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CRRL Kids: The American Revolution

American Revolution
American Revolution By Murray, Stuart (Book - 2005 ) 973.3 Mu Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents a visual guide to the people, battles, and events of America's war for independence, and includes explanatory text.

Anne Bailey
Anne Bailey Frontier Scout By Furbee, Mary R. (Book - 2002 ) 921 Baile Available in some locations

Annotation:During the Revolutionary War, scouts tracked enemy movements and carried messages to troops moving through the frontier. Most scouts were men, but occasionally women filled the role, doing their part in the fight for American independence. This is the exciting and true story of one such woman, Anne Bailey, who risked her life in the American Revolution.

Benedict Arnold and the American Revolution
Benedict Arnold and the American Revolution By King, David C. (Book - 1999 ) 921 Arnol Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the life of the brilliant general who became America's most infamous Revolutionary War traitor.

By the Sword
By the Sword A Young Man Meets War By Castrovilla, Selene (Book - 2007 ) 973.33 Ca Available in some locations

Annotation:Young schoolteacher Benjamin Tallmadge--with his trusty horse Highlander--enlist in George Washington's army to partake in the Battle of Long Island during the American Revolution. Tallmadge, spurred by the cry for freedom at Lexington and Concord, sacrifices his career and his dreams to join Washington's army. Tallmadge and Highlander face fiery combat at the Battle of Long Island in August 1775. The young man grapples with the realities of being a soldier—the blasts of cannons, the smell of gunpowder, the relentlessness of the enemy. Will the battered Americans escape from Brooklyn unhurt? Based on a true account.

Come All You Brave Soldiers
Come All You Brave Soldiers Blacks in the Revolutionary War By Cox, Clinton (Book - 1999 ) 973.3 Co Available in some locations

Annotation:Tells the story of the thousands of black men who served as soldiers fighting for independence from England during the American Revolutionary War.

The First Independence Day Celebration
The First Independence Day Celebration By Allen, Kathy (Book - 2010 ) 394.2634 Al Available in some locations

Annotation:In the United States, the Fourth of July means picnics, parades, and fireworks. But it wasn't always so. The First Independence Day happened during a time of war. Here's the story.

The Fourth of July Story
The Fourth of July Story By Dalgliesh, Alice (Book - 1995 ) 973.3 Da Available in some locations

Annotation:Two-time Newbery Honor author Alice Dalgliesh makes history come alive in this accessible story of America's birthday.

Francis Marion
Francis Marion The Swamp Fox By Cornelius, Kay (Book - 2001 ) 921 Mario Available in some locations

Annotation:A book for primary grade readers which emphasizes Marion's use of Native American techniques as the key to the victory against Britain. Includes bibliography, index and color photographs.

George Vs. George
George Vs. George The American Revolution as Seen From Both Sides By Schanzer, Rosalyn (Book - 2004 ) 973.3 Sc Available in some locations

Annotation:In contrast to many American history books, George vs. George allows kids to view the events from both sides-with a pinch of humor. Impeccably researched narrative and detailed full-color paintings show glimpses of life in both England and Colonial America and present a broad view of the events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War. (From the publisher's description)

George Washington for Kids
George Washington for Kids His Life and Times With 21 Activities By Miller, Brandon Marie (Book - 2007 ) 921 Washi Available in some locations

Annotation:This book weaves a rich tapestry of Washington’s life, allowing kids to connect with his story in 21 hands-on projects based on his experiences and the times in which he lived. Children will learn how to tie a cravat, write with a quill pen, follow animal tracks, sew a lady’s cap, plant a garden, roll a beeswax candle, play a game of Quoits, and make a replica of Washington’s commander-in-chief flag. The text includes a time line, glossary, websites, travel resources, and a reading list for further study. (From the publisher's description)

George Washington
George Washington By Hort, Lenny (Book - 2005 ) 921 Washi Available in some locations

Annotation:Introductory biography of the first president of the United States. George Washington is often called the father of our country. He beat the odds to lead the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, served as first president of the United States, and then retired from public life to farm Virginia's largest plantation.

George Washington, Spymaster
George Washington, Spymaster How America Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War By Allen, Thomas B. (Book - 2004 ) 973.385 Al Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States, George Washington, focusing on his use of spies to gather intelligence that helped the colonies win the war.

Hanukkah at Valley Forge
Hanukkah at Valley Forge By Krensky, Stephen (Book - 2006 ) FICTION Kre Available in some locations

Annotation:During the Revolutionary War, a Jewish soldier from Poland lights the menorah on the first night of Hanukkah and tells General George Washington the story of the Maccabees and the miracle that Hanukkah celebrates. Based on actual events.

The Hatmaker's Sign
The Hatmaker's Sign A Story By Fleming, Candace (Oversize Book - 1998 ) FICTION Fle Available in some locations

Annotation:To heal the hurt pride of Thomas Jefferson as Congress makes changes to his Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin tells his friend the story of a hatmaker and his sign.

