Saturday, March 25, 2017

Weekly Reflections - Week Twenty-Eight...

At Home

Oh, it's that time of year! I'm making my lists and checking them twice because it's used book sale and homeschool convention season. I'm in the midst of planning the Chippewa Valley Annual Homeschool Curriculum Fair. The information is posted below for those of you in the area that can stop by.

Around the Web

This week I read Dawdling and Inattention over at Afterthoughts and was intrigued by the thought of splitting the math lesson. Brandy brings up some great points regarding how growing bodies can affect our kid's attention span.

Have you been wondering about Socratic discussion? If so, Pam Barnhill unpacks it with Matt Bianco in Your Morning Basket #32 Socratic Discussion and Leading to Truth: A Conversation with Matt Bianco.

I also listened to Schole Sisters Podcast #20, Mothers, Don't Let you Methods Grow Up To Be Systems this week, with Brandy, Mystie, and Karen Glass. It was fabulous! I really want to go back and listen a second time. There were so many wonderful points! Also, after finishing Consider This, I appreciate any chance to listen to Karen expound on her ideas.

If you've been anywhere around homeschool blog land lately, you know Schole is all the rage. Kathy Weitz, The Reading Mother, wrote Toward Schole in our Homes and Co-ops, which gave me much to ponder. I linked it in my Schole notes for future reference.
But scholé cannot be the only thing we seek. Rest is absolutely meaningless, not to mention impossible, without work. If we miss this interdependence between work and rest, despair is the likely outcome when we try to map scholé onto the daily experience of our own—all too often far from restful—homeschools. 
And now, about our local homeschool sale....


Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church
3036 Epiphany Lane
Eau Claire, WI 54703

A gymnasium full of new and used books, curriculum, toys, games, crafts, and misc. educational resources

Concessions provided by Chippewa Valley Lightning Bolts

There’s something for everyone!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Reflections from Consider This - Chapters 10-12 and Beyond...

This will be the last post in the series, in which, I share my thoughts on Consider This, Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass. You can find related posts on previous chapters linked below...

Introduction and Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapters Seven through Nine

Chapter 10

Chapter ten of Consider This invites us to a clearer understanding of some classical education terminology. Glass spends time defining the words: university, trivium, and quadrivium. Of course, the trivium being grammar, logic, and rhetoric, three of the seven liberal arts. It's important to understand that the word trivium translates to "3 roads", which are to be taken simultaneously, or as Glass states, "a trivium may be understood as a three-way crossroad", not consecutively. The trivium is not aligned or tied to stages of development. It is part of a much greater whole, of which, Glass asserts, Charlotte expected her students to practice through a variety of exercises in their lessons. Also, Glass maintains that the trivium is in deed a set of skills or arts, and that Charlotte Mason implemented them in her program.
If we can get a vision of grammar, logic, and rhetoric not as subjects to be studied but as arts to be practiced and refined in the process of reading, narrating, and writing, we can see how beautifully Charlotte Mason's methods may be considered a synthetic implementation of the trivium of classical instruction, more especially when the ultimate goal of forming character and virtue is recalled. (p. 86)
Grammar, logic, and rhetoric may be employed synthetically, together, to make the most of every book, through the simple process of reading and narrating, while incidentally examining a grammatical construction or rhetorical trope - perhaps a metaphor - along the way.
Many of the exercises Charlotte Mason suggests for making use of schoolbooks fall within the realm of logical and rhetorical instruction. That is, she expects her students to employ logic and understand rhetoric devices, and to be able to express themselves adequately - to practice the liberal arts. (p. 87-88)
The quadrivium, being astronomy, geometry, arithmetic, and music should also be studied alongside each other as in "a four-way crossroad", as well as alongside the trivium. Together, these seven subjects or skills make up the seven liberal arts. Interestingly, according to Glass, the seven liberal arts were not ever intended for elementary students.
First of all, the seven liberal arts were not intended to be a course of study for elementary school-children, but rather for university students. The ancient universities of Europe were founded, either during the late medieval or Renaissance era, to pursue those arts. To be sure, students sometimes enrolled in universities as young as age twelve or thirteen, so we may consider the seven liberal arts appropriate for our high school students, but the seven liberal arts were historically a university course. (p.84) 
Chapter 11

Glass begins Chapter eleven by quoting Charlotte Mason on "applied philosophy" from her Vol. 3 School Education. Below are some questions that came to mind while reading this chapter were....

What is the link between principles and practices?
As she developed her methods, Charlotte Mason kept in mind the principle that a child's mind is a living organism that requires a varied diet. She made sure that her methods introduced children to every vital area of knowledge, so that their mental diet would be so nutritious as a well-conceived menu plan. (p. 96)
Principles and practices definitely go hand in hand. I remember listening to Schole Sisters Podcast #10 Which Comes First? The Principles or the Practical? in which Brandy, Mystie, and Pam unpacked the relationship between principles and practices.

In the quote above, Glass is specifically referring to Charlotte's Principle 12 on The Science of Relations, which was a principle Glass also referenced in Chapter 5. If the mind is a living organism, which requires a varied diet, living books were a part of that nutrition. Books were also at the center of classical education as a means to accomplish the classical ideal. One must have ideas in order to discuss ideas.

Glass goes on to give examples of how Charlotte provided nourishment through other subjects and areas of study, such as bible, history, literature, science, and geography.
In laying a wide and varied feast of knowledge before her pupils, Charlotte Mason was encouraging them to form relationships for themselves with their fellow man through literature and history, and with the natural world around them. In spite of the variety of books that appeared on her programs, she never lost sight of the synthetic understanding that all knowledge is connected, and she desired that the children should grow to understand that for themselves. (p. 102)
As an aside, I have often wondered about history and its place in the liberal arts tradition. On page 99, Glass writes,
History was not a traditional part of classical education. It is not, of course, one of the seven liberal arts. However, most contemporary educators who are interested  in the classical tradition, which is historical in itself, find that history is an area of knowledge - actually a framework for other knowledge - that must not be neglected. We desire to read the works of the thinkers of the past, and in order to fully appreciate their thoughts, we need to know something of the times that they live in, the forces that shaped their thinking, and the results that proceeded from their ideas. 
How does narration contribute to synthetic thinking?

