Elementary American History Book Series

If you looking for living books to use for your next American History Unit Study or just to supplement the curriculum you are already using, look no further.  Here I have put together some of our favorite book series to help you teach American History. I am just showing you a few examples for each series, but aside from the craft books, there are many more options to explore.


A picture book of series

Who was/is? Book Series

Biography Series by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire


The American Story Series by Betsy & Giulio Maestro

The If you… series by Scholastic

What was/is? Book Series

You wouldn’t want to be… series

Jean Fritz also writes a lot of American History books


American Kids in History

An activity guide to…

READ A-LOUDS (or books for older kids)

Landmark Books

The Sowers Series

Childhood of Famous Americans Series

I hope this has been a great starting point for creating your own American History curriculum.  There are so many more wonderful books to explore. Share with me in the comments some of you favorite American History books.

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