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Best Read-Aloud Novels for American History

Part 1 :: Best American History Spine Texts

Part 3 :: Best American History Picture Books

Our history studies form the spine of our homeschooling work.  They hold everything else together and give us a structure.  If American History is the what, reading aloud is the how.  Sharing books together gives us a chance to experience new adventures and meet new friends.  It gives us a common set of references.

We read together during Circle Time and at bedtime. The kids also listen to audiobooks on their own at rest time.  These are the novels that we have read together.  The titles marked with ** are not to be missed!  If you only read these seven books, you’d have a very good year.

**Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite d’Angeli

Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

**Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

**The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

**Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh

**Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh

Sarah Whitcher’s Story by Elizabeth Yates

**Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin by Marguerite Henry

Sam and the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley

**The 18 Penny Goose by Sally M. Walker

Cinnabar, the One O’Clock Fox by Marguerite Henry

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