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1800's

KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; JF = 5th Grade and Up

1800-1820

updated 10/06


Picture Books

Barton, Elisa PEPPE THE LAMPLIGHTER
Peppe’s father is upset when he learns that Peppe has taken a job lighting the gas street lamps in New York’s Little Italy. Turn of the century.
1993 unpaged

Sanders, Scott THE FLOATING HOUSE
In 1815, the McClures sail their flatboat from Pittsburgh down the Ohio River and settle in what would become Jeffersonville, Indiana.
1995 unpaged

Sanders, Scott WARM AS WOOL
When Betsy Ward's family moves to Ohio from Connecticut in 1803, she brings along a sockfull of coins to buy sheep so that she can gather wool, spin cloth, and make clothes to keep her children warm.
1992 unpaged


Beginning-to-Read Books

Brenner, Martha ABE LINCOLN’S HAT
As a young lawyer, Abe Lincoln found that his stovepipe hat came in handy for more than just covering his head. It also served as a good place to keep important papers. Brenner weaves this and other anecdotes about our 16th president into this easy-to-read selection.
1994 48 p.

Sandin, Joan THE LONG WAY WESTWARD
Relates the experiences of two young brothers and their family, immigrants from Sweden, from their arrival in New York through the journey to their new home in Minnesota.
1989 63 p.


3rd - 4th Grades

Bedard, Michael
THE DIVIDE

Unhappy when her family first moves out to the plains of Nebraska, the young Willa Cather comes to appreciate the beauty of her new home.
1997 unpaged

Chambers, Veronica
AMISTAD RISING
The Story of Freedom

Following in the example of the people of Boston, the patriots of Chester Town, Maryland dump tea into the bay to protest the unfair tea tax.
1998 unpaged

Cotten, Cynthia
ABBIE IN STITCHES
Growing up in western New York State in the early 1800's, Abbie would much rather read than embroider a sampler, which her mother and teacher insist she do, but she works hard after thinking of just the right picture and saying to include. Contains facts about education in the early nineteenth century.
2006 unpaged

Fleming, Candace
A BIG CHEESE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE
The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar

In 1801, in Cheshire, Massachusetts, Elder John Leland organizes his fellow townspeople to make a big cheese for President Jefferson, who up until that tiime had been forced to eat inferior cheeses.
1999 unpaged

Fontes, Ron
DAVY CROCKETT MEETS DEATH HUG

Disney's American Frontier #12 series
In 1815, Davy returns home for what he hopes is a rest. A rogue bear, Death Hug, is on the loose and making trouble for local farmers. The real trouble starts when Davy's son goes after the bear, alone.
1993 72 p.

Glass, Andrew
BEWILDERED FOR THREE DAYS
AS TO WHY DANIEL BOONE NEVER WORE HIS COONSKIN CAP

With the help of what he learned from a Delaware Indian boy and an accommodating mother raccoon, young Daniel Boone escapes danger when a bear steals his coonskin cap.
2000 unpaged

Ingoglia, Gina
SACAJAWEA AND THE JOURNEY TO THE PACIFIC

#7 Disney’s American Frontier series
Kidnapped from her Shoshone family as a teenager, Sacajawea was forced to live with the Hidatsa tribe until she was married off to a fur trader named Charbonneau. Soon after, she met Lewis and Clark, who were about to embark on an expedition to the Pacific.
1992 75 p.

Korman, Justine
DAVY CROCKETT AND THE CREEK INDIANS

Disney's American Frontier #2
In 1810, Davy enlists with the Tennessee Volunteers. Under the command of General Andrew Jackson, the Volunteers battle the deadly arrows of Red Eagle's Creek warriors, snapping alligators and bitter cold.
1991 72 p.

Lawlor, Laurie
ADDIE ACROSS THE PRAIRIE

Unhappy to leave her home and friends, Addie reluctantly accompanies her family to the Dakota Territory Andy begins to adjust to life on the prairie.
1986 128 p.

Lawlor, Laurie
ADDIE’S DAKOTA WINTER

In her new pioneer home of Dakota, ten-year-old Addie finds an unlikely friend, and stranded alone during a blizzard, learns about courage.
1989 160 p.

MacLachlan, Patricia MORE PERFECT THAN THE MOON
Eight-year-old Cassie Witting is upset when she finds out that her mother, Sarah, is expecting a baby, but writing in the journal that belonged to her brother Caleb helps her sort out her feelings and understand that Sarah will always love her.
2004 80 p.

MacLachlan, Patricia SKYLARK
When a drought test the commitment of a mail-order bride from Maine to her new home on the prairie, her stepchildren hope they will be able to remain a family. Sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall.
1994 86 p.

Manuel, Lynn LUCY MAUD AND THE CAVENDISH CAT
Daffy was Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved gray cat and her Constant companion while she wrote Anne of Green Gables.
1997 unpaged

Roop, Peter TAKE COMMAND, CAPTAIN FARRAGUT!
A story about David Glasgow Farragut who at age 10 became the youngest midshipman ever assigned to a warship in the U.S. Navy. Upboard the Essex, he fought the British Navy during the War of 1812 and became captain of the ship at the age of 12. The story takes place in 1814.
2002 41 p.

Sanders, Scott AURORA MEANS DAWN
After traveling from Connecticut to Ohio in 1800 to start a new life in the settlement of Aurora, the Sheldons find that they are the first family to arrive there and realize that theywill be starting a new community by themselves.
1989 unpaged

Stevens, Carla LILY AND MISS LIBERTY
A little girl makes crowns and sells them to help raise money for the pedestal needed for mounting France’s gift to this country of the Statue of Liberty.
1992 58 p.

Stanley, Diane THE TRUE ADVENTURE OF DANIEL HALL
Adaptation of: ARCTIC ROVINGS, OR, THE ADVENTURES OF A NEW BEDFORD BOY ON SEA AND LAND/DANIEL WESTON HALL, 1861.
1995 unpaged

Tada, Joni Eareckson I’LL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS
A disillusioned artist, who feels his talent will never match that of his father, is restored by the older man’s love and faith. Boston/Paris.
1998 31 9.

Wetterer, Margaret KATE SHELLEY AND THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
15-year-old Kate risks her life in a storm to prevent a train disaster.
1990 47 p.

Wilkes, Maria BROOKFIELD FRIENDS
Caroline #4. A Little House Chapter Book
Caroline Quiner, who grows up to become the mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder, spends time with neighbors, makes a new friend, and attends the Maple Frolic in the frontier town of Brookfield, Wisconsin.
1998 68 p.

Yee, Paul GHOST TRAIN
A poverty-sticken Chinese family must dismantle when Father sails to America to find employment as a railroad builder. His one-armed daughter gradually follows, but learns her father has just been killed. Her dreams bring his legacy to her.
1996 unpaged


5th Grade and UP

Adler, Elizabeth CROSSING THE PANTHER'S PATH
1809. 16-year-old Billy Calder, son of a British soldier and a Mohawk woman, leaves school to join Tecumseh in his efforts to prevent the Americans from taking any more land from the Indians in the Northwest Territory. Based on a true story.
1999 153 p.

Anderson, Margaret CHILDREN OF SUMMER
HENRI FABRE’S INSECTS
10-year old Paul describes how he and his sisters learned insects from the observations and writings of their father, the 19th century French entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre.
1997 89 p.

Auch, Mary Jane FROZEN SUMMER
sequel to Journey to Nowhere. In 1816, 12-year-old Mem’s new home in the wilderness of western New York is disrupted when the birth of another baby sends her mother into “spells” that disconnect her reality.
1998 196 p.

Auch, Mary Jane JOURNEY TO NOWHERE
In 1815, while traveling by covered wagon to settle in the wilderness of western New York, eleven-year-old Mem experiences a flood and separation from her family.
1997 202 p.

Auch, Mary Jane THE ROAD TO HOME
In 1817, after her mother has died and her father abandoned his children, 13-year-old Mem searches for a new home for Joshua, herself, and their little sister. End of trilogy.
2000 211 p.

Avi LORD KIRKLE’S MONEY
Book II Beyond the Western Sea
Driven from their impoverished Irish village, 15-year-old Maura and her younger brother meet their landlords runaway son in Liverpool while all three wait for a ship to America; their fates continue to intertwine on board ship and in the New World. 1996 380 p.

Avi PUNCH WITH JUDY
An outcast 8-year-old boy, orphaned by the Civil War, is taken in by the owner of a traveling medicine show and despite the doubts of others, years later he confirms the man’s faith in him.
1993 167 p.

Bartoletti, Susan THE JOURNAL OF FIN REARDON
A NEWSIE

My Name is America
Finn Reardon, a 13-year-old Irish-American newspaper carrier who hopes to be a journalist someday, keeps a journal of his experiences living in New York City in 1899.
2003 136 p.

Beatty, Patricia BEHAVE YOURSELF, BETHANY BRANT
A preacher's daughter with lots of curiosity and a penchant for getting into trouble has an eventful year and a half, as all the predictions of a fortune-teller at a Texas county fair in 1898 come true.
1986 166 p.

Beatty, Patricia SARAH AND ME AND THE LADY FROM THE SEA
When, in 1894, their father’s business failure forces the family to live in their beach home on the peninsula just above the Oregon border, 12- year-old Marcella and her younger brother and sister find the experience much more rewarding than they imagined, especially when they become friends with the numerous members of the Kimball family.
1989 177 p.

Berry, James AJEEMAH AND HIS SON
In 1807, at the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his 18-year-old son Atu are snatched in mid stride by slave traders from their home in Africa, while en route to deliver a dowry to Atus bride-to-be. Ajeemah and Atu are then taken to Jamaica and sold to neighboring plantations, never to see one another again.
1991 83 p.

Buckey, Sarah Masters THE SMUGGLER'S TREASURE
American Girls History Mysteries
Sent to live with relatives in New Orleans during the War of 1812, 11-year-old Elisabet determines to find a smuggler's treasure to ransom her imprisoned father.
1999 153 p.

Carbone, Elisa STORM WARRIORS
In 1895, after his mother's death, 12-year-old Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to Pea Island off the coast of North Carolina, where he hopes to join the all-black crew at the nearby lifesaving station, despite his father's objections.
2001 166 p.

Burkes, Brian SOLDIER BOY
A boy who grew up in the slums of late 19th century Chicago runs away, joins the cavalry, and fights with General Cutter in the Battle of Little Big Horn.
1997 148 p.

Conlon-McKenna, Marita WILDFLOWER GIRL
In the mid-19th century, 13-year-old Peggy O'Driscoll sets out along from Ireland for America, hoping to make a better life for herself.
1991 173 p.

Culvert, Patricia SOONER
sequel to Bigger
With the realization that his father may not return now that the Civil War is over, 13-year-old Tyler finds himself the man of their Missouri farm and the master of a new dog, the strikingly-colored Sooner.
1998 168 p.

Cornelissen, Cornelia SOFT RAIN
The Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears

Soft Rain, a 9-year-old Cherokee girl, is forced to relocate, along with her family, from North Carolina to the West.
1998 109 p.

Easton, Richard A REAL AMERICAN
Eleven-year-old Nathan, his older brother dead, his best friend gone, and his father busy trying to save the family farm in western Pennsylvania, befriends an immigrant boy who has moved to town with his family to work in the new coal mines, but finds it more difficult to convince others to overcome their prejudices.
2002 155 p.

Duey, K and K.A. Bale SURVIVAL! TRAIN WRECK. Kansas, 1892
In 1892 Max and Jodi, young employees of a traveling circus, find their lives endangered when their train wrecks in a storm.
1999 172 p.

Durbin, William THE BROKEN BLADE
When an injury prevents his father from going into northern Canada with fur traders, 13-year-old Pierre decides take his father’s place as a voyageur. Spring 1800.
1997 163 p.

Durbin, William WINTERING
In 1801, 14-year-old Pierre returns towork for the North West Company and makes the long and difficult journey to a winter camp where he learns both from the other voyageurs and from the Ojibwa Indians whose land they share. sequel to: The Broken Blade.
1999 191 p.

Easton, Richard A REAL AMERICAN
1892. Resentful of the Italian miners who inhabit his Pennsylvania town during the coal boom, an eleven-year-old boy discovers that being American has nothing to do with the color of your skin or the languages you speak.
2002 156 p.

Eckert, Allan INCIDENT AT HAWK'S HILL
A shy, lonely 6-year-old wanders into the Canadian prairie and spends a summer under the protection of a badger.
1971 207 p.

Ellsworth, Loretta THE SHROUDING WOMAN
When her aunt Flo comes to help care for 11-year-old Evie and her younger sister after their mother's death, Evie wants nothing to do with her and she is especially uncomfortable with her aunt's calling to hlep prepare bodies for burial.
2002 155 p.

Fleischman, Sid BANDIT’S MOON
12-year-old Annyrose relates her adventures with Joaquin Murieta and his band of outlaws in the California gold-mining region during the mid-1800’s.
1998 132 p.

Frederick, Heather Vogel THE VOYAGE OF PATIENCE GOODSPEED
Following their mother's death in Nantucket, Captain Goodspeed brings 12-year-old Patience and six-year-old Tad aboard his whaling ship, where a new crew member incites a mutiny and Patience puts her mathematical ability to good use.
2002 213 p.

Gaeddert, LouAnn BREAKING FREE
In 1800, shortly before his 12th birthday, Richard is sent to live with his uncle on a farm in upper New York State, where he teaches a young slave to read and encourages her dream of freedom.
1994 136 p.

Griffin, Peni SWITCHING WELL
Two 12-year-old girls in San Antonio, Texas, Ada in 1891 and Amber in 1991, switch places through a magic well and try desperately to return to their own times.
1993 218 p.

Hart, Alison FIRES OF JUBILEE
Abby Joyner still lives on the plantation where she was raised, but she and her grandparents are free now and continue on for a small salary. Abby still doesn't know what became of her parents and she is determined to find out the truth.
2003 185 p.

Hausman, Gerald TOM CRINGLE
THE PIRATE AND THE PATRIOT

In 1813, a 14-year-old British navy lieutenant records in his logbook, a perilous journey as he and his men attempt to return a group of slaves to the Jamaican plantation from which pirates stole them: pirates who are determined to reclaim their bounty.
2001 137 p.

Heisel, Sharon PRECIOUS GOLD, PRECIOUS JADE
A young woman befreinds a Chinese family despite the racism and fear that overwhelm the residents of her small western mining town at the end of the gold rush.
2000 184 p.

Hermes, Patricia ON WINTER’S WIND
As she struggles to make ends meet while maintaining her family’s dignity, 11-year-old Genevieve faces the possibility of turning in a slave for the bounty. Pre-civil war New Bedford, MA.
1995 163 p.

Hickman, Janet SUSANNAH
After her mother’s death, 14-year-old Susannah is taken by her father to live in a Shaker community in Ohio, but she does not find the same sense of peace there that he does. 1810 Lebanon, Ohio.
1998 138 p.

Hill, Kirkpatrick MINUK
ASHES IN THE PATHWAY

Girls of Many Lands series
Twelve-year-old Minuk's traditional Eskimo way of life is changed forever in 1892 with the arrival of Christian missionaries.
2002 185 p.

Hobbs, Will DOWN THE YUKON
sequel to Jason's Gold. In the wake of Dawson City's Great Fire of 1899, 16-year-old Jason and his girlfriend jamie canoe the Yukon River across Alaska in an epic race from Canada's Klondike to the new gold fields at Cape Nome.
2001 187 p.

