From Sea to Shining Sea Reading List

ADDITIONAL READING LIST

This reading list is keyed to the chapters in From Sea to Shining Sea, the recommended text for American history at Levels 2 (UK students) and 3 (US students).

Chapter 1

  • The Viking World (Usborne)
  • Leif the Lucky (D’Aulaire)
  • The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (French)
  • Beorn the Proud (Polland)
  • Myths and Legends of the Vikings (Bellerophon)
  • The Log of Christopher Columbus First Voyage to America (Dover)
  • Columbus (D’Aulaire)
  • He Went With Christopher Columbus (Kent)
  • The Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Sperry)

Chapter 2

  • We Were There With Cortez and Montezuma (Appel)
  • Cortez Conquers Mexico (Johnson)

Chapter 3

  • The Lady of Guadalupe (de Paola)
  • Saints of the Californian Missions (Bellerophon)
  • A Sketch of Eusebio F. Kino, S.J., Apostle to the Pimas (Bolton)

Chapter 4

  • Saint Isaac and the Indians (Lomask)
  • Father Marquette and the Great Rivers (Derleth)
  • Kateri Tekakwitha (Brown)
  • The Travels of Samuel de Champlain (Mattern)
  • LaSalle and the Exploration of the Mississippi (Harmon)
  • Madeleine Takes Command (Brill)
  • Hiawatha’s Childhood (Longfellow)

Chapter 5

  • Pocahontas (D’Aulaire)
  • The Double Life of Pocahontas (Fritz)
  • The Landing of the Pilgrims (Daughery)
  • Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims (Bulla)
  • John Billington, Friend of Squanto (Bulla)
  • The Sign of the Beaver (Speare)
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble (Dalgliesh)
  • The Travels of Henry Hudson (Mattern)
  • Sarah Morton’s Day (Waters)

Chapter 6

  • George Washington (D’Aulaire)
  • Calico Captive (Speare)
  • The Colonial Wars (Carter)
  • Struggle for a Continent, The French and Indian Wars (Maestro)

Chapter 7

  • Benjamin Franklin (D’Aulaire)
  • Ben and Me (Lawson)
  • Early Thunder (Fritz)

Chapter 8

  • The American Revolution (Bliven)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge (Knight)
  • The Bulletproof George Washington (Barton)
  • The Swamp Fox of the Revolution (Holbrook)
  • Silver for General Washington (Meadowcroft)
  • George Washington’s Socks (Woodruff)
  • Paul Revere and I (Lawson)
  • Paul Revere’s Ride (Longfellow)
  • The Cabin Faced West (Fritz)
  • Toliver’s Secret (Brady)
  • Johnny Tremain (Forbes)
  • Guns for General Washington (Reit)
  • The Reb and the Redcoats (Savery)

Chapter 9

  • The Preamble to the Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights

Chapter 10

  • Daniel Boone (Daughery)

Chapter 11

  • John Carroll, Bishop and Patriot (Lomask)
  • Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity (Power-Walters)
  • Kat Finds a Friend (Stromberg)
  • Priest on Horseback (Betz)

Chapter 12

  • Of Courage Undaunted (Daughery)
  • Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark (Blumber)
  • Streams to the River, Streams to the Sea (O’Dell)
  • Cleared for Action (Meader)
  • Minn of the Mississippi (Holling)
  • Paddle to the Sea (Holling)
  • Tree in the Trail (Holling)
  • Indian Boyhood (Eastman)
  • The War of 1812 (Carter)

Chapter 13

  • Voices of the Alamo (Garland)
  • Empires Lost and Won (Marrin)

Chapter 14

  • Rosie and the Bear Flag (Bellerophon)
  • Great Indians of California (Bellerophon)

Chapter 15

  • The Pioneers Go West (Stewart)
  • By the Great Horn Spoon (Fleischman)
  • The Oregon Trail (Parkman)
  • On to Oregon (Morrow)
  • Children of the Covered Wagon (Carr)

Chapter 16

  • Wanted Dead or Alive (McGovern)
  • Amos Fortune, Free Man (Yates)
  • Turn Homeward, Hannalee (Beatty)
  • Be Ever Hopeful, Hannalee (Beatty)
  • Gettysburg (Kantor)
  • Across Five Aprils (Hunt)
  • Undying Glory (Cox)
  • The Civil War (Carter)
  • This Hallowed Ground (Catton)
  • Gettysburg Address (Lincoln)

Chapter 17

  • Abraham Lincoln (D’Aulaire)
  • Rifles for Watie (Keith)
  • The Boy’s War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War (Murphy)

Chapter 18

  • Caddie Woodlawn (Brink)
  • Little House Books (Wilder)
  • Buffalo Bill (D’Aulaire)
  • Old Sam, Dakota Trotter (Taylor)
  • I Will Fight No More Forever (Beal)
  • Trail of Tears 

Chapter 19

  • Great Lives, Inventors (Lomask)
  • Usborne Book of Discovery: Inventors

Chapter 20

  • Dorothy Day
  • Mother Cabrini, Missionary to the World (Keyes)
  • The Orphans Find a Home (Stromberg)
  • Thomas Finds a Treasure (Stromberg)
  • St. Katherine Drexel, Friend of the Oppressed (Tarry)

Note: We would like to thank Maria Rioux for providing this reading list.

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