Historical Fiction: Westward Movement

Recommended books for children on the westward movement.

In Care of Cassie Tucker
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ruckman, Ivy
Call Number:
JF Ruckman
Description:

Cassie's life seems "as ordinary as dishwater" until her orphaned cousin comes to live on the family's farm.

Little House in the Big Woods
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wilder, Laura Ingalls; Williams, Garth (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Wilder
Description:

Four-year-old Laura lives with her pioneer family in a snug log house in the Wisconsin woods.

Mr. Tucket
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paulsen, Gary
Call Number:
JF Paulsen
Description:

The adventures of fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket begin when he is captured by Pawnee Indians.

My Daniel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Conrad, Pam
Call Number:
JF/YP F Conrad
Description:

Two children discover their family legacy when they learn of the historical quest for dinosaur bones on their Nebraska farm.

Old Town in the Green Groves
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rylant, Cynthia; LaMarche, Jim (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Rylant
Description:

Chronicles the two missing years in the life of the Wilder family from the Little House on the Prairie series.

Rodzina
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cushman, Karen
Call Number:
JF Cushman
Description:

Rodzina, big for twelve and secretly scared to death, boards an orphan train headed west.

Sarah, Plain and Tall
Artist/Author/Cast:
MacLachlan, Patricia
Call Number:
JF MacLachlan
Description:

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.

Save Queen of Sheba
Artist/Author/Cast:
Moeri, Louise
Call Number:
JF Moeri
Description:

Surviving a Sioux Indian raid on the trail to Oregon, two children set out to find their fellow travelers.

Sing Down the Moon
Artist/Author/Cast:
O'Dell, Scott
Call Number:
JF/YP F O'Dell
Description:

A young Navajo girl is kidnapped and enslaved by Spaniards in 1864 and then rescued by her husband-to-be.

Stop the Train!
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCaughrean, Geraldine
Call Number:
JF McCaughrean
Description:

The settlers of Florence, Oklahoma, are determined to make their town a station stop for the railroad.

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