boy of The Civil War (Ted Lewin)
Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation (Pat Sherman)
Alec's Primer (Mildred Pitts Walter)
Arlington ~ The Story of Our National Cemetery (Chris Demarest)
Cassie's Sweet Berry Pie: A Civil War Story (Karen B. Winnick)
Duel of the Ironclads: The Monitor vs. The Virginia (Patrick O’Brien)
The Gettysburg Address (Abraham Lincoln/ Michael McCurdy)
Marching to Appomattox, The Footrace That Ended the Civil War (Ken Stark)
Mr. Lincoln’s Boys (Staton Rabin)
Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers (Karen B. Winnick)
Nurse, Soldier, Spy (Marissa Moss/John Hendrix)
Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender: The True Story of a Civil War Spy (Carrie Jones/Mark Oldroyd)
Voices of Gettysburg (Sherry Garland)
Civil War Drummer Boy (Verla Kay)
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom (Angela Johnson)
Jubilee!: One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace (Alicia Potter)

Transcontinental Railroad: 1863-1869
Locomotive (Brian Floca)
Ten-Mile Day and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad (Mary Ann Fraser)
Coolies (Yin)
The Last Rail (Darice Bailer)

Post Civil War (Reconstruction)
Jubilee!: One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace (Alicia Potter)
Away West (Patricia C. McKissack) - post civil war, Buffalo Soldiers
The Buffalo Soldier (Sherrie Garland)
Freedom's School (Lesa Cline-Ransome)
Jonkonnu (Amy Littlesugar)
Ellen's Broom (Kelly Starling Lyons) - Based on the recognition of slave marriages during reconstruction

Woman's Suffrage: mid 1800s-1920
I Could do That: Ester Morris Gets Women the Vote (Linda Arms White) - 1869
When Esther Morris Headed West : Women, Wyoming, and the Right to Vote (Connie Wooldridge) - 1869
The Taxing Case of the Cows:A True Story About Suffrage (Iris Van Rynbach, Pegi Deitz Shea) - 1869, tax laws, women's suffrage
Heart on Fire: Susan B Anthony Votes for President (Ann Malaspina) - 1872
Ballots for Belva (Sudipta Badhan-Quallen) - 1884, Women's Sufferage
The Ballot Box Battle (Emily Arnold McCully) - 1880's
Mama Went to Jail for the Vote (Kathleen Karr) - suffrage parade 1913, White House picketing 1917, Woodrow Wilson

Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor (Emily Arnold McCully) - late 1800's
Emily (Michael Bedard) - Emily Dickinson's later life, 1830-1886, reclusiveness

Statue of Liberty: 1865-86
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty (Linda Glaser)
The Story of the Statute of Liberty (Betsy Maestro)*
Lady Liberty: A Biography (Doreen Rappaport)

A Band of Angels (Deborah Hopkinson) - 1871, African-American Chorus

Yellowstone Moran: Painting the American West (Lita Judge) - 1871, Yellowstone expedition, National Parks

Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride (Marjorie Priceman) - 1873, first "manned" hot air balloon flight

Brooklyn Bridge: 1870-1883
Brooklyn Bridge (Lynn Curlee)*
Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing (April Jones Prince)
Twenty-One Elephants (Phil Bildner)

Land Conservation history & National Parks: mid 1800s - end of century
Walking with Henry (Thomas Locker) - Henry David Thoreau 1817–1862, Walden Pond (1845)
Yellowstone Moran: Painting the American West (Lita Judge) - 1871
Buffalo Music (Tracey Fern) - Texas panhandle, buffalo conservation, 1876 - to early 1900s
John Muir: America's First Environmentalist (Kathryn Lasky) - 1838-1914
John Muir: America's Naturalist (Thomas Locker)
John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall (Julie Danneberg) - 1871
Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog (John Muir, retold by Donnell Rubay) - 1880
Strange Creatures: The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum (Lita Judge) - 1868-1937, opens museum 1892

Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend (Robert San Souci) - 1881, Iowa, heroic mission to save train

Calico Dorsey:Mail Dog of the Mining Camps (Susan Lendroth) - 1885, California mining town

Oklahoma Land Run: 1889
Pappy's Handkerchief (Devin Scillian) - Oklahoma Land Run, 1889
I Have Heard of a Land (Joyce Carol Thomas) - Oklahoma Land Run, 1889

The Buffalo Nickel (Taylor Morrison) - 1880 to early 1900's, life on the prairie, Native American life, Buffalo nickel

Fannie in the Kitchen (Deborah Hopkinson) 1896, famous cookbook published

An Outlaw Thanksgiving (Emily Arnold McCully) - 1898

Kid Blink Beats the World (Don Brown) - 1899, newsboy strike, New York

Immigration to US: mid - late 1800's
Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara (Elvira Woodruff) - immigration (Ireland), 1840s
Katie's Wish (Barbara Hazen) - immigration (Ireland), potato famine, 1845-50
Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel (Leslie Conner) - immigration (Ireland), 1856
Oranges on Gold Mountain (Elizabeth Partridge) - immigration (China)to California. Includes traditional Chinese philosophy.
Brothers (Yin) - immigration, transcontinental railroad (China), 1860s
In the New World (Gerda Raidt) - immigration (Germany), 1869
Feivel's Flying Horses (Heidi Smith Hyde) - Jewish immigrants, late 1800s, New York, Coney Island, carousel carvers
The Keeping Quilt (Patricia Polacco) - Jewish immigrants, late 1800s-present day family tree
Streets of Gold (Rosemary Wells) - turn of century immigration (Jewish, Russia), based on memoir of immigrant, Mary Antin
Peppe, the Lamplighter (Elisa Bartone) - Italian immigrants, NYC, turn of century

Spanish-American War - 1898
Papa Tells Chita a Story (Elizabeth Howard) - Cuba, black soldiers w/Rough Riders, family memories

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20th CENTURY (1901-2000)

Immigration to US: 1900 - present day
The Memory Coat (Elvira Woodruff) - turn of the century, immigration (Russia)
An Ellis Island Christmas (Maxine Rhea Leighton) - immigration (Poland)
When Jessie Came Across the Sea (Amy Hest) - turn of the century, immigration (Eastern Europe)
The Dream Jar (Bonnie Pryor) - turn of the century, immigration (Russia)
Grandfather's Journey (Allen Say) - immigration (Japan)
Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain (Katrina Currier) - immigration, Angel Island (China)
Junk Man's Daughter(Sonia Levinton) - pre-WWII, immigration (Germany)
Silent Movie (Avi), 1909, silent movies, immigration (Sweden)
Paper Son (Helen Foster James) - 1926, immigration (China)
Rebekkah's Journey: A World War II Refugee Story (Ann Burg ) - WWII, Jewish immigrants
Nora's Chicks (Jane Yolen) -immigration (Russia)
The Blessing Cup (Patricia Polacco) - immigration (Russia) early 1900s, pogroms, Jewish
A Day's Work (Eve Bunting) - modern day, immigration (Mexico)
The Lotus Seed (Sherry Garland) - immigration (Vietnam)
Adrift at Sea (Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch) - immigration (Vietnam) refugees, early 1980s,
A Different Pond (Bao Phi) - immigration (Vietnam), refugees, mid 1970s-80s

Daisy Saves the Day (Shirley Hughes) - life of scullery maid, London, early 1900's

26th US President, Teddy Roosevelt: 1901-1909
What to do About Alice? (Barbara Kerley)
Young Teddy Roosevelt (Cheryl Harness)
Teddy Roosevelt's Elk (Brenda Guiberson)
Christmas Tree in the White House (Gary Hines) - Roosevelt White House years, kids
The Camping Trip That Changed America (Barb Rosenstock) - 1903, John Muir, Yosemite

Wright Brothers & early flight era: 1903-1914
The Wright Brothers (Pamela Duncan Edwards)
First to Fly: How Orville and Wilbur Invented the Airplane (Peter Busby & David Craig)
My Brother's Flying Machine: Orville, Wilbur and Me (Jane Yolen)
Taking Flight: How the Wright Brothers conquered the Skies (Adam Hancher)
The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont (Victoria Griffith) - 1906, first self propelled take-off/flight
The Glorious Flight (Alice Provensen) - 1909, Flight across English Channel
Brave Harriet (Marissa Moss) - 1912, 1st woman to fly across the English Channel
The Daring Miss Quimby (Suzanne Whittaker)

