Jump to content


5th Grade US History - what fiction books would you suggest?


Recommended Posts

Working on lesson plans for this fall, and I'm trying to come up with a list of US history based fiction books that will go along with Lifepac Grade 5 history. These will function as our reading program for the year as well. I'm pulling from Sonlight's list a lot, but I'm sure there are other books out there I've not heard of. FWIW, dd is a fairly strong & fast reader so as long as the content isn't too mature books geared older would work as well. She will have about a week to read each book, on her own time, and I'm looking for 3-4 books for each section. The sections are:


  • A New World {Exploration of America, Colonies, Conflict with Britain, Birth of the USA}
  • A New Nation {Rev. War, Life in Early America, New form of Government, US Early years}
  • Time of Testing {Louisana Purchase, War of 1812, Sectionalism, Improvements in Trade / travel}
  • Growing nation {Andrew Jackson, Texas & Oregon, Mexican War, pre-Civil War}
  • Divided Nation {Civil War, Reconstruction, Gilded Age}
  • Changing Nation {Spanish-American War, WWI, 1920's}
  • Depression and War {Great Depression, WWII}
  • Cold War {Korean War, Vietnam War, Civil Right Movement}
  • New Millennium {Watergate, Fall of Communism, Persian Gulf, 1990's}

I've come up with a few books, but am hoping the Hive can help me find more. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We'll be doing:


Sign of the Beaver

Johnny Tremain

Of Courage Undaunted

Once on this Island

Calico Captive

Moccasin Trail

Amos Fortune, Free Man

By the Great Horn Spoon

Freedom Crossing

Across Five Aprils

Caddie Woodlawn

Sing Down the Moon

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...