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I need a good history RA circa 1900 for 4th and 2nd grade boys


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We are just starting into the turn of the century (1900) in history. We will be hitting Teddy Roosevelt, Spanish-American War, and WW1 in the next few weeks. I have plenty of RA books for the 30's and 40's, but I don't have anything right now for the time period we are in. If you could recommend a good book for me to read to them, I'd greatly appreciate it!



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- The Great Wheel (Lawson) -- 1893, first Ferris wheel at the Chicago Colombian Exposition (my boys LOVED this book!)

- Little Britches (Moody) -- 1900, misadventures of the author as a boy moving from an East Coast city to live on a Colorado ranch

- The Great Brain (Fitzgerald) -- 1890s-1900s, misadventures of 3 brothers in a rural small town in Utah

- Summer of the Monkeys (Rawls) - 1890s, misadventures of a rural boy trying to recapture escaped circus monkeys

- Bully For You, Teddy Roosevelt (Fritz)

- We'll Race You, Henry Ford (Mitchell)




- 1898 - Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Spanish American War (Collins)

- 1900-1914 - Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of the Panama Canal (Stein)

- 1890s-1910s - Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of The Industrial Revolution (Collins)

- 1890s-1940s - Cornerstones of Freedom: The Story of Ellis Island (Stein)




1890 - Sitting Bull (AAR2) -- Lucille Penner (1831-1890)

1896 - Rescue on the Outer Banks (CR) -- (Ransom) African-American rescue crew

1890s - Jumbo (Worth) -- famous PT Barnum circus elephant

1890s - The Great Houdini: World Famous Magician (Kulling)

1890s - Danger at the Breaker (Welch) -- 19th century coal mining

1890s - Helen Keller (Davidson)

1890s - Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark (Hurwitz)

1890s-1900s - Little Sure Shot: Annie Oakley (SIR3) -- Spinner

1903 - Will and Orv (Schulz) -- first airplane flight

1903 - First Flight: The Wright Brothers (Jenner)

1903 - First Flight: Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers (Shea)

1905 - Clara and the Bookwagon (Levinson)

1900s - Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Kulling)

1900s-1920s - Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Alva Edison (Davidson)

1900s-1920s - Thomas Edison; The Great Inventor (Jenner)

1900s-1920s - Zepplin: Age of the Airship (Donkin)

1911 - Fire at the Triangle Factory (Littlefield) -- NY factory workers disaster

1914 - Sea of Ice: The Wreck of the Endurance (Kulling)





- Little Pear (Lattimore) -- China, 1900; misadventures of a young Chinese boy




1890s-1900s -- The Big Balloon Race" (Coerr)

1912 - The Titanic: Lost and Found (Donnelly)

1912 - Titanic: A Survivor's Story (Martin)

1912 - Titanic (Dubowski)

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