High as a Hawk (T.A. Barron) - 1905, Colorado, National Park history

Earthquake (Milly Lee) - 1906, San Francisco earthquake

Invention of the Model T: 1908
Mama and Me and the Model-T (Faye Gibbons)
Tin Lizzie (Peter Spier)

North Pole Exploration: 1909
Keep On: The Story of Matthew Hensen, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole (Deborah Hopkinson)
I, Matthew Henson (Carole Boston Weatherford)

Titanic Sinks: 1912
All Stations! Distress! : April 15, 1912, the Day the Titanic Sank (Don Brown)
Titanicat (Marty Crisp) - 1912
Pig on the Titanic : A True Story (Gary Crew)

The Buffalo Nickel (Taylor Morrison) - Buffalo nickel, 1912-13

Locks, Crocs & Skeeters (Nancy Winslow Parker) - Panama Canal, 1904-1914

World War I: 1914-1918
Christmas in the Trenches (John McCutcheon) -1914
In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrea (Linda Granfield) – 1915
The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I (Mark Greenwood) 1915-16
Fly, Cher Ami, Fly! (Robert Burleigh) - WWI, 1918
The Letter Home (Timothy Decker)
Brave Soldier (Nicolas Debon)
The Language of Doves (Rosemary Wells) - carrier pigeon/doves, told as reminiscence of grandfather
The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans (Barbara Walsh)
Midnight A True Story of Loyalty in World War I (Mark Greenwood)
Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story (Deborah Hopkinson)
Rags: Hero Dog of World War I (Margot Theis Raven)
Strongheart: The World's First Movie Star Dog (Emily Arnold McCully) - WWI, post-WWI Hollywood

Howard and the Mummy (Tracey Fern) - early 1900s, discovery of King Tut's tomb 1922

Golden Age of Aviation: 1919-1939
Fly, Bessie, Fly (Lynn Joseph) - 1920's, Aviation history, Bessie Coleman
Talkin' About Bessie (Nikki Grimes) - 1920's, Aviation history, Bessie Coleman
Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh (Robert Burleigh) - 1927, 1st TransAtlantic Flight, Lindbergh
Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator (Shelley Tanaka) - 1928, 1st woman to fly across Atlantic
Joe-Joe's First Flight (Natasha Tarpley)
Night Flight (Robert Burleigh) - 1932, 1st solo trans-Atlantic flight by woman, Amelia Earhart
The Hallelujah Flight (Phil Bildner) - 1932, first transcontinental flight by African American pilot
Amelia and Eleanor go for a Ride (Pam Munoz Ryan) - 1933

Paper Boy (Louise Borden & Mary Kay Kroeger) - newsboys 1920's, Dempsey comeback

The Potato Man (Megan McDonald) - life in 1920s, childhood memories

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum (Meghan McCarthy) - late 1920s

Bessie Smith and the Night Riders (Sue Stauffacher) - Klu Klux Klan, 1920s

Harlem Renaissance (19202-30s)
Harlem Renaissance Party (Faith Ringgold)

Mount Rushmore: 1927-41
Hanging off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up On Mount Rushmore (Tina Nichols Coury) - childhood of Lincoln Borglum, history of carving monument
Rushmore (Lynn Curlee) *

Great Depression/Depression Era: 1929 through 1930’s
The House in the Mail (Rosemary and Tom Wells) - 1920's, mail order house from catalogue
The Lucky Star (Judy Young)
Saving Strawberry Farm (Deborah Hopkinson)
That Book Woman (Heather Henson) - Pack mule librarians, Depression era, Appalachian
Angel Coming (Heather Henson) - Frontier Nursing Service, Depression era, Appalachian
Tree of Hope (Amy Littlesugar) - Harlem, Federal Theater Project
Rudy Rides the Rails (Dandi Mackall) - Depression era
Sky Boys (Deborah Hopkinson) - Depression era, New York, skyscrapers
Pop's Bridge (Eve Bunting) - Depression era, San Francisco
Leah's Pony (Elizabeth Friedrich) - Depression era, midwest
Born and Bred in the Great Depression (Jonah Winter) - family story, Texas
Finding Daddy: A Story of the Great Depression ( Jo Harper)
Don't Forget Winona (Jeanne Peterson) - Dust Bowl, "Okies", Route 66 migration
The Carpenter's Gift (David Rubel) - Christmas, Rockefeller Center/Works Progress Administration
The Gardener (Sarah Stewart)

The Lighthouse Christmas (Toni Buzzeo) - Flying Santa program, New England, 1929 - present

The Christmas Eve Ghost (Shirley Hughes) - England, 1930s, prejudice

Letting Swift Rivers Go (Jane Yolen) - 1930's, New England, 20th century progress, dam building
The Day-Glo Brothers (Chris Barton) - 1935

Hindenburg Disaster: 1937
The Hindenburg (Patrick O'Brien)
Surviving the Hindenburg (Larry Verstrate)

Benno and the Night of the Broken Glass (Meg Wiviott) – Berlin, Germany 1938, Kristallnacht

World War II: 1939-45
Wind Flyers (Angela Johnson) - Tuskegee Airmen
The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margaret and H.E. Rey (Louise Borden)
Across the Blue Pacific (Louise Borden)
The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II (Louise Borden) 1940
Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World (Douglas Wood) - 1941
The Greatest Skating Race (Louise Borden) - 1941, Netherlands
Lisette's Angel (Amy Littlesugar) 1944, Invasion of Normandy
Luba: The Angel of Bergen-Belsen (Luba Tryszynska-Frederick) - Concentration camps
Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto (Susan Goldman Rubin) - Warsaw Ghetto, Catholic
Cats in Krasinski Square (Karen Hesse) - Warsaw Ghetto
Irena's Jars of Secrets (Marcia Vaughan )
Hiding from the Nazis (David Adler) - Netherlands
The Feather-Bed Journey (author) - Holocaust, escape
Unbreakable Code (Sara Hoagland Hunter)
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code (Joseph Bruchac)
Rebekah's Journey (Ann Burg) - refugee story
Coming on Home Soon (Jacqueline Woodson) - WWII home front US
Pennies in the Jar (Dori Chaconas) - WWII home front
Lily's Victory Garden (Helen Wilbur) - WWII home front
All Those Secrets of the World (Jane Yolen) - WWII home front
The Secret Project (Jonah Winter) - 1943-45, Los Alamos, atomic bomb
Passage to Freedom (Ken Mochizuki) - Japanese diplomat, righteous Gentile
Tail-End Charlie (Mick Manning) - based on true story, RAF tailgunner's memories, great illustrations and fun engaging format, lots of vocabulary of the RAF in addition to the WWII history
Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's WWII Story (Marc Nobleman) - 1942, reconciliation [note: mentions sprinkling ashes and traditional Japanese suicide]
Tucky Jo and Little Heart (Patricia Polacco) - Luzon/South Pacific
The Harmonica (Tony Johnson) – Poland, concentration camps
The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark (Carmen Deedy) – Denmark
The Whispering Town (Jennifer Elvgren) – 1943, Denmark
Willy and Max: A Holocaust Story (Amy Littlesugar) - Belgium
The Butterfly (Patricia Polacco) - France
Hanna’s Cold Winter (Trish Marx) – Budapest
Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People and War (Yukio Tsuchiya) - Japan

WWII Internment Camps: 1941-45
Baseball Saved Us (Ken Mochizuki) - Minidoka in Idaho
Barbed Wire Baseball (Marissa Moss) - Gila River Relocation Camp, Arizona
Flags (Maxine Trottier)- California
The Bracelet (Yoshiko Uchida) - Tanforan Evacuation Center, Topaz Camp in Utah
Flowers from Mariko (Rick Noguchi) Poston or Gila River, AZ camp
So Far From the Sea (Eve Bunting) - Manzanar in California
Under One Flag (Liz Parkhurst) - Rohwer in Arkansas
Blue Jay in the Desert (Marlene Shigekawa) Poston Internment Camp in Arizona
Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp (Katie Yamasaki) - Granada (Amache) in Colorado
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (Amy Lee-Tie) - Topaz In Utah
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind (Cynthia Grady) -Poston in AZ, Santa Anita Assembly Center
Music For Alice (Allen Say) - Japanese American relocation, Oregon Plan, Malheur County OR, work camps

Post WWI
Boxes for Katje (Candace Fleming) – post WWII, humanitarian efforts
One Thousand Tracings (Lita Judge) – post WWII, humanitarian efforts
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot (Margo Theis Raven) – 1947-48, Berlin Air Drop

Bright April (Marguerite de Angeli) - racial prejudice mid-century America
Grandmama's Pride (Becky Birtha) - segregation
The Other Side (E. B. Lewis) - segregation
Across the Alley (Richard Michelson) - segregation
Freedom Summer (Anne Schwartz)
Going Someplace Special (Patricia McKissack) - segregation
Uncle Jed's Barbershop (Margaree King Mitchell) - overcoming injustice
White Water (Michael Bandy)
White Socks Only (Evelyn Coleman)
Working Cotton (Sherley Anne Willliams) - migrant workers, California, 1950s

Civil Rights Movement: 1940-present day
Boycott Blues (Andrea Pinkney) – 1955
Rosa (Nikki Giovanni) - 1955
If a Bus Could talk (Faith Ringgold)
Back of the Bus (Aaron reynolds)
Rosa's Bus (Jo Kittinger)
These Hands (Margaret Mason) - 1950s-60s, Wonder Bread factory discrimination, civil rights activism
March On! : The Day my Brother Martin Changed the World (Christine King Farris) – 1963
Riding to Washington (Gwenyth Swain) – 1963
A Sweet Smell of Roses (Angela Johnson) - 1963
Delivering Justice : W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights (Jim Haskins) 1940’s-60’s
Abby Takes a Stand (Patricia C. McKissack) - 1960’s
Freedom on the Menu (Carole Boston Weatherford) - 1960 Greensboro sit-ins

Hot Foot Teddy: The True Story of Smokey the Bear (Sue Houser) - 1950

Korean War: 1950-53
Peacebound Trains (Haemi Balgassi) - escape from Seoul before beginning of Korean War
Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero (Patricia McCormick)

Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay, the Boy Whose Dream was Everest (Robert Burleigh & Ed Young) - 1953, Mt. Everest Climb

Vietnam War & Aftermath: 1955-1980s
The Lotus Seed (Sherry Garland)
The Wall (Eve Bunting)
Rolling Thunder (Kate Messner) - Vietnam Wall, Ride for Freedom, veteran remembrance
Adrift at Sea (Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch) - early 1980s, Boat people, refugees
A Different Pond (Bao Phi) - Vietnam remembrance (including war), refugees, mid 1970s-80s

Communist China: 1949-present
Sparrow Girl (Sara Pennypacker) - 1958, Maoist China
Red Kite, Blue Kite - Cultural Revolution China, 1960s

Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America (Kathi Appelt) - Conservation, 1960-70s

Moon Landing – Apollo 11: 1969
Moon Over Star (Dianna Hutts Aston)
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Brian Floca)
One Giant Leap (Robert Burleigh)
Reaching for the Moon (Buzz Aldrin)
Eight Days Gone (Linda McReynolds) - very simple text

The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell (Kathy-Jo Wargin) - 1975, shipwreck

The Tunnel (Brian Wildsmith - 1988-94, building of English Channel

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Fantastic, Mary. Shared.

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Wow! Going to print this one out and look over it right away! Thank you!    

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Posted: Sept 16 2013 at 9:33pm | IP Logged Quote Sharyn

I'm there with Macbeth and Angela, fantastic and wow! Thanks so much for this list! I think everything aught to be able to be learnt from picture books There are few thing more enjoyable for all ages than a good picture book.

Though an Aussie, I for one am happy to see all the US books. It will be a great resource for us for studying US history. I just wouldn't know about these books otherwise. As for a list of Australian history picture books... Where are you Erin? What do you think could be included here? I'm sorry to say I haven't a lot on my own bookshelves.

I will be interested to see what others here have to add too, plus any recommendations for absolute favourites.

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WOW! Fantastic, Mary! Thank you so much for taking all the time and effort to put this together.

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This is incredible!!!! Thank you so much
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Thank you for taking the time to post this! I cannot tell you how helpful it is to me! God bless you!

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Thank you for posting and linking all of these wonderful books!

What an amazing resource you have created!

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