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Book recommendations pertaining to the Age of Revolutions (1700-1839).

The 1700s

Topics include French and Indian War, Catherine the Great, Captain James Cook’s voyages, British Empire, American Revolution and French Revolution.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
In the Shadow of LibertyDavis, Kenneth C.2019MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1705-1850North AmericaUnited StatesSlaveryNF
Bio
CB
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?Fritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1706-1790North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Benjamin Franklin
NF
Bio
PB
Ben and MeFritz, Jean1988MGAge of Revolutions1706-1790North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Benjamin Franklin
FPB
LongitudeSobel, Dava2007YA
A
Age of Revolutions1715-1776EuropeGreat BritainSea TravelNF
Bio
N
Catherine the Great: Empress of RussiaVincent, Zu2009YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1729-1796AsiaRussiaRussian HistoryNF
Bio
CB
George Washington: Life Stories of Extraordinary AmericansTime2018MGAge of Revolutions1732-1799North AmericaUnited StatesGeorge WashingtonNF
Bio
CB
The Ravenmaster's SecretWoodruff, Elvira2005MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1735EuropeGreat BritainTower of LondonFCB
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?Fritz, Jean1996MGAge of Revolutions1735-1810North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Paul Revere
NF
Bio
PB
The Ghost in the Tokaido InnHoobler, Dorothy
Hoobler, Thomasy
2005MGAge of Revolutions1735AsiaJapanSamuraiFPB
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?Fritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1736-1799North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Patrick Henry
NF
Bio
PB
George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both SidesSchanzer, Rosalyn2007MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1738-1783Europe
North America
Great Britain
United States
American Revolution
King George III
George Washington
NF
Bio
PB
Copper SunDraper, Sharon M.2006YAAge of Revolutions1738North AmericaUnited StatesColonial AmericaFN
King George III: America's EnemyBrooks, Philip2009YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1738-1820EuropeGreat BritainAmerican Revolution
King George III
NF
Bio
CB
Someone Knows My NameHill, Lawrence2007YA
A
Age of Revolutions1745-1802North America
Africa
Europe
United States
Canada
Sierra Leone
Great Britain
American RevolutionFN
You Wouldn't Want to Be in the Forbidden CityMorley, Jacqueline2008LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1750AsiaChinaBeijingNFPB
Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North AmericaWong, David H.Y.2012YA
A
Age of Revolutions1750-2000North AmericaUnited StatesChinese ImmigrationNF
Bio
GN
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?Fritz, Jean1977MGAge of Revolutions1751-1820EuropeUnited States
Great Britain
American Revolution
King George III
NF
Bio
PB
My Name is Phillis WheatleyCooper, Afua2021MGAge of Revolutions1753-1784North AmericaUnited StatesPhillis Wheatley
Slavery
NF
Bio
CB
A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave PoetLasky, Kathryn2017MGAge of Revolutions1753-1784North AmericaUnited StatesPhillis Wheatley
Slavery
NF
Bio
ER
One Dead SpyHale, Nathan2020MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1755-1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Nathan Hale
NF
Bio
GN
Notorious Benedict ArnoldSheinkin, Steve2013YAAge of Revolutions1755-1801North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Benedict Arnold
NFB
Alexander Hamilton: Life Stories of Extraordinary AmericansTime2018MGAge of Revolutions1755-1804North AmericaUnited StatesAlexander HamiltonNF
Bio
CB
Alexander Hamilton: From Orphan to Founding FatherKulling, Monica2017MGAge of Revolutions1755-1804North AmericaUnited StatesAlexander HamiltonNF
Bio
ER
The Matchlock GunEdmonds, Walter D.1941MGAge of Revolutions1756North AmericaUnited States13 ColoniesFCB
Robespierre: Master of the GuillotineDiConsiglio, John2008YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1758-1794EuropeFranceFrench RevolutionNF
Bio
CB
The Lost King of FranceCadbury, Deborah2002YA
A
Age of Revolutions1758-1794EuropeFranceFrench RevolutionNF
Bio
B
The Winter PeopleBruchac, Joseph2004MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1759North AmericaUnited StatesAbenaki Nation
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?Fritz, Jean1996MGAge of Revolutions1760-1803North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Sam Adams
NF
Bio
PB
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?Fritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1761-1793North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
John Hancock
NF
Bio
PB
