Real quickly-like, because daylight savings time has done a number on my sons’ bedtime (and thus my evening blogging time), here are the books that I might (or might not) be reading with 7-year-old S as we move into the period of U.S. history between 1825 and 1875:
- Roughing It on the Oregon Trail by Diane Stanley and illustrated by Holly Berry
- Thank You Very Much, Captain Ericsson by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge and illustrated by Andrew Glass
- Prairie Skies: Pioneer Summer by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Patrick Faricy
- The Sweetwater Run: The Story of Buffalo Bill Cody and the Pony Express by Andrew Glass
- Li’l Dan, the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story by Romare Bearden
- Cecil’s Story by George Ella Lyon and illustrated by Peter Catalanotto
- Sparrow Jack by Mordicai Gerstein
- Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad by Mary Ann Fraser
And just for myself — since I figure battlefield photography would be a bit much for a child who still thrills to Bob the Builder — I brought home the riveting Photo by Brady: A Picture of the Civil War by Jennifer Armstrong.
There’s still time for me to add another book or two to the shelf for this month. Bartography readers, what have I missed?