According to Glass, as a child narrates day after day, he will make connections formed by living ideas, which will in turn lead to synthetic thinking as the child gets older.
Narration requires mental attention from the first word to the last. The mind must sift and evaluate everything that was included in the material.....
....Also, by not merely going over everything in his mind, but by actually speaking it aloud or composing it in writing, the learner is making the knowledge his own. What he has heard or read, then narrated, he knows. (p. 104) 
Where did this idea of narration originally come from? 
Charlotte never tells us where the idea arose to ask children to tell back their lessons, but it is unlikely that she imagined it herself. We know that she delved into the educational writings of history, and perhaps it was there that she picked up the whispers that led her try it....
....Wherever she encountered the idea, we know that Charlotte Mason tried it, and found it an effective method. (p. 103-104) 
What is the role of the teacher?
All of Charlotte Mason's practical methods - narration, nature notebooks, history notebooks, making notes in the margins of school books - are intended to contribute to synthetic thinking. (p. 107)
Teacher's task is to spread as wide and generous a feast before children as possible, and give them every opportunity to assimilate knowledge which will lay the foundation for lifelong interests in every area. (p. 107)
One of my favorite parts of this chapter was the following paragraph. I just love the image it paints.
The relationship between a teacher and a child should include a note of friendship, of sympathy, because they are fellow travelers on the path toward wisdom and understanding. The teacher has gone further and comprehended more, and so earned the right to lead others along the same path. Nevertheless, he remains humble in the task, knowing that he is only a guide, able to ensure that important things are not missed along the way, but aware that the path is not of his own making. (p. 109) 
Chapter 12

Glass spends the final chapter of Consider This developing the idea of synthetic thinking and a synthetic understanding of knowledge. She believes synthetic thinking is the means to being educated classically and reaching the classical ideal, even if one never reaches a "level of proficiency in any of the liberal arts". By synthetic thinking, Glass proposes we must consider all knowledge as a whole.

Next, Glass pits synthetic thinking against postmodernism...
Postmodern thinking has permeated our culture, and although it is difficult to define, the identifying feature of postmodernism is a rejection of all "metanarratives" - attempts to synthesize knowledge and experience in a unified, meaningful way. (p. 114)
Postmodernism thought is analytic. It is the deconstruction or fragmentation, which proclaims there is no absolute truth. In my mind, if there is no set measure or absolute, one would have to continually search each part or analyze to find meaning. Glass shows us how postmodernism goes against Charlotte's principle 12...
Postmodern literary critics assume that words have no absolute meaning; that is, they do not refer to real things but only to words. According to their system, the only real meaning in any text is what the reader chooses to find. The classical practice of giving language first place in education - of reading and understanding books and learning to communicate clearly and effectively through words - cannot coexist with rejection of a unified, absolute truth. "Education is the science of relations" is the exact opposite of "fragmentation". (p. 114)
Glass also points out that one must have a synthetic view of a human being if one is to adhere Charlotte's principle one, which states, "children are born persons".
We need to embrace her principle today and expand it to "we are all persons," which is in fact a synthetic way of viewing a human being. It is a rejections of the reductionist modern psychology, which would have us believe that we are animal beings only, and that our thoughts and emotions are no more than electrochemical impulses. If that is the case, there is no room, no reason, for classical traditions; we are without truth and meaning. (p. 115)
Glass goes on with a brief explanation of how to synthesize as well as giving one last push to encourage the pursuit of synthetic understanding. In closing, she states part of her purpose for writing Consider This,
Part of my purpose in writing this book has been to help its readers know classical education a little better through acquaintance, however brief, with the thinkers of the past, rather than merely knowing "about" classical education through the lens of modern thinkers. I have offered only a taste, but the authors I have quoted here are worth reading more fully. (p. 122)
Throughout reading Consider This, it was apparent to me that Glass is well read, not only in regard to thinkers of the classical tradition, but to the writings of Charlotte Mason as well. If I got anything out of this book, it was a desire to read widely, both ancient writings on education, as well as modern writings on education. A thirst to drink deeply from the ancient well. A hunger for a varied diet brought by a feast of living books. I look forward to continuing my pursuit of both classical and a Charlotte Mason education.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Weekly Reflections - Week Twenty-Seven...

At Home

I believe I mentioned Wikki Stix in my preschool post a few weeks back. They've been a fun edition to our homeschool. Levi has been quite create with them. I love the glasses he made in the photo above!

We welcomed wi-fi into our home recently. After buying a Kindle and not being able to use it without wi-fi, I finally bit the bullet last week and made the switch. So far, I'm loving it! You will notice a boat load of podcasts linked below as I'm now able to listen while I work :)

Around the Web

This week, I listened to A Delectable Education, podcasts 54, 55, 56, 57, which are all about math. My favorites were 56 and 57, in which Liz interviewed Richele Baburina about middle and high school math. I could listen to Richele talk all day about math. She's so knowledgeable and humble. It's clear she's really taken time to study, understand, and implement Charlotte Mason's methods in her homeschool.

At CiRCE, I listened to Brian Phillips in The Commons #1: Alfred the Great (Featuring Dr. Ben Merkle) and The Commons #2: J.S. Bach (featuring Greg Wilbur), both of which were fascinating historically. It got me thinking how much time one must spend studying the life and times in order to write a biography. I was prompted to locate a copy of The White Horse King  through inter library loan to see if it would be a possibility for Riley in the fall when we move to the middle ages.

I also listened to The Mason Jar Q&A: LIVE from the 2016 CiRCE Conference...twice! I was intrigued hearing Karen Glass speak about Charlotte Mason. It's apparent, Karen is very well read. I also loved what Cindy said about how silly it is for people to talk about classical education or a Charlotte Mason education. I agree about the need to stop driving a wedge.

I'm looking forward to reading Part 3 of The Benedict Option or the Constantine Project. This is an interesting concept that actually came up a few months back at one of our CM Study Group meetings. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Lastly, I listened to Schole Sisters Podcast #15, Thankfully Classical, in which Brandy and Mystie spoke about thankfulness in their homeschools. Here are my responses to the "Thankful Prompts"....

A person (dead or alive) who provides classical inspiration...Andrew Kern

A book that changed your life...Charlotte Mason's Vol. 6, A Philosophy of Education

A practice that saved your homeschool...Narration

A principle that revolutionized your lessons or thinking or was otherwise life-altering...looking at the why instead of how when it comes to educational practices of the past in order to decide whether or not my motivation is utilitarian 

A curriculum you love...Beautiful Feet

An organization you’re indebted to...CiRCE Institute 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Weekly Reflections - Week Twenty-Six...