Hobbs, Will JASON'S GOLD
When news of the discovery of gold in Canada's Yukon in 1897 reaches 15-year-old Jason, he embarks on a 5,000-mile journey to strike it rich.
1999 216 p.

Hurst, Carol Otis THROUGH THE LOCK
Etta, a 12-year-old orphan in 19th century Connecticut, meets a boy living ina an abandoned cabin on the New Haven and Northampton Canal and has adventures with him while trying to be reunited with her sibilings.
2001 160 p.

Jones, Elizabeth McDavid GHOST LIGHT ON GRAVEYARD SHOAL
American Girl History Mysteries
In 1895, twelve-year-old Rhoda investigates her suspicion that a wrecker may be luring ships to their destruction on the Virginia barrier island where her father is Keeper of a U.S. Lifesaving Station. Includes historical notes on the United States Life-Saving Service.
2003 153 p.

Jones, Veda BETSY'S RIVER ADVENTURE
Sisters in Time
The Westward Journey
In 1808, Betsy Miller's family is moving from Boston to Cincinnati, and that means a long river journey.
2004 141 p.

Karwoski, Gail SEAMAN: THE DOG WHO EXPLORED THE WEST WITH LEWIS AND CLARK
Seaman, a Newfoundland, proves his value as a hunter, navigator, and protector while serving with the Corps of Discovery when it explores the West under the leadership of Lewis and Clark.
1999 183 p.

Klass, Sheila A SHOOTING STAR: A NOVEL ABOUT ANNIE OAKLEY
As one who prefers hunting over sewing, Annie Oakley breaks free from conventional behavior for girls and goes on to develop her talent as a sharpshooter and entertainer.
1996 173 p.

LaFaye, A.
WORTH

When an accident crushes Nathaniel's leg, his father brings home an orphan to work their farm in Nebraska. At first the two boys are resentful of each other and their situations, but they slowly learn to help each other face the future.
2004 144 p. Find it at your Public Library!

Lasky, Kathryn BEYOND THE DIVIDE
In 1949, 14-year-old Amish girl defies convention by leaving her secure home in Pennsylvania to accompany her father across the continent by wagon train.
1983 293 p.

Lasky, Kathryn THE JOURNAL OF AUGUSTUS PELLETIER
The Lewis and Clark Expedition

My Name is America series

A fictional journal kept by 12-year-old Augustus Pelletier, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery.
2000 149 p.

Lawlor, Laurie EXPLORING THE CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR
It's the most fabulous sight the girls have ever seen…the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, with its dazzling electric lights and incredible sights, sounds, smells, crowds. But in the chaos of the White City, 12-year-old Dora Pomeroy yearsn for Nebraska and the secure life she left behind. Her father has joined Buffalo Bill cody's Wild West show, leaving Mrs. Pomeroy and her chidren on their own.
2001 210 p.

Lutz, Norma ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY
A Family's Fight for Freedom

The American Adventure
In 19th century Cincinnati, 14-year-old Tim allerton finds his anti-slavery views tested when he and his younger sister Pam save the life of a slave baby whose mother has recently been murdered.
2000 143 p.

MacBride, Roger LITTLE TOWN IN THE OZARKS
When drought and fire afflict Rocky Ridge Farm, 11-year-old Rose Wilder and her parents temporarily move to Mansfield and try to adjust to a new life in town. 5th in series of 8.
1996 336 p.

Major, Charles THE BEARS OF BLUE RIVER
Little Balser, a pioneer boy growing up in early nineteenth-century Indiana, has many adventures and dangerous encounters with bears while learning the ways of the woods.
1984 177 p.

Marzolo, Jean HALFWAY DOWN PADDY LANE
15-year old Kate finds herself transported where she must adjust to the prejudices against Irish immigrants, working long hours in a cotton mill, and tragically, falling in love with a boy who believes he is her brother.
1981 178 p.

Mazzio, Joann LEAVING ELDORADO
In 1896-97, after her gold-mad father abandons her in the small New Mexico Territorymining town of Eldorado, 14-year-old Maude struggles to survive and to hold onto her dream of becoming an artist.
1993 170 p.

