Chapter Books

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Aaron and the Green Mountain Boys by Patricia Lee Gauch (1972)

Historical fiction, 64 pages, grades 2-4

The story of Aaron Robinson who helped the Green Mountain Boys at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.

Look for it at your library or used book store.

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The Arrow Over the Door by Joseph Bruchac (1998)

Historical fiction, 89 pages, grades 3-7

The story of an Abenaki boy and a Quaker boy in New York during the Revolutionary War.  Based on a true story.

$4.99

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As Long as There Are Mountains by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (1997)

Historical fiction, 139 pages, grades 3-7

After their barn burns down, Iris' family is in danger of losing their farm in the 1950s.

$4.99

 

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The Black Bonnet by Louella Bryant (1996)

Historical fiction, 149 pages, grades 5-8

Charity and Bea have escaped slavery and are travelling through Vermont to reach freedom in Canada.  Set in the 1850s.

$12.95

Available from the VHS Lending Library.

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Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson (2006)

Historical fiction, 275 pages, grades 4-8

Lawrence, Massachusetts is a dangerous place during the "Bread and Roses" strike in 1912.  Rosa and Jake are sent to live with families in Barre where they will be safe.

$6.99

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Captive of Pittsford Ridge by Janice Ovecka (1994)

Historical fiction, 88 pages, grades 4-8

Josiah's father is fighting with the Green Mountains Boys at the Battle of Hubbardton during the Revolutionary War.  What happens when Josiah meets the enemy after the battle?

$10.95

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Cave of Falling Water by Janice Ovecka (1992)

Historical fiction, 115 pages, grades 4-8

Woni, Mattie, and Stacy are three girls from different time periods that discover the Cave of Falling Water.

$12.95

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Champlain and the Silent One by Kate Messner (2008)

Historical fiction, 142 pages, grades 4-8

In 1609, an Innu Indian called Silent One travels with Champlain to save his brother.

$9.95

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Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop (2006)

Historical fiction, 232 pages, grades 4-8

Grace works in a southern Vermont cotton mill in the early 1900s.  Will Lewis Hine's photograph change everything?

$6.99

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The Dewey Boy by Earline V. Marsh (2012)

Historical fiction, 84 pages, grades 3-6

Before George Dewey grew up to be an admiral in the US navy, he spent the summer of 1846 on his cousins' farm.

$12.95

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The Faithful Hunter Abenaki Stories by Joseph Bruchac (1988)

Abenaki stories, 61 pages, grades 4-12

A collection of traditional Western Abenaki stories including several stories about Gluskabe.

$9.95

Available from the VHS Lending Library.

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Green Mountain Hero by Edgar Newman Jackson (1961)

Historical fiction, 190 pages, grades 4-8

The story of Solomon Story and his family who settled in Salisbury, Vermont in the 1770s.

Look for it in your library or used book store.

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Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution by Seymour Reit (1990)

Historical fiction, 140 pages, grades 5-9

The Contential Army must move the cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston.  Will the cannons get there in time to help General Washington beat the British Army?

$6.95

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Hidden Roots by Joseph Bruchac (2004)

Historical fiction, 137 pages, grades 5-9

Set in the 1950s in New York and Vermont. From Uncle Louis, Sonny learns about his roots and the forced sterilization of Abenakis in Vermont in the 1930s.

$9.95

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Invasion on the Mountain by Judith Edwards (2011)

Historical fiction, 96 pages, grades 4-8

The Civilian Conservation Corps comes to Will Ryan's hometown during the Great Depression.

$12.50

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Jip, His Story by Katherine Paterson (1996)

Historical fiction, 181 pages, grades 5-8

Jip lives on the town poor farm in Vermont in the 1850s after being abandoned by his family. 

$6.99

Available from the VHS Lending Library.

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Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry (1946)

Historical fiction, 170 pages, grades 4-8

Justin Morgan's horse "Little Bub" is stronger and faster than other Vermont horses in the late 1700s.  

$5.99

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Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (2002)

Historical fiction, 87 pages, grades 2-5

Ruby wants to be a teacher, but everything changes after her father dies in an accident.  Set in the early 1900s.

$4.99

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Lyddie by Katherine Paterson (1991)

Historical fiction, 182 pages, grades 5-8

Lyddie leaves Vermont to work in the mills in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1840s to earn money to support herself and her poor family.

$6.99

Available from the VHS Lending Library.

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Mr. Lincoln's Drummer by G. Clifton Wisler (1997)

Historical fiction, 131 pages, grades 5-7

Based on the story of Vermonter Willie Johnston, an 11 year old drummer boy in the Union Army during the Civil War.

$5.99

Available from the VHS Lending Library.

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The Night the Bells Rang by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (1991)

Historical fiction, 76 pages, grades 3-5

The last year of World War I (1918) is an eventful one for a Vermont farm boy.

$4.99

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Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science by John Fleischman (2002)

Non-fiction, 80 pages, grades 4-8

Phineas Gage was working to build the railroad through Cavendish in 1848 when a large tamping iron blasted through his head.  Read about his survival and his life with a brain injury.

$9.95

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Soup by Robert Newton Peck (1974)

Historical fiction, 96 pages, grades 4-7

Rob and his best friend Soup create mischief all over their Vermont town in the 1930s.

$5.50

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Trouble on the Mountain by Judith Edwards (2012)

Historical fiction, 118 pages, grades 4-8

The second adventure of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.

$12.50

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Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher  (1916)

Historical fiction, 137 pages, grades 5-8

The story of Betsy who must leave her city home to live with her Vermont cousins on a farm.  This classic story provides a glimpse of Vermont in the early 1900s.

$8.99

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Vermont, the State with the Storybook Past by Cora Cheney (1976, revised 1999)

Non-fiction, 256 pages, grades 4-8

A narrative history of the state of Vermont.  Although full of action and adventure, educators may want to discuss the portrayal of Abenaki history in this book.

$22.95

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The Wind Eagle and Other Abenaki Stories by Joseph Bruchac (1985)

Abenaki stories, 34 pages, grades 4-12

A collection of teaching stories that teach and entertain.

$9.95

Available from the VHS lending library.

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The Winter People by Joseph Bruchac (2002)

Historical fiction, 168 pages, grades 5-8

The story of Saxso, an Abenaki boy who tries to rescue his family after the English raid on the Abenaki village of St. Francis in 1759.

$5.99

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Witness by Karen Hesse (2001)

Historical fiction, 161 pages, grades 5-12

Set in 1924, a Vermont community changes when the Ku Klux Klan comes to town.  The story is told in verse by different characters.

$5.99

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