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Littlefield, Holly

Summary: Explores the experiences of American children who traveled west to Oregon or California on wagon trains between 1841 and 1869, focusing on transportation, chores, recreation, and dangers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 LIT

Proudfit, Benjamin

Summary: "For more than three decades in the mid-1800s, the Oregon Trail was the main way settlers traveled west. Today, people can visit parts of this historic trail, and even walk where pioneers did as they made their way to new lives in the Pacific Northwest and California. Complemented by full-color photographs, the main content addresses the historical context of the trail to supplement the social...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978 PRO

Marsh, Sarah Glenn

Summary: "The inspiring true story of Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive a car across America in 1909."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 RAM

Levine, Ellen.

Summary: Answers questions about what it was like to travel to the Oregon Territory by covered wagon, crossing rivers, mountains, and prairie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1992

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 978.02 LEV

Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw.

Summary: Shows the hardships the pioneers faced in their long overland journeys to the West Coast by wagon train.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker and Co. 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 PAT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 978.02 Patent

Hale, Nathan

Summary: "The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 979.4 HAL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J GRAPHIC HAL

Josephson, Judith Pinkerton.

Summary: Describes what life was like for young people moving to and living on the western frontier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978 JOS

Morley, Jacqueline.

Summary: A light-hearted look at some of the difficulties faced by the pioneers who traveled by wagon train across the United States to settle in the West.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Franklin Watts 2002

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 978 MOR

White, Arisa

Summary: Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAS

Harness, Cheryl.

Summary: Reveals what really happened when Narcissa Whitman and her husband, Marcus, embarked on a perilous quest through the untamed Oregon Trail to spread the word of the Bible to the Indians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WHI

Todras, Ellen H.

Summary: Investigates how early settlers traveled west towards the Pacific in wagon trains, and examines the hardships they faced and the towns they founded.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kingfisher 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 TOD

Friedman, Mel

Summary: Discusses how the United States gained ownership of the Oregon Territory, who discovered the best routes west, and the obstacles pioneers faced on their journeys along the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 917.804 FRI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 FRI

Friedman, Mel

Summary: Traces the history of the Oregon Trail and describes the hardships faced by the settlers who followed it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 917.804 FRI

Doeden, Matt.

Summary: "Describes the journey on the Oregon Trail from three different historical perspectives"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC YOU

Murphy, Patricia J.

Summary: The story of Olivia and her family on their exciting journey along the Oregon Trail is used to describe what it was like to be a pioneer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MUR

Isaacs, Sally Senzell

Summary: An introduction to what life was like on the Oregon Trail, describing the wagons, daily routines, food, clothing, Native Americans encountered on the way, and dangers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 ISA

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