Historical Fiction: Westward Movement

Recommended books for children on the westward movement.

A Tale of Gold
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wyss, Thelma Hatch
Call Number:
JF Wyss
Description:

James is only 14, but when his father dies, he sets out to join the rush for gold.

Addie Across the Prairie
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lawlor, Laurie; MacDonald, Patricia (Editor); Owens, Gail (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Lawlor
Description:

Unhappy about leaving her home, Addie accompanies her family to the Dakota Territory and begins adjusting to prairie life.

All Is Well
Artist/Author/Cast:
Embry-Litchman, Kristin
Call Number:
JF Litchman
Description:

Emmy makes friends with a girl both different from and similar to herself, in this story set in Utah, 1885.

Bandit's Moon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fleischman, Sid; Smith, Jos. A. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Fleischman
Description:

Twelve-year-old Annyrose is kidnapped by Joaquin Murieta and his band of outlaws.

Black Eyed Susan: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Armstrong, Jennifer; Martindale, Emily (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Armstrong
Description:

This novel follows a day in the life of a ten-year-old homesteader in the Dakota territory.

Caddie Woodlawn
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brink, Carol Ryrie; Hyman, Trina Schart (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Brink
Description:

Meet redheaded Caddie, a pioneer girl who loves to have adventures with her brothers.

Charlotte's Rose
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cannon, A. E.
Call Number:
JF Cannon
Description:

Twelve-year-old Charlotte, a Welsh immigrant, carries a motherless baby along the Mormon Trail in 1856.

Dragon`s Gate
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yep, Laurence
Call Number:
JF/YP F Yep
Description:

Young Otter faces adventure, danger, and hardship when he joins the crew building the transcontinental railroad.

Eight Mules From Monterey
Artist/Author/Cast:
Beatty, Patricia
Call Number:
JF Beatty
Description:

Fayette, her brother, and her mother set out to establish library outposts in the mountains of California in 1916.

Facing West: A Story of the Oregon Trail
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kudlinski, Kathleen V.; Watling, James (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Kudlinski
Description:

Ben wonders if he will have more trouble with hardships on the Oregon Trail or with his asthma.

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