Historical Picture Books
Recommended picture books portraying historical events.
A pioneer father transports his beloved fruit trees and his family to Oregon in the mid-nineteenth century.
From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.
In the forest, a group of animals helps a runaway slave escape his pursuers.
Shorty, a young boy living in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, helps form a baseball league.
A group of young Cheyenne raid a freight train in 1867, defying the white men taking over their territory.
Jasper leaves his family and farm to pursue his dream of finding gold.
The story of Henry "Box" Brown, a slave who achieves freedom in an unusual but effective way.
May wants to visit her grandmother, but her family can't afford the train ticket.
In turn-of-the-century New York, Peppe takes a job lighting street lamps to help his poverty-stricken family.
Young Thomas and his mother are members of the Setauket Spy Ring in New York during the Revolutionary War.