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Kids Read at the Library

United States, 1700's     View List as Printable PDF

Chapter Books (J Fiction) -- Grades 3-8

ARROW OVER THE DOOR

ARROW OVER THE DOOR
by Bruchach, Joseph

In the year 1777, a group of Quakers and a party of Indians have a memorable meeting.



Blood on the River

Blood on the River
by Carbone, Elisa
J Fiction
Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, 12-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe.

BREAK WITH CHARITY

BREAK WITH CHARITY
by Rinaldi, Ann

While waiting for a church meeting in 1706, Susanna English, daughter of a wealthy Salem merchant, recalls the malice, fear, and accusations of witchcraft that tore her village apart in 1692. "Based on historical accounts of the Salem witch trials and the premise that the accusations were fueled by long-standing animosities between neighbors, as well as the girls' desires for attention in what was a very restrictive society."

CHARLOTTE

CHARLOTTE
by Lunn, Janet

At the end of the Revolutionary War, all of the Loyalist families are exiled to Nova Scotia. When Charlotte's father discovers that she has been visiting her Loyalist cousins, she is banned from her home and forced into exile with her cousins, never to see her father, mother, or brother again. Based on a true story.

EMMA'S JOURNAL: The Story of a Colonial Girl

EMMA'S JOURNAL: The Story of a Colonial Girl
Series Title: Young American Voices
by Moss, Marissa
J FICTION MOS
From 1774 to 1776, Emma describes in her journal her stay in Boston, where she witnesses the British blockade and spies for the American militia.

Fever 1793

Fever 1793
by Anderson, Laurie Halse
J Fiction
In 1793 Philadelphia, 16-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic. Contains an appendix with questions and answers about the yellow fever epidemic in 1793.

HANNAH OF FAIRFIELD

HANNAH OF FAIRFIELD
Series Title: Pioneer Daughters
by Van Leeuwen, Jean
J FICTION VAN
For almost 9-year-old Hannah of Fairfield, Connecticut, growing up means facing new challenges, both great and small --from saving the life of a baby lamb to helping the family prepare to send her brother Ben to join the colonial soldiers in the American Revolutionary War.
2. Hannah's Helping Hands
3. Hannah's Winter of Hope

JOURNAL OF WILLIAM THOMAS EMERSON

JOURNAL OF WILLIAM THOMAS EMERSON
Series Title: My Name is America
by Denenberg, Barry
J FICTION DEN
Subtitle: A Revolutionary War Patriot, Boston, Massachusetts, 1774
William, a 12-year-old orphan, writes of his experiences in pre-Revolutionary War Boston where he joins the cause of the patriots who are opposed to the British rule.

KATE AND THE SPIES

KATE AND THE SPIES
Series Title: SISTERS IN TIME
by Grote, JoAnn A.

In 1775, in Boston, Massachusetts, as the British siege brings increasing hardships and growing resentment to the community, 11-year-old Kate decides to go against her Loyalist parents and help her cousin spy for the Patriots.

LOOK TO THE HILLS

LOOK TO THE HILLS
Series Title: Dear America
by McKissack, Patricia C.
J FICTION MCK
Subtitle: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl, New York Colony, 1763
Brought up in France as the African slave companion of a nobleman's daughter, 13-year-old Zettie records the events of 1763, when she and her mistress escape to the New World where they are inadvertently drawn into the hostilities of the ongoing French and Indian War and, eventually, find a new direction to their lives.

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
Series Title: Dear America
by Turner, Ann Warren
J FICTION TUR
Love thy neighbor : The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson
In Greenmarsh, Massachusetts, in 1774, 13-year-old Prudence keeps a diary of the troubles she and her family face as Tories surrounded by American patriots at the start of the American Revolution.

MAGGIE AMONG THE SENECA

MAGGIE AMONG THE SENECA
by Moore, Robin

Maggie Callahan journeys across the rugged Pennsylvania frontier to find her kin but, just before she reaches her destination, she is taken captive by a band of Seneca warriors and forced to travel with them along the war trail.

MEET FELICITY

MEET FELICITY
Series Title: AMERICAN GIRLS
by Tripp, Valerie

In Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1774, nine-year-old Felicity rescues a beautiful horse who is being beaten and starved by her cruel owner.
1. Meet Felicity
2. Felicity Learns a Lesson
3. Felicity's Surprise
4. Happy Birthday, Felicity
5. Felicity Saves the Day
6. Changes for Felicity

MEET KAYA

MEET KAYA
Series Title: AMERICAN GIRLS
by Shaw, Janet

In 1764, when Kaya and her family reunite with other Nez Perce Indians to fish for the red salmon, she learns that bragging, even about her swift horse, can lead to trouble. Includes historical notes on the Nez Perce Indians.
1. Meet Kaya
2. Kaya's Escape
3. Kaya's Hero
4. Kaya Shows the Way
5. Changes for Kaya
6. Kaya and Lone Dog
7. Welcome to Kaya's World

PATH OF THE PALE HORSE

PATH OF THE PALE HORSE
by Fleischman, Paul

Lep, an apprentice to a doctor, helps his master take care of yellow fever victims in Philadelphia during the epidemic of 1793.

RALEIGH'S PAGE

RALEIGH'S PAGE
by Armstrong, Alan

In the late 16th century, 15-year-old Andrew leaves school in England and must prove himself as a page to Sir Walter Raleigh before for Virginia, where he helps to establish relations with the Indians.

SARAH BISHOP

SARAH BISHOP
by O'Dell, Scott

Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother who take opposite sides in the War for Independence, and fleeing from the British who seek to arrest her, Sarah Bishop struggles to shape a new life for herself in the wilderness.

SIGN OF THE BEAVER

SIGN OF THE BEAVER
by Speare, Elizabeth George

Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in 18th-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.

STANDING IN THE LIGHT

STANDING IN THE LIGHT
Series Title: Dear America
by Osborne, Mary Pope
J FICTION OSB
Subtitle: The Captive Diary of Catherine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763
A Quaker girl's diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.

WINTER OF RED SNOW

WINTER OF RED SNOW
Series Title: Dear America
by Gregory, Kristiana
J FICTION GRE
Subtitle: The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 -1778
11-year-old Abigail presents a diary account of life in Valley Forge from December 1777 to July 1778 as General Washington prepares his troops to fight the British.

 

Books for Teens (YA Fiction)

GLORY FIELD

GLORY FIELD
by Myers, Walter Dean

Follows a family's 241-year history, from the capture of an African boy in the 1750's, through the lives of his descendants, as their dreams and circumstances lead them away from and back to the small plot of land in South Carolina that they call the Glory Field.

WINTER PEOPLE

WINTER PEOPLE
by Bruchac, Joseph

As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a 14-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage.

YEAR OF THE HANGMAN

YEAR OF THE HANGMAN
by Blackwood, Gary

In 1777, having been kidnapped and taken forcibly from England to the American colonies, 15-year-old Creighton becomes part of developments in the political unrest there that may spell defeat for the patriots and change the course of history. An alternative history, which imagines what would have happened if the Americans lost the Revolutionary War.