Historical Fiction: Revolutionary War

Recommended books for children on the Revolutionary War.

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A Message for General Washington
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schurfranz, Vivian
Call Number:
JF Schurfranz
Description:

Hannah accepts the challenge of sneaking behind enemy lines to deliver a message to General Washington.

Ben and Me: A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin as Written by His Good Mouse, Amos
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lawson, Robert (Editor, Illustrator); Amos
Call Number:
JF Lawson
Description:

According to Amos, the mouse, it was really he who was responsible for Ben Franklin's inventions and discoveries.

Carry on, Mr. Bowditch
Artist/Author/Cast:
Latham, Jean Lee
Call Number:
YP F Latham
Description:

A fictionalized biography of the navigator who realized his childhood desire to become a ship'’s captain during the Revolutionary War.

Chains: Seeds of America
Artist/Author/Cast:
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Call Number:
YP F Anderson
Description:

Isabel, slave to cruel owners who sympathize with the British, begins to spy for the rebels.

Changes for Felicity: A Winter Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tripp, Valerie; Andreasen, Dan (Illustrator); Johnson, Roberta (Editor)
Call Number:
JF Tripp
Description:

The outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775 brings drastic changes to Felicity's life in Williamsburg.

Early Thunder
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fritz, Jean; Ward, Lynd (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Fritz
Description:

In Salem, a center of conflict between the British and colonists, Daniel matures as he resolves his political conflicts.

George the Drummer Boy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Benchley, Nathaniel; Bolognese, Don (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Benchley
Description:

Marching towards Lexington, George, the little drummer, is unaware that their confrontation marks the beginning of the American Revolution.

George Washington's Socks
Artist/Author/Cast:
Woodruff, Elvira
Call Number:
JF Woodruff
Description:

Matt and his friends are transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolutionary War.

Guns for General Washington
Artist/Author/Cast:
Reit, Seymour V.
Call Number:
JF Reit
Description:

The Knox brothers want to help end a British blockade by trying to move 183 cannons 300 miles to Boston.

Hannah of Fairfield
Artist/Author/Cast:
Van Leeuwen, Jean; Diamond, Donna (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Van Leeuwen
Description:

Hannah and her family prepare to send her brother to join the colonial soldiers in the American Revolutionary War.

Johnny Tremain
Artist/Author/Cast:
Forbes, Esther Hoskins; Ward, Lynd (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF/YP F Forbes
Description:

After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty before the American Revolution.

Jump Ship to Freedom
Artist/Author/Cast:
Collier, James Lincoln; Collier, Christopher (Contribution by); Family Saga Arabus Staff
Call Number:
JF Collier
Description:

Anxious to buy freedom for himself and his mother, Daniel escapes from his dishonest master who stole his father's money.

Night Raiders Along the Cape
Artist/Author/Cast:
Waters, John; Williams Jr., Donald (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Waters
Description:

Asa must row through the night to warn his friends on the Massachusetts coast of an impending British attack.

Qwerty Stevens, Stuck in Time with Benjamin Franklin
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gutman, Dan
Call Number:
JF Gutman
Description:

Qwerty Stevens uses his time machine to go to the year 1776, where he meets Benjamin Franklin.

Redcoats and Petticoats
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kirkpatrick, Katherine; Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Kirkpatrick
Description:

Young Thomas and his mother are members of the Setauket Spy Ring in New York during the Revolutionary War.

Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Artist/Author/Cast:
Osborne, Mary Pope; Murdocca, Sal (Illustrator); Loehr, Mallory (Editor)
Call Number:
JF Osborne
Description:

Jack and Annie travel back in time and help General George Washington cross the Delaware River.

Sleds on Boston Common
Artist/Author/Cast:
Borden, Louise; Parker, Robert A. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Borden
Description:

Henry complains to the governor when his sledding down the hill is thwarted by the British troops at Boston Common.

The Boston Coffee Party
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rappaport, Doreen; McCully, Emily Arnold (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Rappaport
Description:

During the Revolutionary War, two young sisters help a group of Boston women get coffee from a greedy merchant.

The Captive
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hansen, Joyce
Call Number:
JF Hansen
Description:

In 1788, twelve-year-old Kofi is captured and sold as a slave to a New England farmer.

The Keeping Room
Artist/Author/Cast:
Myers, Anna
Call Number:
JF Myers
Description:

Left in charge of the family, Joey fears he may be betraying his father, who joined the Revolutionary War effort.

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