Independent DamesAnderson, Laurie Halse2008LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1765-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNF
Bio
PB
StowawayRabin, Staton2002UMGAge of Revolutions1768-1771South PacificNoneExplorers
Sea Travel
FN
The Bad QueenMeyer, Carolyn2010YAAge of Revolutions1768-1793EuropeFranceFrench RevolutionFN
Napoleon: Emperor and ConquerorHeuston, Kimberley2009YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1769-1821EuropeFranceFrench EmpireNF
Bio
CB
The Boston Massacre: An Interactive History AdventureRaum, Elizabeth2016MGAge of Revolutions1770North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea PartyCook, Peter2013LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1773North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Boston Tea Party
NFPB
Johnny TremainForbes, Esther1943UMGAge of Revolutions1773-1775North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Carry On, Mr. BowditchLatham, Jean Lee1955UMGAge of Revolutions1773-1838North AmericaUnited StatesNathaniel Bowditch
Sea Travel
F
Bio
CB
Never Caught, The Story of Ona JudgeArmstrong Dunbar, Erica2019UMGAge of Revolutions1773-1802North AmericaUnited StatesColonial AmericaNF
Bio
CB
The Boston Tea PartyFreedman, Russell2013LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1773North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Boston Tea Party
NFPB
Toliver's SecretBrady, Esther Wood1976MGAge of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Black Heroes of the American RevolutionDavis, Burke1992UMG
MG
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
Guts & Glory: The American RevolutionThompson, Ben2019UMGAge of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
Paul Revere's RideLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth1996LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1775Europe
North America
United StatesAmerican Revolution
Paul Revere
F
Bio
PB
Answering the Cry for FreedomWoelfle, Gretchen2016MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History AdventureRaum, Elizabeth2016MGAge of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and RescueCasey, Susan2017YA
A
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNF
Bio
B
My Brother Sam Is DeadCollier, James Lincoln
Collier, Christopher
2005UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
King George: What Was His Problem?Sheinkin, Steve2005UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
King George III
NFCB
The Battle of Bunker Hill: An Interactive History AdventureBurgan, Michael2016MGAge of Revolutions1775North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
HomegoingGyasi, Yaa2016YA
A
Age of Revolutions1775-2016Africa
North America
United StatesRacism
African American History
F
OV
N
Attack of the TurtleCarlson, Drew2007MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Sophia's War: A Tale of the RevolutionAvi2013MGAge of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
1776McCullough, David2006YA
A
Age of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFB
ChainsAnderson, Laurie Halse2008UMGAge of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
ForgeAnderson, Laurie Halse2010UMGAge of Revolutions1777North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of FranceRockliff, Mara2017LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1778EuropeFranceScientific Discovery
Benjamin Franklin
NF
Bio
PB
AshesAnderson, Laurie Halse2016UMGAge of Revolutions1781North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Susanna's Midnight RideMcNamee, Libby Carty2018UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1781-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFN
RevolutionDonnelly, Jennifer2010YA
A
Age of Revolutions1785-1795EuropeFranceFrench RevolutionHFN
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's SlavesHochschild, Adam2017YA
A
Age of Revolutions1787EuropeGreat BritainSlaveryNF
Bio
N
Shh! We're Writing the ConstitutionFritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1787North AmericaUnited StatesConstitutional ConventionNF
Bio
PB
The Lacemaker and the PrincessBradley, Kimberly Brubaker2007UMGAge of Revolutions1788EuropeFranceFrench RevolutionFCB
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Convict Sent to AustraliaCostain, Meredith2016LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1788-1868AustraliaGreat BritainEnglish ColoniesNFPB
Justin Morgan Had a HorseHenry, Marguerite2006MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1791North AmericaUnited StatesWar of 1812
Morgan Horse
FCB
Lafayette!Hale, Nathan2018MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1791-1792North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNF
Bio
GN
Fever 1793Anderson, Laurie Halse2000UMGAge of Revolutions1793North AmericaUnited StatesPlagues
Yellow Fever
FCB
The Child Labor Reform Movement: An Interactive History AdventureOtfinoski, Steven2014MGAge of Revolutions1799–1941North AmericaUnited StatesChild LaborNFCB

