Historical Fiction: Westward Movement
Recommended books for children on the westward movement.
James is only 14, but when his father dies, he sets out to join the rush for gold.
Unhappy about leaving her home, Addie accompanies her family to the Dakota Territory and begins adjusting to prairie life.
Emmy makes friends with a girl both different from and similar to herself, in this story set in Utah, 1885.
Twelve-year-old Annyrose is kidnapped by Joaquin Murieta and his band of outlaws.
This novel follows a day in the life of a ten-year-old homesteader in the Dakota territory.
Meet redheaded Caddie, a pioneer girl who loves to have adventures with her brothers.
Twelve-year-old Charlotte, a Welsh immigrant, carries a motherless baby along the Mormon Trail in 1856.
Young Otter faces adventure, danger, and hardship when he joins the crew building the transcontinental railroad.
Fayette, her brother, and her mother set out to establish library outposts in the mountains of California in 1916.
Ben wonders if he will have more trouble with hardships on the Oregon Trail or with his asthma.
Cassie's life seems "as ordinary as dishwater" until her orphaned cousin comes to live on the family's farm.
Four-year-old Laura lives with her pioneer family in a snug log house in the Wisconsin woods.
The adventures of fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket begin when he is captured by Pawnee Indians.
Two children discover their family legacy when they learn of the historical quest for dinosaur bones on their Nebraska farm.
Chronicles the two missing years in the life of the Wilder family from the Little House on the Prairie series.
Rodzina, big for twelve and secretly scared to death, boards an orphan train headed west.
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
Surviving a Sioux Indian raid on the trail to Oregon, two children set out to find their fellow travelers.
A young Navajo girl is kidnapped and enslaved by Spaniards in 1864 and then rescued by her husband-to-be.