At Home

Yesterday, the kids and I went to see The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe at our local children's theatre. It was fabulous! Truth be told, I have never read the book. However, Riley and Ruben listened to it a few years back on audio. They felt the play was very close to the book. We also knew some of the actors as fellow homeschoolers, which made it extra special. Overall, the costumes were amazing. The actors were perfectly casted and of course, the story was superb. I would now love to read the entire series of books.

Around the Web

Have you ever wondered Why They Won't Read? Plumfield and Paideia has given us something to ponder...
Many of today’s children’s books can’t avoid the themes of the inherent wisdom of childrenthe serious want of wisdom in the adults in their lives, that any child can grow up to be anything he wants to be, and children, at least the main characters, are good enough just the way they are. 
Perhaps our children are starving for healthy servings of virtue even as we keep offering them the latest, most popular brand of empty calories. 
In Escape the Slavery of Grade Levels, Sherry explains why we shouldn't categorize our children.

Over at EDSnapshots this week, Lisa Healy shared The Benefits of Nursery Rhymes on Preschool Development. I couldn't agree more with Lisa's list of pros.  You know it's funny, as I read nursery rhymes with my kids, I am immediately taken back to my childhood. I can easily recall readings from Best Loved Nursery Rhymes and Songs. So much so, that I know the rhymes by heart. When I'm reading aloud to my kids, they simply roll off the tongue. It was one of the few books we owned as a child. (I still have my childhood copy with the taped binding.)  I also agree nursery rhymes are a great way to introduce poetry and rhythm as they promote language.

This week I loved The Intersection of Effortlessness and Hard Work! I even listened to parts of it twice!...and I'm going back again to make notes. There's a lot of depth there and food for thought!

Lastly, I'm working my way through Close Reads podcast #11, which is in relation to chapters 16-18 of Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. I'm telling you, you must read this book! Wow! I was so sad and caught off guard at the end of chapter 18, I don't know how to go on. I can't wait to see how David, Angelina, and Tim unpack it.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wordsmithy, Hot Tips for the Writing Life - A Review....

I received a copy of Wordsmithy by Douglas Wilson from Timberdoodle for review and my honest opinion. It is part of their 11th grade curriculum kit.

Even though Wordsmithy is a short read at only 120 pages, I've been reading slowly through it over the past few months. It is broke down into 7 chapters:

1. A Veritable Russian Doll of Writing Tips
2. Read Until Your Brain Creaks
3. Word Fussers and Who-whomers
4. Born for the Clerihew
5. The Memoirs of Old Walnut Heart
6. Ancient Roman Toddlers
7. Uncommon Commonplaces

Each chapter is then broke down into 2-4 page tips. At the end of each tip is a Takeway Point, which is typically a one sentence summary, and Recommended Reading with suggested books to further your study. For example, tips from Chapter One are write from life experience; be authentic in your writing; know your audience and be clear in your message; align speech with writing; stay interested in everyday happenings around you; live a full life; and enjoy! Chapter two is all about reading in order to be a better writer. Wilson clearly believes in reading widely and deeply, but he suggests not being too analytical.
We live in a narcissistic age, which means that many want to have the praise that comes from having read, without the antecedent labor of actually reading. Wanting to write without reading is like wanting to grind flour without gathering the wheat, like wanting to make boards without logging, and like wanting to have a Mississippi Delta without any tributaries somewhere in Minnesota. Output requires intake, and literary output requires literary intake. (p. 29-30)
I believe Wilson's wit could appeal to even the most reluctant writers. His clear, easy to read, no nonsense approach could soothe even the faint at heart. With over thirty titles under his belt, Wilson is an authority on the subject of writing. He blogs, sometimes multiple times a day, at

Overall, I believe Wordsmithy would be a great edition to any upper level writing course. It's a handy pocket reference of sorts. Wilson presents a ton of sound information in a brief, concise manner. I will be handing over this handy resource when my students reach the high school level.

Monday, March 6, 2017

History, Geography, Government, and Economics Book Sale....

Spring is coming!...along with homeschool conventions and book sales. Why not get a jump start on your desired book lists!

Below you will find our latest list of living history books. The books are arranged chronologically and coded when related to a particular history program that I know of. Some of the books are ex-library and some are from a private collection. Many are duplicate copies from our own personal library. Several are out of print and getting harder to find. Let me know if you need recommendations or have any questions.

The prices do not reflect shipping. I accept PayPal and ship media mail within the U.S. Please use the contact form on the right side bar to send inquires and desired list. There is also a list of misc. history resources toward the bottom as well as books used for geography, government, economics, and social studies. I will consider discounted shipping on book orders over $50.

Thanks so much for your consideration,

History – Arranged Chronologically

SL – Sonlight
TQ – TruthQuest
AO – Ambleside Online
SCM – Simply Charlotte Mason
BF – Beautiful Feet
WP – Winter Promise
VP – Veritas Press
MFW – My Father’s World
CoF – Cornerstones of Freedom
VT – A Visual American History Timeline of Books
HOD - Heart of Dakota

Ancient Civilizations/Cultures 

Ancient Civilizations Unit Study $20 set includes:
-       Discovering Ancient Mysteries by Michael Gibson (hardcover)
-       Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt
-       The Greenleaf Guide to Famous Men of Rome
-       Scholastic 25 Mini-Plays World History by Erin Fry (grades 4-8)
-       Classical Kids, An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome by Laurie Carlson
-       Selections from National Geographic Death on the Nile
-       National Geographic January 3003 (Inside Egypt’s Secret Vaults)
-       Kids Discover Mummies
-       Kids Discover Ancient Egypt
-       Life in Ancient Egypt Study Prints
-       Life in Ancient Greece Study Prints
-       Life in Ancient Rome Study Prints
-       Other Misc. Articles and Arts Newsletter

Usborne The Time Traveller Book of Pharaohs & Pyramids by Tony Allan (hardcover) SL 1/B VP TQ $4

Egypt (Insiders) by Joyce Tyldesley $4

The Great Pyramid by Elizabeth Mann TQ $4

Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures Ancient Egypt by Joanna Cole $3

The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt by Cyndy Shearer $5

Teacher Created Materials Thematic Guide Ancient Egypt $10 set
-       Pyramid by David Macaulay
-       The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (hardcover)

See Inside An Ancient Egyptian Town by R. J. Unstead (hardcover) $5 each

Mummies A Very Peculiar History by Nathaniel Harris $3

The Mummy of Ramose, The Life and Death of an Ancient Egyptian Nobleman by Shirley Glubok and Alfred Tamarin (hardcover ex-library) TQ Author $5

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (hardcover ex-library) $5

Make it Work! Ancient Egypt by Haslam & Parsons MFW $4

Look Inside A Greek Theater by Peter Chrisp (hardcover) $4

Early Civilizations Ancient Greece by Kim Covert (hardcover) $4

The Iliad retold by Nick McCarty, illustrated by Victor Ambrus $4

Favorite Greek Myths retold by Mary Pope Osborne $4

D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths (hardcover ex-library) TQ BF SL $6 each

The Trojan Horse, How the Greeks Won the War by Emily Little MFW SL $3

The Secrets of Vesuvius by Sara C. Bisel TQ $3 each

The Master by John Pollock $4

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (hardcover, ex-library) TQ SL BF WP HOD $4

See Inside An Ancient Chinese Town by R. J. Unstead (hardcover) $5

The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth SL 5/F $2

The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth (hardcover) SL 5/F $3

Work and Play in the Philippines – New World Neighbors Series (1944 hardcover) $4

The Corn Grows Ripe by Dorothy Rhoads SL 3/C $3

Middle Ages/Renaissance/Reformation 

The White Stag by Kate Seredy TQ $3

The Vikings by Robert Nicholson & Claire Watts $3

History Explorers Viking Raiders by Fiona Macdonald $4

Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky by Barbara Schiller SL 1/B TQ $4 each

The Story of Roland by James Baldwin (1930 Hardcover) TQ $10

Fact or Fiction Knights by Stewart Ross (hardcover) $4

Saint George and the Dragon retold by Margaret Hodges AO1 TQ VP $3

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle TQ AO5 $4

See Inside a Castle by R. J. Unstead (hardcover, ex-library) $5 each

The Great and Terrible Quest by Margaret Lovett SL $4

The Apple and the Arrow: The Legend of William Tell by Mary and Conrad Buff Core K/A TQ $3 each

Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman Core 6/G $2 each

The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day by Scott O’Dell (1975 hardcover) BF TQ $5

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman SL 2/C TQ BF $3 each

The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman (hardcover) $3

Dove and Sword, A Novel of Joan of Arc by Nancy Garden $3

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood WP SL $3

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli (hardcover) TQ SL VP $4

Martin Luther, A Man Who Changed the World by Paul L. Maier (hardcover) TQ VP $5

Trailblazer Books Spy for the Night Riders by Dave & Neta Jackson (Martin Luther) $4

Milliken History of Civilization The Middle Ages Grades 7-12 $3

Wings of an Eagle, The Story of Michelangelo by Anne Merriman Peck TQ $4

Exploration/Native Americans 

The Landmark History of the American People, from Plymouth to the Moon by Daniel J. Boorstin SL $12

North American Indian Sign Language by Karen Liptak $3

Trade, Transportation, and Warfare – American Indian Contributions to the World by Keoke & Porterfield (hardcover) $3

Pathki Nana, Kootenai Girl Solves a Mystery by Kenneth Thomasma $2

Om-kas-toe, Blackfeet Twin Captures an Elkdog by Kenneth Thomasma SL $2

Indians by Edwin Tunis (hardcover w/Mylar dust jacket) TQ $15

Follow the Dream, The Story of Christopher Columbus by Peter Sis (hardcover) $4

Did Columbus Really Discover America? By Peter and Connie Roop $2

Christopher Columbus by David Goodnough $2

Landmark Meet Christopher Columbus by James T. de Kay (Landmark edition) TQ $3

Christopher Columbus by Ann McGovern $3

Columbus by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire (small paperback black & white reprint) TQ BF $2

I Sailed with Columbus by Miriam Schlein $2

Magellan, Voyager with a Dream by William Jay Jacobs (hardcover) $3

Ferdinand Magellan by Ruth Harley $3

Around the World in a Hundred Years from Henry the Navigator to Magellan by Jean Fritz SCM SL $4

Life in Tudor England by Penry Williams (hardcover) $4

Sower Johannes Kepler by John Hudson Tiner TQ $4

Sower Robert Boyle by John Hudson Tiner TQ HOD $4

Colonization/American Revolution 

The Old World and America by Rev. Philip J. Furlong, Ph.D w/answer key $10 set

America in the Time of Pocahontas, The Story of Our Nation from Coast to Coast, from 1590 to 1754 by Sally Senzell Isaacs (hardcover) $4

Rewriting of America’s History by Catherine Millard VT $4

And Long Remember by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1959 hardocover) $4

Frontiers of America Settlers on a Strange Shore by Edith McCall (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5

Life in America Series
            Life Establishing a Nation 1790-1849 $5
            Life in a New World 1000-1763 $5

The Discovery of the Americas by Betsy and Giulio Maestro (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $4

The New Americans, Colonial Times 1620-1689 by Betsy and Giulio Maestro (hardcover, ex-library) TQ WP $4

Blue Feather’s Vision, The Dawn of Colonial America by James E. Knight TQ $3 each

The Story of Jamestown by Marilyn Prolman (hardcover) TQ CoF $4

The Paradox of Jamestown 1585 – 1700 by Collier & Collier (hardcover) VT $4

The Double Life of Pocahontas by Jean Fritz TQ VT $3 each

Pocahontas and the Strangers by Clyde Robert Bulla SL 3/D TQ VT $4 each

Landmark Pocahontas and Captain John Smith by Marie Lawson (hardcover) TQ $5

Landmark The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty SL BF VP TQ $5

If you Sailed on the Mayflower by Ann McGovern TQ VT WP $3 each

The Shipbuilders by Leonard Everett Fisher (1971 hardcover) TQ $5

The Pilgrims by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover) TQ CoF $4

Down Ryton Water by E. R. Gaggin SL 7/H $4

The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall BF TQ VT $4 each

N. C. Wyeth’s Pilgrims text by Robert San Souci TQ VT $3

Sarah Morton’s Day by Kate Waters VP TQ VT $4 each

Samuel Eaton’s Day by Kate Waters VP TQ VT $4 each

The First Thanksgiving by Jean Craighead George TQ VT $2

Pilgrim Voices edited by Connie and Peter Roop (hardcover w/Mylar dust jacket) TQ VT $5

The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgeliesh TQ VT SL $4

Thanksgiving Feast and Festival by Mildren Corell Luckhardt (hardcover) $10

Thanksgiving Unit Study by Amanda Bennett $3

Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn, The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols by Edna Barth (hardcover, ex-library) $4

Margaret Pumphrey’s Pilgrim Stories by Elvajean Hall TQ VT $3

Historic Communities – Tools and Gadgets by Bobbie Kalman $3

Eastern Trails, From Footprints to Turnpikes by Kathy Pelta (hardcover) $2

Dear America Standing in the Light, The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, 1763 (hardcover) $3

The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos VT $4 each

American Heritage Junior Library The French and Indian Wars (hardcover) TQ $5

Calico Bush by Rachel Field SL TQ $4 each

The Rhode Island Colony by Dennis B. Fradin (hardcover, ex-library) $3

Colonial Living by Edwin Tunis TQ $10

Boys and Girls of Colonial Days by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey BF $3

If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern TQ WP $3 each

The Farm, Life in Colonial Pennsylvania by James E. Knight TQ $3

Emma’s Journal, The Story of a Colonial Girl by Marissa Moss (hardcover, ex-library) TQ WP $3

American Girl Felicity Learns a Lesson – book 2 TQ $2

The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper TQ Author $4

The Spy by James Fenimore Cooper (hardcover, ex-library) TQ Author $4

Landmark The Witchcraft of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson (hardcover) TQ $5 each

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare SL $3 each

Our Great Heritage….from the Beginning – The Revolutionary Years 1763-1783 (hardcover) $4

Stowaway by Karen Hesse SL TQ $3 each

American Heritage Junior Library The Many Worlds of Benjamin Franklin (hardcover) $5

Benjamin Franklin, A Man with Many Jobs by Carol Greene (hardcover Rookie Biography) TQ $3

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson (hardcover, ex-library) SL TQ $4

The Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770 by Alice Dickinson (hardcover) $5

Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson (hardcover, ex-library) SL TQ $4

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz (hardcover) TQ SL $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Paul Revere by Augusta Stevenson (ex-library) TQ $3

Midnight Alarm, The Story of Paul Revere’s Ride by Mary Kay Phelen (hardcover, ex-library) $3

Paul Revere & the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes (hardcover) TQ $5

Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? by Jean Fritz TQ $3 each

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (hardcover w/dust jacket) SL 3/4/D/E TQ BF VP AO VT $5

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes SL 3/4/D/E TQ BF VP AO VT $3

My Brother Sam is Dead by Collier & Collier TQ $3

Guns for General Washington by Seymour Reit TQ VT $3

General Washington’s Christmas Farewell by Stanley Weintraub $2

A Picture Book of George Washington by David A. Adler TQ $3

The Adventures of George Washington by Margaret Davidson TQ $3

Buttons for General Washington by Peter & Connie Roop (hardcover) TQ VT $3

The Battle of Lexington and Concord by Neil Johnson (hardcover) TQ VT $4

Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley (hardcover) TQ $3

Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin SL 3/4/D/E TQ $3 each

1776 by David McCullough (hardcover w/jacket) TQ $5

John Adams by David McCullough TQ AO9 $5

Childhood of Famous Americans Molly Pitcher by Augusta Stevenson (ex-library) TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Crispus Attucks by Dharathula H. Millender (ex-library) TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Tom Jefferson by Helen Albee Monsell (ex-library) TQ $3

Meet Thomas Jefferson by Marvin Barrett (Step Up Books edition – hardcover) TQ $4

Journey to Monticello, Traveling in Colonial Times by James E. Knight $3

Give me Liberty! – The Story of the Declaration of Independence by Russell Freedman TQ VT $5

The Story of the Declaration of Independence by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover) TQ CoF $4

Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz TQ $4 each

The First Book of the Constitution by Richard B. Morris (hardcover w/Mylar) TQ VT $4

If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy SL 3/D TQ VT $3

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? by Jean Fritz (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3

Betsy Ross by Alexandra Wallner TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Betsy Ross by Ann Weil (ex-library) TQ $3

The Story of Bonhomme Richard by Norman Richards (hardcover) CoF TQ $4

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson WP $2 each

An American Plague by Jim Murphy (hardcover) $5

America’s First Elephant by Robert M. McClung (hardcover) VT $3

1800’s/Westward Expansion 

The Broken Blade by William Durbin SL 7/H $3

The Wintering by William Durbin $3

The Prairie by James Fenimore Cooper TQ $4

A Picture Book of Sacagawea by David A. Adler TQ $3

Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark by Della Rowland BF $4 each

Childhood of Famous Americans Sacajawea by Flora Warren Seymour TQ $3

The Incredible Journey of Lewis & Clark by Rhoda Blumberg (hardcover) VT $5

The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover) CoF TQ $4
Abigail’s Drum by John A. Minahan TQ VT $3 each

The First Book of the War of 1812 by Richard B. Morris (hardcover) TQ $4

The Star-Spangled by Peter Spier (hardcover) TQ $10

Sower - Artist with a Message, Samuel F. B. Morse by John Hudon Tiner TQ VT $4

Johnny Appleseed – A Tall Tale Retold and Illustrated by Steven Kellogg TQ $3

Johnny Appleseed – A Poem by Reeve Lindbergh TQ $4 each

Johnny Appleseed by Carol Beach York (hardcover) $2

John Chapman, The Man Who Was Johnny Appleseed by Carol Greene (hardcover Rookie Biography) $3

Sequoyah, Cherokee Hero by Joanne Oppenheim TQ $4

The Defenders by Ann McGovern $2 each

The Cherokee by Emilie U. Lepthien – A New True Book TQ $3

If You Lived With the Cherokee by Peter and Connie Roop TQ WP $3

When Mountain Men Trapped Beaver by Richard Glendinning (hardcover) TQ $6

Quit Pulling my Leg!, A Story of Davy Crockett by Robert Quackenbush (hardcover) TQ $3

Signature Book The Story of Davy Crockett by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft (hardcover) TQ $4

Landmark Sam Houston The Tallest Texan by William Johnson (hardcover) TQ $5

American Heritage Junior Library Andrew Jackson, Soldier and Statesman (hardcover) TQ $5

American Heritage Junior Library The Erie Canal (hardcover) TQ $5

Susanna of the Alamo, A True Story by John Jakes (hardcover) $4 each

American Heritage Junior Library Texas and the War with Mexico (hardcover) TQ $5

American Girl Secrets in the Hills – A Josefina Mystery $3

The Wild West by Mike Stotter $3

The Seasons Sewn, A Year in Patchwork by Ann Whitford Paul (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library) TQ $4

The Oregon Trail by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover) CoF TQ VT $4 each

If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine TQ VT WP $3

The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman (hardcover) TQ $3

Wagons West: Off to Oregon by Catherine E. Chambers VT $2

Wagon Train by Sydelle Kramer TQ $2

Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner SL 2/C TQ $3

Trails to the West, Beyond the Mississippi by Kathy Pelta (hardcover) $3

Meet the Wards on the Oregon Trail by John J. Loeper TQ VT $3

Rachel’s Journal, The Story of a Pioneer Girl by Marissa Moss TQ VT $3

Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson & Nancy Carpenter TQ $3

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall TQ VT $4

The Story of the Women Who Shaped the West by Mary Virginia Fox CoF TQ $3

The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr TQ VT $3 each

A Pioneer Sampler by Barbara Greenwood TQ VP VT WP $5

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell (hardcover) SL 5/F BF TQ $3 each

Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi BF TQ $4 each

Ludwig Van Beethoven, Young Composer by Louis Sabin $3 each

The Young Brahms by Sybil Deucher (1949 hardcover) $10

Commodore Perry in the Land of Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg (hardcover) Core 5/F $6

American Heritage Junior Library Commodore Perry in Japan (hardcover) $5

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr SL 5/F $3 each

Revenge of the Whale by Nathaniel Philbrick $3

Snowshoe Thompson by Nancy Smiler Levinson TQ VT $2 each

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (hardcover) TQ $4 each

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field TQ $3

All Sail Set by Armstrong Sperry SL 4/E TQ $4

Pony Express by Steven Kroll (hardcover) TQ VT $4 each

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr TQ $3

Louis Braille, The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind by Margaret Davidson SL 5/F TQ $3 each

Childhood of Famous Americans Elizabeth Blackwell by Joanne Landers Henry TQ $3

YWAM George Muller by Janet and Geoff Benge MFW SL TQ $4

Underground RailRoad/Slavery/Civil War 1865

A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War by Ina Chang $2 each

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates SL BF TQ HOD $4 each

The Last Safe House: A Story of the Underground Railroad by Barbara Greenwood TQ $4

If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine TQ $3

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David Adler TQ $3 each

Runaway Slave, The Story of Harriet Tubman by Ann McGovern TQ VT $4 each

Freedom Train, The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling SL TQ $3

A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth by David Adler TQ $3

Daily Life on a Southern Plantation by Paul Erickson VT TQ $4

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt SL 4/E TQ BF VT $4 each

True Stories about Abraham Lincoln by Ruth Belov Gross $2

The Death of Lincoln by Leroy Hayman TQ BF $3

Abraham’s Battle – A Novel of Gettysburg by Sara Harrell Banks TQ $2

Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah TQ $3 each

Lincoln’s Birthday by Clyde Robert Bulla (hardcover) TQ $3

Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner TQ $3

Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary (Step-Up Books – hardcover) TQ $4

Me and Willie and Pa, the Story of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad by F. N. Monjo (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $4 each

Childhood of Famous Americans Abraham Lincoln by Augusta Stevenson (ex-library) TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Mary Todd Lincoln by Katharine E. Wilkie (ex-library) TQ $3

The Story of the Battle of Shiloh by Zachary Kent (hardcover) CoF TQ VT $4

The Story of the Lincoln Memorial by Natalie Miller (hardcover) CoF $4

The Story of Harriet Beecher Stowe by Maureen Ash CoF $3

Frederick Douglass: Portrait of a Freedom Fighter by Sheila Keenan $2

Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom by Margaret Davidson TQ $2

Carver, A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (hardcover) BF $4

Charley Skedaddle by Patricia Beatty TQ $3

Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith (hardcover) SL TQ BF $4

The Civil War by Fletcher Pratt (hardcover) TQ $4

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane SL Core 100 BF VP TQ $4

Bull Run by Paul Fleischman TQ $3 each

The How & Why Wonder Book of Civil War by Earl Schenck Miers $2

Paper Soldiers of the Civil War by Alan Archambault $3

American Heritage Junior Library The Battle of Gettysburg (hardcover) $5

Robert E. Lee, Brave Leader by Rae Bains $3

Stonewall by Jean Fritz (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3

Cry of Courage by Lee Roddy (large print) $3

1865 to 20th Century 

Life in Victorian England by W. J. Reader (hardcover) $4

Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman Core 7/H $3

Plain Girl by Virginia Sorensen SL $3

Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen TQ $3

Turn Homeward Hannalee by Patricia Beatty TQ $3

Be Ever Hopeful Hannalee by Patricia Beatty TQ $3

Pioneer Sisters $2

A Little House Christmas, Holiday Stories from the Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library) $4

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (hardcover) TQ AO $3

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (hardcover) TQ AO $3

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder TQ AO $3 each

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder TQ AO $3 each

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder TQ AO $3

On the Way Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder TQ $3

On the Other Side of the Hill by Roger Lea MacBride $3

Little Farm in the Ozarks by Roger Lea MacBride $3

Bachelor Girl by Roger Lea MacBride $3

Little Town at the Crossroads by Maria D. Wilkes $3

Little House in the Highlands by Melissa Wiley $3

Still More Stories from Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson VT $3

Sixteen and Away from Home by Arleta Richardson $3

Betsy’s Up-and-Down Year by Anne Pellowski $10

Willow Wind Farm: Betsy’s Story by Anne Pellowski (hardcover) $10

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink SL 4/E TQ BF VT $3 each

A Pioneer Farm Girl, The Diary of Sarah Gillespie, 1877-1878 (hardcover) $3 each

A One-Room School by Bobbie Kalman (Historic Communities – hardcover) $3

Writer of the Plains, A Story about Willa Cather by Tom Streissguth (hardcover) $3

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan TQ SL $3

If you Lived with the Sioux Indians by Ann McGovern TQ $3 each

The Sioux Indians by Sonia Bleeker (hardcover) TQ $5

The Chippewa Indians by Sonia Bleeker (hardcover) TQ $5

Cowboys by Marie and Douglas Gorsline TQ $3

The Conquest of the West – A Sourcebook of the American West edited by Carter Smith $3

The Story of Wounded Knee by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover) TQ CoF $4

Buffalo Bill by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire (small black & white reprint) TQ BF $2

Signature Books The Story of Geronimo by Jim Kjelgaard (hardcover) TQ $5

Landmark Custer’s Last Stand by Quentin Reynolds (hardcover – loose spine) TQ VT $4

Custer and Crazy Horse by Jim Razzi $3 each

John Henry: An American Legend by Ezra Jack Keats TQ $2

Pecos Bill by James Cloyd Bowman (hardcover) $4

American Tall Tales by Adrien Stoutenburg SL P4/5 AO $3 each

My Antonia by Willa Cather SL Core 400 AO 10 $2

Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault TQ $2 each

Squirrel and John Muir by Emily Arnold McCully (hardcover) $3

Childhood of Famous Americans John Muir by Montrew Dunham TQ $3

Cowboys of the Wild West by Russell Freedman TQ $5 each

Children of the Wild West by Russell Freedman TQ VT $5 each

An Indian Winter by Russell Freedman TQ $5 each

Indian Chiefs by Russell Freedman TQ $5

Presidential Elections by Miles Harvey CoF TQ $3

A History of US, An Age of Extremes by Joy Hakim (hardcover) SL $5

The Path Between the Seas – The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 by David McCullough $5 each

The Great Fire by Jim Murphy TQ VT $5

The Story of the Chicago Fire by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover) CoF TQ $4

The Chicago Fire, 1871 by Corinne J. Naden (hardcover) $5 each

Early Loggers and the Sawmill by Peter Adams (The Early Settler Life Series) $4

The Story of the Sinking of the Battleship Maine by Zachary Kent (hardcover) CoF TQ $4

The Terrible Wave by Marden Dahlstedt SL $4

Blizzard! by Jim Murphy (hardcover) TQ $5

Addie’s Dakota Winter by Laurie Lawlor TQ VT $3

Dakota Dugout by Ann Turner VT TQ $3

The Children Who Stayed Alone (original title: Sod House Adventure) by Bonnie Bess Worline TQ $3

Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (hardcover, ex-library) TQ SL $3

American Girl Kirsten’s Cook Book $4

American Girl Kirsten’s Craft Book $4

Landmark Disaster at Johnstown The Great Flood by Hildegarde Dolson (hardcover) TQ $5

Kate Shelley Bound for Legend by Robert D San Souci TQ $2 each

Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! by Jean Fritz (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library) BF TQ $4

Childhood of Famous Americans Teddy Roosevelt, Young Rough Rider by Edd Winfield Parks TQ $3 each

If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake by Ellen Levine SL 4/E TQ $3 each

Landmark The Story of Scotland Yard by Laurence Thompson $5

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque SL VP TQ $4

The Titanic Lost…and Found by Judy Donnelly (hardcover) SL 2/C TQ $3           

The Wizard of Sound, A Story about Thomas Edison by Barbara Mitchell (hardcover) TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Thomas A. Edison by Sue Guthridge (ex-library) TQ $3

Landmark The Story of Thomas Alva Edison by Margaret Cousins TQ BF $5

The Mayo Brothers by Helen Clapesattle (hardcover) TQ $5

Childhood of Famous Americans Albert Einstein by Marie Hammontree TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Henry Ford by Hazel B. Aird TQ $3

Of Things Natural, Wild, and Free, A Story about Aldo Leopold by Marybeth Lorbiecki (hardcover) $2

Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart by Corinne Szabo $4

The Spirit of the St. Louis by R. Conrad Stein CoF TQ $4 each

The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles A. Lindbergh BF $4

The Wright Brothers by Charles Graves (hardcover) TQ VT $3

Landmark The Wright Brothers by Quentin Reynolds SL 3/4/D/E VP TQ VT $4

The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk by Donald J. Sobol TQ $3 each

First Flight, The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers by George Shea TQ $3

Up in the Air: Bessie Coleman by Philip S. Hart TQ $4

Childhood of Famous Americans Henry Ford by Hazel B. Aird and Catherine Ruddiman TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Mark Twain by Miriam E. Mason TQ $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Eleanor Roosevelt by Ann Weil TQ $3

Homesick by Jean Fritz SL 5/F $2

Profiles in Science for Young People Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium by Ann E. Steinke TQ $3

Sower Billy Sunday, Home Run to Heaven by Robert Allen $4

The Statue of Liberty by Lucille Recht Penner $2

The Long Way to a New Land by Joan Sandin TQ VT $3 each

Ellis Island by R. Conrad Stein CoF TQ $4

Ellis Island, Gateway to the New World by Leonard Everett Fisher (hardcover w/Mylar, ex-library) VT $4

Mama’s Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes TQ $4

Milliken History of Civilization The Industrial Revolution Grades 7-12 $3

American Girl Samantha’s Surprise – book 3 TQ $2

All-Of-A-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor SL 4/E $3

The Great Depression by R. Conrad Stein CoF TQ $4

Dust for Dinner by Ann Turner TQ $3 each

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse SL Core 100 TQ $3 each

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor SL 4/E BF TQ VT $3 each

Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor $3

Blue Willow by Doris Gates SL Core 100 AO BF TQ $4 each

A Family Apart by Joan Lowery Nixon TQ VT $3

In Grandma’s day by Paul Humphrey VT $2 each

American Girl Meet Kit TQ $2 each

American Girl Welcome to Kit’s World 1934 (hardcover, ex-library) $5

The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter $2

The Hindenburg Disaster by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover) CoF TQ $4

Kids at Work, Lewis Hine and the Crusade against Child Labor by Russell Freedman $5

Robert Louis Stevenson, Young Storyteller by Francene Sabin $3 each

Holocaust/ WWII

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn SL VP $3 each

Dear America The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, A World War II Soldier 1944 (hardcover) $3

Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank TQ BF VP $4 each

Anne Frank Beyond the Diary: A Photographic Remembrance by Ruud van der Rol and Rian Verhoeven (hardcover) $4

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr (hardcover) SL TQ $4

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom SL TQ BF $4

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry TQ SL BF $4

So Far From the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins (hardcover) BF $4

Schindlers’ List by Thomas Keneally $4

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan SL AO TQ $3

Hiroshima by John Hersey BF TQ $4

Landmark Air Raid-Pearl Harbor by Theodore Taylor BF TQ $5 each

Landmark The Flying Tigers by John Toland (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5