Haym Salomon
Haym Salomon American Patriot By Rubin, Susan Goldman (Book - 2007 ) 921 Salom Available in some locations

Annotation:Haym Salomon's knowledge of languages and currencies made him an exceptional man in pre-Revolution New York. Incredibly valuable to the revolutionary cause, Haym risked his life and his fortune, went to prison, and was forced to abandon his home and family--all for the sake of American independence.

Heroes of the Revolution
Heroes of the Revolution By Adler, David A. (Book - 2003 ) 920 Ad Available in some locations

Annotation:From spying on the British to rescuing fallen soldiers on the battlefield, these twelve men and women stand as unforgettable heroes of Revolutionary War. David A. Adler's lively anecdotes and Don Smith's bold paintings present a dozen figures whose courage and determination to seek freedom were indomitable in their own time, and remain a shining example in our own. (From the publisher's description)

Independent Dames
Independent Dames What You Never Knew About the Women and Girls of the American Revolution By Anderson, Laurie Halse (Book - 2008 ) 973.3 An All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:"Listen up! You've all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn't they play a part? Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched information and thoughtfully detailed illustrations, acclaimed novelist and picture-book author Laurie Halse Anderson and charismatic illustrator Matt Faulkner prove the case in this entertaining, informative, and long overdue homage to those independent dames!"

James Madison
James Madison By Roberts, Jeremy (Book - 2004 ) 921 Madis Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of the fourth president of the United States, who helped ensure ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones By Ingram, Scott (Book - 2003 ) 921 Jones Available in some locations

Annotation:John Paul Jones, considered the father of the American navy, possessed abilities as a naval battle commander that were far ahead of his time--and contributed greatly to the American side.

Key People of the Revolutionary War
Key People of the Revolutionary War By Catel, Patrick (Book - 2011 ) 973.3 Ca Available in some locations

Annotation:This book looks at key people of the Revolutionary War: George Washington, King George III, Benedict Arnold, and more. Also available as an eBook.

Lafayette
Lafayette French Freedom Fighter By Grote, JoAnn A. (Book - 2001 ) 921 Lafay Available in some locations

Annotation:Profiles the French aristocrat who fought in America's Revolutionary War, describing his friendship with George Washington, his success in battle, and his years spent helping the cause of the poor in France.

Liberty or Death
Liberty or Death A Story About Patrick Henry By McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino (Book - 2003 ) 921 Henry Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of the Virginia lawyer, politician, and patriot whose great powers of speech helped inspire colonists to support the cause of American liberty at the start of the Revolutionary War.

Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids The Complete Series (DVD - 2008 ) 9.733 L69 Available in some locations

Annotation:Set in late18th-century America, these animated videos tell the story of the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Benjamin Franklin's two teenage apprentice reporters.

A Picture Book of Patrick Henry
A Picture Book of Patrick Henry By Adler, David A. (Book - 1995 ) 921 Henry Available in some locations

Annotation:Chronicles the life of Patrick Henry from his childhood on a tobacco plantation in Virginia to the American Revolution, when he spoke the famous words, Give me liberty or give me death, one month before the first shots of war rang out.

The Story of the Surrender at Yorktown
The Story of the Surrender at Yorktown By Kent, Zachary (Book - 1989 ) 973.3 Ke Available in some locations

Annotation:Recounts the last military campaign of the Revolutionary War which culminated in the surrender of Cornwallis' men to the French and Americans in 1781.

USKids History
USKids History Book of the American Revolution By Egger-Bovet, Howard (Book - 1994 ) 973.3 Eg Available in some locations

Annotation:Highlights the events leading up to the Revolutionary War, life in the colonies during wartime, and important figures of the time. Includes ideas for related activities.

Welcome to Felicity's World, 1774
Welcome to Felicity's World, 1774 (Book - 1999 ) 973.2 We Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides an in-depth look at daily life and historical events in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War, including home life, work, medicine, and play.

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? By Fritz, Jean (Book Plus CD - 2005 ) 9.21 Hanco Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of the first signer of the Declaration of Independence outlining all that he did for himself, Massachusetts, and his new nation.

The World Turned Upside Down
The World Turned Upside Down George Washington and the Battle of Yorktown By Ferrie, Richard (Book - 1999 ) 973.3 Fe Available in some locations

Annotation:This examination of the events surrounding the pivotal Revolutionary War battle that led to the defeat of the British forces at Yorktown, Virginia, focuses on the central role of General George Washington.

A Young Patriot
A Young Patriot The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy By Murphy, Jim (Book - 1996 ) 973.3 Mu Available in some locations

Annotation:Vivid black and white photographs and background details add to the compelling wartime memoirs of Joseph Plumb Martin, a fifteen-year-old Connecticut farm boy who enlisted in the revolutionary army in the summer of 1776.

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