I just started this list of American History literature chapter books that I hope to read with my daughter while studying American History. I added only books that are easy to find and still in-print, so this list is updated. Scroll below for a sortable list and more details.

  1. Pedro’s Journal by Pam Conrad, 1492
  2. Morning Girl by Michael Dorris, 1492
  3. Walk the World’s Rim by Betty Baker, 1527
  4. The King’s Fifth  by Scott O’Dell
  5. Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier  by Gail Langer Karwoski
  6. Blood On The River: James Town 1607  by Elisa Carbone
  7. The Double Life of Pocahontas  by Jean Fritz
  8. Pocahontas and the Strangers  by Clyde Robert Bulla
  9. A Lion to Guard Us  by Clyde Robert Bulla
  10. Miracle: The True Story of the Wreck of the Sea Venture  by Gail Langer Karwoski
  11. Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims  by Clyde Robert Bulla
  12. Dear America: A Journey to the New World   by Kathryn Lasky
  13. The Walls of Cartagena  by Julia Durango
  14. The Witch of Blackbird Pond  by Elizabeth George Speare
  15. The Courage of Sarah Noble  by Dalgliesh, Alice
  16. Amos Fortune, Free Man  by Yates, Elizabeth
  17. Calico Bush  by Field, Rachel
  18. Ben and Me  by Lawson, Robert
  19. I Am Regina  by Keehn, Sally M.
  20. Matchlock Gun  by Edmonds, Walter D.
  21. Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison   by Lenski, Lois
  22. The Light in the Forest  by Richter, Conrad
  23. Sign of the Beaver  by Elizabeth George Speare
  24. Johnny Tremain  by Forbes, Esther
  25. Toliver’s Secret  by Brady, Esther Wood
  26. Mr. Revere and I  by Lawson, Robert
  27. My Brother Sam is Dead  by Collier, James Lincoln
  28. Phoebe the Spy  by Griffin, Judith
  29. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch   by Latham, Jean Lee
  30. The Cabin Faced West by Fritz, Jean
  31. Fever 1793  by Anderson, Laurie Hals
  32. Sacajawea  by Bruchac, Joseph
  33. Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran  by Thomasma, Kenneth
  34. Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis & Clark  by Karwoski, Gail Langer
  35. Bold Journey: West with Lewis and Clark  by Bohner, Charles H.
  36. Streams to the River, River to the Sea  by O’Dell, Scott
  37. Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers  by Moody, Ralph
  38. The Boy in the Alamo – Seige of the Alamo  by Cousins, Margaret
  39. Moccasin Trail  by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  40. Swift Rivers  by Cornelia Meigs
  41. The Birchbark House  by Louise Erdrich
  42. By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman
  43. Bound for Oregon  by Jean Van Leeuwen
  44. Across Five Aprils  by Irene Hunt
  45. Turn Homeward, Hannalee  by Patricia Beatty
  46. Farmer Boy  by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  47. Little House on the Prairie  by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  48. On the Banks of Plum Creek  by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  49. Dragonwings  by Laurence Yep
  50. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry  by Mildred D. Taylor
  51. A Jar of Dreams  by Yoshiko Uchida
  52. Snow Treasure  by Marie McSwigan
  53. Number the Stars  by Lois Lowry
  54. Miracles on Maple Hill  by Virginia Sorensen
  55. The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson  by Bette Bao Lord

Sortable List of American History Literature Books

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You may also like these Choose Your Own Adventure-type history books that I also listed in order, most of them are about American History – about two dozen books. I’ll be reviewing this book series soon.

Please feel free to comment or email me to suggest your favorites!