Vermont in the 1900s to Today

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

Historical fiction, chapter book (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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Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson (2006)

Historical fiction, chapter book (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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Cave of Falling Water by Janice Ovecka (1992)

Historical fiction, chapter book (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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Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop (2006)

Historical fiction, chapter book (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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Here Comes Darrell by Leda Schubert (2005)

Fiction, picture book (28 pages), grades K-4

Darrell helps his neighbors all year long, so they pitch in when he needs help, too.

$16.00

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Hidden Roots by Joseph Bruchac (2004)

Historical fiction, chapter book (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, chapter book (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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A Little Girl's Diary, Life on a Farm in Rural Vermont by Alice Bushnell, ed. by Sarah Rooker & Kim King Zea (1998)

Non-fiction, 165 pages, grades 3-8

Alice Bushnell was seven years old and living in Strafford when she wrote her diary in 1911.  The book includes copies of her diary pages and a printed copy of the text.

$12.00

Available in the VHS lending library.

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Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (2002)

Historical fiction, chapter book (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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The Night the Bells Rang by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (1991)

Historical fiction, chapter book (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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Nora's Ark by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (2005)

Historical fiction, picture book (28 pages), grades K-4

The story of the 1927 flood when all the neighbors and their chickens & horses crowd into Grandma's house for safety.

$17.99

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Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (1998)

Non-fiction, picture book (30 pages), grades K-4

The biography of Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, a Vermonter who figured out how to photograph snowflakes in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

$7.99

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Soup by Robert Newton Peck (1974)

Historical fiction, chapter book (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, chapter book (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, chapter book (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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Witness by Karen Hesse (2001)

Historical fiction, chapter book (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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