Books for Kids
American Civil War
Whether you're traveling to the places where the American Civil War took place or are just looking for a good book that covers that time of history, you'll find those resources here.
Across Five Aprils
by Irene Hunt
The unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. Although Jethro thought the war would exciting and have lots of parts to admire, he soon found out that war was hard and full of sadness and disappointment. He learns the realities of war soon enough as he watches his three brothers, his cousin, and his teacher go off to fight.
The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale
by Trinka Hakes Noble
In July 1863 the bloodiest battle of the Civil War was fought outside the sleepy Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. In The Last Brother the story of one small boy is told amidst the dramatic events of those early days of July. Though he is only 11 years old, Gabe is a bugler in the Union Army. He takes his responsibility very seriously; after all, there are over 60 different battle calls for buglers to learn. But what is even more important to Gabe is watching over his older brother Davy who, as a foot soldier, is right in the thick of the fighting.
Fields of Fury: The American Civil War
by James M. McPherson
Pulitzer Prize award-winning historian James M. McPherson has written for young readers a stirring account of the greatest conflict to happen on our nation's soil, the Civil War, bringing to life the tragic struggle that divided not only a nation, but also friends and family. From the initial Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, to the devastating loss of life at Shiloh as Ulysses S. Grant led the Union to unexpected victory, to the brilliance of Stonewall Jackson's campaign at Shenandoah, to General Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg, to the Union's triumph at Appo-mattox Court House, Fields of Fury details the war that helped shape us as a nation.
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