Picture Books to Teach Social Studies


Civil War

A. Lincoln and Me by Louise Borden
Y PZ7.B64827 An 1999x

Cecil's Story by George Ella Lyon
Y PZ7.L9954 Ce 1991

Grace's Letter to Lincoln by Peter and Connie Roop
Y PZ7.R6723 Gr 1998x

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
Y PZ7.P75186 Pk 1994

Seeing the Elephant: A Story of the Civil War by Pat Hughes
Y PZ7.H87374 See 2007

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
Y PZ7.H778125 Sw 1993


The New Americans: Colonial Times, 1620-1689 by Betsy Maestro
Y E191 .M34 1998x

Complete History of One Location

Heron Street by Ann Turner
Y PZ7.T8535 He 1989

A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History by Lynne Cherry
Y F72.N37 C44 1992

Tree in the Trail by Holling Clancy Holling
Y PZ7.H725 Tr

Early Exploration

Conquista! by Clyde Robert Bulla & Michael Syson
Y PZ7.B912 Co

The Discovery of the Americas by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
Y E101 .M29 1991x

Encounter by Jane Yolen
Y PZ7.Y78 En 1992

Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus, 1500-1620 by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
Y E121 .M27 1994

Pedro's Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, Agust 3, 1492-February 14, 1493 by Pam Conrad
Y PZ7.C76476 Pe 1991


Anno's Magic Seeds by Mitsumasa Anno
Y QA295 .A6613 1995

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
Y PZ7.H14115 Ox

Effects of Progress

Heron Street by Ann Turner
Y PZ7.T8535 He 1989

Letting Swift River Go by Jane Yolen
Y PZ7.Y78 Le 1992x


So You Want to be President? by Judith St. George
Y E176.1 .S699 2000

Map Skills/Geography

Around the World: Who's Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George
Y PZ7.G29334 At 1999

Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary by Jack Knowlton
Y G63 .K63 1988

The Scrambled States of America Talent Show by Laurie Keller
Y PZ7.K281346 Scr 2008

Native Americans

Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles
Y PZ7.M5944 An

Beyond the Ridge by Paul Goble
Y PZ7.G5384 Be 1989

Crazy Horse's Vision by Joseph Bruchac
Y PZ7.B8882816 Cr 2000

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
Y PZ8.G537 Gi

Her Seven Brothers by Paul Goble
Y E98.F6 G63 1988

Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin, Jr.
Y PZ7.M3643 Kn 1987

The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola
Y E78.G73 D4 1988

Mystic Horse by Paul Goble
Y E99.P3 G63 2002

The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend by John Steptoe
Y E78.G73 S78 1984

Orphan Trains

Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting
Y PZ7.B91527 Tq 1996


The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
Y PZ7.D153 Co

Molly Bannaky by Alice McGill
Y PZ7.M478468 Mol 1999

Railroad Race (1863-1869)

Iron Horses by Verla Kay
Y PZ8.3.K225 Ir 1999

Revolutionary War

George Did It by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
Y E312.66 .J87 2006

Hand in Hand: An American History through Poetry by Lee Bennett Hopkin
Y PS595.U5 M9 1994

John, Paul, George and Ben by Lane Smith
Y PZ7.S6538 Jo 2006

Katie's Trunk by Ann Turner
Y PZ7.T8535 Kat 1992

Let it Begin Here!: Lexington and Concord: First Battles of the American Revolution by Dennis Brindell Fradin
Y E241.L6 F75 2005

Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Y PS2271 .P3 1990

This Time, Tempe Wick? by Patricia Lee Gauch
Y PZ7.G2315 Th 2003


The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom by Emily Arnold McCully
Y PZ7.M478415 Esc 2007x

Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Y PZ7.L57833 Hen 2007

Nettie's Trip South by Ann Turner
Y PZ7.T8535 Ne 1987

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
Y PZ7.H778125 Sw 1993

Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson
Y PZ7.H778125 Un 2001

Westward Movement

Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson
Y PZ7.H778125 Ap 2003

Cassie's Journey: Going West in the 1860's by Brett Harvey
Y PZ7.H26747 Cas 1988

Dandelions by Eve Bunting
Y PZ7.B91527 Dan 1995

Papa and the Pioneer Quilt by Jean Van Leeuwen
Y PZ7.V3273 Pap 2007

Rachel's Journey: The Story of a Pioneer Girl by Marissa Moss
Y PZ7.M8535 Rah 1998

A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet by Claudia McGehee
Y QH87.7 .M39 2004

Wagons West! by Roy Gerrard
Y PZ8.3.G323 Wag 1996

World War II

Across the Blue Pacific: A World War II Story by Louise Borden
Y PZ7.B64827 Ac 2006

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki
Y PZ7.M71284 Bas 1993

The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida
Y PZ7.U25 Br 1993

Pennies in a Jar by Dori Chaconas
Y PZ7.C342 Pe 2007

The Unbreakable Code by Sara Hoagland Hunter
Y PZ7.H9185 Un 1996

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