America The Beautiful Recommended Literature

America the Beautiful by Charlene Notgrass

Recommended Literature

The following books are the suggested readings for the "Americca the Beautiful"  American History program.

Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare

Amos Fortune, Free Man, by Elizabeth Yates

Brady, by Jean Fritz

Bound for Oregon, by Jean Van Leeuwen

Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt

Little Town on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

All-of-a-Kind Family, by Sydney Taylor

Blue Willow, by Doris Gates

Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey

Katy, by Mary Evelyn Notgrass

Across Five Aprils
$6.99   $4.19
Softcover, 190 pgs, 9780425102411

Across Five Aprils is the touching story of Jethro Creighton. When the Civil War breaks out, his family is split, with brothers joining both sides of the cause. When cousins also join the war, the two families join forces to keep the farm going. Jethro's father dies unexpectedly, and young Jethro is now the man of the family. 

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Bound for Oregon
$3.95   $2.50
Softcover, 164, 9780140383195

Bound for Oregon is based on the true story of the Todd family (written by the daughter) as they left Arkansas for the Oregon territory.  Experience the hardships of trail life: raging rivers, sickness, death, trying to beat the first snow, hunger, fear, and even birth.  This exciting story is told through the eyes of a ten year old girl.  Such a great story - and more than that, because it's true.  Your homeschooled child can "experience" the sacrifice of our country's pioneers through the pages of this book.

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Homer Price
$5.95   $2.95
Softcover, 149 pgs, 9780142404157

If you could picture a Norman Rockwell Americana style painting come to life in the pages of a book, you'd have Homer Price. A classic story by the author of such favorites as Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for SalHomer Price is a chapter book about a young boy who gets into some crazy situations. 

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$7.50   $4.50
Softcover, 192 pgs, 9781609990190

A delightful story of a 9-year-old girl and her older sister and brother as they face their parent’s decision to homeschool them. At first frightened that all her friends will think she’s odd, Katy soon comes to realize that being homeschooled is one of the best things that could happen to her. Each chapter follows Katy through typical days in her life as she learns to honor her parents and her siblings. A story of faith, obedience, and fun. Perfect for the ‘tweener age group.

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Softcover, 307 pgs, 9780060581862

 Little Town on the Prairie is the 6th book in the classic series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It continues to follow the Ingalls family as they move into town for a brief time. As usual, the book is exciting, detailed about life in that era, and very entertaining. 


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The Sign of the Beaver
$6.50   $4.17
Softcover, 144 pgs, 9780440479000

Twelve-year-old Matt is left on his own in the Maine wilderness while his father leaves to bring the rest of the family to their new settlement. When he befriends Attean, an Indian chief’s grandson, he is invited to join the Beaver tribe and move north. Should Matt abandon his hopes of ever seeing his family again and go on to a new life?