American History Books for Homeschool

A good book can really inspire a young homeschooler to love American history. In honor of Independence Day, I asked my Facebook friends what are their favorite American history books for young readers.

American History Books for Homeschool

Here are the ones they came up with.

American History Books for Homeschool

The novel that was suggested most often was:
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLaughlan

American History Books Homeschool
Use our no-busywork study guide when you read this book to easily tie in Science and Social Studies with the precious story! $3.99 in the ebookstore

These were also favorites:

  • Calico Bush by Rachel Field
  • Esperanza Rising by Paul Munoz Ryan
  • George the Drummer Boy by Nathaniel Benchley
  • King George’s Head is Made of Lead by FN Monjo
  • My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
  • Sarah Bishop by Scott O’Dell
  • The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
  • Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Patricia Beatty
  • Who Comes with Cannons by Patricia Beatty
  • Dear America Series
  • Jean Fritz’ American History Series
  • Joan Lowery Nixon’s Series: Orphan Train Adventures
  • Laura Ingall’s Wilder’s Series: Little House on the Prairie
  • Mary Pope Osborne’s Series: Magic Treehouse

Click here to read about our favorite history-themed movies.

Click here for Barnes and Noble’s list of historical fiction for teens.

American History - Our Favorite Books for Homeschool

American History Books for Homeschool



Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *