Books About the American Revolution

The American colonial period and the Revolutionary War for independence from Britain are rich subjects for kids. From the excitement of battles to spying against the Red Coats, there's plenty to engage young readers and ground students in the period. For more books about history, check out our lists Historical Fiction and Graphic Novels That Teach History.

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Dear Mr. Washington Book Poster Image
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
(2015)
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Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies Book Poster Image
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
(2014)
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I Am George Washington: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
Cute, engaging bio applauds having the courage to be first.
By Brad Meltzer
(2017)
(2016)
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The Founding Fathers!: Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Totin' Gentlemen Who Started America Book Poster Image
History this lively should be required reading in school.
By Jonah Winter
(2015)
(2015)
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The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: A Handbook for Time Travelers Book Poster Image
Jokey history offers Yelp-like reviews for time travelers.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(2018)
(2018)
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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution Book Poster Image
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
(2012)
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Moon of Two Dark Horses Book Poster Image
Haunting tale set during the Revolutionary War.
By Sally M. Keehn
(2004)
(2004)
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And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Book Poster Image
Adventure and humor mix with history.
By Jean Fritz
(2003)
(1973)
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Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? Book Poster Image
Fast-paced account of major American statesmen.
By Jean Fritz
(2003)
(1975)
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Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? Book Poster Image
Fun story about quirky patriot's quest.
By Jean Fritz
(2003)
(1974)
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Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America Book Poster Image
Succinct, kid-friendly bio of America's trendiest founder.
By Teri Kanefield
(2017)
(2017)
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Chains: The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Powerful depiction of slavery in 1776 New York.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2008)
(2008)
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Early Thunder Book Poster Image
Teen boy chooses sides in dramatic Revolutionary War tale.
By Jean Fritz
(2003)
(2000)
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Johnny Tremain Book Poster Image
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(2003)
(1943)
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My Brother Sam Is Dead Book Poster Image
Great novel about the American Revolution for older kids.
By James Lincoln Collier
(2004)
(1974)
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Woods Runner Book Poster Image
Page-turner peppered with Revolutionary War history.
By Gary Paulsen
(2010)
(2010)
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Hamilton and Peggy: A Revolutionary Friendship Book Poster Image
Engaging mix of history, romance set in Revolutionary War.
By L.M. Elliott
(2018)
(2018)
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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party Book Poster Image
Slavery-themed award-winner is a challenging teen read.
By M.T. Anderson
(2007)
(2006)
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