McCaughrean, Geraldine STOP THE TRAIN!
Despite the opposition of the owner of the Red Rock Railroad in 1893, the new settlers of Florence, Oklahoma, are determined to build a real town.
2001 187 p.

Meltzer, Milton UNDERGROUND MAN
A courageous young white man aids slaves escaping from Kentucky in pre-Civil War days.
1972 261 p.

Meyer, L.A. CURSE OF THE BLUE TATTOO
In 1803, after being exposed as a girl and forced to leave her ship, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she battles her snobbish classmates, roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.
2004 488 p. Find it at your Public Library!

Meyer, L.A. UNDER THE JOLLY ROGER
A Bloody Jack Adventure
sequel to Curse of the Blue Tattoo
In 1804, 15-year-old Jacky Faber heads back to sea where she gains control of a British warship and eventually becomes a privateer.
2005 518 p.

O'Dell, Scott STREAMS TO THE RIVER, RIVER TO THE SEA
A Novel of Sacagawea
A young Indian woman, accompanied by her infant and cruel husband, experience joy and heart-break when she joins the Lewis and Clark Expedition seeking a way to the Pacific.
1986 191 p.

Osborne, Mary Pope ADALINE FALLING STAR
Fictionalized account of the life of Kit Carson's daughter, Adaline.
2000 169 p.

Pearsall, Shelley CROOKED RIVER
When twelve-year old Rebecca Carter's father brings a Native American accused of murder into their 1812 Ohio settlement town, Rebecca, witnessing the town's reaction to the Indian, struggles with the idea that an innocent man may be convicted and sentenced to death.
2005 248 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth AMY’S STORY
Portraits of Little Women Because she desperately wants to have her picture taken, 10-year-old Amy finds a way to accumulate the necessary five dollars but then decides to spend it in another way.
1997 69 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth BETH MAKES A FRIEND
Portraits of Little Women Beth tries to help an impoverished Irish immigrant boy and his family by stealing a silver bowl from her great-aunt and giving it to the O’Neills to sell.
1998 87 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth BETH’S STORY
Portraits of Little Women
Relates 10-year-old Beth's exciting trip to pre-Civil War New York City with Marmee and Father.
1997 76 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth A GIFT FOR BETH
Portraits of Little Women
Beth March receives a mysterious, but welcome, gift of new sheet music for the piano.
1999 76 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth A GIFT FOR AMY
Portraits of Little Women
Pretty Amy March intends to marry a wealthy man when she’s all grown up. But she worries that her family’s lack of money will scare suitors away. Rich boys marry rich girls – at least, that’s what the snobby girls at school say. So Amy encourages the attentions of Robert Lloyd, a classmate whose family is well-to-do. When he surprises her with an expensive gift, Amy must face her true feelings – and her heart’s real dreams for the future.
1999 91 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth A GIFT FOR MEG
Portraits of Little Women
Meg treasures the bolt of Belgian lace that Aunt March brings her from a tip to Europe. The exquisite lace is to be used on her wedding day, far in the future. For now, Meg wants only to admire it and, above all, to safeguard it from jealous Jo.
1999 84 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth JO MAKES A FRIEND
Portraits of Little Women
At the request of her great-aunt, 10-year-old Jo tries to befriend a sad and lonely blind girl who is visiting the neighborhood.
1998 92 p.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth MEG’S STORY
Portraits of Little Women
When 10-year-old Meg receives an invitation to a friend’s picnic but Jo does not, Meg must decide whether to decline out of loyalty to her sister or to follow her heart and attend.
1997 71 p.

Pfitsch, Patricia Curtis RIDING THE FLUME
In 1894, 15-year-old Francie determines to fight the lumbermen and protect the largest sequoia tree ever seen which had been given to her sister just before her death six years earlier.
1997 71 p.

Philbrick, Rodman
THE JOURNAL OF DOUGLAS ALLEN DEEDS
The Donner Party Expedition

My Name is America series
This harrowing story of the Donner Party is told through the viewpoint of Douglas Allen Deeds, an enthusiastic young farm boy traveling West with the doomed expedition.
2001 155 p. Find it at your Public Library!

Rinaldi, Ann
AN ACQUAINTANCE WITH DARKNESS

When her mother dies and her best friend’s family is implicated in the assassination of President Lincoln, 14-year-old Emily Pigbush must go live with an uncle she suspects of being involved in stealing bodies for medical research. Washington, D.C./Maryland.
1997 291 p.

Robinet, Harriette THE TWINS, THE PIRATES, AND THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
Twelve-year-old African-American twins attempt to escape in the face of pirates, an American army, and the British forces during the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.
1997 134 p.

Robinet, Harriette WASHINGTON CITY IS BURNING
In 1814 Virginia, a slave in President Madison's White House experiences the burning of Washington by the invading British army.
1996 149 p.

Ryan, Pam RIDING FREEDOM
A fictionalized account of Charley (Charlotte) Parkhurst who ran away from her New Hampshire orphanage, posed as a boy who worked in a stable, moved to California With her stage coach company, and through disguise was the first woman to vote. 1812-1879.
1998 134 p.

Steiner, Barbara MYSTERY AT CHILKOOT PASS
1897. Swept up in the great Klondike gold rush, Hetty McKinley sails north with Papa and her dashing Uncle Donall. Landing n Alaska, Hetty feels excitement in the air. But as the McKinleys trek the rugged trail inland to Chilkoot Pass, their adventure turns grim. Winter descends, and Hetty discovers she is traveling with thieves...one of whom may be her own uncle.
2002 155 p.

Steiner, Barbara MYSTERY AT CHILKOOT PASS
1897. Swept up in the great Klondike gold rush, Hetty McKinley sails north with Papa and her dashing Uncle Donall. Landing n Alaska, Hetty feels excitement in the air. But as the McKinleys trek the rugged trail inland to Chilkoot Pass, their adventure turns grim. Winter descends, and Hetty discovers she is traveling with thieves...one of whom may be her own uncle.
2002 155 p.

Van Leeuwen, Jean CABIN ON TROUBLE CREEK
Summary In 1803 in Ohio, two young brothers are left to finish the log cabin and guard the land while their father goes back to Pennsylvania to fetch their mother and younger siblings.
2004 219 p.

Voight, Cynthia THE CALLENDER PAPERS
1894. In 19th-century Massachusetts, orphan Jean, employed to sort out the family papers of a reclusive artist, becomes curious about the mysterious, long-ago death of his wife and the subsequent disappearance of their young child.
1983 214 p.

Wait, Lea WINTERING WELL
1819. Fifteen-year-old Will Ames and his sister Cassie go to stay with their sister in nearby Wiscasset, Maine, after a disabling accident ruins Will's plans for a career in farming.
2004 186 p.

Wait, Lea SEAWARD BORN
Working on the docks in Charleston Harbor in 1805, thirteen-year-old slave Michael longs to sail the open seas. When his protective mistress dies, turning his world upside down, he must decide whether to risk sailing north to freedom.
2003 156 p.

Wallace, Barbara Brooks SECRET IN ST. SOMETHING
Fleeing from a cruel stepfather, 11-year-old Robin takes his baby brother and finds shelter with street boys living in a church in a tenement area of New York City.late 1800's.
2001 149 p.

Whelan, Gloria FAREWELL TO THE ISLAND
In 1816, 16-year-old Mary O’Shea accepts her married sister’s invitation to visit her in London and experiences much of the world beyond her beloved farm on Mackinac Island.
1998 200 p.

Wilkes, Maria LITTLE TOWN AT THE CROSSROADS
The Brookfield Years
Young Caroline Quiner, who would grow up to become Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother, and her family have new adventures as the frontier outpost of Brookfield, Wisconsin, grows into a busting town.
1997 343 p.