1800-1839

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
This Land Is Our LandBarrett Osborne, Linda2016MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1800-1965North AmericaUnited StatesImmigrationNFB
You Wouldn’t Want to Explore with Lewis and ClarkMorley, Jacqueline2013LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1803-1806North AmericaUnited StatesWestward Expansion
Explorers
NFPB
Westward Expansion: An Interactive History AdventureLassieur, Allison2016MGAge of Revolutions1803-1840North AmericaUnited StatesWestward ExpansionNFCB
Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward ExpansionSheinkin, Steve2015YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1803-1890North AmericaUnited StatesWestward ExpansionNFB
Blades of FreedomHale, Nathan2020MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1803-1804North AmericaUnited StatesLouisiana PurchaseNFGN
The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron BurrSt. George, Judith2016UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1804North AmericaUnited StatesAlexander Hamilton
Aaron Burr
NF
Bio
CB
Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret ChildrenBrubaker Bradley, Kimberly2016UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1806-1826North AmericaUnited StatesThomas Jefferson
Slavery
FCB
Stone River CrossingTingle, Tim2019MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1808North AmericaUnited StatesChoctaw Nation
Indigenous Americans
F
OV
CB
One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles DarwinLasky, Kathryn2009MGAge of Revolutions1809-1882EuropeGreat BritainEvolution
Charles Darwin
NF
Bio
N
The True Adventures of Charley DarwinMeyer, Carolyn2011UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1809-1882EuropeGreat BritainEvolution
Charles Darwin
F
Bio
N
Lincoln: A PhotobiographyFreedman, Russell1987UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1809-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAbraham LincolnNF
Bio
B
The Firekeeper's SonPark, Linda Sue2000LEAge of Revolutions1810AsiaKoreaSignal FiresFPB
MillMacaulay, David1989LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1810North AmericaUnited StatesBuilding
New England
FPB
The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History AdventureDoeden, Matt2013MGAge of Revolutions1811-1840North AmericaUnited StatesOregon Trail
Westward Expansion
NFCB
Sixteen ScandalsJordan, Sophie2021YA
A
Age of Revolutions1812EuropeGreat BritainRegency EraFN
Riding FreedomMuñoz Ryan, Pam1998MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1812-1879North AmericaUnited StatesCharlotte ParkhurstFCB
The White House is BurningSutcliffe, Jane2020MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1814North AmericaUnited StatesWar of 1812FCB
Betsy and the EmperorRabin, Staton2006YAAge of Revolutions1815EuropeFranceFrench EmpireFN
Otto Von Bismarck: Iron Chancellor of GermanyHeuston, Kimberly2009YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1815-1898EuropeGermanyGerman UnificationNF
Bio
CB
You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?Fritz, Jean1995MGAge of Revolutions1815-1902North AmericaUnited StatesElizabeth Cady Stanton
Voting
NF
Bio
PB
Talking LeavesBruchac, Joseph2016MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1821North AmericaUnited StatesCherokee Alphabet
Indigenous Americans
FCB
When a Ghost Talks, ListenTingle, Tim2019MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1824-2018North AmericaUnited StatesTrail of Tears
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Burial RitesKent, Hannah2013AAge of Revolutions1829EuropeIcelandExecutionFN
How I Became A GhostTingle, Tim2015MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1830North AmericaUnited StatesTrail of Tears
Indigenous Americans
FCB
A Boy Called SlowBruchac, Joseph1998LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1831North AmericaUnited StatesSitting Bull
Indigenous Americans
NFPB
My Plain JaneHand, Cynthia
Ashton, Brodi
Meadows, Jodi
2018YA
A
Age of Revolutions1834EuropeGreat BritainJane EyreHFN
Leopold II: Butcher of the CongoOlson, Tod2008YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1835-1909AfricaBelgium
Congo
Congo Free State
Leopold II
NF
Bio
CB
The Mirror at Midnight: A South African JourneyHochschild, Adam2007YA
A
Age of Revolutions1836–1839AfricaSouth AfricaColonial AfricaNFN
The Battle of the Alamo: An Interactive History AdventureLeavitt, Amie Jane2016MGAge of Revolutions1836North AmericaUnited StatesTexas RevolutionNFCB
Alamo All-StarsHale, Nathan2019MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1836North AmericaUnited StatesTexas RevolutionNFGN

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel