Historical Fiction: Westward Movement
Recommended books for children on the westward movement.
Unhappy about leaving her home, Addie accompanies her family to the Dakota Territory and begins adjusting to prairie life.
After his family dies of consumption in 1849, twelve-year-old Lucas becomes a doctor's apprentice.
California, who renames herself Lucy, is upset when her family moves from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town.
Twelve-year-old Annyrose is kidnapped by Joaquin Murieta and his band of outlaws.
This novel follows a day in the life of a ten-year-old homesteader in the Dakota territory.
Twelve-year-old Charlotte, a Welsh immigrant, carries a motherless baby along the Mormon Trail in 1856.
Young Otter faces adventure, danger, and hardship when he joins the crew building the transcontinental railroad.
Fayette, her brother, and her mother set out to establish library outposts in the mountains of California in 1916.
Ben wonders if he will have more trouble with hardships on the Oregon Trail or with his asthma.
Four-year-old Laura lives with her family in a snug log house in the Wisconsin woods.
Two children discover their family legacy when they learn of the historical quest for dinosaur bones on their Nebraska farm.
Libby and her parents settle on the Michigan frontier, where Libby makes a new friend.
Chronicles the two missing years in the life of the Wilder family from the Little House on the Prairie series.