Landmark the Commandos of World War II by Hodding Carter (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $5

American Girl Molly’s Craft Book (hardcover, ex-library) $4

American Girl Welcome to Molly’s World 1944 (hardcover, ex-library) $5

Modern Times

Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry SL 5/F BF $2 each

Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry (hardcover) SL 5/F BF $4

The Call of the Wild by Jack London Core 100 VP AO $2

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls TQ VP AO 6 $3

Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Myul Choi SL 5/F BF $3 each

The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck SL 5/F $2

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White SL 1/B VP $3 each

The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White $3 each

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson SL Core 300 $2

Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs SL 3/D $3

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson SL Core 400 $2 each

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord SL 3/4 D/E $3 each

Babe Ruth, Home Run Hero by Keith Brandt (hardcover) TQ $3

Our First Pony by Marguerite Henry $1

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry SL 2/C TQ BF VP $3 each

Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry $3 each

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry BF AO 3 TQ SL 5/F $3 each

Justin Morgan had a Horse by Marguerite Henry BF TQ SL $3

Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry BF TQ SL $3

A Pictorial Life Story of Misty by Marguerite Henry (hardcover, ex-library) $20

Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery AO TQ VP $4 each

Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery TQ AO $2 each

Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery (hardcover, ex-library) TQ AO $3

Sounder by William H. Armstrong SL Core 100 $3 each

Rascal by Sterling North TQ SL $3

Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Miegs TQ $3 each

Childhood of Famous Americans Louisa May Alcott by Beatrice Gormley TQ $3

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott AO VP VT $4

Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott AO $3

An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott AO $3

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott (hardcover) $4

A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A. Adler TQ $3

Helen Keller – The Story of My Life by Helen Keller - Illustrated Classics comic format $4

Helen Keller – The Story of My Life by Helen Keller VT TQ $4

Helen Keller’s Teacher by Mickie Davidson TQ VT $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Helen Keller by Katharine E. Wilkie TQ $3

Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska SL 6/G $3 each

Childhood of Famous Americans Knute Rockne, Young Athlete by Guernsey Van Riper, Jr. $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Jim Thorpe by Guernsey Van Riper Jr. TQ $3

20th Century – The Fifties – Teacher Created Materials $3

Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy (hardcover) $3

The Story of the Vietnam Memorial by David K. Wright (hardcover) CoF $4

If you Lived at the Time or Martin Luther King by Ellen Levine TQ VT $3

Young Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Heroine by Anne Benjamin (Troll First Start Biography) TQ $3

The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by R. Conrad Stein (hardcover) CoF TQ VT $4

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges $3

Childhood of Famous Americans Thurgood Marshall by Montrew Dunham $3

The Day We Walked on the Moon, A Photo History of Space Exploration by George Sullivan VT $4 each

Childhood of Famous Americans Neil Armstrong by Montrew Dunham (hardcover, ex-library) TQ $3

The White House by Deborah Kent (hardcover) CoF TQ $4

The Story of the White House by Kate Waters $4 each

First Ladies by Susan Maloney Clinton (hardcover) CoF TQ $4

Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents - Gerald R. Ford by Mike Venezia TQ $3

Misc. History Resources

The Colony Series by Dennis Brindell Fradin – set of 12 hardcover books TQ $35
-       The Connecticut Colony
-       The Delaware Colony
-       The Georgia Colony
-       The Maryland Colony
-       The New Hampshire Colony
-       The New Jersey Colony
-       The New York Colony
-       The North Carolina Colony
-       The Pennsylvania Colony
-       The Rhode Island Colony
-       The South Carolina Colony
-       The Virginia Colony

The American Patriot’s Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb (hardcover) $5

TruthQuest History, American History for Young Students I by Michelle Miller $15

A Child’s Story of America by McHugh and Morris VP $4

The Handy History Answer Book by Rebecca Nelson $4

A Patriot’s History of the United States by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen VP $5

Don’t Know Much About American History by Kenneth C. Davis $2

Anno’s U.S.A. by Mitsumasa Anno (hardcover) $3

American Adventure (25 books set) $40
-       Trouble on the Ohio River #15
-       Cincinnati Epidemic #17
-       Riot in the Night #18
-       Fight for Freedom #19
-       Enemy or Friend #20
-       War’s End #24
-       The Grea Mill Explosion #26
-       Lights for Minneapolis #27
-       The Streetcar Riots #28
-       A Better Bicycle #30
-       The New Citizen #31
-       The San Francisco Earthquake #32
-       Marching with Sousa #33
-       Clash with the Newsboys # 34
-       Prelude to War #35
-       The Great War #36
-       The Flu Epidemic #37
-       Women Win the Vote #38
-       Battling the Klan #39
-       The Bootlegger Menace $40
-       Black Tuesday #41
-       The Great Depression #42
-       Changing Times #44
-       Rumblings of War #45
-       Coming Home #48

Geography, Government, Economics, & Social Studies  

Hammond New Headline World Atlas $2

The Complete Children’s Atlas by Malcom Porter $2

Geography from A to Z, A Picture Glossary by Jack Knowlton (hardcover) MFW $4

Maps & Globes by Jack Knowlton MFW $4

Steck-Vaughn Portraits of America series $10 set includes:

- Wisconsin
- Pacific Islands
- Alabama
- Deleware
- Idaho
- Indiana
- New York
- North Dakota
- Utah
- Massachusetts
- Virginia
- West Virginia
- California

Homeschool Ponies Volume 1: Patriotic Patches by Brenda Krames new w/iron on patches $10

Government by the People by Burns, Peltason, Cronin, and Magleby – student book w/CD Rom $2

Basic American Government by Clarence Carson (hardcover) SL Core 300 $15

DK Children Just Like Me (hardcover) $5 each

The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller $4

Everything You Need to Know About Geography Homework by Zeman and Kelly $2

The Kingfisher Young People’s Pocket Atlas $2

American Girl Girls of Many Lands (hardcover with dust jackets) $25 set
-       Leyla The Black Tulip
-       Kathleen The Celtic Knot
-       Minuk Ashes in the Pathway
-       Cecile Gates of Gold
-       Saba Under the Hyena’s Foot
-       Neela Victory Song
-       Spring Pearl The Last Flower
-       Isabel Taking Wing

American Girl Portraits of American Girlhood by Cindy Sotelo for Grades 2-5 $30

American Girl The American Girls Party Book (hardcover, ex-library) $3