September 10, 2009
The following books are among my very favorites (you’ll see several again in my “Top 25 Picture Books Ever” list in development). I’ve already disclosed how much I love personal histories and these capture the essence of our forebears daring enthusiasm to explore and develop our great nation. Disclosure: some are fact and some are fiction.
So without further adieu…
So You Want to Be an Explorer?
An entertaining snapshot of several explorer’s adventures.
My Great-Aunt Arizona
I love Aunt Arizona’s spirit inspiring her students to become adventurers themselves.
You MUST read this factually accurate story of little May who was mailed Parcel Post to her grandmother.
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Love, love Sweet Clara’s ingenuity to escape slavery. I wonder what she did next…
The Discovery of the Americas
A fascinating compilation of several adventurers who discovered the Americas.
Nine For California
This is one brilliant mom. Too expensive here, but check it out at your library.
Journeys in Time
This one is a show-stopper: 20 different 2-page histories on different topics. Deserves to be on your shelf!
Apples to Oregon
Love this book and the adorables love the folksy drawl I adopt when reading it.
Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky
Join 2 adorables on their underground railroad adventure led by Harriet. Wonderful!
How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail
William Reed’s journal of his westward journey. Awesome.
Realized I’m going to do an entire list of the Westward Expansion books. They are too numerous for this list, and deserve their own. Happy trails!
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