Historical Fiction: Westward Movement
Recommended books for children on the westward movement.
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.
After his family dies of consumption in 1849, twelve-year-old Lucas becomes a doctor's apprentice.
California, who renames herself Lucy, is upset when her family moves from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town.
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.
Eliza, disguised as a boy, is searching for her missing father when she falls in with the Gentleman Outlaw.
Cassie's life seems "as ordinary as dishwater" until her orphaned cousin comes to live on the family's farm.
Twelve-year-old Jimmy is sure that if he only had a horse, he could have great adventures.
Four-year-old Laura lives with her 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.
Libby and her parents settle on the Michigan frontier, where Libby makes a new friend.
Chronicles the two missing years in the life of the Wilder family from the Little House on the Prairie series.