Historical Picture Books
Recommended picture books portraying historical events.
A pioneer father transports his beloved fruit trees and his family to Oregon in the mid-nineteenth century.
From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.
In the forest, a group of animals helps a runaway slave escape his pursuers.
Shorty, a young boy living in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, helps form a baseball league.
In 1801, villagers in Massachusetts create a gigantic cheddar cheese for President Jefferson.
Zoe and her family find strength in each other as they make a new home in the Nebraska territory.
A group of young Cheyenne raid a freight train in 1867, defying the white men taking over their territory.
Jasper leaves his family and farm to pursue his dream of finding gold.
During World War II in the Netherlands, a boy helps two children escape to Belgium by skating past German soldiers.
The story of Henry "Box" Brown, a slave who achieves freedom in an unusual but effective way.
Katie, a child of Loyalists, finds that her survival rests in the hands of her Patriot enemies.
When he and Pa move to the Klondike, Noah smuggles along his cat, whose mice-catching skills come in handy.
May wants to visit her grandmother, but her family can't afford the train ticket.
Sosi asks her mud family for help during a drought in this story about the ancient Anasazi.
In turn-of-the-century New York, Peppe takes a job lighting street lamps to help his poverty-stricken family.
A powerful Civil War story about interracial friendship.
Young Thomas and his mother are members of the Setauket Spy Ring in New York during the Revolutionary War.
In 1777 Philadelphia, young Maddy Rose leaves secret messages for her soldier brother, using something no one would suspect!
Henry complains to the governor when his sledding down the hill is thwarted by the British troops at Boston Common.